Cairo, 18 March 2020: – Registration for the 2020 Annual Meetings of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), which will be held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, has opened, according to information released today by the Bank.
Afreximbank announced that intending participants for the meetings, dubbed AAM2020, could register by visiting the Annual Meetings website at: https://aam2020.afreximbankevents.com where regularly updated information about the venue, programme, hotel accommodation and visas would also be available.
Afreximbank Annual Meetings are open to banking industry professionals, trade and trade finance practitioners and other parties involved in economic development from across Africa and beyond. They are also attended by business and political leaders and have been ranked among the most important gatherings of economic decision-makers in Africa.
The 2020 Annual Meetings, with the theme “Youth, Trade and Development”, will feature a host of high-level speakers in plenaries and side events from 10 to 13 June at the Sharm El Sheikh International Congress Center.
The programme will include a seminar on 10 June, with the official opening of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders taking place on 11 June. The event will conclude on 13 June with the closed session of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
“In recognition of the critical role that Africa’s evolving demographics will play in the coming decades, AAM2020 will focus on the theme ‘Youth, Trade and Development’. Through a stimulating programme of discussions and activities, we will assess the challenges and opportunities presented by Africa as the world’s youngest continent and home to 90 per cent of the global youth market, with 19 of the world’s 20 youngest countries,” said Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank. “We will explore how Africa can create dividends from this potentially huge advantage, how we should educate our young and develop the most relevant training programmes for them, and what Africa should be doing right now.”
AAM2020 is being hosted by the Government of Egypt represented by the Central Bank of Egypt.
Afreximbank’s last Annual Meetings took place in Moscow in June 2019.
About Afreximbank: The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is the foremost pan-African multilateral financial institution devoted to financing and promoting intra- and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 by African governments, African private and institutional investors, and non-African investors. Its two basic constitutive documents are the Establishment Agreement, which gives it the status of an international organization, and the Charter, which governs its corporate structure and operations. Since 1994, it has approved more than $67 billion in credit facilities for African businesses, including $7.2 billion in 2018. Afreximbank had total assets of $13.4 billion as at 31 December 2018. It is rated A- (GCR), Baa1 (Moody’s), and BBB- (Fitch). The Bank is headquartered in Cairo. For more information, visit: www.afreximbank.com