Banjul, March 17, 2023
Oakwood Green Africa Limited (Oakwood Green) in collaboration with the African
Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and The Gambia Investment and Export
Promotion Agency (GiEPA) is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the
Gambia Trade Roadshow to be held from 4th to 5th April 2023 at the Sir Dawda
Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center in Bijilo.
This year’s edition is under the Theme “Sustaining the Intra Africa Trade Drive:
Navigating the Last Mile”.
Building on the gains made in the maiden edition of the Gambia Trade roadshow
which was held last year, this year’s roadshow will serve to reinforce and activate
various initiatives aimed at driving Gambia’s participation in Intra-Africa trade. It
will also serve as a follow-up on discussions commenced with key government and
business entities in the country on various funding initiatives embarked upon,
following last year’s successful event.
This year’s roadshow will further provide the opportunity to entities that could not
be engaged last year, to explore possible funding or structuring support from both
Afreximbank and Oakwood Green and will feature the launch of the Intra Africa
Trade Fair slated for November 2023 in Ivory Coast.
Oakwood Green Africa Limited is a growing Pan-Africa institution driven by a
passion to enable greatness across Africa. Through strategic investments in
Corporate Finance, Intra Africa Trade, Technology, Knowledge Capital, Business
Acceleration, and Banking, Oakwood Green Africa leverages partnerships and
synergies with its network of regional and global institutions to change the African
narrative. Oakwood Green Africa is the parent company of Bloom Bank Africa
Gambia Limited and is committed to its mission of facilitating greatness across
Africa and supporting Afreximbank’s intra-Africa trade agenda to the last mile.
Afreximbank is the foremost pan- African multilateral financial institution devoted
to financing and promoting intra-and-inter-African trade. The Bank was established
in October 1993 with a range of services including financing programs, solutions,
and advisory to support the expansion, diversification, promotion, and development
of intra-African trade and trade development projects. The bank is a product of
African governments under a charter with its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt.
GiEPA as the national agency responsible for promoting and facilitating private
sector investments in The Gambia believes the country has great potential within the
Africa trade space. The Agency is committed to ensuring this potential is maximized
through collaborations with entities such as Oakwood Green and Afreximbank.
We, therefore, invite all stakeholders to join us in making this Roadshow a success
and embrace new opportunities to finance and develop their businesses.