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Republic Bank MD leads trade mission to the Caribbean

The Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana Limited, Anthony Jordan will lead a Ghanaian business delegation to the Caribbean for the 3rd Republic Bank Trade Facilitation Summit. The Trade Facilitation Summit will commence on Monday, 10th September to Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 at the Ports of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

The mission from Ghana comprises of businesses in the Oil and Gas Sector, Hospitality, Construction and Consultancy. The delegation also includes government officials from GIPC led by the CEO of GIPC – Mr. Yofi Grant and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The CEO of GIPC is expected to make a presentation about investment opportunities in Ghana and the Managing Director of Republic Bank Ghana is expected to deliver a speech on Caribbean – Africa Trade relationship.

The 2-day summit will host businesses from the Caribbean; Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Barbados, Grenada etc.

A key part of the summit will be Business to Business (B2B) match making where businesses within the same value chain will be matched for possible partnerships.

The participants will also be given the opportunity to interact with government officials in Trinidad & Tobago and other Caribbean countries.

The Trade Facilitation Summit is the 3rd of its kind organized by the Republic Financial Holdings Limited.

The 2nd summit held last year was hosted in Ghana and had a mission from the Caribbean to Ghana for B2B discussions with Ghanaian business counterparts. The Caribbean mission also held a meeting with the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo during their visit to Ghana.

The vision of Republic Financial Holdings Limited in organizing such trade missions is to leverage its presence in different countries to facilitate international trade and support local content capacities.

Republic Financial Holdings Limited, the single majority shareholders of Republic Bank Ghana currently employs more than 5,484 staff in 16 subsidiaries in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Guyana, the Cayman Islands, Barbados, Ghana, and Suriname.

The Bank has been operating for more than 181 years and it is the single most profitable Bank in the English speaking Caribbean. The Group contributed significantly in Republic Bank Ghana’s meeting of the minimum capital requirement of GH400 million by the Bank of Ghana.

Source: citibusinessnews.com

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