Sierra Leone News: Africa’s Largest Entrepreneurial Event; ‘UBA Marketplace’ Poise To Host 20,000 Visitors

Kennedy Uzoka

According to the Group Managing Director of UBA Plc, Kennedy Uzoka, 20,000 visitors and over 100 small and medium enterprises, plus top private and public sector players will be gracing Africa’s biggest trade fair at Abuja on the 26th & 27th July 2019. Top artists like Wizkid, Niniola, Dj Cuppy, Dj Neptune performing as Cynthia Nassardine, RMD will also be gracing the 2-Day event.

This entrepreneurial fair dubbed ‘UBA Marketplace 2019’ will be held on the sideline of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum and is expected to host the largest number of entrepreneurs in Africa. Business owners in various industries including food, beauty, fashion, home/interior gadgets will have the opportunity to interact with each other and hold discussions on matters of interests to their respective businesses.

According to Kennedy Uzoka, the epic event will offer plenary sessions and discussions on the small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) sector and the relevance of financing. The plenary sessions will highlight entertainment and music industries. Likewise, fashion, a big cultural and revenue attraction on the continent, will be showcased with the designs of 10 leading African labels. With this event, UBA seeks to touch base with small business owners while positively affecting the lives of entrepreneurs doing business in its countries of operations and beyond’.

The birth of the UBAmarketplace and this entrepreneurial fair is a testament to our commitment to African SMEs”

At this epic gathering master-class sessions will be held during the UBAmarketplace2019, small and medium scale businesses will have opportunity to network and get solutions to some of the challenges they face in running their businesses. Uzoka stressed that the gathering will foster entrepreneurship among the private sector and serve as a forum for the encouragement of youths. “I think everyone realises the fact that we need to prioritise the private sector. We need to encourage entrepreneurship and the youths. This is the driving factor and the major reason why we are organising an event of this magnitude’ he said.

Also, entrepreneurs who are beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Foundation will be presented a platform to pitch their businesses with a grand prize of a grant.

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