Emefiele, Alawuba, others to brainstorm on global economy


CBN Governor, Godwin EmefieleThe Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa Plc, Oliver Alawuba, with  other experts from the global international markets will lead the discussions on global economic trends at the 2022 edition of the UBA Group International Banking Conference.

It stated that the four-day conference which woud be held between October 17 and 21, 2022 on the New York Hudson River in the United States of America , would be hosted by UBA America – the US branch of Africa’s Global Bank.

According to the statement, ‘The highly anticipated event will see the convergence of senior representatives from leading African banks, sovereigns, central bankers and key players in the US financial landscape

Other speakers at the event include the Executive Director UBA Group and Chief Executive Officer, UBA America, Sola Yomi-Ajayi; Director & Global Head Trade Finance, Afrexim Bank, Gwen Mwaba; Director, Regulatory and Finance Crimes Compliance, Exiger, Derik Riesche; as well as a host of other notable financial, non-financial and compliance experts.

It stated that participants would seek to address pressing financial challenges while also brainstorming on solutions to the industry’s key challenges and opportunities.

They would also explore correspondent banking innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem. Other issues around correspondence banking, trade finance, US dollar clearing and payments, cross-border and transit payments would also be discussed at the conference.

It also stated that the host of the event, Yomi-Ajayi, expressed the bank’s readiness to welcome participants from all over the world to the conference and announced that delegates would also have the opportunity to network while also acquiring tactical strategies to transform their correspondence banking initiatives and unlock new business opportunities.

He said, “Given our presence in key global financial centres particularly in New York where UBA is the only African Bank with a US Federal Banking license, UBA is providing much needed Correspondent Banking solutions to African Financial Institutions thereby contributing to the development of Africa and providing access to global financial markets.

“Through this conference, we are bringing together bankers from Central and Commercial banks across Africa, as well as experts from the US financial services industry to brainstorm key challenges and innovations in a rapidly evolving international banking ecosystem.”

Yomi-Ajayi also explained that there would also be networking and one-on-one stakeholder engagement opportunities with UBA executives with international banking, payments and trade services, US Dollar wire clearing and payments expertise and Network and deepen relationship between UBA’s International offices and other African banks.

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