UK Export Finance Supplier Fair: Ministerial City Project, Benin

Tuesday 18 May - Wednesday 19 May 2021

See below for the UK Export Finance Supplier Fair: Ministerial City Project, Benin agenda sessions. Click the play button on each video to playback conference sessions from the event day.
Welcome and Introduction 
Vomic Nur Shah
An event welcome from Vomic Shah, Head of Origination for UK Export Finance.


Introduction to Arabian Construction Co. and the Ministerial City Project 
Aaron Chehab, Nicholas Guest, Vomic Nur Shah
Nick Guest will provide an overview on ACC’s history, legacy and its future expansion plans whilst Aaron Chehab will follow on with a project specific presentation regarding the project particulars and the procurement strategy.


Giving UK Suppliers the Exporters' Edge 
Jane Cooper, Vomic Nur Shah
UK Export Finance provides finance and insurance to help exporters of all sizes and in all sectors to win, fulfil and get paid for export contracts. In 2019/20, we provided a record £4.4billion in support of 339 companies exports’ to 69 countries. In this session, Jane Cooper, London & South East Regional Head, Export Finance Manager, will give an overview of UKEF’s products and services, including our Export Working Capital and Bond Support schemes and Export Development Guarantee. Using case studies, you will hear practical information on how UKEF can support you doing business in-market and securing contracts related to the Ministerial City Project, Benin and further projects.


Panel: Sustainability of Doing Business in Benin and Francophone Africa 
Aaron Chehab, Arsene Dansou, Emma Wade-Smith, Geoffrey De Mowbray, David Jamieson, Steven Gray, Nicholas Guest, Humaya Harati
Join Steve Gray, Head of Export Finance – West Africa at UKEF, and industry leaders from BExA, ACC and Caisse Autonome d’Amortissement for this panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Benin and the wider Francophone markets.


Closing Session 
Vomic Nur Shah
Join Vomic Shah, Head of Origination at UKEF, to summarise the morning event, thank our speakers and hear how to get the most out of your one-to-one meetings.