Close to 200 participants attend Factoring and Receivables Finance Conference in Southern Africa

Friday 15 March 2019

On 12 and 13 March, FCI in cooperation with Afreximbank and with the support of FCI’s  Botswanian member Olympia Factors organised a Regional Conference on Factoring and Receivables Finance in Southern Africa.

The conference, sponsored by Codix and FBC Bank Limited, welcomed close to 200 participants to listen to senior experts  from FCI, Afreximbank but also to many industry representatives from Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cameroon and Zambia .

The event was the occasion to discover how domestic and international factoring are alternative tools for SMEs financing in Africa. The conference was opened by Mrs Elaina Gonsalves, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Financial Policy from the Ministry of Finance of Botswana.

The audience was very interested in the topics presented and many questions were raised during the Q&A sessions.

The conference was a good opportunity to present FCIreverse to the Southern African audience and the Certificate Programme of Finance in International Trade (COFIT), the joint initiative of Afreximbank and FCI was also promoted during the sessions. The presentation of real case studies and success stories from the industry finalised the two-day event.