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Fidelity Bank’s International Trade and Creative Connect Expo to hold in USA

Building on the success of the maiden edition of the Fidelity International Trade and Creative Connect (FITCC) in London, UK, last November, leading financial institution, Fidelity Bank Plc, has announced plans to host the second edition of the trade expo in Houston, Texas, United States of America.

Tagged, “FITCC Houston,” the event would hold on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 24 and 25, 2023 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010.

Situating the critical role FITCC plays in the bank’s export trade strategy, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank Plc, Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, stated that, “Fidelity Bank is very much interested in supporting export trade and has consistently demonstrated this by the interventions and innovations that we bring to the space.

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“Beyond the instrument of financing, some of our key interventions in the space revolve around business management, capacity development with initiatives like the Export Management Programme (EMP), which we host in partnership with the Lagos Business School and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) as well as market access development initiatives like FITCC.”

To promote Nigeria’s non-oil exports and facilitate integrations to global supply-chain networks, FITCC Houston, according to the bank, will host leading businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and regulators operating in the commodity, service, creative, fashion and fintech sectors in Nigeria and the United States. The participants would explore partnership, co-creation and foreign direct investment opportunities.

Participating businesses will benefit from curated market access engagements, investment and partnership opportunities, extended brand exposure before a global audience as well as speaking and networking opportunities amongst a long list of benefits in FITCC Houston.

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Interested businesses and participants are encouraged to register for the conference on its dedicated website.

Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged customer commercial bank operating in Nigeria with over eight million customers serviced across its 250 business offices and digital banking channels.

The bank was recognised as the Best Payment Solution Provider Nigeria 2023 and Best SME Bank Nigeria 2022 by the Global Banking and Finance Awards. The bank has also won awards for the “Fastest Growing Bank” and “MSME & Entrepreneurship Financing Bank of the Year” at the 2021 BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

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