- NBCC, Online Hub Seek to Boost African Trade
The Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce has partnered COBCOE Connects as Africa’s first affiliated British chamber of commerce to collaborate with the online business hub to boost trade relations and connectivity among member partners and organisations across the globe.
COBCOE Connects which is a digital hub is one of the fastest online business matchmaking platforms.
A statement from the chamber said it was seeking to boost trade relations using the online platforms in creating a business world without barriers.
This, it said, would ensure that members and partners signed up were connected within a safe hub with available access to networking and grow their businesses through shared ideas.
The trade platform also unites about 15 British chambers of commerce in 10 different countries with over 5,757 companies from different sectors and 301 opportunities to do business globally, according to the statement.
It said the NBCC through this partnership would serve as a regulating body in ensuring that its members and organisations signed up under it were genuine, reliable and trustworthy to be part of the trade engagements within the platform.
The platform, it added, had been designed to be a reliable mode for ease of business, business development and growth for prospective clients, business partners and investors.
It stated, “This partnership further highlights the policy drive by the current leadership of the NBCC in embracing the digital age to further enhance trade relations and subsequent economic growth, which is beneficial to its over 350 corporate members in all sectors of the Nigerian economy, which ranges from the Small and Medium Enterprises to large scale-multinational corporations.”
Speaking on the collaboration, the President and Chairman of Council, NBCC, Mr. Akin Olawore, was quoted as saying, “With the growth and impact of the digital age, the dynamics of trade engagements has been redefined with businesses being urged to innovate and keep up with global trends as the online platform has become a key medium of connectivity and business engagements across varying markets worldwide.”
He stated that the partnership was part of the policy and engagement efforts by the council in ensuring that partner members were given a platform to network, share ideas and be a part of the global business community.