This week was a fabulous tour showcasing Scotland’s maritime capabilities to Kenya’s Principal Secretary for Shipping & Maritime and Chairman of Bandari Maritime College in Mombasa. We met with Peterhead Fish Market, Maritime Scotland, Scottish Maritime College

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Our chairman John Paterson spoke recently in Nairobi at the LIWA Programme Trust Conference “Fostering Industry-Academia Linkages to Deliver Work, Ready Graduates”. The conference was attended by a number of senior government ministers as well as senior aca#demia and industry representatives.

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SABA has been invited to attend the UK governments flagship UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020. It will be opened by the UK Prime Minister and attended by a number of African heads of state. There will be a number of key side events in which SABA will be involved and also unique opportunities to meet some very senior African government and business figures.

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SABA is pleased to be supporting the FCO, Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Department for International Development (DfID) around the UK Governments’ UK – African Investment Summit taking place in January, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Scottish companies and institutions. As well as the main Summit on January 20th there will be a series of sector focussed satellite events which we will be distributed to our members.

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SABA is absolutely delighted to be partnering with the new Africa Scotland Business Network (ASBN) based in Cape Town. In their own words: The Africa Scotland Business Network is a Scottish diasporic business network of highly skilled business people and companies based in Africa.

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SABA is very pleased to become a partner of the “AFSIC Investing in Africa 2020” event taking place in London between the 5th & 7th May 2020. AFSIC has quickly become one of the leading Africa focussed investment events with over 300 speakers expected from across the continent.

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From 23rd May to 6th June our Chairman, John Paterson, conducted a high-level business and fact-finding mission to Kenya, kindly organised with help from HE Manoa Esipisu, High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK and the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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