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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.