Among notable personalities to the meeting that starts on Tuesday through Friday is the President of the Bank of Africa Group, Mr Mohamed Bennani. Bank of Africa Tanzania Managing Director Ammish Owusu-Amoah said in Dar es Salaam over the weekend that countries to the meeting will be Burundi, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Madagascar and Djibouti.
"These meetings are held on rotational basis and this time is for this region," the Managing Director told reporters, saying it was a great honour for his bank to host such a grand meeting that will avail local business community with an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with the bank's financial experts.
He explained that the meeting will be an opportunity to discuss how cross border trade could be facilitated among African countries where the bank operates, "Bank of Africa stands a better chance to facilitate cross border trade in the continent because of its wide network."
He argued that effective cross border trade in Africa requires efficient financial institutions, calling on Tanzanian businesses to use the opportunity to maximise trade. The Bank of Africa Tanzania is committed to bringing to the country's financial sector an unparalleled variety of products and becomes a one stop shop for the financial needs of customers.