Are you an MSME Operator, Promoter, Funder or Founder? Be a part of the International MSME expedition and the official launch of the N500 Billion MSME Impact Bond, hosted by His Excellency Governor Ben Ayade, Executive Governor of Cross River State.

A festival of sort, this year’s event will feature a one week training sessions, conference, networking, dinner and crowning of Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador.

Averagely targeting a total of 5,000 participants (within & outside Nigeria), the Annual International MSME Expedition Programme shall commence on 31st of July to 6th of August, 2016 at Tinapa Lakeside Hotel and Calabar International Convention Centre.


Activities shall hold as follows;

Sunday, 1st July to Thursday 4th of August 2016 – Internationally Certified MSME Training on 12 different and relevant courses including Agricultural lending, Strategic Marketing, Digital Finance, Micro housing, Cooperative Management, Community Microfinance, Non-Oil Sector Strategies, Effective Communication, Greenhouse and renewable energy and Corporate Governance.

Friday 5th of August, 2016 – International MSME Conference with the theme: “Linking MSMEs to Finance”

Saturday 6th of August, 2016 – (Morning Session) Marathon for Microfinance (The Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade Jogs with Microfinance practitioners and investors)


Saturday 6th of August, 2016 – (Evening Session) Investor’s Dinner, Crowning of Miss Microfinance Global Ambassador and Award Ceremonies


Special Guest of Honour: His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governors of Akwa Ibom State and Kaduna State.

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