Absa Growth Summit

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Absa Growth Summit 2023

SME Clients are critical drivers of Africa’s economy

By 2030, they will contribute towards 90% of new career opportunities on the continent. As a sector, these entities are of significant strategic importance to alleviate poverty and support the growth of developing African countries.

With SMEs at the heart of our economy, building and maintaining resilient entrepreneurial businesses is imperative for Africa’s economic future. As a Pan-African financial institution, Absa is deeply invested in finding practical solutions to realise this.

Against this backdrop, we look forward to hosting the 2023 Absa Growth Summit on 14 June 2023 to inspire practical actions that can be taken by governments, SMEs and financial institutions to build business resilience. As a Pan African financial institution, we are deeply invested in finding practical solutions to grow and transform these businesses for years to come.

Under this year’s theme, “Building a resilient business”, the Summit promises to explore solutions for South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, the opportunities presented by ESG, and the impact partnerships can have by doing business more sustainably.

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