"Millennium Business" events

In the frame of the TA program, FS was invited to attend the 2nd "Millennium Business" event promoted by Millennium BIM that took place in Maputo on 27 September 2018. The "Millennium Business" events started originally in the City of Beira in 2016, since then the initiative has been spread to Chimoio and Nampula. "Millennium Business" takes place under the SME support program with the aim of promoting information sharing and exploring business opportunities through a debate on Mozambique's investment and development potential and include the workshop “Today, you are the banker” that is held by FS.

The "Millennium Business" initiative aims to bring Millennium BIM closer to Small and Medium Enterprises by reinforcing the Bank's commitment as a leading financial institution to support these organizations. The event is intended to be the Bank's recognition of the best practices in management, valuation and support to the SME business developed by these companies, Millennium BIM Customers. Award-winning SMEs that are part of the Mlíder program and have access to a range of financial benefits offered by the bank and non-financial services offered by partner institutions of the Program. This award event represented another opportunity to bring together the best SME Clients Millennium BIM is serving. The highlight of the initiative was announcing the award for 179 companies as “Mlíder 2018” which are based in Maputo and Matola.

At the end of the event Millennium BIM invited the Key Expert Filipe Marques as well as Mr. Eleutério Mabjaia from IPEME to the podium where Eng. Reino da Costa and Mr. Fernando Carvalho thanked the European Investment Bank and IPEME explicitly for having been partners in all SME events held in the recent years. Millennium BIM acknowledges and values how important these contribution are and that the partners helped to enhance the capacities of their SME clients and handed over a certificate of participation and appreciation to both FS and IPEME.