#Firstbank Convenes SMEConnect Webinar To Enlighten SMEs On Alternative Payment Methods That are Key To Driving Revenue. In furtherance of its role in promoting the sustainability and viability of the Small and Medium-
sized Enterprises (SMEs), Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider,
FirstBank will by 11:00am on Thursday, 24 March 2022 convene its SMEConnect webinar
themed Leveraging Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) to drive revenue for your business.
The virtual event is open to everyone, especially small business owners and attendees who are
to register via https://firstbanknigeria.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hxkQXlKuSji6JDqaA6x34Q
to participate in the event.
Guest Speakers at the event include Jeffrey Williams–Edem, Group Business Head, Merchant
Acquiring, Interswitch Group and Kolawole Ogunmekan, Head, Digital Innovation Lab,
All over the world, the advent and reinvention of technological practices have birthed numerous
opportunities that have spearheaded the continuous growth of the business environment.
Amongst the areas impacted by technology is the payment methods and systems which have
unrelentingly evolved as businesses have been exposed to easy, seamless and time-saving
ways to foster their business transactions with customers and other stakeholders.
The objective of the forthcoming webinar is to update businesses with current technologies as
they concern payments and demonstrate how the adoption of alternative payment methods can
play an integral role in driving revenue growth.
Speaking on the event Mr. Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank said:
“Payment systems have continued to evolve through the years and given our pedigree of being
woven into the fabric of society for 128 years, we have played a vital role in enhancing the
various payment systems.
#Firstbank Convenes SMEConnect Webinar To Enlighten SMEs On Alternative Payment Methods That are Key To Driving Revenue
This journey has been the bedrock to fortifying our experience in supporting our customers
through their adaptability and embrace of new payment methods, as with these our SMEs have
been at an advantage in expanding their businesses.”
For many years, the FirstBank SMEConnect webinar series has been the cornerstone for
exposing SMEs to vibrant and flexible ways to have their businesses strengthened through
visibility to new opportunities that are critical to sustaining and expanding their businesses. The
webinar has been one of the Bank’s gateways to delivering the capacity building pillar of its
value propositions to SMEs which has had many businesses reinvent themselves with the
relevant competitive edge.