The Egyptian-British Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) launched, on Monday, the unique Trade Accelerator online B2B platform, that aims to bring the professional communities of both countries together in one digital space.
The platform looks to ease access to curated information for companies in the UK and Egypt, and to find trustworthy trading partners.
Trade Accelerator is a professional social media platform that allows direct interactions between members via private messaging, wall posts, and sharing of relevant publications. The integration with other platforms means that members can also share posts across several platforms, including on Twitter and YouTube.
Trade Accelerator is supported by the EBCC’s partners at the Egyptian Businessmen Association (EBA) and the Egyptian Junior Business Association (EJB).
The platform offers a definitive list of market opportunities from a wide variety of official sources, allowing members from the private sector to upload their own opportunities as well as respond to those published by others. This facilitates direct trade connections between buyers, sellers and investors from both markets.
Its sector-specific area enables members to post questions, share reports and market information as well as engage in sector-specific conversations.
Trade Accelerator also has a members’ directory with a powerful search feature, giving access to a large network of potential customers and making it easy to find the right partners across borders.
“As we go forward, and in an increasingly digital world, we are launching our Trade Accelerator to further support stronger trading relationships between the two countries, and by growing and connecting businesses in an even more efficient manner,” said EBCC Chairperson Ian Gray.
He added, “There is an increasing need, highlighted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, to provide members of the chamber with online tools of conducting business.”
Gray also said that, aside from access to vital market insight, business and investment opportunities, networking is key for building successful partnerships. The new platform looks to address those three essential requirements, he noted.