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Reliconn [legally known as Reliconn (Shanghai) Ltd] aims at helping Africa grows a solid SMEs sector. Like any other region, Africa needs a solid SMEs sector to create jobs and sustain economic development. Unfortunately, the SMEs sector in Africa lacks the tools and technology to play this role for Africa’s economy. That’s why we’ve created a platform for African SMEs to trade, partner, and learn from their Asian counterparts to become the engine of Africa’s economy.  


















On this picture above,  Mr. Cebastien Tankoano, Founder of Reliconn, met with Mr. Kofi Annan  during The CHINA’S SMEs GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2015 in Ningbo, China


How Reliconn works


We organize business matchmaking Conventions for potential partners to meet face-to-face and establish long term business relationships. The Conventions include one-on-one meetings, sharing of experience sessions through company visits, training and learning sessions, and investments talks and conferences. We are also working on launching an online platform to help African and Asian SMEs match on a daily basis. The online platform will also help African SMEs match with investors, find trainers, and other partners for their growth.























On this picture above, Mr. Cebastien Tankoano, Founder of Reliconn, covered by Forbes Afrique  (French Edition)



About Global Alliance of SMEs


The Global Alliance of SMEs (GASME) is a non-profit multinational NGO approved by the US government, and was founded by the US-China Exchange Association (USCEA) together with more than one hundred prominent business organizations from the G20 countries in 2009. GASME has set up three regional offices in New Jersey, USA, Shanghai, China, and Hamburg, Germany, respectively.

The mission for GASME is to build a global SME collaboration platform for a greater future.

Christian Wulff, Former President of Germany, serves as the Global Chairman of GASME. Global Advisors include Lee Myung-bak, Former President of the Republic of Korea and Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Former Prime Minister of France. Carlos Magariños, Former UNIDO Director-General, serves as the Chairman Emeritus of GASME. Senior Vice Chairmen of GASME mainly include former ministers from G20 countries. GASME operates the Center for World Economic Studies, Institute for Global Business Leadership, Internet Finance Committee, and Future Business Leaders Club. The Secretary-General of GASME assumes the overall operational responsibilities of the Alliance.

GASME is a leader in the exchange and cooperation among global SMEs. On November 22nd, 2012, GASME was granted the Consultative Status with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).



About Ebano Finance


Ebano Finance helps investors and African companies to better connect with each other. Thanks to an extensive experience in Africa and all the efforts made to find relevant partners, the Ebano Network is established and consists of on-the-ground teams and partners across the continent.

Ebano Finance launched its online platform Ebano to leverage the Ebano Network. Ebano connects investors (investment fund/bank, etc.) with African SMEs & large-sized companies looking for long-term financing and partnerships.