Bank Expo 2015, which showcases the latest in banking technology and services, kicked off this week in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Thursday.
The exhibition is hosted in part by the Central Bank of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the regional government. Commercial banks, as well as insurance and leasing entities, can explore opportunities to work with small and independent businesses at the expo. Tara Azimov, deputy head of the Central Bank, said this is a growing sector in the region. Azimov also said there are growing numbers of individuals with advanced educational degrees from vocational colleges, as well as partnerships between banks, and that these institutions facilitate that.
This expo also provided an opportunity for businesses and other institutions to recruit recent college graduates and allowed former students to increase their chances of finding employment through meeting with company representatives.
The expo runs through Friday.