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Invest in Ghana forum slated next month


By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in partnership with the Homestring Limited will host ‘Invest in Ghana Forum, 2015’ at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel from October 21-22, next month.

According to the GIPC, the Invest in Ghana, 2015 will provides a unique opportunity for companies to improve their brand awareness, better understand bankable projects to date, network with end investors and secure more market share in some of the most exciting economies and markets in Ghana.

It will gather international investors, experts, managers of financial institutions, Ghanaian decision makers, development partners and donors, as well as other key actors and business partners.

The event is to connect companies, consultants and financiers with Ghanaian governments and private project owners.

It will bring together market-movers, who have the capacity and experience to develop mega projects and public sector initiatives across the continent, including Presidents, Presidential Investment Advisors, Ministries: Energy, Agriculture, Transport, Finance and ICT, Government Agencies, National Oil and State Power Companies, Agriculture Ministries, Communication Agencies and National Investment Bodies and Pension Funds, Family Offices and among others.

Placed under the patronage of HE Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, the forum expected to bring together over 300 local, regional and international business leaders and investors.

The participants at the forum would  have access to public and private sector bankable project owners, network with 200+ qualified global investors, government supported project-driven event, featuring numerous Ministers and Heads of Development Boards, topical two-day programme tackling business-critical, Ghanaian investment issues, and deal-making at its heart.

Invest in Ghana, 2015 is a turnkey event focusing on Ghana’s investment potential and its development. The event will feature two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, networking as well as one-on-one meetings.

Invest in Ghana, 2015 will act as a platform to exchange experiences, debate and establish business partnerships and cooperation, which will lead to conclusions and recommendations for an improved development of the country’s wealth and its sustainable development.

Ghana has recently embarked on an ambitious but achievable reform programme to improve the investment climate for both local and international investors. These efforts have paid off tremendously with Ghana being recognized by the World Bank Doing Business Report 2014 as the "Best Place for Doing Business in the ECOWAS Region".

Also with the difficult times during last year where most countries did not show good growth levels due to the global economic downturn, Ghana had an economic growth rate provisional of 7.4% .According to the GIPC, Ghana's wealth of resources, democratic political system and dynamic economy, makes it undoubtedly the Business hub of West Africa, theme of the event. Gaining the world's confidence with a peaceful political transition and a grounded and firm commitment to democracy has helped in expediting Ghana's growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent years.





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