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Ghana will host an international investment conference in October, with the aim of encouraging more global investors to take up business opportunities in the country.
Invest in Ghana 2015 will take place in Accra on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October, and is expected to bring together over 300 local, regional and international business leaders and investors.
Placed under the patronage of President of Ghana, HE Mr John Dramani Mahama, this forum is an initiative of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in partnership with Homestrings Ltd, an investment platform that facilitates diaspora and impact investing to make a difference in the world.
Invest in Ghana is a turnkey event focused on Ghana’s investment potential and its development. The event will feature two days of conference sessions; a trade exhibition; networking, and one-to-one meetings. It’ll also gather key actors, including international investors, financial institution managers, Ghanaian decision makers, and development donors.
The platform aims to establish business partnerships, which will lead to conclusions and recommendations for an improved development of the country’s wealth and sustainable development.
CEO of GIPC, Mawuena Trebarh says: ‘The event will be a platform to showcase Ghana’s investment opportunities. We want to mobilize investment to help drive economic growth and create jobs to improve the living standards of all citizens.
‘It will facilitate international, regional and national investors to discuss and exchange ideas that will lead to increased private investments in the country.’
Ghana recently embarked on an ambitious reform programme to improve the investment climate for both local and international investors. These efforts culminated in Ghana being recognised by the World Bank Doing Business Report 2014 as the Best Place for Doing Business in the ECOWAS Region.
According to the GIPC, Ghana’s wealth of resources, democratic political system and dynamic economy makes it undoubtedly the business hub of West Africa.
Invest in Ghana 2015 will be held on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd October at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra. The event will climax with the annual Ghana Club 100 Awards (an annual compilation of the top 100 companies in the country), to be held at the State Banquet Hall.