NETWORK DIASPORA PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE 2012
Theme: â??Engaging Diaspora Professionals in National Developmentâ??
Network Diaspora Professional Conference is a Business and Investment conference aimed at engaging Ghanaian professionals in the diaspora, provide strategies and tools for professional leaders, community advocates, business owners to facilitate skills transfer and local capacity building under the theme: Engaging Diaspora Professionals in National Development in partnership with Ghana High Commission UK, International Office for Migration ,World Bank Africa Diaspora Program and Ghana Investment Promotion Centre.
Date: 20th July 2012
Venue: Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ
Theme: "Engaging Diaspora Professionals in National Development"
Network Diaspora Professionals Conference is a business and investment conference aimed at engaging Ghanaian professionals in the diaspora under the theme "engaging Diaspora Professionals in National Development"
The Forum which seeks to create a platform for promoting business linkages between Ghana and those in the Diaspora focuses on the following areas: Ghanaâ??s enabling business environment, business opportunities in Agriculture and Agribusiness; Tourism; Mining and Mining Services; Construction; Oil and Gas Services; among others.
Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo - Ghana High Commissioner UK
Nana Owusu-Afari - President Association of Ghana Industries
Dr Joyce Aryee - Former C.E.O Ghana Chamber of Mines
Alhassan Andani - C.E.O Stanbic Bank
Prince Kofi Amoabeng - C.E.O. UT Bank
Julius Debrah - C.E.O Ghana Tourist Board
George Aboagye - C.E.O Ghana Investment Promotions Centre
Dr Kofi Anani Senior Operations Officer World Bank Africa Diaspora Program
Dyane Epstein - Chief of Mission International Organisation for Migration (Ghana)
Representative from Tullow Oil.
Key note speaker: H E John Mahama - Vice President of Ghana
â??Skilled, efficient and innovative human resource and contribution towards growth in industryâ??
â??Re-tooling Small and medium scale mining enterprises, opportunities, challenges and role of skilled Ghanaians abroadâ??
â??Developing strong business leadership and promoting young entrepreneurshipâ??
â??SME banking, solutions, recourse to modern information technology for efficient service deliveryâ??
â??Agro-business and investment opportunities in Ghanaâ??
â??Investment in African Diaspora projects and role of world Bank in empowerment and capacity developmentâ??
â??International Migration and various support programs for migrantsâ??
â??Minerals exploration, support services and social corporate responsibility towards affected communitiesâ??
Who can attend?
The conference is expected to attract Ghanaian professional Associations and individuals from diverse business backgrounds and is the first of its kind within the Ghana Diaspora community in the UK.
There will be VIP Cocktails, Corporate networking sessions and Business Clinics, as part of the conference.