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Advertorial of Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Source: Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

18th edition of the GIPC’s Ghana Club 100 Awards slated for November 15, 2019

This year's was themed This year's was themed "Sustainable Agriculture; The Bedrock of Ghana

The 18th Edition of the highly anticipated annual Ghana Club 100 Awards organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has been scheduled for November 15, 2019, at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.

Under the distinguished patronage of the President of the Republic Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the able leadership of Mr Yofi Grant, the Chief Executive Officer of GIPC, this year’s award is on the theme, “Sustainable Agriculture; The Bedrock of Ghana’s Industrialization Drive”.

The objective of the theme is to highlight the importance of agriculture as a launchpad for Ghana’s industrial drive. This theme also fits into government’s vision of moving Ghana from an import dependent economy to an export driven one, through import substitution and programs such as government’s Planting for Food & Jobs, Rearing for Food & Export, One Village One Dam, One District One Warehouse as well as the One District One Factory initiative.

The GIPC is set to use this year’s edition to promote partnerships between Ghanaian agriculturalists and their foreign counterparts as well as showcase Ghana’s industrialization potential within the agric sector and its impact on employment creation and skills development.

Companies will be ranked by the ranking consultant, Ernest and Young (EY) based on three main criteria which included size, growth, and profitability with each assigned a unique weight.

18th GC 100 event highlights

This year’s event will highlight companies and present awards in the following strategic sectors - Best Company in Agriculture and Agribusiness, Financial Services, Information and Communication Technology, Services, Infrastructure, Petroleum and Mining Services, Manufacturing, Tourism, Health, Education.

Other Awards to be given are GC 100 Best listed company on the Ghana Stock Exchange, Largest Company, Most Profitable Company and the Fastest Growing Company. Discretionary awards such as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award will be given out.

Companies making it into the GC 100 are to serve as role models for the private sector and provide a forum for corporate Ghana to interact with the government at a high level.

This year’s title sponsor is ECOM Ghana, a leading global commodity merchant, and sustainable supply chain management company. Other sponsors include B5 Plus, Olam Ghana Limited, GCNet, M&G Pharmaceuticals, Agricultural Development Bank (ADB), Newmont, Goil Company Limited, Accra Breweries, Enterprise Insurance, and Kasapreko.

Media partners are GhanaWeb, Goldstreet Business, Multimedia, TV3, New Times Corporation, Ghana News Agency, and Graphic Communications Group Limited.

About GC 100

The GC100 event was first held in March 1998. The event remains one of the flagship programs of the GIPC and is aimed at introducing a system of ranking the top 100 companies in Ghana whilst encouraging and nurturing the private sector to develop and grow to compete internationally.

The objective is to develop a database of the top 100 viable companies, as an annual “who is who” on the Ghanaian corporate business calendar and through creative media vehicles and activities, promote Ghana’s corporate capacity.

It is also intended to utilize the club to gain government support and intervention to enhance the competitiveness of the Ghanaian corporate sector, and team up with club members to enhance Ghana’s private sector development through strategic push and pull linkages.

Additionally, the Awards is to develop an open information culture within the corporate sector, provide incentives for improved corporate performance by recognizing the top 100 performing companies and develop uniform criteria for evaluating corporate performance.