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Business News of Tuesday, 25 July 2017


GCB partners B&FT for 2017 Ghana Economic Forum

The forum's focus group discussions will touch on various issues affecting the economy The forum's focus group discussions will touch on various issues affecting the economy

GCB Bank Limited has partnered with Business and Financial Times (B&FT) by providing a sponsorship package of GH¢50,000.00 for the holding of the 2017 edition of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF).

The forum scheduled for August 1 – 8, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra will bring together captains of industry and thought-leaders to discuss and debate key economic issues affecting the Ghanaian economy with the view of offering solutions to overcome the economic challenges.

The forum on the theme: "Building a Ghanaian Owned Economy, 60 years after independence," will bring together over 500 chief executives, investors and financial decision-makers to support the development of Ghanaian businesses and facilitate dialogue between the private and public sectors.

Endorsed by the Government of Ghana as part of Ghana’s 60 years celebrations, the two-day forum will take a critical look at energy, agriculture, entrepreneurship & innovation, the financial management reforms, and other areas crucial to the development of the economy of Ghana.

Each session is expected to be preceded by an opening presentation which will take an in-depth look at the topic after which panelists will proffer solutions.

The forum's influential focus group discussions will touch on various issues affecting different sectors of the economy. This year, the Forum is seeking to build on the important pillars of success that has been achieved over the years.

The Forum will debate on whether the Ghanaian economy and current development framework allows citizens to fully own the economy and the development process through effective participation in the economic decision-making process and through the implementation of policies which offer incentives to Ghanaians

Since 2012, the Ghana Economic Forum has rallied some of the country's most remarkable minds, to discuss, debate and gain insights needed to advance the economy of Ghana.

The Head of Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations Department of GCB Bank, Mrs Thyra Obuobi, said the Bank’s sponsorship is in line with its objective of supporting Ghanaian initiatives and creating a healthy environment for investment and business activities crucial for accelerated growth and job creation.