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Business News of Monday, 31 July 2017


Ghana Economic Forum 2017 slated for August 7-8

The forum will debate on issues critical to the development of the country's economy The forum will debate on issues critical to the development of the country's economy

The sixth (6th) edition of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF), a gathering of Ghanaian business leaders to chart the path to economic prosperity, is scheduled to take place on August 7 and 8, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.

The event, dubbed: “Building a Ghanaian Owned Economy, 60 Years after Independence”, is designed to bring together over 500 local and international business leaders to dialogue and chart a clear path for Ghanaian businesses to own the Ghanaian economy.

This year’s discussions will focus on several areas including energy, agriculture, entrepreneurship & innovation, banking & finance, and other areas crucial to the development of the economy of Ghana.

The many strategic issues that will be discussed during the plenary sessions of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF) include: macroeconomic trends affecting the global economy; the attributes that have allowed emerging market companies to play an increasing role on the international stage; the rise of the Ghanaian urban consumer; and the interrelated social and demographic changes creating new domestic engines of growth.

The discussions and debates will be led by high-level experts and business personalities from across the country.

A major part of the programme will focus on new developments in corporate financing and the evolving relationship between Ghana’s private sector and public authorities.

In addition, thematic workshops will enable participants tap into the ideas of Ghanaian and international business experts concerning management issues and trends.

The Forum will debate on whether the Ghanaian economy and current development framework allows the 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

Ghana Economic Forum, organized by the Business and Financial Times (B&FT), is officially endorsed by the Government of Ghana as part of Ghana’s 60th independence celebrations.