Ghana investment summit, a major gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and corporate executives across the globe takes off today, with a fundraising dinner and gala at the State House to support several local charities.
The event will celebrate the philanthropic achievements of four distinguished social entrepreneurs.
Receiving the awards are Former President of Ghana John A. Kufour (John A. Kufuor Foundation), Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo (Dikembe Mutombo Foundation) Freeman Gobah, Pencils of Promise and Dr. Ayorkor Korsah – Ashesi University
There will be a formal recognition of young business leaders, the 20 Under 40 Group, recently featured in Business World Magazine, a co-organizer of the investment summit
GHANA INVESTMENT SUMMIT
The Ghana Investment Summit, organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and global investment bank partners is set to discuss investment opportunities in Ghana focusing on key sectors such as financial services, technology, consumer goods and services, energy and Agribusiness.
With over 300 attendees expected from around the world, the summit is set to showcase Ghana as Africa’s premier investment hub. The Meeting also seeks to provide the opportunity for one-on-one investor meetings with high growth Ghanaian business and, attract strategic and development funding for key government projects.
Commenting on the summit, Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, a former investment banker himself said the objectives of the Summit are “aligned with the economic agenda of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration, which is determined to restore Ghana’s fiscal health, boost confidence in the economy as well as drive growth and job creation across the private sector.”
“The Ministry of Finance is therefore proud to endorse the Summit.” He added
Some of the reputable names confirmed to participate and speak are Nick Godfrey, co-CISO, Goldman Sachs (UK), Ali Mufuruki, Founder of Infotech Investment Group (Tanzania), Ian Morris, CEO, Trasacco Estates (Ghana), Fredrik Morsing, CEO, Scania West Africa (Ghana) and Lisa Opoku, COO, Goldman Sachs (USA)
The rest are Ebenezer Asante, CEO of MTN Ghana, Norman Kelly, Investment Director, LeapFrog (South Africa) Yaw Asamoah, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan (USA) and Dapo Olagunju, Head of Global Markets, Access Bank (Nigeria) and Rossie Turman, Partner at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (USA)
Moreover, a large delegation of senior government officials, led by Hon. Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Ghana’s finance minister, are expected to speak at the Summit.
Also, 30 pre-screened, growth-oriented Ghanaian businesses will be invited to present before investment panels consisting of venture capitalists, private equity investors and hedge fund managers.