Prominent executives from some of the world’s largest investment firms and multinational corporations are confirmed to speak at the upcoming Ghana Investment Summit (GIS) 2017, to be held from August 20-22 at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra.
GIS, organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) and global investment bank partners, is the first major investment summit under President Akufo-Addo’s administration which has declared a new era of investments in Ghana and vowed to restore the country’s fiscal health, boost investor confidence and drive growth and job creation across the private sector.
With over 300 attendees expected from around the globe, the summit will not only provide the opportunity for one-on-one investor meetings but also to hear from Industry leaders share their views on some hot topics ranging from; Trends and Opportunities in Ghana’s emerging Oil & Gas Industry, Creating Wealth for a Growing Middle Class, The State of Public-Private Partnerships in Ghana , A Review of Regulatory & Legal Framework for Corporations and Product Innovation in Ghana’s Competitive Consumer Products Industry.
“This summit promises to be a wonderful opportunity to see in one place some of the leading thinkers, industrialists, policymakers and entrepreneurs from Africa and around the world, and to learn how Ghana is positioned as a gateway to the continent,” says Duane Hughes, a member of Ghana Investment Summit Advisory Board.
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.