…as Accra readies to host WTC General Assembly in 2021
The World Trade Centres Association (WTCA), have selected the World Trade Centre Accra (WTC Accra) to host the association’s General Assembly in the year 2021.
Before the event, Mexico and Taipei (Taiwan), will host the 2019 and the 2020 editions respectively, with WTC Accra, hoping to take significant lessons from the two countries.
Speaking to the Goldstreet Business at the announcement ceremony, WTC Accra’s Director, Jane Reindorf-Attoh, said the event will serve as a networking platform for WTCs and both local and international companies; helping businesses to find new partners and to enter new markets.
“A lot of efforts went into winning the bid to host the event, including Ghana’s track record in economic growth in the last few years, coupled with political stability, good governance, rule of law and modern facilities in the sub-region,” she disclosed.
With a robust portfolio and resources, the event is expected to offer member countries the opportunities to engage investors to help drive their local economies through trade and investments prospects.
“As a matter of fact, we are about starting our advertisement campaigns with our corporate head office in New York in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, the Ghana Tourism Authority, the Ministry of Tourism, NIB, Chamber of Commerce and other stakeholders,” Reindorf-Attoh said.
As the economy is accelerating at an increasing pace, Reindorf-Attoh said hosting the WTCA 2021, will position Ghana as an important destination and a gateway to the continent for business.
The Director of Export, Trade and Investment at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mr. Kobena Ebo Quaison, expressed government’s delight at the upcoming event, and explained the programme will offer opportunities to local investors to expand their businesses.
“With initiatives, including the One District, One Factory (1D1F), and the various interventions, we hope to convince more investors who will be looking for investment prospects here as they come,” Quaison said.
The World Trade Centres Association is a network of more than 300 highly-connected, mutually supporting businesses and organizations in nearly almost 100 countries.
By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe