A total of 31 foreign missions operating in Ghana, have officially confirmed their participation in the ‘World-Meets-In-Ghana Investors’ Forum and Executive Dinner Ball’ being promoted by The Asantehene, and scheduled for May 3rd and 4th in Kumasi.
Indeed the number of participants for the big event is expected to increase significantly in the coming days as new confirmations are being received on daily basis by the E ON 3 Group, organizers of the event.
In addition, some prominent development partners of Ghana, including the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the European Union Delegation to Ghana and GIZ have also formally indicated their readiness to participate in the event. The E ON 3 Group is a Ghanaian-based business solution provision company.
The historic programme is being organized as part of activities commemorating the 20th anniversary celebration of the enstoolment of His Royal Majesty, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, King of the Ashanti Kingdom of Ghana.
The event has been divided into two parts. The Executive Dinner Ball will take place on 3rd May, 2019 at the Manhyia Palace at 7:00 pm. The Investment Forum will take place on 4th May at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Kumasi, at 9:00 am. Several high-profile government officials as well as top business entities, both local and international, have also registered their readiness to be part of the event.
The programme seeks to create awareness about the numerous business potentials in Ghana and showcase Ghana to the world as the most attractive investment destination in Africa. It is also geared towards creating a platform for top-notch businessmen and women from all over the world to network and dialogue on issues of business growth and wealth creation.
Having realized the huge benefits that the country stands to derive from the event, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) and Kumasi – being the host city – have also declared their unflinching support for the success of the event.
The various embassies would be represented at the event by their envoys, who would present their National Flags to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II as a sign of solidarity, whilst he marks 20 years on the sacred Golden Stool of the Asante Kingdom.
E ON 3 Group, the Manhyia Palace (seat of the Asantehene), Ministry of Business Development, Ministry of Aviation, State Enterprises Commission (SEC), Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), National Lottery Authority (NLA), Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Minerals Commission, Ghana Gas, Ghana Free Zones Authority, Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UAE-Africa Mentoring Development Consortium (UAMDC) and some key media partners are collaborating to bring the big-time investors to Ghana.
‘World-Meets-In-Ghana Investors’ Forum and Executive Dinner Ball’ is being organized under the theme, ‘Ghana, a Promising Investment Destination in Africa’. E ON 3 Group, the main organizers of the event, are determined to use Otumfuo’s 20th anniversary celebration to create a platform to share Ghana’s tremendous investment opportunities with investors.
Executive Dinner Ball
The Executive Dinner Ball is expected to attract about 750 participants, most of who are accomplished investors, top public officials and high-profile personalities from all over the globe. The occasion will be graced by high dignitaries, including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo; former President J.A. Kufuor; Ministers of State; high-profile public sector officials; members of the Diplomatic Corps and industrialists from Ghana and abroad.
The Executive Dinner Ball is basically meant to honour and celebrate Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for his numerous accomplishments during his successful reign as Asante King for the past 20 years. Professor Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, a global multi-award winning, well known business mogul, senior diplomat and advisor to many heads of state and presidents of Fortune 500 firms, is expected to be the Keynote Speaker at the Executive Dinner Ball.
The programme would also create a platform for the government to present its vision of attracting investments into the country in order to transform the economy. The event is strictly by invitation.
Organizations and individuals who have contributed significantly to the cultural and socio-economic development of the country shall be honoured during the Executive Dinner Ball, especially those impacting lives.
The Investor’s Forum
Professor Dr. Ambassador Tal Edgars, who is also the Group Executive Chairman, GBSH Consult Worldwide, a multi-award winning strategic foresight and management consulting firm, will be the main speaker for the Investors’ forum.
Professor Napoleon Moses, Chairman of Access Global, Inc. and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Alcorn State University in the United States, is also expected to speak at the Forum.
In addition to his consultancy, Professor Moses served as a tenured faculty member and Dean of Applied Sciences, Provost, Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer for universities in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Chicago, IL. His consulting also includes advocating for the concerns and interests of a select group of clients before Members of the U.S. Congress.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, will make a presentation on investment opportunities in the region; and the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta will deliver an address on the topic, “Providing the Good Economic Governance and Macro-economic Framework to Underpin the Take-off of the Ghanaian Economy.”
President Akufo-Addo will cap it up with an address on the topic, “Providing an Enabling Environment for Private Investment to Thrive: The Case of Ghana.”