Ghana Economic Forum 2017 set for August 7-8

July 12, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com/Ghana
Ghana Economic Forum 2017 set for August 7-8

The sixth edition of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF) 2017 is scheduled for August 7 & 8, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, Accra.

The event, which is to be held under the theme: "Building a Ghanaian Owned Economy, 60 years after independence," will bring together over 500 chief executives, investors and financial decision-makers to support the development of Ghanaian businesses and facilitate dialogue between the private and public sectors.

The two-day forum will take a critical look at energy, agriculture, entrepreneurship & innovation, the financial management reforms, and other areas crucial to the development of the economy of Ghana.

Each session is expected to be preceded by an opening presentation which will take an in-depth look at the topic after which panelists will proffer solutions.

The forum's influential focus group discussions will touch on various issues affecting different sectors of the economy. This year, the Forum is seeking to build on the important pillars of success that has been achieved over the years.

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

Since 2012, the Ghana Economic Forum has rallied some of the country's most remarkable minds, to discuss, debate and gain insights needed to advance the economy of Ghana

Mrs. Edith Dankwa, Chief Executive Officer of Business and Financial Times, said: “The private sector is now recognised as a critical driver of economic growth, which contributes significantly to poverty reduction and higher living standards for poor people.

Creating a healthy environment for investment and business activity is crucial for accelerated growth and job creation. Against this backdrop, we have put together this year's edition of the Ghana Economic Forum (GEF) to forge a strong public-private partnership to secure sustainable growth and development for the Ghanaian economy.

The Ghana Economic Forum 2017 is organised Business & Financial Times and Barclays Bank Ghana Ltd. The event is also sponsored by Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL) and Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), and GT Bank among others.