More than 600 indigenous and international businesses are expected to converge at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale to mark the 24th Ghana International Trade Fair.
The fair will be held for 11 days from February 27 to March 8, 2020 and will be anchored on the theme “Value Addition, Trading Globally”.
The Head of Exhibition and Marketing Manager of the Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited (GTFC) , Mr Oscar Asamoah Baffour who disclosed this said more than 600 businesses from Ghana and several other countries notably Turkey, Spain, Italy, India, Syria, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt and other neighbouring countries are expected to participate in the 24th Ghana International Trade Fair.
Mr Baffour entreated organizations to register their businesses for the event, as that, he says will maximize their opportunity of expanding their business frontiers.
Sounding confident, he noted that their participation will enhance strategic cooperation and strengthen business linkage while increasing trade, services, innovation and exchange of ideas for socio-economic growth.
“I urge all businesses out there to come and register and partake in the fair as the event promises to put their brands name in a higher pedestal within the business community”, he said in a press interview.
He added that the event will offer an opportunity for exhibitors to introduce their brands and products to emerging and existing companies across the continent.
The 24th Ghana International Trade Fair according to Mr Baffour will allow collaborative inputs from all interested groups and organizations to offer services before during and after the fair.
Such groups include Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Association of Ghana Industries, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce.
The rest are National Board for Small Scale Industries, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, Ghana Export Promotion Centre, Ghana Free Zones Board, Registrar Generals’ Department, Skills Development Fund, GRATIS Foundation and some Banking Institutions.
The GTFC as part of its statutory obligations is collaborating with MOTI and MOFA to launch the 24th Ghana International Trade Fair at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
The fair has been structured to advance efforts in ameliorating the Value Addition Policy initiated by the government.
The 24th Ghana International Trade Fair is expected to bring together investors, buyers and stakeholders to maintain the agenda of patronising made in Ghana products.
Furthermore, the fair is also aimed at widening investment opportunities, particularly in northern Ghana.
Activities lined up for the 24th International Trade Fair will include but not limited to seminars, durbars and exhibitions.