CEO of Ghana Trade Fair Company – Dr Agnes Adu
The Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited (GTFC) as part of its statutory obligations is collaborating with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) to launch the 24th Ghana International Trade Fair at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
The fair will be held for 11 days from February 27 to March 8, 2020.
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It will be anchored on the theme “Value Addition, Trading Globally”.
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.
About 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 be engaged in business-related activities.
Furthermore, the fair is to widen 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.
There will be collaborative inputs from all interested groups and organizations to offer services before during and after the fair.
Such groups include MOTI, 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 Head of Exhibition and Marketing Manager, Mr Oscar Asamoah Baffour entreated organisations to maximize the opportunity of expanding their frontiers by being part of the fair.
According to him, 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 of 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.
How the Ghana Trade Fair Company is providing a backbone to Ghanaian businesses
The Ghana Trade Fair Company has been structured to be a haven for Ghanaian businesses as it is equipped to promote made in Ghana goods.
The 236.96-acre facility for the company at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre at La in Accra has space for all kinds of businesses, be startups or fully fletched.
The enormous space of the Ghana Trade Fair Company can facilitate the activities of business organizations, research and educational institutions, small and medium scale enterprises (SME’s) as well as agencies and parastatals.
Businesses operating within the Ghana Trade Fair enjoy the benefit of showcasing their products and services with an added advantage of attracting foreign investors.
With a goal to become the number one trade and investment hub in West Africa, the Ghana Trade Fair Company as part of its objectives to promote the development of trade and industry, provide a doorway for Ghana’s growing markets and advances Ghana’s non-oil exports.