UK-Ghana Trade & Investment Forum

22 June 2017, Central London

ABOUT THE FORUM

A senior government delegation, will attend the Forum to showcase the many investment opportunities that Ghana can offer international investors. This invitation-only event will profile the Ghanaian economy, providing a unique opportunity for delegates to engage with ministers and senior government officials.

DMA was privileged to host the Government of Ghana for the UK-Ghana Trade & Investment Fora in 2010 and 2014 and we look forward a similarly successful Forum on 22nd June 2017.

DRAFT PROGRAMME

0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments

0930-0950: Welcome
•    Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
•    Tony Burkson, Chief Executive, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)
•    Ghana High Commission to the UK

0950-1010: Keynote Address
•    Adam Afriyie MP, UK Trade Envoy to Ghana
•    Head of Ghanaian Delegation

1010-1130: Session 1 - Political and Economic Overview
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP
, Former UK Minister for Africa
•    Hon Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance & Economic Planning
•    Dr Ernest Kwamina Yeda Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana
•    Henry Kerali, Director for Ghana, World Bank
•    Private sector speaker
Q&A Session

1130-1200: Refreshment Break

1200-1330: Session 2 - Doing Business in Ghana 
Chair:
Rt Hon The Lord Hain, Former British Cabinet Member & MP
•    Hon Ibrahim Mohamed Awal, Minister of Business Development
•    R. Yofi Grant, Chief Executive, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
•    Dr Antony Pile, Chairman, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) and Founder & Chairman, Blue Skies 
•    Private sector speaker
Q&A Session

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1615: Session 3 - Investing in Energy & Infrastructure
Chair: Rt Hon the Lord Boateng
, Co-chair, APPG on Ghana
•    Hon Joseph Cud Joe, Deputy Minister of Energy
•    Hon Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railway Development
•    Hon Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Minister of Health
•    Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong, Chief Executive, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
•    Ing. Samuel Boakye-Appiah, Acting Managing Director, Electricity Company Ghana
   Private sector speaker
Q&A Session

1615-1630: Closing Remarks
    Head of Ghanaian Delegation
•    Adam Afriyie MP, UK Trade Envoy to Ghana
•    Tony Burkson, Chief Executive, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)

1630-1800: Gala Drinks Reception - Sponsored by INTL FCStone