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Business in Africa Pays: Ghana
Conference Agenda

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08:30 – Registration Teas and Coffees


09:00 – Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

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Ade Fabunmi- Stone
Financial Engineer, Emirates & Sung

09:05 – KEYNOTE: Opportunities for International Investment
The opportunities in Ghana have become a global discussion. Over the last decade the continent has become arguably the fastest growing and exciting global economic story.

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Jodi Barima
Creative Director, Jodi B


09:50 – The Growing African Middle Class – A perspective on Your Future Consumer
Many reviews estimate the size of the African middle class is at between 200 million and 300 million. This session will discuss what this means and looks like, trends and effects, the opportunities emerging and the key considerations as a growing or new business in this region.

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Samantha Clarke
Founder, Meet Your Niche

10:35 – The Changing Real Estate Landscape in Ghana – Case Study
The many returning Ghanaians and the ever growing middle class has influenced the real estate market into an expanding space, where new lifestyle demands are having a distinct impact on the homes and landscape of Ghana. This session will assess why this has happened and what the benefits and disadvantages are to the property sector and the home buyer, local and international.

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Elvina Quaison
Director, Silk Solutions


11:20 – Morning Break and Networking


11:50 – Tourism in Ghana – The future leading sector of Ghana’s economy
The Ghanaian government has put in place strategies to make tourism one of the countries leading sectors in order to add to its growing number of visitors and creating much needed jobs. What does this mean for international trade and what opportunities are available in this industry for the investment savvy? This session will analyse the potential.


12:45 – Mobile Payment Systems – The New Way of Banking for Ghana
Only 20% of Africa’s population are said to own bank accounts, however with 70% of Africans owning mobile phones and with 3 of the 6 mobile carriers in Ghana having introduced money-sending programmes, many see Ghanaians bypassing card payments and bank transfers for mobile money payments. This session discuses how this affects central banking and the international investor.


13:30 – Networking Lunch
14:30 – African/Ghana Market Surgeries
Our surgery sessions offer all delegates the unique opportunity to get advice regarding your specific needs. If you have a defined situation that you would like to discuss, hear what other companies are facing in committing to this region or share your own knowledge and experience. Pick a session and enjoy an afternoon with like-minded peers.
(1) Attaining to the Ghanaian/African Market
This session will focus on:

  • Market research
  • Understanding the new consumer
  • Product & service innovations
  • What areas to seek opportunities
  • Market/consumer trends to note and to be wary of when approaching this target market segment

Samantha Clarke
Founder, Meet Your Niche

(2) Seeking Funding and Investment for Your New Venture
This session will focus on:

  • New Businesses looking for funding and investment
  • Finding savvy funding
  • Meeting Investors needs in when seeking finance
  • Seeking expansion capital
  • African banking rules and regulations

Ade Fabunmi- Stone
Financial Engineer, Emirates & Sung

15:30 – Teas and coffees
16:00 – African/Ghana Market Surgeries Continued
16:30 – Closing Remarks