May 15, 2023

CEO of GEPA joins panelists to discuss creating resilient supply chains to ensure growth

Over the past few days, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), Dr. Afua Asabaea Asare has been sharing organizational insights on Trade growth opportunities at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, United Arab Emirates.

The annual meeting, characterized by high patronage from XX countries was under the theme “The Investment Paradigm Shift: Future Investment opportunities to Foster sustainable Economic Growth, Diversity and Prosperity”.

Ghana’s Services Sector reported an amount of USD8.247billion earnings in 2022, and the Chief Executive’s participation afforded networking opportunities in the technological, services and investment sectorsto ensure increased growth in Ghana’s Export sector.


Dr. Asare had a C-suite panel discussion on the theme “creating resilient supply chain in ensuring growth opportunities” moderated by John Hanna, Managing Director of, GDP Global. The panel discussion focused on how different sectors can build resilient supply chains to take advantage of the different opportunities on the market both locally and internationally.

In her submission, Dr. Asare highlighted the numerous initiatives driven by GEPA such as the National Export Development Strategy, Youth in Export Project and Ghana Export School as well as government initiatives such as the One district One factory Project which serves as a means of rendering support to SMEs along the value chain.

Other high-profile panelists were Asmae Ben Bahida, CEO, Just BiM iT, Egon Zorad, Director of Foreign Trade Department, Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO), Dr. Manuel Francisco Pedro, Chairman, Board of Directors of The Luanda-Bengo SEZ, Andrew Hoad, CCO, Gulftainer, Youssef TBER, Investment and Export Director, Moroccan Investment and Export Development Agency, Mohamed Kassem, Chairman, Egyptian Exporters Association Expolink and Mr. Mamdouh Saleh, Founder & CEO, Garrar.

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) is a well-known global conference that brings together investors, entrepreneurs, and government officials from all over the world. AIM, which is held yearly in the United Arab Emirates, provides a comprehensive platform for varied industries to participate in open talks about the most contemporary investment trends and possibilities.

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