April 23, 2019
Ghana Export Promotion Authority Joins Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates
Ghana Export Promotion Authority has partnered the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA) on a Trade Mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In collaboration with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the investment promotion mission was made up of a delegation represented by the GIPC, GFZA, GEPA, Association of Ghana Industries and a number of Private Sector companies.
PURPOSE OF MISSION
The objective of the mission was to promote investment opportunities in Ghana and to create a platform for interested business people in the United Arab Emirates to get to know about investment opportunities in Ghana and also meet the Government agencies and private sector Leads that could facilitate their decisions to invest in Ghana.
The Trade Mission was held on the sidelines of the 9th Annual Investment Meeting (AIM 2019), an international conference and exhibition held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
Under the theme “Mapping the Future of FDI: Enriching World Economies through Digital Globalization”, the event recorded over 20,000 attendees from 140 countries discussing the impact of digital globalization and policies required to create long-term investment opportunities among other topics.
The key objectives of the Trade mission were to build on Ghana’s reputation as an attractive foreign direct Investment (FDI) friendly destination in West Africa, and maximize the opportunity offered by AIM2019 to engage with global business leaders and decision makers to showcase Ghana’s priority sectors of Ghana for investment i.e. infrastructure development, manufacturing, tourism and agribusiness.
GEPA had the opportunity to deliver presentations to a community of CEOs and Investors at the Ghana Consulate in Dubai as well as the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. Also present at these business meetings were Ghana’s Consul General in Dubai, Madam Samata Bukari and Ghana’s Ambassador to the UAE, H. E. Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan.
A group of investors who showed further interest in priority sectors shared by the GEPA team followed up with exclusive business meetings to gain additional insights into Ghana’s Non-Traditional Exports. It is expected that these potential investors will be visiting Ghana to progress their investment mission.