Ghana to host country roadshow as prelude to Intra-African Trade Fair 2021


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Ghana will host on 19 August 2021 a roadshow to raise the awareness of the private sector about the substantial benefits of attending the second Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2021) which will take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa from 15 to 21 November 2021.

Attendees at the event will include ministers and high-level officials from Ghana as well as senior executives from the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and other highly regarded organisations.

The Keynote Address will be given by H.E. Mr. Alan Kyerematen, Honourable Minister of Trade and Industry for Ghana. In addition, Mr. Ravi Pillay, MEC for Economic Development, the Tourism and Environmental Affairs, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), will speak about KZN’s readiness to host IATF2021.

A high-level panel discussion is also planned on the topic ‘Building Forward Better Post-Covid-19: Promoting Ghana – Africa Trade & Investment Under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)’. Panellists include the Deputy Minister of International Trade, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana; the Managing Director of Afreximbank’s Intra-African Trade Initiative; a representative from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) Secretariat; and the CEO of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Association of Ghana Industry and the Ghana Enterprises Agency.

Other high-level dignitaries and delegates will include Mr. Denys Denya, Afreximbank’s Executive Vice President in charge of Finance, Administration and Banking Services; H.E. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat; Ms. Afua Asabea Asare, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Export Promotion Authority and Mr. Lawrence Agyinsam, CEO, Ghana Exim Bank.

Closing Remarks will be made by H.E. Ms Grace Jeanet Mason, South African High Commissioner to Ghana.

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