Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama is expected to open the one-day annual Ghana Economic Outlook and Business Strategy Conference (EOBS 2016) January 20, in Accra, Ghana Web reports.
The theme of the event is “Industrialisation: The impetus for Ghana’s economic growth”, and Ghanaian and foreign industrialists, businesspersons and investors from all parts of the world are expected to attend.
A statement issued in Accra by the management of Africa Business Media said the EOBS 2016 would involve presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities which would focus on the multi-faceted aspects of industrialisation.
President Mahama will also deliver the keynote address while personalities like Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Dr. Michael Agyekum Addo, CEO of the Kama Group, and Mrs Valentina Mintah, CEO of West Blue will make presentations and moderate the panels.
The statement read: “EOBS 2016 was conceptualised to create the platform for the public and private sectors, industries, foreign investors, academia and other stakeholders to meet and deliberate on the ideas, issues and practices that would help Ghana to industrialise and become a fully-fledged middle-income country.”
Mr. Kwadwo Asumaning, Chairman of African Business Media Limited, said: “The EOBS series started four years ago and we have managed to sustain it yearly when most business people and investors have returned to work from the long festive break.”
“The EOBS series provides business and networking opportunities for local participants and foreign delegates who are seeking to take advantage of the country’s vast potentials,” Mr Asumaning added.
He said EOBS 2016 aimed to create a conducive forum where key government officials, policy and decision-makers, the private sector, experts and other stakeholders would address Ghana’s delay in implementing the initiatives in the 2011 Industrial Policy.
He further pointed out that it was also to identify and agree on ways and means of increasing the country’s energy supply to boost industrial development and expansion and create an avenue where local manufacturers could interact with foreign business owners and investors in a bid to explore and exploit opportunities for investments, partnerships and business in general.