On Ghana’s National Day, March 8, 2022, at the ongoing Dubai Expo, the country will demonstrate its vast investment potential to the international business community.
The country’s delegation will highlight the government’s commitment to support innovation on the day, as well as the enormous opportunities in important areas like manufacturing, health, tourism, agriculture, and energy.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo Dankwa, will attend the event, together with key government stakeholders and major private industry players, providing a venue for high-profile participants to network and explore possibilities for collaboration.
A weeklong series of stakeholder engagements branded ‘Ghana Investment Week’ will be held in the run-up to the country’s National Day, and will include networking events, corporate fora, and summits aimed at strengthening economic relations with potential investors.
The country will then conclude its participation in the world expo on March 8, 2022, with a series of events aimed at showcasing the country’s commercial opportunities and cementing its reputation as a leading investment destination in Africa.
An official EXPO 2020 Flag Raising Ceremony and Luncheon will take place in Al Wasl Plaza, as well as a Presidential Cocktail Event at the Address Downtown, 7th Floor Club Lounge Terrace. After that, there will be a Burj Khalifa flag lighting ceremony, followed by a Ghana Colours Concert and Fashion Show in Downtown Dubai.
A Presidential Breakfast Roundtable will be held at the Ritz Carlton Dubai Financial Centre on March 9th, followed by a Ghana Business Forum at the Jafza One Convention Center for stakeholders to discuss possible business options.
President Akufo-Addo, Minister of Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen, and UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi are among the high-profile figures who will attend the summit.
The expo celebrations in Ghana will resume on March 10 with presidential engagements, cabinet meetings, a ‘Business Connect’ event, and site visits.
“It would supplement existing methods in getting the requisite foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country,” said Yofi Grant, CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, in a virtual press briefing on March 3, 2022.
“A superb opportunity to promote Ghana’s multiple potential to investors,” he said of the World Expo.
Since October 1, 2021, Ghana has been a participant in the ongoing Dubai Expo 2020. People from all over the world have been able to connect and enjoy the greatest of art, culture, geography, science, technology, innovation, and invention thanks to the expo, which is set to expire on March 31, 2022.
The country’s participation in the expo was led by the sub-theme ‘limitless potential,’ which aims to promote creativity and highlight the vast investment opportunities in key areas.