10 May 2018

Nigeria: 'How Ghangeria Will Unite Businesses, Enhance Regional Trade'

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Nana Kutin is a coordinator at the Secretariat of the Ghangeria Rising Conference. In this interview with MELODY FIDELIS, he explains the essence of the project.

What is Ghangeria conference all about?

This conference aims to bring together businessmen and women, investors and potential investors, trade and investment facilitators, policy makers and public officials to discuss and actualize business, trade and investment opportunities in the Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Oil, Power & Gas and, Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) sectors in Ghana and Nigeria.

How many participants are you expecting at the conference?

We are expecting at least 300 participants to attend this conference.

What are the benefits of the event to both countries?

It will create opportunities for investors from other countries and regions to network and discuss trade, business and investment opportunities with Ghanaian and Nigerian businessmen and women attending the conference. It will also hopefully create a platform of continuous collaboration among businessmen and women in Ghana and Nigeria

What informed the choice of Ghana for the event?

The organisers are mainly based in Ghana so we thought we would start the first one on familiar ground before hosting the next one in Nigeria.

The theme for the conference is "Harnessing the Business Opportunities in Ghana and Nigeria to Accelerate Inclusive Economic Growth and Development", because fundamentally the message is what we want the two countries to achieve - a symbiotic growth.

What challenge did you encounter while organising this conference?

The main challenge was in confirming speakers because of clashing conference schedules. Getting the right sponsorship was also a major issue.

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