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Ghana Investment Forum in Tokyo

Ghana Investment Forum in Tokyo

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration  (MFA&RI), Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB), Embassy of Ghana in Japan, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) organized “Ghana Investment Forum” on May 20th (Fri) 2016. UNIDO ITPO Tokyo was one of the co-organizers. 

The president of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama visited Japan and joined this event, and remarked. The President highlighted Ghana is one of the most convenient country in Africa for foreign firms to run businesses (because Ghana has a mature democratic society, the rule of law, and a stable political system. Also, the president stressed that Ghana and Japan almost have reached the agreement for the bilateral investment treaty. Due to this agreement, Ghana can be a “gateway” of investments from Japanese firms, leading to African continent wholly. Furthermore, a B to B meeting, aimed at encouraging Japanese firms that consider to expand their businesses in Ghana to network with Ghana’s private firms. About 15 Ghanaian private firms participated in this meeting. The Forum had about 150 attendants, and finished a success. 


Date/Time:         May 20 ( Fri ), 2016 / 10:00~13:10 ( Seminars), 14:00~15:30 ( B to B Meeting)
Venue:               Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa Internatioonal Conevention Center Pamie 1F Gyokou                               no ma
Organizer:          Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Regional Intergration (MFA&RI),
                          Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC),
                          Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB),
                          Embassy of Ghana in Japan,
                          Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Co-organizers:    Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA),
                          Japan International Cooperation Agency  (JICA)

                          UNIDO ITPO Tokyo


(9:50~10:00 Documentary on “Think Ghana; Make it Happen”)

10:00   Opening Remarks
           H.E. Mr. S.J.K Parker-Allotey, Ambassador to Japan

10:20   Opening Remarks
           Hon.hannh Tetth, Minister of Forign Affairs & Regional Integration of Ghana

10:40   Guest Speech
           Mr. Nobuaki Ito, Deputy Director-General for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy,                      Trade and Indsutry

10:50   Keynote Address
           H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana

11:20   “Investment Climate and Opportunities in Ghana”
           Mrs. Mawuena A. Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer, GIPC

11:40   “free Zones Opportunities in Ghana”
           Mr. Kwame Nsiah Asante, Enclave Manager, GFZB

12:00   DOING BUSINESS IN GHANA “Kpone Independent Power Project”
           Mr. Nobuhiko Masanaga, Assistant General Manager of I PP & IWPP Dept. No.2, Sumitomo                      corporation

12:10   Q & A

12:40   Remarks
           Mr. Katsumi Hirano, Executive Vice president of JETRO 

12:50   Closing Remarks
           Hon. Cassiel Ato Forson, Deputy Minister of Finace of Ghana

13:10   Net working

14:00   B to B Meetings

Contact for inqiries

The Embassy of Ghana in Tokyo
Tel: +81-3-5410-8631