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11.01.2005 Business & Finance

Expo 2005 goes into agreement

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Accra, Jan. 11, GNA - Expo Africa Limited, organisers of the Ghana Expo 2003 and 2004 in London and the United States of America, respectively, said on Tuesday it had entered into an agreement with Global Media Alliance, a Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) distribution company in Africa, to form a partnership to organise the next Expo 2005 in September in Georgia, Atlanta.

A statement issued in Accra by Global Media Alliance said the partnership was expected to draw on the experiences of the two companies to make the four- day exhibition, Expo Africa 2005, dubbed, "Beyond the Boundaries", a success.

According to the statement Expo 2005 would aim at building on the groundwork of the two previous exhibitions and was expected to attract 1,500 companies from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania. Other countries include Uganda, Angola, Namibia and Botswana.

The statement said Dr Owusu Afriyie, Chief Executive Officer of Expo Africa Limited, who signed the agreement for his Company said he was happy to work with Global Media Alliance, which he described as a leading and well respected African Media Company.

Global Media Alliance is an international media, corporate affairs and marketing consultancy company; which is also the exclusive product distribution representative of TBS and responsible for the distribution of CNN International, Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies. The Company also partners TBS to organise the prestigious CNN African Journalist of the Year Awards.

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