The Ghana Rising Conference, a Citi FM and Citi TV event takes off at 8:00am today at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel here in Accra.
The forum, geared towards helping Ghanaian local producers to strategically compete on the global stage, will feature thematic sectors including oil and gas, finance, green economy and agribusiness.
Janet Abobigu, the CEO of Unijay Fashion Company Limited, a major player in Ghana's garment and fashion industry, Agribusiness specialist and large scale farmer, Kwasi Korbor, and Dr. Glenn Gyimah, who makes money from waste, are some of the speakers for the day.
Host of the Citi Breakfast Show and Moderator for the session, Bernard Avle, says the event essentially seeks to trigger a national conversation on how to build and sustain Ghanaian businesses.
This is a very important time for the economy where you have opportunities in various sectors, agriculture, extractives, sanitation and green economy and also in finance. The idea is to bring up models of excellence, building businesses that will show the way and become world class. We are trying to show examples of strong Ghanaian businesses,” he said.
The keynote speaker for the conference is renowned businessman, Tony Oteng-Gyasi, who will speak on the theme: “Taking the commanding heights of the Ghanaian Economy: opportunities for indigenous businesses.”
Ghana Exim Bank CEO, Lawrence Agyensam, will also discuss how indigenous businesses can access credit easily and at lower rates.
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, will join other Ministers from the Finance, Food, Agriculture and Energy on a Ministerial Panel discussion.
The event will air live on Citi FM and Citi TV.