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Ghana's economy is skyrocketing. The International Monetary Fund forecasts a growth rate of 8.8% in its World Economic Outlook, which would make Ghana the fastest growing country in the world in 2019.

The West African country continues to uphold its reputation as one of Africa's few politically stable democracies and provides foreign investors with the most predictable entry point into West Africa. And the figures do not lie – the country attracted US$ 3.5 billion in 2018, a 6% increase year on year, to become West Africa's largest recipient of foreign direct investment.

With political stability, a growing middle class, an energetic start-up scene and a pro-industry government, Ghana presents a myriad of opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors. Many are already looking into the country's gold, cocoa, oil, timber, seafood, aluminum and agricultural produce.

At this exclusive meeting, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC) Yofi Grant will call in via video conference to give members an update on Ghana's latest developments and the opportunities that the country offers.

Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, NATIXIS, will be present at the meeting and will share her views on investing in Ghana and West Africa.

Andrew Wells, Convenor of the Belt and Road Working Group, will also share his insights on Ghana-China relations with regards to Belt and Road Initiative.

Members interested in joining the Committee's high-level Business Mission to Ghana and Morocco on 3-11 December 2019 are also encouraged to attend this meeting to get an idea of the country's business environment before the trip. More details about the mission can be found HERE.

Speaker(s) Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Council (GIPC)
Grant, currently heading GIPC, is a renowned Ghanaian investment banker with over 30 years of extensive work experience in banking and finance. Having served in various capacities in corporate finance and advisory, corporate banking and marketing, Grant has broad knowledge and great exposure in the African financial markets and has cultivated strong relationships with international private equity funds, portfolio and investment managers and brokerage funds. He was responsible for the development and implementation of AAF SME Fund LLC, one of the largest agriculture SME funds in Sub-Saharan Africa, and helped achieve their first close of US$30million.

Alicia Garcia-Herrero, Chief Economist for Asia Pacific, NATIXIS
Alicia García Herrero is the Chief Economist for Asia Pacific at Natixis. She also serves as Senior Fellow at European think-tank BRUEGEL and non-resident Research Fellow at Madrid-based political think tank Real Instituto Elcano. She is currently Adjunct Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Finally, she is advisor to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority's research arm (HKIMR) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as well as a member of the board of the Hong Kong Forum and co-founder of Bright Hong Kong. As recognition of her leadership thoughts, she has recently been nominated TOP Voices in Economy and Finance by LinkedIn.

Mr Andrew Wells, Convenor, Belt and Road Working Group; Deputy Chairman and Executive Director, China Golden Bridge Group Ltd
Language English
Date and Time 2019/09/16 17:00 to 18:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries German Cheung
Tel: 28231297
Fee Free of Charge
Notes - Booking transfer is allowed for corporate members with advanced notice, walk-ins are normally not accepted.
- The Chamber reserves the right to decline any booking or cancel the event. In such case, a full refund of the participation fee will be issued.
- Priority is given to corporate members. The decision to accept or decline any booking shall be at sole discretion of the Chamber.