EconomicThe question of how Ghana can effectively integrate its people, systems and technologies for a sustainable economic development will be the main subject under discussion as Ghana’s most outstanding corporate executives, civil society leaders converge today Thursday, May 3, 2012 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The event, dubbed, “Ghana Economic Forum” will assemble chief executive officers, board chairmen, directors-general, legal advisors, entrepreneurs, civil society leaders, and senior level decision makers in public & private sector organizations in Ghana and development partners to engage in discussions centred on the how Ghana can sustain the macroeconomic gains made in recent times and the strategy for sustaining the growth trajectory on the three key pillars of people, systems and technology deployment.
The forum will also be focused on highlighting major concerns and key drivers of the economy, the intersecting players and how the leadership tool can be better developed to oil the wheels of development.
Thematic areas to be covered will include what to do to unlock Ghana’s human capital in terms of education, skills development, job creation and poverty reduction; rethinking the country’s systems for improved productivity at all levels as well as utilizing technology to drive intermediary businesses in both public and private sector organizations amongst others. The session will also feature contributions and questions from the audience.
According to the Executive Director of event organizers, Business and Financial Times, Mrs Edith Dankwa,
“The Ghana Economic Forum will provide the platform for key drivers of the economy and relevant decision makers to cross fertilize ideas on how to drive and sustain economic growth trajectory that will result in policies that will put the country’s development on a continuous growth path”.
On panel to discuss the topic will be: Ms Abena Amoah, Founder & CEO, Baobab Advisors; Dr John Kwakye, Senior Economist, IEA; Nana Owusu Afari, President, Association of Ghana Industries and Mr Foluso Phillips, Executive Chairman, Nigeria Economic Summit Group & CEO of Phillips Consulting, Nigeria.
Economic growth and sustainable development have always been key issues that industry players and other significant stakeholders continue to find ways to redefine and renew from time to time and the Ghana Economic Forum presents a unique platform to deliberate on Ghana’s developmental pathway in a non-bias, straight –forward and non- partisan manner.
It is worth noting that the Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 identified multiple challenges to the global economy and a continuing shift in the balance of economic activity; away from advanced economies and toward emerging markets. Policymakers are making the effort to find ways to manage the present economic challenges while preparing their economies to perform well in an increasingly complex global landscape.
The Ghana Economic Forum is produced by the Business and Financial Times, Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic and has its strategic partners as: Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), American Chamber of Commerce and Private Enterprise Foundation (PEF).
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