Some top global business icons are expected to participate in Ghana’s three-day International Investment forum commencing, Sunday, a release from the Ghana Investments Promotions Centre (GIPC) announced here late Monday.

The summit is the first major gathering of institutional investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and corporate executives under Ghana’s president, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The new government has declared a new era of investments in Ghana and pledges to bring back the country’s fiscal health, boost confidence in the economy as well as drive growth and job-creation across the private sector.

The summit which will host representatives of global investment firms and multinational corporations is expected to draw more than 200 attendees to Accra for high-level discussions on investment opportunities in key sectors, including financial services, technology, consumer goods and services, energy, and agribusiness.

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Other subjects to be discussed include, Securing Africa’s Growing Technology Infrastructure: Understanding Threats to the Landscape; Investing in Ghana’s Nascent Pensions Industry; and Product Innovation in Ghana’s Competitive Consumer Products Industry.

“As Ghana continues to make its leap forward, forums like the Ghana Investment Summit play a vital role in bringing together investors, entrepreneurs, and policy makers. We must use this opportunity to have the conversations and make the concrete connections that will help build a stronger, more robust economy,” Yoofi Grant, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GIPC said.

Notable personalities expected to appear at the summit include Lisa Opoku, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Partner, Goldman Sachs – New York; RossieTurman, Partner, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP – New York; Ashok Mohinani, Executive Director, Mohinani Group; and Nick Godfrey, CO-CISO, Goldman Sachs – London.

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Duane Hughes, a member of the Ghana Investment Summit Advisory Board member noted; “This summit gathers in one place some of the leading thinkers, industrialists, policy makers and entrepreneurs from Africa and around the world, and to learn how Ghana is positioned as a gateway to the continent.” Enditem

Source: Xinhua/Newsghana.com.gh