Placed under the patronage of HE Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana, this forum is an initiative of the GIPC in partnership with Homestrings Ltd, an investment platform that facilitates diaspora and impact-investing to make a difference in the world. Invest in Ghana, 2015 is a turnkey event focusing on Ghana’s investment potential and its development. The event will feature two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, networking as well as one-on-one meetings.
It will gather international investors, experts, managers of financial institutions, Ghanaian decision makers, development partners and donors, as well as other key actors and business partners. Invest in Ghana, 2015 will act as a platform to exchange experiences, debate and establish business partnerships and cooperation, which will lead to conclusions and recommendations for an improved development of the country’s wealth and its sustainable development.
The CEO of GIPC said “The event will be a platform to showcase Ghana’s investment opportunities. We want to mobilize investment to help to drive economic growth and create jobs to improve the living standards of all citizens. It will facilitate international, regional and national investors to discuss and exchange ideas that will lead to increased private investments in the country”.
Ghana has recently embarked on an ambitious but achievable reform programme to improve the investment climate for both local and international investors. These efforts have paid off tremendously with Ghana being recognised by the World Bank Doing Business Report 2014 as the “Best Place for Doing Business in the ECOWAS Region”. Also with the difficult times during last year where most countries did not show good growth levels due to the global economic downturn, Ghana had an economic growth rate provisional of 7.4% .
According to the GIPC, Ghana’s wealth of resources, democratic political system and dynamic economy, makes it undoubtedly the Business hub of West Africa, theme of the event. Gaining the world’s confidence with a peaceful political transition and a grounded and firm commitment to democracy has helped in expediting Ghana’s growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) in recent years. About Ghana Club 100 The Ghana Club 100 (GC100) awards is an annual compilation of the top 100 companies in Ghana to give due recognition to successful enterprise building and was launched in 1998 by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC).
The GC 100 serves as a benchmark to corporate excellence. Companies making it into the GC 100 are to serve as role models for the private sector and provide a forum for corporate Ghana to interact with government at a high level. This year’s award which will take place at the State Banquet Hall in the evening of 23rd October 2015 is being organized under the theme “Impact Investments and sustainable economic development”.
There will be awards for the top 100 businesses and other awards for the leading companies in each of the strategic sectors; i.e. Best company in Agriculture and Agribusiness, Financial Services, Information and Communication Technology, Services, infrastructure, Petroleum and Mining Services, Manufacturing, Tourism, Health and Education. There will also be Special Awards for outstanding business performers in selected categories including Corporate Social Responsibility and the highest tax paying company.