The U.S Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ghana, will organize the 3rd high-level meeting between US and Ghanaian Government Officials and Businesses on the official visit of the Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Don Graves. The U.S.-Business Forum is aimed at deepening diplomatic and commercial partnerships between Ghana and the United States for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The theme for the 2022 U.S.-Ghana Business Forum is: “Leveraging the AfCFTA to Promote U.SAfrica Commercial Partnerships.” This event is in line with the drive by the AfCFTA Secretariat to engage the private sector, the African diaspora, and other strategic partners for the effective implementation of the Agreement.
When: Thursday, June 16th, 2022
Where: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra
The forum will have plenary sessions with high-level government officials as speakers; and panel discussions on pertinent topics including Customs Modernization and Supply Chain Solutions to Promote Manufacturing Within the AfCFTA Zone; and Building Sustainable Digital Economy as a driver and an enabler for successful implementation of the AfCFTA.
Speakers at the forum include Honorable Ken Ofori-Atta (Minister of Finance) Deputy Secretary Don Graves (U.S Department of Commerce) Deputy Assistant Secretary Akuna Cook (U.S Department of State) Scott Eisner (President -U. S-Africa Business Center of the U.S Chamber of Commerce) Ayesha Bedwei IBE (President- American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana) and captains of the U.S-Ghana business community. The 2022 Forum aims to strengthen trade and investment, promote business partnerships, and opportunities between U.S. and Ghanaian businesses and review the manufacturing and digital sectors as enablers for the implementation of the single market project in Africa. At the end of the conference, it is expected that U.S.-Ghana commercial partnership will be projected and enhanced, focused on improving the investment climate in Ghana and the African continent.
Participants will be brought up to date on the latest trends in trade and investment on the continent and will have the opportunity to share their experiences and identify specific investment opportunities for future transactions. The Forum is organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ghana U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S Embassy in Accra.