The 2021 Presidential Business Summit will be hosted by President Akufo Addo at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra, from Tuesday, September 14 to Wednesday, September 15.
Presidential Business Summit
The President will also deliver the keynote address at the Summit.
The Theme of the Summit is “Public-Private Dialogue on the Role of the Private Sector in Ghana’s Post-COVID Economic Recovery.”
Speakers at the Summit include Yaw Osafo-Maafo- Senior Presidential Advisor, Alan Kyerematen-Minister for Trade and Industry, Pierre Frank Laporte– Country Director for World Bank Group, Ken Ofori Atta-Minister for Finance, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh (MP)- Minister for Energy, Charles Adu-Boahen- Minister of State, and Dr Ernest Addison – Governor of Bank of Ghana.
About the Presidential Business Summit
The Presidential Business Summit is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Trade and industry in collaboration with the Office of the President and selected Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) to facilitate interactions between government and the private sector on critical economic matters and how to push past the barriers to ensure public-private sector growth and the overall growth of the come.
“A presidential Business Summit will be organized annually at the beginning of each year to afford the private sector the opportunity to interact with the President and key Executives on their concerns and to agree on Key Performance Indicators and obligations to be met by both Government and the Private Sector,” a communique from the Ministry of Trade and Industry read.
This year’s plenary session will focus on five (5) thematic areas, that is
- Fiscal and Non-Fiscal Incentives to Support Production and Private Sector Development;
- Foreign Exchange Regulation and Currency Stability
- Access to Finance and Cost of Capital
- Energy Pricing, Availability, Access and Reliability, and
- Supporting Local Industries through Government Procurement and Local Content Regulation.
- The plenary session will be followed by Breakout Sessions for an in-depth analysis of seven (7) economic sectors, which includes:
- Agriculture and Agribusiness
- Construction and Mining
- Financial Services
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Tourism and Hospitality; and
- Transport and Logistics
The outcome of the summit will inform Government’s policy framework with regards to private sector development to ensure a growing economy.
Admission to this event is strictly by Invitation.