UK-Ghana Trade & Investment Forum

28 June 2017, Central London


A senior government delegation, will attend the Forum to showcase the many investment opportunities that Ghana can offer international investors. This invitation-only event will profile the Ghanaian economy, providing a unique opportunity for delegates to engage with ministers and senior government officials.

DMA was privileged to host the Government of Ghana for the UK-Ghana Trade & Investment Fora in 2010 and 2014 and we look forward a similarly successful Forum on 28th June 2017.


0830-0930: Registration & Refreshments

0930-0950: Welcome
•    Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
•    Tony Burkson, Chief Executive, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)
•    HE Papa Owusu-Ankomah, Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK

0950-1010: Keynote Address
•    Hon Adam Afriyie MP,
UK Trade Envoy to Ghana
•    Hon Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Ghana’s Senior Minister

1010-1130: Session 1 - Economic Overview
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham MP
, Former UK Minister for Africa
•    Hon Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Ghana’s Senior Minister
•    Representative, Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning
•    Solomon Asamoah, Chief Executive, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
•    Private Sector Representative
Q&A Session

1130-1200: Refreshment Break

1200-1330: Session 2 - Doing Business in Ghana 
Rt Hon The Lord Hain, Former British Cabinet Member & MP
   R. Yofi Grant, Chief Executive, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)
•    Steven Gray, Deputy Chairman, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) and CEO, Atuabo Freeport
•    Dr Ruben Atekpe, Managing Director, Quantum Power Ghana Gas
   Alysia Silberg, Co-founder & COO, Acceleforce LLC
Q&A Session

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1450: Spotlight on Railways
•    Hon Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railway Development

1450-1615: Session 3 - Investing in Energy & Infrastructure
Chair: Rt Hon the Lord Boateng
, Co-chair, APPG on Ghana
•    Hon Joe Ghartey, Minister of Railway Development
•    Hon Joseph Cudjoe, Deputy Minister of Energy
•    Dr Kofi Koduah Sarpong, Chief Executive, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
•    Pamela Djamson-Tettey, Director of Communications & Outreach, MiDA
•   Hassan Hassan, Chief Executive, Nyota Power
Q&A Session

1615-1630: Closing Remarks
    Hon Yaw Osafo-Maafo, Ghana’s Senior Minister
•    Tony Burkson, Chief Executive, UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC)

1630-1800: Gala Drinks Reception - Sponsored by INTL FCStone