Event Program

RUNNING ORDER FOR GHANA ECONOMIC FORUM

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration/welcome Tea
9am – 9:05am Introductions by MC (Bernard Avle)
9:05 – 9:10AM Security briefing (Kempinski Hotel)
9:10am – 9:20am Welcome remark by Mrs. Edith Dankwa, CEO of Business & Financial Times
9:20am – 9:30am Lead Sponsors remark by Mrs. Patience Akyianu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank
9:30am – 9:50am Opening Address by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
9:50am – 10:10am Independent Economic Presentation by Mr. Jeff Gable, Head, Research CIB, Barclays Africa
10:10am – 10:20am Presentation by Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori Attah
10:20am -11:20am

PLENARY I– Maintaining a stable macro-economy for sustained and inclusive development

 

Presenter

Hon. Ken Ofori-Attah, Minister of Finance

 

Panelists

Mr. Michael Cobblah, Director, Cynergy Global

Mr. Jeff Gable, Head, Research CIB, Barclays Africa

Mr. Hitesh Makhija, Chief Finance Officer, Olam Ghana

Mr. Henry Oroh, MD, Zenith Bank

11:20 – 11:35am Question and Answer Session
11:35am -12noon Coffee/Tea and Networking Session (Demarcation of hall)
FOCUS GROUP SESSIONS (12noon – 1:30pm)
12noon – 1:30pm

AGRICULTURE-Supporting private sector to provide affordable solutions to farmers & Creating incentives to attract the youth into agriculture

Presenter

Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture

 

Panelists

Mr. Roy Ayariga, National Coordinator, Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme

MrGangadhar Shetty Chief Operating Officer Ghana Oil Palm Development Company

Mr. Richard Nunekpeku, Chief Farmer, Anyako Farms

Mr. Andrew Ahiaku, Head of Agribusiness, Barclays Bank

Mr. LaudemarAguiar, Brazilian Ambassador

12noon – 1:30pm

Entrepreneurship & Innovation: E-Business an Integral tool for Business Growth

 

Presenter

Dr. Frimpong Boateng, Minister, Ministry Environment, Science & Technology

Panelists

Madam Valentina Mintah, CEO, West Blue Consulting

Mr. DerryDean Dadzie CEO DreamOval

Mr. Ebo Richardson, Chief Information Officer, Barclays Bank

12noon – 1:30pm

ENERGY-Practical Ways to Reduce the Energy Debt

Presenter

Dr. Amin Adam, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy

 

Panelists

Dr. Ben.K.B. Asante, CEO, Ghana National Gas

Dr. K.K. Sarpong Chief Executive GNPC

Mrs. Eunice Biritwum CEO CENIT Energy Ltd

Mr. Emmanuel Osei-Afriyie Mensah, Head of Public Sector, Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank

1:35pm – 2:00pm Closing Presentations
2:00pm –3:00pm Lunch & Closing
CLOSE OF DAY 1
 

DAY 2

8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration
9am – 10:30am

PLENARY 1 – Building Stronger Banks for a stronger Economy

Presenter

Dr. Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana

Panelists

Mrs. Patience Akyianu, Managing Director, Barclays Bank

Mr. Olalekan Sanusi, MD, GT Bank

Madam Charlotte Baidoo, CEO, Women’s World Bank

Mr. Asare Akuffo, Board Chairman, Construction Bank

Mr. John Awuah, MD, UMB

10:30am -12noon

PLENARY II– Improvement of the Business environment through regulatory reforms: Removing bottle necks in the current business environment

 

Presenter

Mr. KoblaNyaletey, Director, Head of Market, Barclays Bank

 

Panelists

Mr. Frank Naggetey Ghana Standard Authority Deputy Executive Director

Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio, CEO, Reroy Cables

Mr. Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre

12: noon –12:30pm Coffee/Tea + Demarcation of hall
12:30pm –2:00pm

TRADE & INDUSTRY– Facilitating community owned and small-scale industries to promote rural development

Presenter

Mr. Alan Kyerematen, Minister, Ministry of Trade & Industry

Panelists

Mr. James Asare Adjei, President, Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

Ms. Gifty Kekeli Klenam, CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority

Mr. Ibrahim Mohammed Awal Minister Ministry of Business Development

12:30pm -2:00pm

INSURANCE: The role of Insurance in National Development: 60 years on

 

Presenter

Solomon Lartey CEO Activa Insurance

Panelists

Rev. Asante Marfo-Ahenkorah Chairman Ghana Insurance Brokers Association

Mr. Simon Davor, Deputy Commissioner, National Insurance Commission

Dr. Albert Gemegah Dean Graduate School Wisconsin International University College

2:00pm – 2:30pm Closing Presentations

 

2:30pm Lunch & Closing