The 2019 Project Financing, Trade and Investment conference and exhibition which is holding in November has been launched in Accra.
The event under the auspices of the Trustwork Oakbuild International Limited (TWOBIL), a consulting firm is in partnership with the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).
It is designed to bring together both public and private sector organisations including companies and industries in Ghana, Africa and the international business and investment community to boost trade and investment opportunities.
The theme of the event is ‘Building resilient economy through project financing, trade and investment for sustainable development in Ghana and Africa’.
Mr Kofi Obeng-Ayirebi, Chair of the Quantity Surveying Division of the Ghana Institute of Surveyors (GhIS), said it would help strengthen public and private sector institutions to use trade, investment, finance and technology as tools for inclusive and sustainable development.
“This conference will address the challenges facing access to international markets and explore successful approaches for mitigating the risks and unlocking the huge potential of project financing and access to global investments,” he added.
He noted that the participants would receive free post-event technical assistance from experts to help them develop and review their project proposals and business plans for financing.
Reverend Francis Osei Kusi, former Project Coordinator of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Project, said this year’s event would be exceptional at the time the private sector was being brought on to participate in the conference.
He noted that financing had always been a challenge for most businesses, adding that the forthcoming conference would help them to overcome the challenge and the way forward.
“It is important we have this conference to build the capacity of our businesses and strengthen upon production, so that we can compete on the international market,” Rev. Kusi added.