Deputy Secretary Don Graves

The 2022 US Ghana Business Forum comes off later today [16,6, 2022] in Accra.

The event which is being supported by Joy Business will have Don Graves, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce as the main speaker.

This year’s event aims 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 2022 U.S.-Ghana Business Forum is: “Leveraging the AfCFTA to Promote U.S-Africa 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.

The programme will take place at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City on Thursday, June 16th, 2022, from 8:30am-1:00pm

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.

The Speakers at the forum will include Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance; Deputy Secretary, U.S Department of Commerce, Don Graves; Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S Department of State, Akunna Cook; Scott Eisner, President -U. S-Africa Business Center of the U.S Chamber of Commerce; Ayesha Bedwei IBE, President of American Chamber of Commerce 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 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 on 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 organised by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ghana, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the U.S Embassy in Accra and with support from Joy Business.