The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Ghana in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are organizing the 2021 U.S.-Ghana Business Forum – a high-level conference between U.S. and Ghanaian Government Officials, and Private Sector Leaders aimed at deepening commercial partnerships between Ghana and the United States as well as the U.S- Africa commercial relations in the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The 2021 U.S.-Ghana Business Forum is on the theme: Promoting U.S.- Ghana Partnership through Trade and Investment, comes on the back of Ghana’s hosting of the Africa Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and also after several months of trading through the AfCFTA- the world’s largest free trade area in terms of number of countries encompassing 1.3 billion people and about $3.4 trillion in GDP.

The forum schedule for September 8th and 9th, 2021 will be virtual. It will have plenary sessions with high-level government officials as speakers; and panel discussions on pertinent topics including Technology and Digitization, Energy and Mining, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Services and Franchising.

The speakers expected at the forum include Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade & Industry; Constance Hamilton, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Africa; Ayesha Bedwei, President, American Chamber of Commerce-Ghana; Scott Eisner, President, U.S.-Africa Business Center (U.S Chamber of Commerce); Stephanie S. Sullivan, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana; Hajia Alima Mahama, Ghana Ambassador to the U.S.; and Yofi Grant, CEO-Ghana Investment Promotion Center.

The 2021 forum aims to strengthen trade and investment, promote business partnerships, and opportunities between U.S. and Ghanaian and also review trading under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and assess how U.S. and Ghanaian companies can take advantage of this opportunity.

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.

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