Ashanti Business and Investment Fair to rejuvenate enterprising spirit

Over forty exhibitors from various sectors of the Ghanaian economy would partake in the “Ashanti Business and Investment Fair” (ABIF), holding in Kumasi on May 15-18, 2014.

The four-day exhibition event, under the theme “promoting trade and investments through effective business networking”, features organizations in the financial services sector, manufacturing, energy, small and medium scale enterprises among others.

The Fair, organized by the Business & Financial Times and BIA Conferences, seeks to provide the platform for companies to reach their clients at a one-stop-shop with their products and services. It is also expected to provide an avenue for networking and the formation of partnerships between potential investors and business organizations in the northern sector.

The major highlights of ABIF 2014 include a series of investment seminars, a business networking cocktail and a ‘Family Fun-day’.

Theodore Lamptey, Events Manager, Business & Financial Times, said the fair will create opportunities for businesses in the region and those planning to enter the region to find a common platform to form strategic partnerships.

According to him, event organization has become part of the company’s core operations and the objective behind these events is to bring the practicality of the ideology of Business & Financial Times to bear.

“Already we seek to provide relevant business information to our audience as well as potential ones and so this Fair is supposed to nurture business growth as well as equipping participants with the information they need,” he stressed.

The Ashanti Region, touted as the most populous region in the country, and the hub of agribusiness, trade and commerce within the West African sub-region, possesses enormous opportunities for business and investment.

“In fostering economic growth and development therefore, Ghana’s Ashanti Region cannot be ignored considering her strategic location. It has therefore become necessary to create a viable marketing platform that would promote trade and investment activities across the region in order to sustain and increase the socio-economic development of the region and Ghana at large,’ stated Mr. Lamptey.

ABIF 2014 is expected to rejuvenate the trade and business spirit that characterizes the people of Ashanti particularly in the Kumasi metropolis, he added.

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