West African Industrial Trade Exhibition Launched

George Pearson

THE
MAIDEN edition of the West African Industrial Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) has
been launched.

WAITEX
which was unveiled at the Accra International Press Center on Wednesday,
February 19, 2020, was scheduled to take place in Ghana from April 21-23, 2020
at the Fantasy Dome of the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre, Accra.

According
to George Pearson, West Africa Regional Director of Afrocet Montgomery, organizers
of the fair, WAITEX was designed to support companies and individuals involved
in mining, light and heavy industry, automation, packaging and the occupational
health and safety sectors.

He
said the event was also aimed at creating an environment where business
partnerships could develop while trade exchanges took place.

Mr.
Pearson revealed that over 50 exhibitors had already been booked and over 80 were
expected to do so soon.

“The
event is important for Ghana’s economy because it focuses on the key parts of
economic growth plans as laid out by the government,” he said.

He
added, “These include the manufacturing sector, mining sector and
packaging sector.”

Principal
Investment Promotion Officer from the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC),
Victoria Akosua Cobbah, speaking at the launch, stated that the decision of the
Montgomery Group and Afrocet Montgomery to organize their first-ever West
African exhibition trade exhibition in Ghana was testimony that Ghana was the
go-to destination for high performing investments on the African continent.

BY Melvin Tarlue

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