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Doing Business in Ghana: The Gateway to West Africa Breakfast Seminar
Date. 25 Aug 2017

September 14, 2017  9 A.M.–NOON  RUTHERFORD ROOM, STUDENT UNION BUILDING, FDU, TEANECK, NJ


With relatively diverse and abundant natural resources, Ghana has roughly twice the per capita output of the poorest countries in West Africa. Even so, it remains heavily dependent on international financial and technical assistance. Ghana’s real gross domestic product (GDP)growth over the past 10 years has averaged 7.2 percent with the most recent (2015) GDP growth figure at 3.9 percent. Growth in 2011 was a startling 14 percent, mainly driven by first-year production of oil. The rate of inflation for 2015 was 17.7 percent. This was a drop from close to 20 percent in 2009. As of September 2016, inflation was still quite high
at 17.2 percent. Indicators point to inflation returning to single digits by late 2017 and then leveling off in the mid- to long-term. Ghana’s local currency (the Cedi) has largely stabilized since October 2015 and is projected to remain relatively stable into 2017. This is the result of the ongoing engagement between the Bank of Ghana and the International Monetary Fund. Ghana’s main import partners include China (18.4 percent of total imports), the United States (8.9 percent), Belgium (5.6 percent), Canada (4.7 percent) and India (4.7 percent).


Welcome and Introduction
Herbert Ouida, Director, Global Enterprise
Network, Fairleigh Dickinson University
(Moderator)
 

Ghana Is Open to Trade and Investment
Opportunities

Bernard K.B. Quantson, Consul General Ghana

Ghana Is a Stable and Welcoming Location
for International Business and Investment

Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Permanent
Representative of Ghana to the United Nations

The Role of King Global Ventures in Helping
Companies Do Business in Ghana and
Western Africa

King Asomaning, CEO, King Global Ventures
Holdings, LLC, Inc.

Services Available Through the United States
Department of Commerce

Maria Elena Rivero,West and Central Africa
Desk Officer (Via Telephone)

State of New Jersey’s Trade Assistance Program

Eddy Mayen, Director, Office of International
Business Development and Protocol, State of
New Jersey, Department of State Business
Action Center

The Full Range of UPS International
Business Services

Rob Coppola, International Account Manager,
UPS - North Atlantic District

Investment Opportunities in Ghana
The Honorable Yofi Grant, CEO, Ghana
Investment Promotion Centre

Pre-Investment Strategies and Managing Risk
Cynthia (Jumu) Quarcoo, Attorney, Managing
Partner, CQ Legal and Consulting, Accra, Ghana

Seminar is Free of Charge
Registration is necessary
Please email jteller@fdu.edu
For more information, please contact
Herb Ouida
houida99@aol.com
201-803-1366

Jeff Teller
jteller@fdu.edu
201-692-7357