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About The Event

About The Event

The Association of Ghana Industries as part of its mission to create a supportive and competitive business climate, which will make Ghanaian businesses locally and internationally competitive, has been organizing the Ghana Industrial Summit & Exhibition annually since 2017. The GISE has been hosted with support from the Ministry of Trade & Industry, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and reputable local industries.

The GISE is designed to assemble captains of industry, policy makers, international industrialists and entrepreneurs on one platform to discuss pertinent issues confronting industry and cutting-edge solutions to propel industry forward. The three previous Summits have recorded high attendance, averaging two hundred and fifty daily and scores more attending the exhibition. This year’s event is expected to record similar numbers.


Accra International Conference Center, Ghana


Tuesday to Thursday
17th-19th August, 2021.

Event Speakers

Speaker 1

Hon. Alan Kyeremanten

Trade Minister

Speaker 2

Hon. Yaw Osafo Marfo

Special Adviser to the President

Speaker 3

Dr. Yaw Adu Gyamfi

President of AGI

Speaker 4

Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa

Chief Executive, VRA

Speaker 5

Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Energy Minister

Speaker 6

Sean M. Duggan

Investment Promotion Expert

Speaker 7

Fatima Alimohamed

CEO of Africa Brand Warrior

Speaker 8

H.E. Wamkele Mene

Secretary-General of AfCFTA

Speaker 9

David Ofosu-Dortey

AB & David Africa

Speaker 10

Dr. Stephen Yamoah

Exec. Director of NPG

Event Schedule

Theme: “Repositioning Ghanaian Industries to Leverage the AfCFTA”

Registration is from 08:00 to 09:00

Opening Prayer/Documentary

Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Welcome Address by President of AGI

Dr. Yaw Adu-Gyamfi

Remarks by Premium Partners


Statement by Chief Executive of VRA

Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa

Statement by Secretary General of AfCFTA Secretariat

H. E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene

Statement by Guest of Honour -Minister of Trade & Industry

Hon. Alan Kyeremanten

Speech by Special Guest of Honour – Vice President

H. E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

Official Opening of Ghana Industrial Summit & Exhibition 2021 by Special Guest of Honour

Cutting of ribbon and guided tour of the exhibition by the exhibition coordinator

Snack Break

The session will focus on setting the stage for discussions covering the event period. Perspectives regarding Ghanaian Industries and the AfCFTA.

The AfCFTA; Implementation of Ghana’s Strategy, the journey so far

presented by MOTI

Panel Discussion

Q & A

Lunch Break


Guidelines for Export under the AfCFTA; What Industry needs to know presented by Customs

Exporting under the AfCFTA – War Stories from Industry players presented by 3 industries

Wilmar Africa

Panel Discussion

Q & A

Participants take a tour of the exhibition


Opening Prayer

E-commerce under the AfCFTA – payments /settlements /Digital banking & Financial solutions

presented by Fidelity

AfCFTA & Africa’s New Eco System How the Private Sector Fits in

presented by Mr. David Ofosu-Dortey.

Ghana Stock Exchange presented by the Ekow Afedzie

Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange

Panel Discussion

Q & A

SIDE EVENT: AGI-GEA/Mastercard YAW Seminar for Startup and Existing businesses:

“Promoting Indigenous Businesses Through Quality Standards and Access to Finance”
GIZ Invest for Jobs

Snack Break


AfCFTA and Investment Promotion:Can Ghana Benefit?

presented by Sean Duggan (EU-GESP Project)

Positioning the Agribusiness sector for success under the AfCFTA

presented by Fatima Alimohamed (Agribusiness Sector Chair, AGI)

Panel Discussion

Q & A


Launching of the Ghana Agri-business logo to promote Ghana as a country for investment in the sector. Event organized by the EU funded Investment Promotion and Business 4 Linkages Project in partnership with AGI.

Lunch Break


Power supply availability, reliability and competitive pricing

presented by GRIDCO

The role of renewable energy in industrial competitiveness

presented by Energy Services Centre, AGI

Panel Discussion

Q & A

Participants take a tour of the exhibition

VRA@60: “Celebrating 60 years in the power business: our legacy, our future”

Opening Prayer / Documentary

Welcome Address by Chief Executive of VRA

Ing. Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa.

Speech by the Special Guest of Honour, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh

Hon. Minister of Energy

The VRA story – successes, challenges and way forward – presented by Ing. Emmanuel D. Osafo

Deputy CE, Engineering and Operations

Opportunites in Nuclear Power Project for Ghana’s Industrial Acceleration Stephen Yamoah (PHD)

Executive Secretary, NPG

Tour of Energy companies at the Exhibition Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh


Regulatory framework governing power supply; opportunities for industry

presented by Energy Commission

Panel Discussion

Ing. Emmanuel D. Osafo (Deputy CE, Engineering and Operations)
NPG Presenter
Energy Commission Presenter
Ing. Richard Badger (Former Deputy CE, VRA and Deputy General Manager of Early Power Ltd)

Moderator: Ing. Charles Boakye

Lunch Break


“Technology solutions in the Energy Sector”

Welcome Address:by Johnson Opoku-Boateng

Director, BDS, AGI

Remarks by Premium Partners

Pitch Competition Introduction of Panel of Judges

Pitch (5 mins each)

1ST Contestant
2nd Contestant
3RD Contestant
4th Contestant
5th Contestant


Judge 1
Judge 2
Judge 3

Collation of results and Announcement of Winners

Closing ceremony - CEO, AGI/VRA


Event Venue

Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana

Accra International Conference Center is the venue of choice where the all leading buyers and exhibitors of the world convene. An entrusted platform in Accra, the conference center was established in 1991 and has made a giant leap in the exhibition industry of Ghana. The trade fair venue acts as a pivotal podium and boasts of first-class infrastructure, excellent facilities, state-of-the-art amenities and a wealth of space. Highly recognized by the Government of Ghana, it is an international platform for hosting eminent social events, large-scale conferences, seminars and business meetings.


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