1st Ashanti Business & Investment Fair
Starts: Thursday, 15 May, 2014 10:00am
Ends: Sunday, 18 May, 2014 06:00pm
The four-day exhibition event is being held under the theme “Promoting Trade and Investments through Effective Business Networking”, and features organisations from all sectors of the economy including the financial services sector, manufacturing, energy, small and medium-scale enterprises among others.
ABIF 2014 seeks to provide a 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 organisations in the northern sector.
The major highlight of the fair will be a series of investment seminars and a business networking cocktail to be held on Friday May 16, 2014 and Saturday May 17, 2014 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, where the four-day exhibition event will be hosted.
Theodore Lamptey, Events Manager, Business & Financial Times, said the fair will create opportunities for businesses in the region, and those planning to enter, to find a common platform for forming strategic partnerships.
According to him, event organisation has become part of the company’s core operations and the objective behind these events is to bring the practicality in Business & Financial Times’ ideology 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 equip participants with the information they need,” he stressed.
“The Ashanti Business and Investment Fair 2014 will expectedly lead to formation of alliances between potential investors and other stakeholder groups in the Ashanti Region and beyond,” he added.
The Ashanti Region, touted as the most populous region in the country and the hub of agribusiness, trade and commerce among others 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 its strategic location. It has therefore become necessary to create a viable marketing platform that promotes trade and investment activities across the region in order to sustain and increase socio-economic development of the region and Ghana at large.”
It is in this vein that Business & Financial Times, Africa’s leading provider of credible and relevant business information, has put together the Ashanti Business & Investment Fair (ABIF) to create a platform for businesses to interact with customers and also take advantage of opportunities presented by other businesses.
Over forty exhibitors from the economy’s various sectors have registered to showcase their products and services. ABIF 2014 is expected to rejuvenate the trade and business spirit that characterises the people of Ashanti, particularly in the Kumasi metropolis.
The Fair, which is billed as an annual event to be held in the region, adds to the number of events Business & Financial Times has been organising across the country.
The side-attraction for ABIF 2014 will be ‘Family Fun-day’ activities for families in attendance. Main activities for the day will include musical chairs, lucky dip, bouncing castles among others.