Business News of 2014-04-05

5th Ghana Summit opens next week

The fifth Ghana Summit, an internationally recognised conference and exhibition, opens in Accra from Tuesday, April 8 to Thursday, April 10 at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This year’s summit will be opened by President John Dramani Mahama.

Other speakers include the Minister of Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah; Alex Mould, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC); Mr Theo Ahwering and CEO of the Petroleum Commission (PC); Dr George Sipa-Adjah Yankey, CEO of the Ghana National Gas Company (GNGC) and Mr Terry Hughes, Director of Project Ten, Tullow Oil.

The conference and exhibition, which is organised by CWC Group in partnership with Kros Ghana, has attracted over 40 other speakers with distinguished careers and expertise in oil and gas, including senior government officials, operators, technocrats, academia and business tycoons.

The summit will feature a two-day conference and a three-day exhibition with up to 100 exhibitors.

This year’s conference will focus on topics such as maximising the potential of gas, upstream, challenges and opportunities, local content, showcasing Ghana’s investment potential, update on the Volta Basin and a special Project TEN showcase.

“The Ghana Summit 2014 will once again unite international and regional experts, key decision makers, contractors and service providers under one roof to discuss the future of the energy sector in Ghana,” the Associate Director of the CWC Group, Mr Willy Olsen, said.

The Senior Project Manager at CWC Group added that there would be an increased focus on local content and opportunities available to indigenous Ghanaian companies in the oil and gas space, a topic which is particularly important at present following the passage of the Local Content Bill.

“Delegates will hear directly from successful Ghanaian oil and gas entrepreneurs on their success stories and how they overcame challenges,” he said.

Attendance to the exhibition is free and enriched by the CWC Technical Seminars and networking opportunities, providing the ideal platform for companies to showcase their latest products, services and innovative solutions in the energy sector.

The CWC Technical Seminars will focus on Local Content & HSSE Practices within Ghana, and assess innovative technologies required to meet production needs.