Diasporian News Thu, 31 Oct 2013

The Torino business forum

Potential investors and participants were impressed by presentation made at the business symposium in the Northern Italian city of Turin. It is also the Italy capital of automobiles and industries.

The forum was organised on the 25th October 2013 by the Honorary Consulate of Turin in collaboration with the Ghana Embassy in Rome, The Torino Chamber of Commerce and The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). Participants had the opportunity to know about governmental policies, business opportunities, cost of doing business, the laws and regulations and Italian success stories in Ghana.

Her Excellency Mrs. Evelyn Anita Stokes-Hayford Ghana Ambassador to Italy in her presentation stated that Ghana and Italy have a long history of productive cooperation dating back to Ghana’s independence era. She intimated that some Ghanaian pilots were trained by Italians and even the Akosombo dam was built with the help of Italian engineers. She disclosed that Italy is playing a major role in Ghana’s infrastructure development particularly, in the energy and Gas sector. She pointed out that Ghana has enjoyed a stable multi-party political environment for almost two decades with continuous macro-economic stability and investors will also have the opportunity to target the over 300 million Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) citizens since Ghana is the gate-way to West Africa.


Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre was the main speaker of the forum. She took the over 250 participants gathered at the sala Giollitti of the Torino Chamber of Commerce through a graphic illustration on the latest trade and investment opportunities in Ghana. The most promising sectors included Oil and Gas services, Energy, Infrastructure, Agriculture and Agro- Processing, Manufacturing, Tourism, ICT and Financial Services. She received a rapturous ovation after her impressive presentation. She took time to answer questions from the participants which even the doubting Thomases were convinced that Ghana is the preferred investment destination. As if that was not enough there was also a tete-a-tete conversations with the CEO Mrs Mawuena Trebarh by the participants with interpreters been provider for by the Ghanaianian Immigrants Association in Torino ( GIATO)

The well attended seminar included co-operate bodies, individual entrepreneurs and company representatives. In attendance were Giovanni Maria Ferraris ( president of the city councillors of Torino),Ezio Ercole (Vice-president council of Journalists in Piemont) who was the moderator of the seminar, De Fazio Salvatore (Honorary Consol of Torino) and Simone Attieku ( Political and Economic Affair at the Ghana Embassy in Rome) conclude the list of the high profile personalities BRIGHT WADJAH

Source: Bright Odifoo