2nd Edition of Global Africa Business Dialogue 

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On the 10th of December 2021, the Global-Africa Trade Advisory Chamber (GATAC) was launched in Accra, Ghana, at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City. 

The primary aim of GATAC is to promote trade between Ghana, Africa, and the global community by offering advisory and training services in trade, investment, and access to capital for local and foreign businesses.

On the 27th of May GATAC organised the Global Africa Business dialogue in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. GATAC welcomed special guests, including Ashok Puri, the Chairman of MGT Group, and Dr. Arshi Ayub Zaveri, special advisor to the Royal Family Offices. They acknowledged the chamber’s role in line with the government’s vision to promote trade and make Ghana the hub of investment and business. 

Ashok Puri and Dr. Arshi Ayub Zaveri emphasized the importance of GATAC and called on local traders and businesses to capitalize on this initiative to expand their fortunes by connecting with the global trade community. They praised GATAC’s past accomplishments and assured the government’s commitment to providing support and collaboration from entities such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, and other government agencies to bolster GATAC’s activities and increase trade volume between Ghana, Africa, and the rest of the world.

Other distinguished guests included Sadia Lakehall, Ekaterine Maisuradze, the President of the Georgia Africa Asia Chamber of Commerce (GAACC) Ghana, Honorable Michael Okyere Baafi, Member of parliament and Deputy minister for trade and Industry,Ghana, 

Ambassador Sandeep Mehta, Andrew Achempong-kyei, the MD of Glico Insurance, and Dr. Raisa Kumaga, Co-founder of Efra Wellbeing. These esteemed speakers contributed to the discourse and knowledge sharing at the Global Africa Business Dialogue.

Honorable Michael Okyere Baafi graced the occasion as well and assured attendees that his organization would create a conducive environment for GATAC’s activities, positioning Ghana as the preferred trade destination in Africa, while also championing opportunities for the entire African continent.

With over 200 registered members and representatives from more than 20 countries facilitating trade and investment, GATAC will operate alongside the Ghana-India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC) to provide comprehensive support to its members.

Mr. Dominic Oduro-Antwi, President of GATAC, emphasized the chamber’s role as a significant economic development vehicle bridging traders, businesses, and investments in Ghana, Africa, and the rest of the world. He reiterated GATAC’s commitment to supporting local businesses in realizing the benefits of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and collaborating with various business chambers and organizations worldwide to achieve its objectives. The Global Africa Business Dialogue in Dubai showcased the collective wisdom and expertise of industry leaders and professionals, including Sadia Lakehall, Ekaterine Maisuradze, Honorable Michael Okyere Baafi, Ambassador Sandeep Mehta, Andrew Achempong-kyei, and Dr. Raisa Kumaga, who contributed to the discourse and knowledge sharing, advancing trade and economic growth in Africa.

Presence were also representatives from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Botswana, Canada, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Benin, and several others who joined virtually.

For more information and membership inquiries, please visit www.gatac.net

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