German-Ghanaian Business Forum

28.02.2018 | 09:00
- 13:30
Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft (House of German Industry)





German-Ghanaian Business Forum

Date: 28th February 2018

Time: 9: 00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft (House of German Industry)

Breite Straße 29, 10178 Berlin, Germany

Dear Premium Partners and Clients,

Kindly be informed that the German-Ghanaian Business Forum scheduled for 23rd February 2018 has been postponed to 28th February 2018 as a result of unavoidable circumstances.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic of Ghana will be visiting Berlin again this year and will attend the German-Ghanaian Business Forum, together with Ms. Brigitte Zypries, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.

His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, during his last visit to Berlin for the G20 Africa Partnership Conference in June 2017, was also a guest at the Haus der deutschen Wirtschaft in Berlin.

Ghana is ranked among the best accessible markets in sub-Saharan Africa. It is with good reason that the West African country is regarded as an entry market for Germany’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) without any prior Africa experience thus far. Although Ghana’s market is not the largest with just under 29 million inhabitants, it was the fifth most important market in sub-Saharan Africa for German exporters in 2016, with an export volume of €303m following South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Kenya. After a temporary dip in growth, Ghana is expected to have grown again by 5.9 percent in 2017, rendering it one of the continent's ten fastest-growing markets. For 2018, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) even anticipates growth as high as 8.9 percent.

Ghana was one of the first partner countries to join G20's Compact with Africa initiative ( The Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his Ghanaian counterpart Akufo-Addo established a bilateral reform partnership on the occasion of the trip of Germany’s President to Ghana in December 2017. Going forward, Ghana will work toward specific reforms to increase growth and employment as part of Compact with Africa and this partnership with Germany. Modernising the energy sector and vocational training will play a key role here.

The aim of the German-Ghanaian Economic Forum is to highlight business potential in Ghana and to promote cooperation between German and Ghanaian businesses.

Please note that, participation in the Forum is FREE. Kindly click on the link below to begin your registration process.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Mr. Andreas Wenzel

Director Africa and International Policy of Raw Materials 

Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK)

+49 30 (20308) -2314