Export Promotion Seminar 2016
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) organised an export seminar as part of efforts to foster bilateral trade between Ghana and Germany. Agility Africa and SGS Ghana sponsored the event, dubbed: ‘Standards and Best Practices to reach the European Market’.
From left: Evelyn Ingrid Keelson, Certification & Business Enhancement Executive,SGS Ghana; Alex Dadzawa, Head of Marketing and Promotion,Ghana Export Promotion Authority; Mohamed Abou iiana,Senior AGOA Specialist, West African Trade Hub; H.E Christoph Retzlaff, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Ghana
H.E Christoph Retzlaff, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Ghana addressing participants
The goal of the seminar was to provide Ghanaian companies that are considering export as part of their growth strategy with more information on getting certification for export to Europe and beyond. It was also an opportunity for participants to learn about the various commodity standards.
The seminar featured speakers from several agencies and businesses involved in export and export promotion including the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, SGS Ghana, Homefoods Processing & Cannery Limited and Robert Bosch Nigeria.
His Excellency Christoff Retzlaff, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Ghana, in his welcome address to participants commented that, “There are numerous challenges- Brexit, migration and the rise of populism and nationalism but I am convinced the EU will emerge stronger”. He further pointed out to all present that, “The EU is the strongest trading block on the planet and Germany is the centre of this economic powerhouse”.
Evelyn Keelson, Certification & Business Enhancement Executive ran participants through the SGS roadmap to certification as well as standards for exporting food products to Europe.
Export seminar participants
Evelyn Ingrid Keelson, Certification & Business Enhancement Executive,SGS Ghana presenting on roadmap to certification
Our newest Premium Partner Agility Africa was also present to showcase their Global Quality Management System solutions. Agility Africa, represented by Fred Kojo Ellis, Commercial Manager for West Africa, introduced patrons to their distribution parks suitable for light assembly and manufacturing, storage, processing and distribution.
From left: Felicia Twumasi, CEO, Homefoods Processing & Cannery Limited; Frank Oberschilp, General Manager, Peelco Limited; Fred Kojo Ellis, Commercial Manager, West Africa - Agility; Mariella Sandini, Team Lead, Traque
Fred Kojo Ellis, Commercial Manager, West Africa - Agility introducing participants to their distribution park services
Kindly find all presentations made during the seminar by clicking HERE