International Business Meeting and Network Cocktail held

16-03-2018

International Business Meeting and Network Cocktail held

Last Friday 9th of March, the first International Business Meeting and Networking Cocktail was held in the Omanye Conference Hall of the Labadi Beach Hotel. Special guest of honour was Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance.

In an informal business club setting with comfortable seats for the guests and an elevated stage where the Minister was seated surrounded by the hosts of that evening, Mr Burkhardt Hellemann of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Mr Maximilian Butek from the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana, Mrs Delphine Adenot-Owusu of the Ghana France Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, and Mr Tjalling Yme Wiarda of the GNBCC. 

GNBCC’s Premium Members were invited by GNBCC to attend this interactive meeting with the Minister. The event started with a welcome address of the Deputy Head of the German Mission, Mr Hans-Helge Sander, followed by speeches of the French Ambassador Mr Francois Pujolas and our own Dutch Ambassador Mr Ron Strikker.

After the diplomatic intro speeches Mr Ken Ofori Atta made an opening statement after which the heads of the European Business Chambers were invited to open a round of questions. Mr Wiarda of GNBCC started with a question concerning local content which became one of the main topics after it was initially touched upon by the Dutch Ambassador as one of the concerns of the foreign business community. The subject came back several times in different questions posed by the audience which consisted of Premium Members of the Dutch, French and German Chambers. It was an open exchange of thoughts, arguments and facts and led to a very constructive business meeting without journalists. At the closing all parties involved made compliments about the open debate in a stimulating environment. After the end of the debate there was an opportunity to network between the different companies.

Picture: from left to right Dutch Ambassador Mr Ron Strikker, GNBCC’s Tjalling Wiarda, Germany’s Deputy Head Mr Hans-Helge Sander, CCI France’s Mrs. Delphine Adenot-Owusu, Minister of Finance Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta, AHK’s Maximilian Butek, French Ambassador Mr Francois Pujolas and Mr Burkhardt Helleman of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

GNBCC | News