The maiden Ghana Finance Week (GFW), a festival of financial industry events designed to showcase and celebrate the best of finance and encourage financial inclusion while providing networking, social learning and business opportunities in Ghana, will now be held from 10th -13th Oct 2018.
The GFW will consist of signature activities such as a financial services expo, a financial Industry Service Day and a Ghana Finance Summit.
The week-long festival seeks to engender a number of opportunities such as;
- create a platform for financial services providers and regulators to showcase and promote their products and services.
- bridge the financial inclusion gap and accelerate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana
- promote excellence and innovation within the financial service sector, and
- educate and inform the public about the various financial products that can enhance their lives and businesses.
The GFW targets to connect thousands of people - students, educators, entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, nonprofit leaders, finance professionals, government officials and many others, through the range of signature activities.
The Ghana Finance Summit for instance, will gather leaders in finance, government, business, development partners and civil society organizations to share ideas, discuss challenges, solutions, latest market developments and financial trends in Ghana.
The Financial Services Expo will be a one-stop fair for the general public to access information on the various products and services within the financial services industry in Ghana. It will also serve as a platform for financial services providers to showcase and educate the public on the products and services.
The Expo will feature exhibitions, networking sessions, seminars and customized fora like Consumers of Ghana Financial Services Town Hall, FinTech Live and Careers in Finance live.
The Financial Industry Service Day is one for financial services organisations to engage their time, skills and expertise in making a difference in communities they operate in. Participating institutions will be expected to organise activities focusing on a range of local needs that connect any of the SDGs.
The Ghana Finance Week 2018, originally to run from 20th to 24th August, is on the theme ‘Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through Innovative Finance’ and orgainsed by Precise Communications Ltd in collaboration with Global Entrepreneurship Network-Ghana, Financial Inclusion Forum Africa, and Ark Event Management Services.
It is endorsed by UNDP Ghana, Office of the President SDG’s Advisory Unit, SDG Philanthropy Platform, and the Ghana Association of Bankers. GFW2018 is proud to have Graphic Communications Group Ltd as the official print media sponsor and TV3 & Media General as the TV broadcast sponsor.
"I encourage financial services organisations to take advantage of this platform to promote their products and services to the people of Ghana through our affordable sponsorship and exhibition advertising packages, to give their businesses the competitive edge”, said Stephen Gyasi-Kwaw, CEO of Precise Communications Ltd.