Ghana to host World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference and Awards

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Dr Afua Asabea Asare (4th left), CEO of GEPA, Mr Samuel Dentu, (3rd left), Deputy CEO of GEPA, and some officials of the NEPC during the visit
Dr Afua Asabea Asare (4th left), CEO of GEPA, Mr Samuel Dentu, (3rd left), Deputy CEO of GEPA, and some officials of the NEPC during the visit

Trade and investment promotion organizations around the world will meet in Accra, Ghana, on 17-18 May 2022 to discuss solutions for small firms to build resilience against disruptions caused by crises such as climate change and pandemics.

The World Trade Promotion Organizations Conference (WTPO) will be jointly hosted by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

A meeting with ITC Executive Director, Madam Pamela Coke-Hamilton and GEPA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Afua Asabea Asare in Accra on 26 October 2021, confirmed the participation of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the conference.

A statement issued in Accra by the organisers said participants would also explore new opportunities arising from digitalization and the African Continental Free Trade Area.

Meanwhile, the ITC is inviting members of the trade promotion organizations network to apply for the WTPO Awards 2022.

It said at the conference, excellence in assistance for small and medium-sized firms to trade across borders would be recognized in three categories: innovative partnerships, use of technology and sustainable and inclusive trade.

The statement said candidates from national institutions were eligible to apply by 3 December 2021.

The winners will be announced at the conference on 17 May 2022.

The 13th WTPO Conference and Awards will take place at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra, on May 17th to May 18th, 2022.

The Ghana Export Promotion Authority, in partnership with ITC, will host the event. Created in 1996, the conference takes place every two years.

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