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Accra hosts 2022 WTPO Conference

Ghana is hosting the 2022 World Trade Promotion Organization conference, with delegates from over 57 countries in attendance. The conference is stimulating a cross fertilization of ideas among export promotion agencies on how to quicken production and export in the various countries, as the world races to recover from the global economic difficulties.

On the opening day of the conference, the International Trade Centre represented by its Executive Director, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, and the Secretary General of the AfCFTA Wankele Mene signed an MoU “that will enable private sector strategy for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”.

The conference was opened by Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo. Other speakers at the opening were the CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Agency Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton and Wamkele Mene from the AfCFTA.

Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton noted that Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) are the most critical elements of a country’s economy. She added that TPOs such as the GEPA are fundamental to SMEs as they provide three times success to export and twice in terms of product creation and innovation.

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