Ghanaian Londoners (GL) Network, a UK based Diaspora group, will lead a delegation of diaspora entrepreneurs for its maiden Trade Mission to Accra, the Ghanaian Capital.
The mission will last for 7 days from 8th March to 14th March 2020, designed to focus on a number of key areas to promote diaspora investments and provide the delegates with access to real time and on ground information covering opportunities available, understanding the economic climate including business site visits, engagements with key public and private stakeholders and facilitating introductions, meetings as well as identifying resources for launching their businesses in the Ghanaian marketplace.
The diaspora companies cover several sectors such as hospitality, construction, health and wellness, IT, financial services, agribusiness and marketing.
This mission aims to provides networking opportunities between the Diaspora entrepreneurs and Ghanaian entrepreneurs to form partnerships, collaborations and deals, and has therefore identified 7 events within the itinerary which are open to the general public specifically entrepreneurs, investors and professionals in Accra, Ghana to participate to enable such engagement for a win-win outcome. These events includes the ‘Investment Seminar’ taking place on Tuesday 10th March 2020 with focus on the financial instruments available on the Ghanaian market, the ‘All Sectors Networking Event’ scheduled for Friday 13th March 2020, Property Investment Seminar and Tour, scheduled for Saturday 14th March 2020 as well as a number of informal meet-ups.
Commenting on the Trade Mission, Adwoa Agyemang, the Founder of Ghanaian Londoners Network and the Lead for this mission said ‘This Trade Mission is one of our initiatives that aims to assist Diaspora Entrepreneurs looking for investment opportunities on the African continent, offering them a practical approach to doing business, networking and acquiring the right knowledge with access to meet returnee / local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and companies offering business support services, private and government institutions as well as key stakeholders. Through this mission, the GL Network is contributing our quota to the recent ‘Beyond the Return, The Diaspora Dividend’ initiative launched by the President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo. We are calling on organisations, individuals who would like to support and connect with our delegation and activities in any way to please get in touch’.
GL Network is a social enterprise, a not for profit organisation founded in 2009 with the aim to unlock the potential of the Ghanaian diaspora with a core focus on enterprise education and networking for community development. Our mission is to assist to promote stronger ties between Ghana and the diaspora. We act as a link between UK and Ghana, promoting and connecting entrepreneurs and professions to opportunities in business, investments and insights.