Accra, Africa's commercial capital, will on July 27th host the 5th Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFiC).
The conference will be on the theme: Facilitating Trade and Trade Finance in AfCFTA; The Role of the Financial Services Sector and the sub-theme is: Creating an Enabling Macroeconomic Environment in AfCFTA; The Role of the Central Banks in Africa.
Ghana's Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawunia will open the 1-day conference with a Keynote Address under the conference theme; Facilitating Trade and Trade-Finance in AfCFTA; The Role of the Financial Services Sector on behalf of H.E the President of Ghana per a response letter from the Presidency dated 14th June 2021.
Another key speaker will be H.E Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for Trade, Industry, and Mining who will deliver a Special Address on behalf of the African Union.
A statement issued in Accra by Mr. Selassi Koffi Ackom, Chief Executive Officer – GITFiC said this year's conference which will take place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra would discuss everything within the Pan-African payment and settlements system.
The statement noted that some of the concerns were cross-border payment, single currency and issues of delay, blockchain technology, Digital Currency, Currency Convertibility aside from the US Dollar, Monetary Policy/Price Levels, Financial Sector Regulation and Reforms amongst a tall list of other important measures.
It was however stated that due to COVID-19 protocols currently in place, the conference will only admit 200 Participants and that attendance is strictly by invitation.
The targeted audience includes; Banks, Insurance Practitioners & Insurance Companies, Savings & Loans Companies, Micro-Finance Institutions, Finance Houses, Leasing Companies, Finance & Leasing Companies, Mortgage Finance Companies, Representative Offices in Ghana, Remittance Companies, Financial NGOs, Forex Bureau Companies, Rural and Community Banks, Micro Credit & Loans Schemes, Accountants & Accounting Firms, Chief Finance Officers, Finance Directors& Finance Officers, Trade Finance Firms, Multimodal Logistics Firms, Legal Firms & Legal Practitioners.