London to Host First Tech in Ghana Conference on Feb 27 focusing on Ghana’s Tech Ecosystem

UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana, founder of WorldRemit, and CEO of Interpay among speakers confirmed for inaugural event.
The Tech In Ghana Conference in London aims to raise awareness of Ghana’s tech ecosystem, and boost the profile of the sector’s industry leaders among UK investors, business peers and the wider tech community.

Some of Ghana’s leading technology firms and innovators will fly in to the UK’s Capital City for the first Tech in Ghana Conference (TIGC) to be held in February 2017.

The conference aims to raise awareness of Ghana’s tech ecosystem and boost the profile of the country’s industry leaders among UK investors, IT suppliers and the wider tech community. As well as provide an opportunity and platform for local-global partnerships between the two territories.

The UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ghana, Adam Afriyie, will give an opening keynote at the prestigious event, while CEO’s including WorldRemit’s Ismail Ahmed, Interpay Ghana’s Saqib Nazir, Zoobashop‘s Albert Biga, Leti Art‘s Eyram Tawiah, ExpressPay Ghana‘s Curtis Vanderpuije, Chanzo Capital‘s Eric Osiakwan and Amar Hari of IPMC – Ghana’s biggest IT company – are also among the line-up of speakers and panelists.

Organised by AB2020, the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC) and TEDxAccra, with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Tech London Advocates Africa, TIGC London will take place on Monday 27th February; exactly a week before Ghana marks its 60th year of independence. The conference comes as the country embraces a recent government changeover led by President Nana Akufo-Addo, who has pledged to build the most business-friendly economy on the continent.

Over 100 tech leaders, experts and investors from the UK and Ghana private sector, Government officials and relative organisations are expected to attend the full day event featuring high-profile keynotes; a tech initiatives showcase, and panel discussions about Mobile & FinTech, Cyber Security & Regulation, Investment & Funding, and Internet & Digital.

Tony Burkson, CEO of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce says: ‘Ghana has a booming technology eco-space which most experts agree will play a big role in transforming the economic fortunes of the nation. At the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, we are dedicated to showcasing the companies and individuals that make up Ghana’s vibrant and dynamic tech eco-system. TIGC London is one such occasion where the best and the brightest of Ghana’s tech sector will be meeting with partners and investors in London to share ideas, network and plot the future of the eco-system. UKGCC hopes that all the key players in this sector will be able to join us for this memorable event.

The Tech in Ghana Conference London will be held on Monday 27th February at Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate. London, from 8am to 6pm. Grab tickets via Eventbrite here: Tech in Ghana Conference Lodnon

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