INTERNATIONAL Ghanaian Marketing Communications Company, Akwaaba UK, in collaboration with the British High Commission in Ghana, launched this year’s editions of the Ghana Party in the Park and Expo Ghana at a colourful event at the residence of the British High Commissioner to Ghana in Accra recently.
Ghana Party in the Park, currently the biggest Ghanaian event outside the country, is scheduled to come off on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at Trent Park, Cockfosters, London.
The event, which attracts over 10,000 patrons yearly, is positioned as a family fun day out with activities for people of all ages from children’s corner, durbar of chiefs, performances by top African musicians, food court, exhibition of African products and services and many more.
According to the organisers, following the success of the maiden edition of Expo Ghana, this year’s event, which preceeds the Ghana Party in the Park, will be held for two days—Wednesday, July 12-13, 2023 at the Canary Wharf Hotel, London.
Expo Ghana is a platform for made-in-Ghana products to be showcased in the United Kingdom for patronage and create opportunities for Ghanaian entrepreneurs. In addition, it aims to harness export potential for Ghanaian SMEs and creates business relationships between UK and Ghana based entrepreneurs.
In an address, Mr Chris Koney, a member of the Akwaaba UK team, speaking on behalf of the CEO of Akwaaba UK, Dennis Tawiah said, “African made products are quickly gaining prominence in global markets and to ensure Ghana capitalises on this growing interest, Expo Ghana was created last year to provide the platform for made-in-Ghana products to be showcased and create opportunities for Ghanaian entrepreneurs in the UK.
“From the positive feedback from participants from last year and the request from other stakeholders, we are adding one day this year to cater for the real estate and construction sectors”.
The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson, lauded Akwaaba UK for the great initiative to create opportunities for both Ghanaian and UK businesses and also creating a platform for deliberations between Ghanaian and UK industry captains to explore possibilities for partnerships and building synergies.
She further complimented Akwaaba UK for sustaining the Ghana Party in the Park over a decade and growing it to become one of the events to look forward to on the African entertainment calendar in the UK. She added that it is a great tool to enhance Ghana – UK relations and promote business between the two countries.
Other speakers on the night which saw Ghanaian musician, Cina Soul, gave a splendid performance were the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Mark Okraku-Mantey, the CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotions Centre (GIPC), Yoofi Grant, the CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Ambassador Michael Oquaye Jr. and the Executive Chairman of the KGL Group and Board Chairman, GIPC, Alex Dadey.
Also on the night, some sponsors and partners shared their experience from last year and the reason they are on board again. They included CBG Bank, TapTap Send, Melcom Group, Lakeside Estate.
Sponsors of the Ghana Party in the Park and Expo Ghana for this year include AirMaroc, Tropical Sun, World Remit, Mukuru, Supermalt, CBG Bank, Lakeside Estate, KGL, GIPC, TapTap Send, Unity Link, the Ghana Free Zones Authority and the Ghana Real Estate Developers Association.
Source: Graphic Showbiz
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