Ghana International Trade Fair 2019 launched

By Mutala Yakubu
Trade Fair
Mr Carlos Ahenkorah (2nd left), a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry glancing through the 2019 Trade Fair brochure. With him are Dr Agnes Adu (3rd left), CEO – Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited, and other officials also with copies of the brochure. Picture: NII MARTEY M. BOTCHWAY

The 2019 Ghana International Trade Fair has been launched in Accra.

The launch which was held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, was graced by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Carlos Ahenkorah.

He advised local manufacturers across the country to pay attention to the packaging of their products to ensure their visibility on the market.

"Pay a little more attention to packaging and modeling for the sale of made in Ghana goods. This is because the massive industrialisation drive by the government means that there must be a way to dispose of the products, therefore, packaging must be done well,” he urged.

He added that the government, for its part, would engage manufacturers in workshops to train them on the need to do proper packaging.

The 23rd Ghana International Trade Fair is scheduled to come off from February 28 to March 11, 2019.

The fair will be organised by the Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited (GTCL) with support from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

More than 600 local and foreign exhibitors are expected to participate in it.

Conferences and entertainment programmes will also be organised alongside the event to promote networking and partnerships.

The event is on the theme: “Made in Ghana, Globally accepted.”

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