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Ghana Finance Week to be hosted in October

By
Lydia Asamoah, GNA

Accra, July 24,
GNA – Precise Communications Ltd, a Ghanaian marketing and communications
Company, is partnering EIB Network as the official media partner to organise
the maiden Ghana Finance Week (GFW) slated for October 16 to 21. 

The Ghana Finance Week
would be a festival of live financial industry events designed to showcase and
celebrate the best of finance and spurring financial inclusion while providing
networking, social learning and business opportunities for all.   

The week aims among
other things, to create a platform for financial services providers and
regulators to showcase and promote their product and services.

Addressing a press
conference in Accra on Monday, Mr Stephen Gyasi-Kwaw, Chief Executive Officer
of Precise Communications Limited explained that the Finance Week was expected
to bridge the financial inclusion gap and to promote excellence and innovation
within the financial sector.

At the conference,
Precise Communications and EIB Network signed a memorandum of understanding
(MoU) that would allow them to host the financial week together.

Mr Gyasi-Kwaw signed
on behalf of Precise Communications while Mr Nathan Kwabena Anokye Adisi, CEO
of EIB Network initialed for his company.

Mr Gyasi-Kwaw said the
financial week would also help educate and inform the public about the various
financial products that could enhance their lives and businesses.

He said the week would
connect thousands of people, who would include students, educators,
entrepreneurs, business leaders, employees, non-profit leaders, finance
professional, government officials and many others, through a range of
signature activities.

He described the
financial sector as playing a key role in Ghana’s economic prosperity and the
livelihoods of the citizen and that was why the financial week would help in
sustaining the sector”

“We are delighted to
welcome EIB Network for this partnership to drive financial inclusion through
the Ghana Finance Week,” Mr Gyasi-Kwaw said.

Mr Adisi, said EIB
Networks believed the media could play a pivotal role in fostering financial
inclusion that was why it was collaborating with Precise to organise the event.

“We at EIB are very
proud to collaborate with Precise Communications to organise Ghana Finance Week
2017.

“The Ghana Finance
Week is a catalyst to foster inclusion, drive excellence and innovation within
Ghana’s financial service industry,” he noted.

Among the activities
lined-up for the GFW event is a Financial Services Expo that would present a
one stop shop where the public would have access to information on the various
products, and services within the financial services industry.

It would also provide
a marketplace platform for financial services providers to engage with their
consumers on their concerns on the products and services they offer. 

“The expo will be a
catalyst to drive excellence and innovation within Ghana’s financial services
industry.”

There would also be a
finance summit, involving a high level conference which would enable
participants to discuss and evaluate key challenges, trends and opportunities
in the finance industry as well as provide useful insights into the “thinking
of the captains of the finance Industry”.

The summit would
provide a timely platform for exchange of ideas, industry updates and knowledge
for finance professionals, business leaders and Policy makers as well as
facilitate healthy exchange of views among finance professionals,
entrepreneur’s development partners, civil society and regulators.

Another activity,
dubbed: “FinTech live,” would be held as part of the financial event, and it
would create a platform to showcase new tech innovations in banking, investing,
insurance, lending, payments and other financial services technology.“

The day would be
weaved with live demos and Hackathon while Companies with fintech solutions
would be invited to make a demo presentation to finance sector leaders and
investors.

Mr Gyasi-Kwaw said a
Career in Finance live event was yet another programme to be featured with the
aim to inspire, inform and education people about the various finance career
options within the financial sector, providing a platform for successful finance
professional to share the career journey with aspiring and practicing finance
professional. 

He said a “Financial
Sector Games”, a multi sports event which aimed to promote health and wellbeing
of finance professionals by bringing them to socialise through a range of multi
sports activities and also raise funds to support worthy social intervention
cause would be held.

He said proceeds from
the games would be donated towards Kwami Sefa Kayi’s Kokrokoo Charities
Foundation Project 100 Incubators initiative.

A “Finance
Professionals Day of Service” would be another event to be held with the aim to
create an opportunity for finance professionals in Ghana to give back to the
society through their skills and talents.

It will also promote
corporate citizenship culture with the finance sector.

GNA

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