Accra to host 2nd African SME Summit

239932-the-south-african-handmade-collection-at-india-international-tr.jpgThe second edition of the African Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) Summit is scheduled to take place in Accra from Thursday, November 5 to Saturday, November 7.

Dubbed: “African SME Summit” it would be on the theme: “Dreaming Africa.”

The three-day summit which would be organised by Vodafone Business Solution (VBS) in collaboration with Creative Trends Limited, seeks to offer a platform for SMEs to learn from major industry players and also understand business growth essentials.

A statement signed by Ms Angela Mensah-Poku, Head of VBS, and copied to the press said, the summit would also provide networking and mentoring opportunities for SME owners, and avenues for them to showcase their products.

“With our passion to empower SMEs in Ghana, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Ghana, VBS, is headlining this developmental agenda,” it said.

SMEs are the main engines for economic growth and development globally, and they account for the highest number of registered companies in every economy.

Fundamentally, the statement said SMEs are important players for national development but faced a number of challenges that affect their growth and productivity.

“That is why this seminar has been designed to empower and offer SMEs with essential business knowledge and suitable telecommunications solutions that will increase their productivity, drive efficiency and increase growth,” it said.

VBS as an SME-centric would continue to develop products and services which would be beneficial to SMEs, the statement said.

The summit would present more than 20 speakers from high end businesses including Haris Broumidis, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ghana; Edward Boateng, Chief Executive Officer, Global Media Alliance; and Professor Atuahene Gyimah, Founder, Nobel International Business School and a professor of innovation among other speakers.

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