Accra to Host SME Event
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Ghana's biggest business Exhibition and conference for business start-ups as well as Small and Medium-scale enterprises, Business Sense 2011, is to be held in Accra from 25-26 February 2011. Business Sense 2011 will be under the theme, “Turning ideas into profitable businesses to drive Ghana's private sector” and is expected to attract over 50 exhibitors, 1000 conference delegates and 5,000 business-focused visitors over the period of the event.
Announcing this important event, Paul Asinor, Event Director of Business Sense 2011 said, “The entrepreneurial spirit of Ghanaians has never been in doubt. However, the ability to successfully establish and grow businesses in a constantly-changing technological and global world limits many Ghanaian businesses from reaching their maximum potential. For example, in survey published in April this year by African Business magazine, there were only two Ghanaian companies in Africa's top 250 companies in terms of market value. In the same survey, there were only three Ghanaian companies in West Africa's top 50 companies over the past twelve months.”

“This dismal trend cuts a disturbing picture as the private sector is the engine of growth and has a crucial role to play in our economy. Ghana needs business and business needs entrepreneurs armed with the right tools and knowledge to help their business thrive. The Business Sense Exhibition and Conference is so essential and relevant to Ghana Business especially now that all eyes from the world are on Africa as an emerging market”, he added.

Some of the objectives of Business Sense 2011 are:

To promote and enhance business growth and creation in Ghana

To enable Ghanaian entrepreneurs learn modern business methods and have access to capital

To promote linkages between small and large organisations

To provide a platform for suppliers to sell their services to established businesses and start-up businesses.

The Business Sense 2011 Exhibition is expected to attract over 50 business service providers including Banking and Non-banking organisations, Insurance companies, Office equipment suppliers, IT & telecoms providers, Website Designers, PR & Marketing companies, Advertising agencies, Printers, Recruitment Agencies, Business Software companies, Accountancies, Law firms, Shipping and Courier Services, and any company which provides goods and services to SMEs, etc.

Exhibitors at Business Sense 2011 will be presented with a fantastic opportunity to showcase or launch their latest services and products to a highly-qualified business audience, network with key business decision makers and generate new business leads.

There will also be a conference at Business Sense 2011, aimed at existing and new businesses. Over 1000 delegates including CEOs, entrepreneurs, business development managers, business owners, HR managers and Directors to be addressed by successful business speakers and experts. Delegates will benefit from learning “How to successfully set up your business”; “How to grow your business”; “Learn the trade secrets to a profitable business”; and will be a unique opportunity to network with key business experts.

Some topics to be discussed at the Business Sense 2011 will include “How to Write a Good Business Plan”, “Getting the Loan for Your Business”, “How to Profit From Your Website”, “What about the Taxman” and many more.

For more information on registration, sponsorship and advertising opportunities, call 0545302854 or 0206367515 (Ghana) or 08447362722 (United Kingdom) or email or visit

The organizers of Business Sense 2011, Occupational Management Limited in association with Golden Stool PR, successfully hosted Brighter Futures 2010, a Human Resource Management Conference and recruitment exhibition at the Accra International Conference Centre from 8-10 July and are proud to present yet another high-quality event to grow Ghanaian businesses.

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