VPC to hold 8th Victory Business Summit, Fair

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All is set for the 8th edition of the annual Victory Business Summit and Fair (VBSF), at the premises of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Victory Congregation, Fafraha near Adenta in the Greater Accra Region.

The two-day event, which takes place on 1-2 July 2018, is on the theme ‘25 Years and Beyond; Sustaining Entrepreneurship in a Changing World’.  The theme celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the existence of the Victory Congregation.

Similar to the past seven editions of what has become an auspicious event for entrepreneurs, this eighth edition of VBSF boasts of three experienced speakers to address pertinent entrepreneurial issues during the two-day event.

The three Speakers billed to do justice to the theme and sub-themes are: Elder Samuel Amo Tobbin, the Executive Chairman of Tobinco Group of Companies and an Elder of The Church of Pentecost, who will combine the topics ‘Step out of the box; see opportunities all around’ and ‘Surviving at the Top’. This sharing of his considerable expertise will, according to the organisers, focus on identifying business opportunities from conception to establishment.

The second Speaker will be Mrs. Shallom Adu-Bediako, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Shallom Edibles, who will speak on the sub-theme: ‘Growing in Business I’.  This will focus on the practical aspects of growth and stability in business, using Shallom Edibles as a case study.

The third Speaker, Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson, an Adjunct Professor with the School of Business and Management of Uganda Technology, the coordinator for Msc. International Business at the University of Ghana Business School and Research Associate at the University of Free State Business School, will develop the topic ‘Growing in Business II’, focusing on the key essentials in sustaining a growing entrepreneurial venture.

Speaking in an interview with media, Mr K. O. Adu Labi, a member of the VBSF Planning Committee, stressed that the Victory Business Summit and Fair has been a real blessing to attendees and exhibitors alike and that there are many testimonies to that fact.

According to him, the purpose of VBSF is to “meet the development needs of the communities in which we worship by providing entrepreneurial skills to encourage and enable those interested in starting their own businesses, no matter how small, especially in era of high youth unemployment in the country”.

He added: “We are of the view that it is never too early or too late to encourage and build entrepreneurial skills”.  Mr. Adu Labi was of the belief that there are so many budding and latent talents out there and just the right word, at the right time, in the right ear, can make a huge difference through the grace of God.

When asked what has been the successes chalked following the previous editions, Mr. Adu Labi answered with a smile saying “The impact of these experiences and exposure gained by the exhibitors and visitors alike has been enormous. Networks have been established and, most importantly, many young people have been inspired by the great speakers to start their own businesses”.

“Above all, each attendee has gone away with the revelation, as it were, that success in business and our faith can be very congenial bedfellows,” said Mr. Kofi O. Adu Labi.

Source: Kwadwo Boabeng

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