The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Trade Fair Company (GTFC), Dr. Agnes Adu, says the annual Grand Sales remains a key event on the calendar of the company as it serves as a platform for companies of all sizes to off load their old stock and re-stock in preparation for the busy business activities ahead of the Christmas Season.
She said the Grand Sales event also creates a huge platform to support the national call to buy and consume Made-In-Ghana products and services, while supporting the government’s efforts to reduce the country’s dependency on foreign goods.
“So the impact of Sales Bazaars such as this on the national economy cannot be over emphasized,” she noted.
According to Dr. Agnes Adu, a key aim of the GTFC is to grow and support businesses in the country, therefore business owners should avail themselves to take advantage of the fair and promote their businesses.
She urged exhibitors to register early for this year’s fair, while encouraging the general public to make adequate preparations towards for the event.
“We are expecting hundreds of exhibitors to participate in this year’s Grand Sales. We are working with our exhibitors and encouraging them to offer moderate prices to meet the budget of everyone. We take your business seriously and we are excited to help promote your sales,” Dr. Adu emphasized.
Dr. Adu made these emphasis at the Press Launch of the 2018 Grand Sales on Wednesday at the Ghana Trade Fair Center in Accra, to promote the products of indigenous businesses in the country.
“This year, we have partnered with several media houses all eager and ready to promote this upcoming event. Many have put together promotional packages for exhibitors to help advertise their products and services. In addition, Trade Fair will also promote your products and services on our website and all social media handles. On behalf of Trade Fair extends a big thank you to them,” Dr. Agnes Adu said.
Some of the sponsors She mentioned were the Ghana Export promotion Authority (GEPA), MTN, Nonagon Interactive, GN-Group, 2CTV and many others.
She however indicated that, the fair would run from September 27th to October 8th, 2018, and it’s expected to attract about 500 exhibitors, and it would be opened to the general public at no cost.
In a sidelined interview with Mr. Sam Akufu, Board Member of GTFCL after he had officially launched the occasion, he intimated that, trade fairs offers numerous opportunities for national growth and integration, business building relationship, promotion of trade, exchange of linkages, innovation, improves competitiveness and above all provision of a trusted platform for stakeholders to interact with industry and economic operators.
Therefore, he urged companies, business entities and potential exhibitors to register and enjoy the maximum benefit that the fair would offer both the local and economic operators at this years fair.
To grace the event were the La Mantse, Dr. Nii Kpobi Tettey Tsuru ll, Mr. Steven Owusu, representative of AGI, Mr. Albert Karsim, Deputy CEO of GEPA, Mr. Frank Owusu from the GN-Group, Mr. Frederick Ohene-Addo, Marketing Manager of 2CTV, Afua Anumwaa, CEO of Nonagon Interactive and to name a few.