About the Host, WTC Accra
WTC Accra, currently located on the first floor of the magnificent World Trade Center building in Accra, is a doorway to a world of global trade opportunities for companies in Ghana and the West African sub-region, as well as a soft-landing pad for international commercial interests seeking to take advantage of exciting opportunities in Africa.
We connect people, products and ideas from around the globe through our year-round calendar of international trade fairs, blockbuster consumer shows and prestigious international conferences, which are complemented by our innovative free zone and award-winning real estate developments. As the region’s largest purpose-built complex for events and exhibitions, we provide a platform for unparalleled business and networking opportunities.
More details on WTC Accra can be found on their website, http://www.wtcaccra.com.
About the WTCA
The World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) is an international trade association and a vibrant membership community that provides exponential reach for its members to find the right trade and investment opportunities on a global scale. As a beehive of economic activity, the WTCA provides the iconic World Trade Center brand, as well as an environment of trust and credibility. With more than 300 World Trade Center businesses in cities across nearly 100 countries, the association is an effective global network comprised of an ecosystem of economic development agencies, real estate developers, universities, logistical hubs, airports, free trade zones and more. The WTCA creates an environment where collaboration is encouraged between World Trade Center businesses to help educate and increase global trade and investment opportunities, and offers its members the tools to share best practices in areas such as agriculture, conferences and exhibitions, real estate, business clubs and trade services. Key trade services include trade missions, training programs, trade facilitation and much more.
The WTCA partners with industry organizations such as UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, and the Global Trade Helpdesk, developed jointly by the World Trade Organization (WTO), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and International Trade Centre (ITC); and is an active participant in the United Nations Global Compact (UN Global Compact), which for 20 years has been uniting businesses for a better world driving change across all aspects of corporate sustainability. The WTCA is also a World Business Partner (WBP) of the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe. ACI WBP membership is open to companies doing business with, for and at airports, or in an airport-related industry. The WTCA counts several state-of-the-art airports as World Trade Center businesses within its global network, and is focused on promoting a wider and deeper public understanding of the value of air transport in global trade.