The Ghana Finance summit will bring together financial and business leaders to share ideas, discuss the latest market developments and financial trends in Ghana. It is the ideal platform for gathering the latest market intelligence, exchanging insights and exploring business opportunities within the Finance sector, while also building connections with leaders in government, business, finance, development partners and civil society.
Former CEO, Vice-Chairman, DBS Bank of Singapore & Group Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank
CEO, Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund
MD, Cal Bank
Deputy Managing Director, Fidelity Bank
Former Head of Banking services and Payments Systems, Bank of Ghana
President & Founder, CSR Training Institute Canada
Head of Pension and Insurance Unit, Ministry of Finance
Ecobank Group Manager for Affiliates Information Security
Country Director, Great Place to Work Ghana
Founder, Liquid Financial Services
CEO, People’s Pension Trust Ghana Limited
President Ghana Securities Industry Association &MD Stanlib Ghana
Executive Director, GHAMFIN
8:30 Registration & Networking
9:30 Welcome address – Organizers
9:45 Address by Minister of Finance
10:20 Guest of Honor Address: Mr Philippe Paillart , Former CEO, Vice-Chairman, Development Bank of Singapore , Group Executive Director, Standard Chartered Bank and Creator of Citi Bank Personal Banking.
10:50 Mobilizing private and public financial resources to accelerate the achievement of SDGs in Ghana : The role of DFI’s, Development Partners , Government and Private Sector
This panel explores the integral role that financial institutions play in Ghana’s trajectory of achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UNDP. These goals include, among others, end to poverty, decent work and economic growth, and stimulation of industry, innovation and infrastructure. The discussion connects experts across the government, development, and the private banking sector with the aim of addressing the concrete ways in which Ghanaian financial institutions can advance the SDGs.
11:50 Tea break & networking
12:10 Presentation on The State of Ghana’s Banking Sector: Where we are , Where we are going to be and How we will get there
12:40 Fostering financial literacy in Ghana: The role of Civil Society Organisations, Government and Financial Services Industry
Financial literacy stands for the skills and education required to effectively manage one’s financial resources, understand the nature of money and investment, and successfully access financial services such as bank loans . Given that fostering financial literacy is the key to both true financial inclusion and success of the industry itself, this panel brings civil society practitioners in close discussion with the financial industry and government stakeholders to discuss the key elements of increasing awareness of financial literacy in Ghana.
14:20 Access to commercial and trade finance for business growth : The role of Banks, Capital Market and DFI’s
Access to affordable capital is the basis of private sector growth and creation of employment, while expensive credit can be a veritable obstacle of growth-driven entrepreneurship. This panel focuses on the successes and challenges of making capital available for trade, commerce, and other entrepreneurial pursuits in Ghana.
15:20 Sustainable financing for Infrastructure development and industrial growth
Large-scale infrastructural and industrial projects require large amounts of capital, while, if being successful, they can positively influence the entire national economy. This panel discusses how to create sustainable channels of finance for improving the country’s infrastructure, and the role of institutions in strengthening the capital base for undertaking long-term industrial and infrastructural projects.
16:20 Tea break
16:40 Making finance work for Women : bridging the ‘access to capital’ gap
Women’s entrepreneurship and access to credit has been recognised as one of the most effective ways of creating development, employment and well-being. Yet, women face particular challenges with respect to accessing financial institutions and negotiating favourable terms of credit. This panel explores how to enable women to benefit from financial services and foster successful female entrepreneurship across diverse industries.
8:30 Registration & Networking
9:30 Welcome Address
9:45 Enhancing Good Corporate Governance for financial services sector growth
10:45 Financial Services Cyber Fraud Prevention and Management
11: 45 Tea break
12:00 A fireside chat with regulators : sustainable reforms needed for building a robust financial services sector
Effective regulation by the national government is the single most important component of building strong public and private financial institutions. This panel offers insight into current debates on the steps taken and future reforms to ensure sustainable growth of the Ghanaian financial sector. The panel will unfold as a ‘fireside chat’ between the variety of regulators who voice their views on the necessity and benefits of reforms already under way.
14:00 Growing Ghana’s financial services industry; key issues and solutions
The Ghanaian financial services industry has many prospects, as well as a set of key challenges and impediments to growth. This panel explores how to enable sustainable growth of the financial sector with a focus on creative solutions that industry specialists can apply to strengthen their institutions. The panel brings together voices across a variety of organizations and stakeholders.
15:00 Reinventing of financial services – driving inclusion through Fintech
Financial technology (Fintech) is one of the fastest growing global arenas of financial service innovation. This panel zooms into the range of technological solutions that are spearheading innovation in the financial industry, from mobile money technology to latest trends delivered by mobile phone application designers. Aside questions of innovation and growth, an important focus of the debate shall be on financial inclusion – how can technology be harnessed to bring finance available for all?
16: 00 Tea break
16:15 Attracting Global resources to Develop Ghana’s financial services sector
Banking is a global business; so are the capital pools and complex financial products that make up the liquidity base of the global economy. This panel poses the question, how can Ghanaian financial institutions access globally circulating capital and investment to strengthen its capacity to serve the Ghanaian economy. The panel will focus on questions of access, expertise, and knowledge required in the global arenas of capital.