Ghana Mission

Join us for the 2018 NBMBAA® Education & Trade Mission to Ghana

February 17th – 23rd, 2018

The National Black MBA Association® is thrilled to announce a once in a lifetime opportunity to our members to participate in a five-day experience of impactful sightseeing, tours, cultural events, seminars, and one-on-one business meetings in Accra, Ghana February 17th – 23rd, 2018. In collaboration with the city of Accra, we are offering a 5-star trade and education mission for a fraction of the typical cost, led by the Honorable Alfred Vanderpuije, Member of Parliament.

Our dynamic and interactive agenda has been pre-arranged and tailored to our membership consisting of entrepreneurs and business executives looking to match their business interests and cultural development. Attendees are provided a platform to connect with valuable business contacts, cultural leaders and well-placed government officials, ministers and decision makers in the areas of infrastructure, economic development, healthcare, sustainability, tourism, technology and transportation.

We have combined business with education and cultural exchange, providing a diverse experience that will transform visions into international opportunities. By increasing mutual understanding between our delegation and the people of Accra through educational and cultural exchange, we will drive the development of strong diplomatic business relations.

 

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Limited spots available on the delegation, registrations will fill fast,
so reserve your spot today for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Business Opportunities and Networking

In our ongoing commitment to promote bilateral trade relationships, the NBMBAA® trade and education mission will assist companies in finding overseas partners, license technology and aid in international growth. This mission is tailored around specific business opportunities relevant to our delegates. The agenda is designed to match these objectives with business opportunities existing in the targeted market via the introduction to and one- on- one meetings with key industry decision-makers and well-placed government officials. This is a cost-effective opportunity to gain first-hand market information, save time and maximize your results!

Participating companies receive market briefings from local experts and parliament members including ministers of trade and tourism, finance, operations, technology and education. Market briefings are followed by site visits to key projects or to gain an understanding of how to do business in that market.

 

Private Tour of the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

This tranquil park is full of bronze statues, fountains and wandering peacocks. At its heart, is the mausoleum of Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first leader. The group will enjoy a private lunch and tour of the peaceful and inspiring grounds while enjoying a curious collection of Nkrumah’s personal belongings, including the smock he wore while declaring Ghana’s independence from Britain in 1957, as well as personal correspondence and state photos. Visitors will find inspiration in Nkrumah’s word, “Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.” This freedom that Nkrumah achieved in the political state is now being realized in the economic prosperity of Ghana.

 

A Visit to the Beautiful Bojo Beach

Bojo Beach is one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Ghana. Visitors will welcome the rich “Island” experience on a sand bank with one side being fresh water and the other side being salty. This beach is sandwich between a lagoon and the seashores forming an idyllic long strip island perfect for canoe rides and relaxing. 

 

Private Tour of the Wildlife Reserve at Shai Hills

The hills and terrain of Shai Hills offer a wonderful glimpse into “natural” Africa. Much tribal history is associated with this area, and one can explore much of that while here. The reserve breeds native African animals like ostriches and zebras. Visitors are also invited on a safari-like “game drive” to visit the park’s variety of animals like baboons and antelope. The group will enjoy this peaceful, renewing experience after the bustle of busy Accra. 

 

Shopping at the Historical Makola Market Place

We will visit Makola Market, a renowned market place and shopping district in the center Accra. Here we will explore a wide array of products being sold in the markets and its surrounding streets, from native groceries to garments. Here delegates will see a glimpse of the emerging trades that are strengthening the city’s commerce. The market, dominated by women traders, sells fresh produce, manufactured and imported foods, clothes, shoes, tools, medicines, and pots and pans. Jewelry made from locally handcrafted beads can also be found for sale in the market. Delegates can schedule personal garment fittings to have an authentic Ghanaian garment made.

Cultural Presentation at the National Museum of Ghana

Delegates will enjoy a private tour, dinner and cultural presentation in the acclaimed National Museum of Ghana. Opened on the eve of Independence Day in 1957, the National Museum of Ghana has become a staple for travelers and locals looking to learn more about the rich history, colorful culture and unique traditions of a country and people in the midst of constant change.

 

About Accra

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.269 million as of 2012. It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolitan District, with which it is coterminous. Accra is furthermore the anchor of a larger metropolitan area, the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the second largest metropolitan conglomeration in Ghana by population, and the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in Africa.

 

Accra stretches along the Ghanaian Atlantic coast and extends north into Ghana’s interior. Originally built around a port, it served as the capital of the British Gold Coast between 1877 and 1957. Once merely a 19th-century suburb of Victoriaborg, Accra has since transitioned into a modern metropolis; the city’s architecture reflects this history, ranging from 19th-century architecture buildings to modern skyscrapers and apartment blocks.

 

Accra serves as the Greater Accra region’s economic and administrative hub. It is furthermore a center of a wide range of nightclubs, restaurants and hotels. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have been built, including the multi-story French-owned Novotel hotel. The city’s National Theatre was built with Chinese assistance. In 2010, the GaWC designated Accra a Gamma-minus-level world city, indicating a growing level of international influence and connectedness.

 

The central business district of Accra contains the city’s main banks and department stores, and an area known as the Ministries, where Ghana’s government administration is concentrated. Economic activities in Accra include the financial and agricultural sectors, Atlantic fishing, and the manufacture of processed food, lumber, plywood, textiles, clothing and chemicals. 

 

English is the official language of Ghana, enabling delegates to get the most out of their visit to this foreign nation. Ghana is 4 hours ahead of US eastern in the Greenwich Mean Time timezone.

 

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Limited spots available on the delegation, registrations will fill fast,
so reserve your spot today for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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