The Ghana trade fair event’s calendar is quite busy. A large number of trade events happen in Ghana and many people look forward to such programs. Trade events include organized exhibitions in which companies in specific industries can showcase and demonstrate their latest products and services, meet with Ghana’s industry partners and customers, study the activities of business rivals and examine recent market trends and opportunities.

If you’re looking to get publicity for your business in Ghana, these are the top trade fair events happening in Ghana, featuring seminars, product launches, conferences and trade shows, among others.

Top trade fairs in Ghana

Ghana International Trade Fair Centre

We cannot talk about trade events in Ghana without talking about the Trade Fair Centre. The Trade Fair is located at La in Accra and it is the location where a lot of trading events in Ghana are held.

Designed and constructed from 1962 to 1967 by the Ghana National Construction Corporation (GNCC) with Victor Adegbite as the chief architect from Ghana assisted by two architects from Poland, Jacek Chyrosz and Stanisław Rymaszewski.

The fair was initiated by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in order to stimulate the country’s international trade and to carry forward his vision of pan-African union. With all these said, here are the top five Trade Events in Ghana.

Ghana Trade Show

The Ghana Trade Show is the prime international multi-sector trade event in the region attracting visitors from 10 African countries. GTS is the global platform that aims to connect International Companies to showcase their products and services with the developing market of Ghana and other West and Central African countries.

With over 600 exhibitors and 9000 visitors Ghana Trade Show is said to be the most engaging Trade Event in Ghana featuring Automotive, Building and Construction, Consumer and Household products, Food and Hotel industry Supplies, Industrial and Machinery, IT and Electronics, Medical and Pharmacy, Plastics and Rubber Packaging Food and Catering Equipment, Sanitary Ware and Bathroom Fittings, and many others from all industries.

Ghana trade show is organized by the Grow Exhibition from the United Arab Emirates with branches in more than 20 countries. The subsidiary was formed with the idea of organizing trade events in various emerging markets emphasizing on Africa, Middle East, Australia and the Indian continent. The Ghana Show takes place on the 27th to 29th August of every year.

Ghana International Book Fair

Ghana International Book Fair is a platform where both local and international book industry players come together to trade books and negotiate deals. The public gets the opportunity to have access to a variety of good books from international and ghanaian autors and buy them at highly discounted prices.

This prestigious event is organized by the Ghana Publishers Association (GPA) a non-profit making, trade association of book publishers in Ghana and also a collective voice of book publishers in Ghana which serves as a rallying point for all book publishers in the country that provides a forum where publishers come together to deliberate on various issues affecting the industry at large.

The fair brought together book industry players, both local and international, such as publishers, editors, authors/writers, designers, illustrators, printers, librarians, booksellers, students, teachers and as well as some book lovers. The aim was to highlight innovations that have occurred in the publishing industry, to share ideas, foster strong links, explore business opportunities, and enhance the visibility and recognition of players in the book industry. These events are mostly organized at the Fantasy Dome Accra, on the 26th – 29th of August annually.

Inter Tourism Expo

Inter Tourism Expo is one of leading tourism and trade show usually hosted in Accra, capital of Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture to promote its brands, destinations, products and services in Ghana, the center of the world with Exhibitors, Buyers and Trade visitors from the African Continent and travel professionals all over the world.
The event ends with a familiarization tour where people meet, connect and engage. This is usually done annually and in the month of September. Global Signature Gh is the company that puts the Inter Tourism Expo together.

With years of experience with tourism promotion and digital marketing, companies looking to excel and grow in Africa can take advantage of the expo to network and create business opportunities.

Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction Ghana

Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction Ghana is one of the best trade events that display the latest equipment and services in the field of civil engineering construction, building for commercial and industrial use as well as social housing. Water Africa Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest equipment and services in the field of water and wastewater engineering for commercial, industrial use and public use.

Exhibitors are invited to take part in the accompanying seminar programmes, which will be run in coordination with the Ghanaian Ministries. ACE Events management are the sole organizers of the Water Africa and West Africa Building & Construction Ghana. ACE has diversified into events right across the trade and development spectrum.

As well as its own show, the company has managed bilateral trade events for the British Government , events for the European Union, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Commonwealth Business Council. This event takes place at the Accra International Conference Centre in June with over 1800 Visitors and 80 Exhibitors.

Agro Food West Africa

Agro food West Africa is an international trade fair covering the entire value chain from field to fork consisting of three sub-events with the following exhibition topics: – food and Beverage tech West Africa (process & packaging machinery, food ingredients), and food hospitality West Africa (food & drinks, food service equipment).

It usually gathers international industry leaders, investors, experts, academia and journalists to discuss latest technologies and conclude businesses. In order to create valuable synergies for exhibitors and trade visitors’ alike, agro food West Africa Accra is held in conjunction with plastprintpack West Africa Accra.

Agro Food West Africa is organized by the Fairtrade Messe GmbH & Co. KG F. Founded by Martin März in 1991, Fairtrade ranks among the leading organizers of professional international trade fairs in emerging markets, especially in North and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Agro Food West Africa has over 1000 Visitors and 100 Exhibitors, of which companies like, Next Generation Recycling Machines, Doehler North America (USA), PUREPLUS CO. LTD (South Korea), MAS INTEGRATED MACHINERY SYSTEMS (Turkey), and Nava S.R.L. (Italy).

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