The European Business Council for Africa


The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development, in collaboration with SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises invites you to attend a virtual conference on:

"Focus on Business in Ghana" 25 November 2020 at 17:00

 The Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce and Development, in collaboration with SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises hosted a virtual conference on "Focus on Business in Ghana" on 25 November 2020, regarding the country's political and economic situation, developments and trends, the business environment, export and investment opportunities in Ghana and more specifically, the conditions and prospects for co-operation between the two countries. 

The conference brought together key government and business officials from Ghana as well as Greek businessmen active in the country. 


  • Dr. Sotiris Mousouris, President of Hellenic-African Chamber of Commerce & Development (HACCD) 



  • Mr. George Xirogiannis, Director for Industrial and Sectoral Policies at the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) 
  • Mr. Christos Gribas, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
  • HE. Ioannis Plotas, Ambassador of Greece in Nigeria 
  • Ms. Marianna Gabriel, Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Ghana 
  • Mr. Kwame Pianim, Economist, Management and Investment Consultant and Chairman of eTranzact (Ghana) 
  • Mr. Vangelis Kamaris, Member of Board of Directors HACCD & International Business Development Director at MYTILINEOS S.A. 


After the broadcast of a video on business opportunities in Ghana, the speakers highlighted the importance of good bilateral cooperation between Ghana and Greece. Indeed, the presence of Greek companies attests to a good business climate in the region. 

During this session, the speakers discussed about business opportunities in Ghana by listing the priority sectors and instruments facilitating business climate. 

Through these different interventions, the speakers were able to explain the mutual benefits that both countries can gain from bilateral cooperation. 

For Greece, it is about offering business opportunities in Ghana to the Greek private sector. 

For Ghana, it is a question of benefiting from Greek experience, the sharing of Greek skills and providing job creation opportunities for the young Ghanaian population. 

The participants were able to learn about the procedures for setting up a business in Ghana: 

- The various trade Agreement in effect; 

- The institutions allowing the establishment and registration of a business; 

- The different conditions and regulations to follow 

Finally, the Secretary General of the European Business Council for Africa (EBCAM), Dr. Alexandros Spachis, explained EBCAM’s role in Brussels as the bridge on behalf of the European business sector doing important advocacy and lobbying. As a member of the “Structured Dialogue” between the EU and the EBOs based in Brussels and co-organiser, member of the “Core Group” of the EU-Africa Business Forum and an active role in analysis and publications, EBCAM contributes substantially towards a sustainable development for Africa and particularly for Ghana. 

 You can find the presentations of the Webinar here.