Africa: Akwasi Agyeman CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority to Speak on MICE Recovery at Akwaaba African Travel Market Virtual Conference


The organisers of Akwaaba African Travel Market, the leading Pan-African Tourism Expo have confirmed that Akwasi Agyeman, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will be speaking at the 4th edition of the African Travel and Tourism Conference, scheduled to take place as a virtual event on September 21, 2020.

Akwasi Agyeman, is the CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the lead Public Service Agency in charge of regulating tourism in Ghana through marketing and promotion, licensing and classification of tourism facilities and services, investments, research and development. He has been at post since January 2017

Prior to his appointment , he was a shareholding partner of Global Media Alliance, a Media Consultancy and broadcasting company. and was the President of the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA).

He holds an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from Tulane University in Louisiana (2003), USA – an MBA Merit Scholarship Recipient. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences (1993) and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA -1996) from the University of Ghana. He has served on several boards.

Since his appointment, he has introduced and led several initiatives including the Visitghana and See Ghana, Eat Ghana, Wear Ghana and Fell Ghana campaigns. He was the cordinator of Ghana’s highly successful Year of Return Program and is cordinating the 10 year Beyond the Return project celebrating African renaissance. He is a devout Christian and a devoted family man with three children.

The African Travel and Tourism Conference is scheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 via Zoom at 1400hrs Nigerian time; 1600hrs East African time.

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The theme for this year’s conference is: Is MICE a Viable Pathway for Tourism Recovery in Africa?

Other panelists for the event include: Sisa Ntshona, CEO of South Africa Tourism; Lily Ajarova, CEO of Uganda Tourism Board; Jacinta Nzioka (Nat. Coordinator/CEO, Kenya Convention Bureau); and Nelly Mukazayire (CEO, Rwanda Convention Bureau), while the lead speaker is Rick Taylor from South Africa.

Special Guest of Honour is tourism guru and presidential candidate in the Seychelles elections, Alain St. Ange, while the session will be hosted by Ambassador Ikechi Uko, season travel and tourism expert and organiser of the event.

Akwaaba African Travel Market, the leading Pan-African Tourism Expo is the first travel and tourism fair in West Africa. Scheduled to host its 16th edition this year, Akwaaba has attracted leading experts and stakeholders in the travel, tourism, aviation and hospitality industries from different parts of Africa and the world. In addition, several important dignitaries such as presidents, ministers, ambassadors and high commissioners from different parts of the world have graced the annual event. The 2020 Akwaaba will be hosted as a virtual event.


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