MIE Groups has, through its local partner GEO Vision, officially launched ground-breaking business-to-business (B2B) platform dubbed; “Africa Build Show (ABS).”
This event will be held on June 3 to 5th, 2020 in Accra, Ghana, at the Grand Arena located at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Founder and Managing Director, MIE Groups, Dubai, David Wang, during the launching said that, “According to the World Bank, IMF, G20, and the African Development Bank, the continent faces a multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure gap in the coming years. We regard this challenge as an opportunity to launch Africa Build Show 2020.”
Fadi Kaddoura, Vice President, Marketing and Sales, also averred that: “This new B2B event strengthens the position of Ghana as a gateway, trading hub and re-export centre in West Africa and the entire continent.”
According to Kaddoura with the advent of the 54-country trade bloc Afcta, African Continental Free Trade Agreement, the time is right to bring architects, building material suppliers, developers, real estate firms and ICT firms from across the globe together and provide them a one-stop-shop for business match making to lift Africa’s roads, railways, bridges, ports and airport to the next level is now.
Earlier in September, Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed said that Africa’s biggest national economy alone would need $3tr in infrastructure investments for the next 30 years to close the country’s infrastructure gap.
Africa Build Show will be co-located with the 4th edition of CTW Ghana trade fair and conference which will run from 03 – 05 June 2020 in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
Zahoor Ahmed, Vice President Strategy & Partnerships, MIE Groups, said: “With Ghana leading the pack of Africa’s fastest growing economies, we felt that Accra is the right place to kick off ABS 2020.”
ABS will be co-located with CTW Ghana, the successful trade fair and conference held annually in Accra.
MIE Groups and its CTW portfolio
The successful industry leading CTW Portfolio connects local SMEs businesses with the most innovative firms, manufacturers, ICT providers and stakeholders. In support of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), CTW organizer MIE Events DMCC, Dubai, provides a comprehensive framework for organising and managing multi-national economic development and trade platforms.
MIE Events has organised CTW platforms since 2012 in the Middle East and Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, UAE and Morocco.
The continuous support and commitment of public and private institutions for CTW, ensures that very best of International Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Innovation and ICT sectors are represented throughout the CTW Portfolio.
MIE Events DMCC is a 20-year-old organisation and is part of Shanghai-based MIE Groups, a Business to Government Consultancy, which operates 8 offices across China with the International Head Quarters based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In 2020, CTW will be expanding the portfolio and take it to the next level through the following new territories: Zimbabwe, Azerbaijan and Rwanda. MIE Groups global aim is to become the leading market intelligence and B2B platform focusing on Global Trade.