In line with its commitment to the development of the Ghanaian economy and support for the burgeoning Oil & Gas industry, Access Bank (Ghana) limited is partnering the renowned CWC Group, to host this year’s Oil and Gas summit in Accra.
The summit, the second of its kind since Ghana struck oil in commercial quantities, will hold from the 12- 14th of April 2011.
The three day event is endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and with sponsors from the private sector. It will feature distinguished speakers including the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, the CEO of Tullow Oil – partners in the Jubilee Oil Field, and other international experts.
The MD for Access Bank (Ghana) Limited, Yomi Akapo will also make a presentation on Financing the Oil and Gas sector. In a statement, Mr. Akapo said he was excited at the Bank’s partnership with the summit organizers. ‘We will use the insights gathered from our years of experience in financing the sector in Nigeria and across the west coast for the advancements of the Ghanaian Oil sector’.
For the first time, this year, an exhibition will be held simultaneously at the forecourt at of the Accra International Conference Centre, as part of the Oil Summit.
Mr. Akapo said Access Bank will use the exhibition to showcase its range of bespoke products designed specifically to support the Oil and Gas sector in Ghana. ‘We invite industry players to visit our stand to interact with our experienced staff to develop solutions that meet their specific needs in Project Finance, Structured Trade Finance, Local Contractors Finance, Electronic Payment Solutions as well as Cash & Treasury Management’.
The Oil and Gas Summit by the CWC Group is designed to facilitate interaction between policy makers, local and international operators as well as potential investors in the sector.
About Access Bank:
Access Bank (Ghana) Limited is reputed as the fastest growing Bank in Ghana today having chalked phenomenal growth rates in its profitability and key financial performance indicators over the last 2 years. The Bank is also one of the most capitalized banks in the industry, with shareholders fund in excess of US$ 60 million.
The Bank is a member of the Access Bank Group, an emerging global financial services group in Africa with geographical presence in sub-Saharan Africa’s three monetary zones (WAMZ, UEMOA and SADC). Specifically, Access Bank is present in Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia with a fully owned banking subsidiary in the United Kingdom.