Business Expo All set for third e-commerce expo

In a statement issued by the organisers OML Africa, it stated that close to 50 Ghanaian and international online solutions will be present at the exhibition.

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The biggest and innovative e-commerce Expo is scheduled to begin from October 27 to October 28, 2016.

This will be the third edition since it started in 2013 and it will be held in Accra.

The theme for this edition is “Transforming Ghana’s Online Businesses through Technology, Innovation & Opportunity”.

This provides a platform for both exhibitors and patrons to network and also do business together.

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In a statement issued by the organisers OML Africa, it stated that close to 50 Ghanaian and international online solutions will be present at the exhibition. They include “Tisu.com.gh, Spearhead Networks, Teledata ICT, Pweb Systems, Brandit, Swifta Systems, News Ghana, Zoobashop, Jumia Travel, Africakart  Others are mNotify, Ghana Women in Business Online Directory, Nespresso, citibusinessnews.com, Mobile App Solutions, National Express and many others.”

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Find Below the press statement

Ghana Gets Ready to Host Third eCommerce Expo

Accra gets ready to host the largest gathering of companies and professionals from online retail shops, Telecoms, Banks, Internet service providers, Software Designers, solution providers in the mobile commerce, online payment, IT security, etc in Ghana’s burgeoning e-commerce industry. It is scheduled for October 27-28, 2016 at the plush Alisa Hotel.

Under the theme, Transforming Ghana’s Online Businesses through Technology, Innovation & Opportunity”, this important event will shape the way modern business is conducted, coming after the highly successful editions in 2013 and 2015.

Over the two-day period, the third Ghana e-Commerce exhibition will provide the platform to exhibitors to:

  • sign on new businesses or clients

  • gain market exposure by showcasing their e-Commerce products and services

  • gain market feedback from thousands of highly targeted potential customers / buyers who need your products and services

  • launch new and innovative e-commerce and electronic financial transaction products

  • directly reach potential customers with customized best practices e-commerce solutions

  • generate leads by face to face conversation with potential stakeholders and e-commerce and e-solution vendors

  • network with potential e-commerce and e-solutions investors

According to Paul Asinor, Head of Events, OML Africa, the organizers,” Consumers are becoming more comfortable with e-Commerce and traditional retailers are adapting their strategies, and drawing in new customers, while sales are increasing year on year. According to Forrester, Mobile payments alone will grow to $142 billion by the end of 2019, up from $52 billion in 2014. This is quite significant and every business cannot lose sight of the fact that the future is online, mobile and digital.”

As the Ghana eCommerce Expo is always looking for better ways to feature innovation and champion disruption, exhibition visitors are expected to throng the newly introduced Fintech Pavilion and the LaunchPad at this year’s event. The Fintech Pavilion will be the hive of Ghanaian innovation in the epayments and electronic financial transactions space whiles the LaunchPad is the springboard where new software, mobile apps and other technological products and services such as latest android phones and PCs never before seen in Ghana will be launched alongside the biggest market players in front of an audience of media and prospective buyers.”

The exhibition, which is free to attend will have on display nearly 50 Ghanaian and international online solutions and products with an impressive list of exhibitors including Spearhead Networks, Tisu.com.gh, Teledata ICT, Pweb Systems, Brandit, Swifta Systems, News Ghana, Zoobashop, Jumia Travel, Africakart  Others are mNotify, Ghana Women in Business Online Directory, Nespresso, citibusinessnews.com, Mobile App Solutions, National Express and many others.

Mr Asinor continued, “The eCommerce conference running alongside the exhibition is designed to cover every aspect of online business with over 100+ delegates to be addressed by leading experts in eCommerce, FinTech, Mobile and Online Banking, Social Media for Business, Digital Advertising and Cyber Security among others.This conference is strategic as businesses adapt their processes to meet the evolving demands and behaviours of Ghana’s fast growing middle class who are IT-savvy, trendy, use mobile apps and digital platforms; seek shopping convenience and have disposal incomes”.

He concluded,” A key highlight of this year’s conference will be the discussion on mobile banking’s strategic approach to consumer money management through smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices as many retail banks in their quest to offer mobile banking services have leaped before looking”.

Some invited speakers at the third Ghana eCommerce conference are:

  • Albert Biga (CEO, Zoobashop)

  • Kwabena Okyire Appianing (Head of Digital Media, Global Media Alliance)

  • Sosthenes Konutsey (Financial Inclusion Advocate & Head, Corporate Business, Old Mutual)

  • Saqib Nazir (CEO, Interpay)

  • Albert Antwi Bosiako (CEO AND Founder, eCrime Bureau)

  • Sofiene Marzouki (Country Manager, Jumia Foods)

  • Daniel Asare Kyei (MD, Esoko)

  • Stephen Boadi (Director, Digital Marketing, PZ Cussons) and many other reputable experts.

Some of the broad thematic areas to be covered are: 

  • Transforming Ghana’s Online Businesses through Technology, Innovation & Opportunity

  • The Growing Impact of Cyber Crime on e-Commerce

  • The Power of Financial Inclusion (Banks, FinTech, Mobile-What’s Going On?

  • Marketplace and Online Retail: Striking the Balance (panel discussion)

  • Gaining Competitive Advantage with Social Media

  • Effective Approach to Digital Advertising

  • Connecting Smallholders to Digital Financial Services

For more information, call 0206367515 or 0302 973379 or email:paul@omlafrica.com or visit www.ghecommerceexpo.com

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