The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) will today host the first ever Chocolate Business Summit to discuss opportunities in chocolate trade and its contribution to the growth of the economy.
The summit, dubbed “The Chocolatarium”, seeks to enhance the consumption of cocoa.
A press statement issued ahead of the summit indicated that the event is being in partnership with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Ghana Enterprises Agency (GEA), Ghana Exports Promotion Authority (GEPA), EXIM Bank and Cocoa Value Addition Artisans Association of Ghana (COVAAGH).
GTA Chief Executive, Mr Akwasi Agyeman, was quoted as saying that said the summit would bring together stakeholders within the chocolate value chain to discuss ideas on value creation, and funding for artisanal chocolate manufacturers.
“After a successful celebration of the second edition of the National Chocolate Week, the GTA is introducing the Chocolatarium Business Summit to highlight ways in, which we can reap the economic benefits of chocolate while promoting its consumption,” he said.
“We will also explore ways to boost chocolate sales for local chocolate manufacturers. This summit promises to be edifying and insightful,” it added.