GHANA BUSINESS & FINANCE (GB&F) is Ghana’s premier national, award-winning monthly business magazine.
GB&F is focused on engaging Ghana’s business leaders, investors and policy makers in an ongoing discourse on the Ghanaian economy. The magazine uncovers and discusses trends in the oil and gas sector. It questions and analyses the impact of new government policy on the private sector and it unwraps the challenges that face multinationals and SMEs alike which are striving to do business in the country.
GHANA BUSINESS & FINANCE (GB&F) magazine is published by Africa Business Media Limited (ABM), which is an agglomeration of Ghanaian, African and non-African shareholders. These include African Business Communications (ABC), Business Day Nigeria, Optimum Media Prime, the Ghanaian Advertising Agency MMRS-Ogilvy, Dmax & Associates Limited which is a Malta, Europe-based IT, branding and design firm and various other organisations whose interests lie in oil distribution, TV broadcasting, insurance services, gold mining, publishing, management consultancy, international and regional commerce, banking and general trading.
Dmax Consultants were the initial conceptualizers of the GB&F magazine. All design work, layout per issue, illustrations, charts, tables, photos, to finished artwork, were for the first few years of ABM’s existence managed in Europe. However, ABM has now relocated all design work in Ghana, and has hired quite talented designers to produce finished artwork for the magazine and numerous other publicity items. ABM Graphics designers will continue to be responsible for coordinating the aggregation of advertisements in agreed format, source illustrations, produce charts and graphs, and propose layouts.
GHANA BUSINESS & FINANCE magazine’s readership cuts across:
- Top executives of corporate Ghana and the multinational corporations in Ghana and other relevant professionals;
- Banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance companies, export finance and leasing firms;
- Private sector intermediary organisations, such as the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the Private Enterprises Foundation, the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI), the Ghana Chamber of Mines etc;
- International organisations and diplomatic missions in Ghana and Ghanaian Missions abroad’
- Top government officials in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Ghana, and at the regional and district levels and Ghanaian missions overseas;
- Relevant members of academia and research institutions based in Ghana, as well as local think tanks whose work have a bearing on the business sector in Ghana;
- University professors/lecturers in Ghana, and Ghanaian academics overseas in the faculties of business, finance, marketing, law, energy and other specific sectors. Senior executives of major NGOs, CBOs, and religious bodies operating in Ghana;
- Embassies, airlines and 4- and 5-star hotels in Ghana;
- Regional Economic Community organisations (RECs) such as ECOWAS, Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), Southern African Economic Community (SADC), East African Community (EAC) and African Union Commission (AUC);
- The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Export Promotion Agency, Tourism Development Board, Trade Fair company, Brand Ghana office and similar promotional bodies;
- African Stock Exchanges and Commodity Exchanges;
- African Regional and sub-regional banks;
- The headquarters of UN Agencies, Commonwealth organisations, the World Bank, IMF and International Finance Corporation (IFC) and their affiliated bodies; and
- High net-worth Ghanaian and other African professionals residing abroad.
GB&F’s reach covers,
- Top business executives;
- Banks & financial institutions;
- Private companies;
- International organsations (UN, World Bank, etc);
- National professional/industrial associations;
- Government officials;
- Top hotels;
- Ghanaian Diaspora; and,
- Local & international investors.
GB&F is set to start regional operations in the third quarter of 2017 with circulation expected soon expand to West African countries beginning with the English-speaking Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Workshops, Events and Conferences
GB&F Workshops, Events, Conferences (WEC), including the annual Economic Outlook and Business Strategy (EOBS) conferences, and the Ghana-China Business Summit and Exhibition (GCBSE) series are reputed for their strategic relevance not only to the articulation of key government policies in Ghana but also to the growth of both the Ghanaian and the African economies. A typical GB&F event atmosphere also sets the tone to deliver associated business opportunities, share new ideas, peer-to-peer networking sessions and business transactions. The EOBS 2017 which held this March 22 had the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as Guest Speaker, for instance.
Similarly, the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo was the confirmed Special Guest of Honour for the Ghana-China Business Summit and Exhibition event.