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PRESS RELEASE: Fashion Forum Ghana Debuts Its Quarterly Talks Series during Ghana Culture Day Celebration

Accra, Ghana, Monday, 14th March, 2016: Fashion Forum Ghana (FFG) debuted its quarterly fashion talks series, as part of the Ghana Culture Day celebration, in collaboration with Ghana Culture Forum and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Creative Arts at the National Theater in Accra.

 

Fashion Forum Ghana (FFG), in its efforts to formalize, educate and build the fashion industry in Ghana as a significant and reputable national resource amongst the Arts and Culture in Ghana, brought together a stellar panel of industry and legal experts to educate and inform an audience of mostly fashion industry professionals and novices on the topic of “The Legal Usage of the name ‘Ghana’ in Fashion Identities and Branding”. Panelists included: Mrs. Sarah Norkor Anku (State Attorney) Registrar General’s Office, Mr. Tetteh Adzedu (Chairman) Ghana Association of Fashion Designers (GAFD), and Mrs. Yvonne Ntiamoah (HOD) Fashion Design at Radford University College, with Moderator Ms. Hillary Sarah Andoh leading the discussion.

Many in the audience were surprised and privileged to be educated by the State Attorney of the Ghana Registrar’s office, when she informed the crowd that the use of the name “Ghana” or its “GH” abbreviation is the intellectual property of the government of Ghana solely, and anyone using them in their brand identities without written consent of the government was doing so illegally and could at anytime lose their identity through legal action. She explained how identities like the Ghana Association of Fashion Designers (GAFD) had gone through the proper process in approval and recognition by the government to use the name “Ghana” in their identity and branding, along with advising those in the fashion industry to educate themselves on the importance of being registered with the Registrar’s Office in order to have legal recourse and protection of their own intellectual property.




Along with having an open forum to gather with fashion professionals to attain informative education, share ideas, and discuss important topics that are significant to building the Ghana Fashion Industry; guests were also treated to an acapella version of musician AJ Nelson’s new single with superstar Wiyaala, entitled “Power To The People”. Fashion Forum Ghana (FFG) in its debut talks series lit the fire to give the power back to the people in the business of fashion by providing a new outlet to build the Ghana fashion industry through informative education and social networking. The second talk series from Fashion Forum Ghana (FFG) is slated for June 2016 on the topic of Globalizing Ghanaian Fashion.

Fashion Forum Ghana (FFG) is a platform for discussion and debate within the Fashion Business community of Ghana. It aims to establish and redirect the Ghanaian fashion industry with respect to both design and best business practice. By providing a forum to discuss and debate the challenges experienced by all members in the industry, we intend to identify challenges and find creative solutions to strengthen the fashion business community, ensuring Ghana’s recognition in the world of fashion, design and creative arts.

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Panellists

Signing In at FFG with FFG assitant Mawuena Agbokou

Tetteh Adzedu of Shapes sharing smiles with State Attorney Sarah Norkor-Anku

Amandzeba posing a Question at FFG

Aritst AJ NELSON performing hit song 'PowerToThePeople'

Audience  interacting (in back view) Designers BEE Arthur and Ivana Annan

Audience ( in shot) Photographer Emilio Conti and sister

Audience (in shot) Award winning Designer Abrantie the Gentlemen and 2016 Fashion Icon Awards Ambassador and Model Chantell Dapaah

Audience (in shot) Nana Tamakloe of FashionGhana, Top Ghana Models; Prince and Julee

Audience (in shot); Designer Ivana Annan and Artist Amandzeba

Audience

Key note  Speaker, Mrs Sarah Norkor Anku (State Attorney)

Moderator  Panellists (in motion)

Moderator Hillary Sarah Andoh and Fashion Forum Founder Makeba Boateng

Artist Akwele Suma Glory at FFG

Designers having fun; Beatrice'Bee'  Arthur, Ivana Annan and Makeba Boateng

Designers; BEE Arthur and Ivana Annan (back view) Yaw Sarpong, manager AJ Nelson and Photographer Emilio Conti

Fashion Forum Founder, Makeba Boateng, Award Winning West African Model 'JULEE' and photographer Emilio Conti.

Founder Makeba Boateng and journalist PaJohn Benstifi Dadson

Guests; (R) Photographer Emilio Conti with his Sister arriving at the FFG panel discussion

In shot; Makeba Boateng and Daddy Bosco (MUSIGA)

L-R, Makeba Boateng, Yvonne Ntiamoah, Hillary Sarah Andoh, Tetteh Adzedu of Shapes, Sarah Norkor Anku; State Attorney and FFG co-ordinator Aretha Amma Sarfor-Kantaka

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