Your Gateway to Ghana and Netherlands

Welcome to the Ghana Tourism & Cultural Expo, a celebration of the rich cultural heritage and vibrant tourism opportunities shared between Ghana and the Netherlands. Join us for a two-day event that promises to be a memorable experience, showcasing the best of both worlds.

Date: 19th and 20th January 2024
Location: Concordia CC, The Hague, Netherlands

About the Expo

The Ghana Tourism & Cultural Expo is organized by the AfroEuro Foundation in collaboration with key stakeholders such as the Ghana Tourism Authority.  Our mission is to create a landmark event that serves as a unique platform, uniting tourism, travel, and cultural organizations from both Ghana and the Netherlands.

The Netherlands-Ghana Tourism & Cultural Expo aims to commemorate 150 years of the abolition of the slave trade by organizing an event that highlights the common history of Ghana and the Netherlands. The expo will serve as a platform to showcase the cultural and tourism heritage of countries, fostering understanding, collaboration, and friendship. By building bridges between Ghana and the Netherlands, we seek to promote cultural exchange, tourism development, and economic cooperation.

The expo provides a unique platform to showcase the rich cultural and tourism heritage of both countries. Through vibrant displays, interactive exhibits, and engaging performances, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse traditions, customs, and art forms that have shaped these nations throughout history.

In addition to promoting cultural understanding, the Netherlands-Ghana Tourism & Cultural Expo seeks to bolster tourism development in both nations. The expo will showcase the music, dance, food, historical landmarks, and unique attractions that make Ghana and the Netherlands prime destinations for travellers. Through this platform, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the tourism potential of each country, inspiring them to explore and experience the wonders they have to offer.

Moreover, the expo serves as a catalyst for economic cooperation. By bringing together businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors from Ghana and the Netherlands, the event creates opportunities for collaboration and trade. It serves as a gateway for exploring joint ventures, investment prospects, and mutually beneficial partnerships that can drive economic growth in both countries.

Program – 19 January (18:00 – 21:00)

This opening day will commence with a historical overview of both countries, highlighting their shared past and the journey towards abolishing the slave trade. A film showcasing Dutch businesses operating in Ghana will further emphasize the economic ties between the two nations. The program will also include a short but insightful debate on the relationship between Ghana and the Netherlands. The day will conclude with a reception and networking session, providing attendees with an opportunity to establish connections and foster collaboration.

Program – 20 January (08:00 – 18:00)

The second day will feature cultural and tourism exhibitions from both Ghana and the Netherlands. The exhibition booths will host tourism operators, a vibrant food market, music and dance performances, and a captivating fashion show. Attendees will have the chance to explore the rich cultural heritage, taste authentic cuisine, and experience the vibrant traditions of both countries. This full-day program will ensure a memorable and immersive experience for all participants.