Project ‘U’ Conference 2023 held in Accra
Akosua Naana Lexis Opoku-Agyemang speaking to the media after the conference
The 2023 edition of the Project ‘U’ Conference (PUC), a career guidance and coaching platform for the youth was held in Accra last Saturday.
Dubbed ‘Power to you,’ the conference attracted distinguished speakers from various industries to share their success stories and provide lessons on building careers and successful businesses.
Held under the theme, ‘Beyond Self-Discovery Intentional Living,’ the event also provided a platform for start-ups to exhibit their products and utilise the opportunity to gain insight on how to improve products and services.
The Guest Speaker for the event, Rtd Prince Kofi Amoabeng shared highlights on steps to build a successful business.
The keys to successful business, he said, included products and service delivery, customers, people (workforce) and profitability.
“Products must be appealing, refreshing and a game-changer. Attention must also be given to the process of delivery which should be timely, while ensuring customers have value for money,” he stated.
He said the critical thing for achieving business growth was to treat people well and ‘lead by example.’
The Promoter of the conference, Akosua Naana Lexis Opoku-Agyemang urged young people not to be let down by challenges they come across in business.
“Just be focused and surmount all setbacks to become better in society by recognising and understanding the beliefs that may be holding you back,” she stated.
She reiterated that setbacks were part of the process but it was important to persevere to achieve set goals.
She urged corporate entities to come on board to support the programme which would go a long way to help the youth to survive especially in the recent challenging times.
Other speakers for the event were, Bernard Kelvin Clive, Stephen Essien, Maureen Amakabane from Kenya, Agartha Maame Afua Arkorful and Antoinette Gyan
By Michael D. Abayateye