More than 50 Italian companies at the Addis Chamber International Trade Fair

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Addis Ababa, 21 February 2014 (WIC) – More than 50 Italian companies will be participating to the Addis Chamber International Trade Fair (ACITF), to be held at Addis Ababa Exhibition Center from 20 to 26 February 2014.
According to a press release the Italian Embassy in Addis sent to WIC, the Italian Trade Agency will coordinate Italian companies’ participation to the Fair in an “Italian Pavilion” and the delegation will present their products, tecnologies and services in many sectors such as machinery, construction, engineering, power and energy generators, water treatment, agroindustry.
The purpose of this business mission, which comes after a number of high-level talks on economic cooperation between Italy and Ethiopia, is to further explore trade and investment opportunities offered in Ethiopia, the release emphasised.
According to the press release, the Italian companies will directly engage with Ethiopian business counterparts: “B-to-B” meetings will be organized during the Fair.
The Italian companies will have the opportunity to meet Ethiopian institutional and business counterparts at a networking event called “Italian Night” that will be organized in the evening of Friday 21 February at Hilton Hotel.
Sisay Gemechu, Ethiopian State Minister of Industry, and Elias Geneti, President of the Addis Chamber of Commerce, have confermed their presence and will address welcoming messages and presentations on business opportunities in Ethiopia to the Italian companies, it stated.