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The 3rd edition of FOOD & KITCHEN Ethiopia is back at Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, the one place to source new products, services and technology from around the world. The 3 day multi country international trade event brings to Ethiopia exhibitors from 20 countries. The main attractions this time around are the European and Asian Pavilions showcasing the latest products and innovations which are now being made available to the Ethiopian industries.
Ethiopia in 2020 and beyond – Ethiopia is one of the world’s largest untapped markets and is the fastest growing economy in Africa today. With a population of over 100 million and an annual economic growth rate of 10% over the past 15 years , it presents a unique opportunity. In addition to its strategic positioning as a long-haul transfer hub, Ethiopia is increasingly becoming an important destination for food and agricultural exports. With the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) also in force, companies are looking at another opportunity at increasing exports to Africa.
Highlighting key sectors to promote and introduce new products equipment and services to the upcoming Ethiopian market is the primary goal for the trade exhibition. Held concurrently with the Ethiopia International Trade Exhibition, sectors include building and construction, lighting, heavy equipment, tools and hardware, woodworking and sawmill machinery, large automotive and spare parts, power and energy, consumer products, agriculture, materials printing, packaging and more. The event promises to introduce the Ethiopian market to world class industry leading products and services under one roof.
The much awaited 2020 edition will be open from 24th of February 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM for the public till 26th of February 2020. Ambassadors, trade delegations and representatives from various countries and ministries are confirmed to be present to meet and support the companies representing their countries at the event.
Special pavilion participation from the Turkey and Belgium is followed closely by companies from China, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, India, Qatar, Malaysia, Russia, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Companies from the African continent especially from Kenya, South Africa and Ethiopia are also participating among the worlds’ leading global brands.
“Ethiopia is no longer a country that can be ignored. The interest shown by the business community towards the event shows that the industry leaders fully understand the importance and opportunities that are presented by the fair as well as the long term business relations it will create.” said Emily Parkson, Event Director from the organizers, Expogroup.
As the biggest business and trade event in Ethiopia, this event presents and opportunity for all industry leaders, innovators, business owners, importers, entrepreneurs and upcoming traders from various industries and backgrounds to source their needs and interact with international brands under one roof.
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The future of food, hospitality and agriculture in Africa will be a key theme throughout the 2018 installment of FOOD & KITCHEN AFRICA, which will run from 04 - 06 September, 2018 in Kenya, 25 - 27 October 2018 in Tanzania and 15 - 17 November 2018 in Ethiopia. More than 200 + exhibitors will showcase their latest innovations to thousands of buyers and decision makers, all looking to place orders on the industry’s newest products. Visitors will also be able to hear from experts who will offer business support, advice and debate during the three-day events.
Food, hospitality and agriculture is one of the most important sectors of the African economy and is expected to be the driving force behind the alleviation of the continent’s poverty. It accounts for 65% of the continent’s employment and 75% of its domestic trade. The economies of most African countries are growing faster than anywhere else in the world and agriculture, which accounts for a third of Africa’s GDP, is poised to be the next step in the development of the region.
FOOD & KITCHEN AFRICA, Africa’s largest food, hospitality and agriculture exhibition, closed its door in July 2016 recording a further increase in the level of internationality on both the exhibitors and visitors side. Altogether, more than 150 exhibitors presented their latest products, machinery and food trends from over 20 countries around the world, with over 4800 business visitors in attendance.
The 2017 event promises to be even bigger and better with new features added to the show. As a proven platform for business transactions, the event will showcase the latest developments in the food, hotel and agriculture industry, with prominent industry experts, stakeholders and decision makers in attendance, making it an ideal event to source new products, network and usher in new contacts and business opportunities. Marking its 20th anniversary in the industry, Expogroup expands its ever growing presence in East Africa with the launch of FOOD & KITCHEN AFRICA in Ethiopia. Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and possesses huge potential for investors and businesses looking to tap the market. This coupled with a favorable business environment and sound infrastructure makes it an attractive option for international companies.
FOOD & KITCHEN KENYA: 02nd – 04th June – KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
FOOD & KITCHEN ETHIOPIA: 12th – 14th May – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
FOOD & KITCHEN TANZANIA: 22nd – 24th August – MCC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
For more information on these events please visit: https://foodexpo.expogr.com/
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