Ethiopia to host 19th World Export Development Forum

World Export Development Forum_ Ethiopia_ Addis Ababa
Fetelework Gebreegziabhier, Trade and Industry Minister, (right) and Arancha Gonzàlez, ITC ED (left)
Photo credit : FBC

borkena
May 14, 2019

Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, will be hosting the 19th World Export Development Forum.

International Trade Centre (ICT) and the Federal Ministry of Trade and Industry will jointly organize the event in collaboration with the African Union, according to a report by ICT.

It will take place in six months time between November 18-22, 2019.

Fetelework Gebreegziabhier, Trade and Industry Minister, and Arancha Gonzàlez,ITC Executive Director, have signed the agreement to co-organize the event, according to a report by Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC).

It is expected to draw more than 1000 business leaders, policy makers and business professionals from around the world. The event coincides with Africa Industry week which is said to help link trade activity in Africa with countries from outside of Africa.

The focus of the 19th World Export Development Forum will be free trade agreement which is expected to be implemented and business in Africa, added FBC’s report.

As well, capacity building training and business idea sharing will take place during the forum in addition to trade agreements to be signed between different entities.



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