Events - in Africa

8th ADDIS BUILD 2017

When: 13- 16th October, 2017

Where: Addis Ababa Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


International Construction, Construction Materials and Technologies Exhibition


8th ADDISBUILD International Construction, Construction Materials and Technologies Exhibition will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between     13 – 16 October 2017 in Addis Ababa Millenium Hall. 8th ADDISBUILD will provide your international business platform by enabling you to catch global investment opportunities, and build your brand in the region.

Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, according to the Economist. The country has also recorded an “impressive growth” during the past few years, according to a new IMF review. Located in the region of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the 2nd most populated country in Africa. Ethiopian government reduced customs tariff significantly in the framework of creating economic liberalization. The maximum tariff came down from 230% to 35% and the minimum is 5%. he average tariff is reduced from 41.6%to 17.5%. Ethiopia has also several agreements that grant duty free access to many countries, including European countries and the USA. Business friendly climate, duty free access and competitive labour costs have successfully created new investments and employment opportunities. Ethiopia is also a member of COMESA which has an access to 20 African countries.

About the 7th ADDISBUILD 2016

The 7th ADDISBUILD 2016: Construction, Construction Equipment and Technologies Exhibition took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 14 – 17, 2016. 106 exhibitors participated in the fair, coming from 12 countries. The exhibition took place Addis Ababa Exhibition Center and was visited by 5000 people. The visitors had the opportunity to increase their awareness of the sector, share their experiences, and establish new business connections. The exhibition area was 2000 sq metres.

Exhibitors from Turkey, Ethiopia, China, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Sudan, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Jordan participated in ADDISBUILD, which is the most significant construction exhibition in the country. The product groups in the exhibition included construction materials, construction equipments, air conditioning, satellite systems, bathroom products, wall coverings, cables, safety and security equipments, flooring, pipes and pipe profiles, gas fittings, panel doors, generators, marble, granite and ceramics, kitchen products and equipments, pvc machines, and iron and steel products.


Expotim International Fair Org. is established in April 2003. Expotim has set customer satisfaction as its primary principle and is playing a crucial role in increasing the Turkish export figures. Expotim, which is authorized by the Turkish Ministry of Economy with B-Class license to organize exhibitions abroad, has different sector-specific sales groups of Textile, Machinery, Construction, Energy, Agriculture and Food, and Automotive.

Ladin Fair, which is established in 1993, was bought by Expotim in 2007. Until 2012, Expotim and Ladin organized 232 exhibition in 32 different countries.

Since Expotim was established, over 200.000 sqm exhibition area has been sold. Number of exhibiting companies in those events is above 8000.

Expotim staff aims at providing customers with best services and is at customers’ disposal during all process starting from floor plan design until the end of fair to offer meticulous and systematic service. The score of exhibitions organized successfully so far is a result of this system. “Your Business, Our World” is our motto.

Organized by Expotim-Ladin Group, CAMEROON BUILD CONSTRUCTION and 8th ADDISBUILD provides a brand new platform to industry professionals who would like to benefit from Africa’s potential in construction sector.

For further information

For further information about the 8th ADDIS BUILD, visit the Event´s Official Website.

8th ADDIS BUILD 2017
Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
Starting on
13 October, 2017
Ending on
16 October, 2017

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