Events - in Africa

Ethio-Con Ethiopia 2017

When: 20-24th September, 2017

Where: Addis Ababa International Exhibition Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


About the Fair

Ethio-Con, which is one of the most African´s strategic business locations, offers the opportunity to enter Iranian and African markets as well as the unique opportunity of investment in Ethiopia, open its doors to your esteemed professionals in 2017.

Post Show Report 2016

  • 12.400 Visitors
  • 23 Countries such as Germany, Italy, England, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Greece, Tunisia, Zambia, Sudan, Turkey and Ethiopia.
  • 324 Exhibitors

About Ethiopia´s market

Africa’s second-most populous nation with an estimated population of around 85 million. English is a widely spoken language. Ethiopia is known as the diplomatic centre of Africa, the head quarters of African Union located in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is part of United Nations since 1942. The headquarters of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) is also in Addis Ababa.

Bordering Ethiopia is Sudan to the west, Djibouti and Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the east, and Kenya to the south. At 435,071 square miles, Ethiopia is the world’s 27th largest country.

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. Ethiopia has showed a fast growing annual GDP and it was the fastest growing non-oil dependent African nation in 2007 and 2008.

Ethiopia’s poverty-stricken economy is based on agriculture, accounting for almost half of GDP, 60% of exports and 80% of total employment. Principial crops include coffee, pulses (e.g. beans) oilseed, cereals, potatoes, sugarcane and vegetables.Three major crops are believed to have originated in Ethiopia: coffee, grain sorghum, and castor bean. Coffee is critical to the Ethiopian economy with exports of some $350 million in 2006. Ethiopia is Africa’s second biggest maize producer.

Ethiopia’s livestock population is believed to be the largest in Africa. There are also newly growing areas such as horticulture and floriculture. Country’s inflation rate is down from 65% to 32% after the government took a series of strong financial and administrative to stabilize the market and to cut short soaring prices. It is expected to go down further.

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%. The average tariff is down from 41.6% to 17.5%. Ethiopia also has several agreements that grant dutyfree access to many countries, including European countries and the USA.

Video 12th Ethio Con Ethiopia Addis Ababa Building Construction Exhibition


Growth of your business is our only business POINT EXPO was established in 2011 as exhibitions and conferences organizer in the Middle East and AFRICA. It has built an impressive portfolio of B2B events covering building and construction sectors.

POINT EXPO’s events are supported by a large network of offices which play a vital role in understanding local market ( IRAQ – NAJAF, ETHIOPIA – ADDIS ABABA, GEORGIA – BATUMI, NIGERIA – ABUJA) conditions. Its major brands now enjoy global recognition within the construction industries that they serve. We integrate our events and industrial publications within the supply chains of individual markets, allowing us to understand, anticipate and the meet the changes of each industry segment.

POINT EXPO is a multi-dimensional company dedicated to staying close to its customer’s needs. It focuses in organising International exhibitions & conferences as ideal platforms for foreign and local companies doing business in the Middle East and AFRICA and seeking exposure to top regional buyers and decision-makers. We bank on our strong relationships with key industry players, government bodies, trade associations, embassies and trade chambers in Arab and African countries. We have been securing business success for our clients by playing a critical role in many leading firms and business houses to benchmark themselves against the standards of international players.


Construction Contractors Association of Ethiopia has made most of the contractors in the country be its members who get several benefits from the Association. Based on findings of research, the Association organizes capacity building workshops, conferences and discussion forum which are aimed at seeking solutions for problems that members face while they undertake their activities. It all enhances the awareness of its members through the dissemination of government proclamations, regulations and directions and other information related to the construction industry.

On top of that the Association serves as a bridge between contractors and government with the objective of creating healthy working relations. It is because this that the number of its members has become more than 1,400 that makes the Association be the largest Association in the industry.

For further information

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Ethio-Con Ethiopia 2017
Addis Ababa International Exhibition Center,Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
Starting on
20 September, 2017
Ending on
24 September, 2017
Ethio-Con, which is one of the most African´s strategic business locations, offers the opportunity to enter Iranian and African markets as well as the unique opportunity of investment in Ethiopia, open its doors to your esteemed professionals in 2017.

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