ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- More
than 230 domestic and foreign companies have finalized
preparations to take part in Ethiopia’s largest international
trade fair, organizers said.
The Ethiopian International Trade Fair, which will be held on
Nov. 1-5, will congregate local enterprises as well as foreign
companies from China, Greece, Russia, India, Singapore, Egypt,
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Iran, the organizer,
Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations (ECCSA),
said on Wednesday.
Companies from other African countries, including Sudan, Somalia
and Morocco, are also said to be among participants during the
five-day trade show, the largest gathering of producers and
service providers in the capital Addis Ababa, ECCSA said.
The largest share of companies that have already finalized their
preparations to take part at the trade fair are said to be from
the manufacturing and service sectors.
Participating foreign investors could utilize the opportunity to
assess and enter in the emerging Ethiopian market, said ECCSA
Secretary General Endalkachew Sime.
The trade fair is also a “perfect opportunity” for the east
African country to promote the various investment potentials to
attract foreign direct investment, he said.