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Kommande händelser

20 aug 2018
Kaakkois-Aasian suurlähettiläät tavattavissa
11 sep 2018
WTC Info: Viro
10 okt 2018
Yritysmatka Viroon/ Pärnuun


Ethiopian business opportunities (Helsinki)


Ethiopia is going forward. The Ethiopian economy is likely to grow by 7.3 percent in 2017. The new Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line is expected to boost trade. The Government is stepping up on the agricultural sector and is looking to attract more foreingn direct investment. Ethiopia also wants to produce the majority of its energy with renewables. Join us and learn about the meny business opportunities that the Ethiopian market can offer for Finnish companies.

The seminar is co-organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affaris and the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

Time 8th March 2017 starting at 8.30

Place Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Room Engel (A-house, entrance A3)


8.30 Morning coffee and registration

9.00 Opening of the seminar — representative of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

9.10 Business and investment opportunities in Ethiopia

Mrs Woinshet Tadesse, Ethiopian Ambassador to Finland

9.30 Ethiopia Finland's long term partner — What to expect next?

Mrs Helena Airaksinen, Finnish Ambassador to Ethiopia

9.50 Ethiopia - the land of opportunities. Can the African diplomatic center and the continent's second most populous country overcome challanges related to supply chains, the banking sector and the sociopolitical themes, and develop into a lower middle income country by 2025

Mr. Olivier Poujade, EAGate

11.00 Company cases

experiences on the Ethiopian market

12.00 Light lunch with networking

The seminar is free of charge but registration is needed by the 5th March 2017 using this link:

Finnish companies have also a possiblity to meet with mr Olivier Poujade at the Team Finland House, room Esplanade, Porkkalankatu 1, Helsinki, on the 9th March 2017 from 9 to 16 hours. Meetings are free of charge. Please, reserve a 30 minutes' appointment by th 5th March 2017 using this link:

Mr. Olivier Poujade is a Steering Committee member of the Eu Business Forum in Ethiopia, the local EU chamber of commerce, and the co-Managing Partners of East Africa Gate (EAGate) a consulting firm based in Addis Ababa advising European investors on the Ethiopian market. He Also a member of the bisiness climate improvement technical committee between the Ethiopian Goverment and the European business and diplomatic communities.

EAGate is a consulting firm co-founded by Mr. Olivier Poujade (Frenc) and Ms. Tigist Getachew Araya (Ethiopian) that has become a leader on the Ethiopian market of the support for European investors interested in tapping into the local market opportunities. With a team of ten experts, specialised in investment framework, finance and goverment relations, it has developped a substantial track record in partner identification, business intelligence, market entry strategies, licensing and advocacy.



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