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5-7 October 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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From 5 to 7 October 2016, His Excellency, Mr. Hailemariam Desalegn, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, hosted the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum in Addis Ababa. The event was co-organized by the Government of Ethiopia and UNIDO. The high-level investment forum featured participants from the public and private sector, including representatives of the Ethiopian Government, international investors, international financial institutions, domestic enterprises, international organizations and industry associations.

1,200 participants gather as the first international agro-industry investment forum kicks off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC-AA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, hosted the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum.

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Investment Promotion Roadshows

Government of Ethiopia officials conducted roadshows to select countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East in preparation for the first International Agro-Industry Investment Forum. Co-organized by UNIDO, the roadshows aimed to promote specific investment opportunities in Ethiopia’s agro-industries and allied sectors, including the Integrated Agro-Industrial Parks initiative, a key component of UNIDO's PCP for Ethiopia.

The roadshows were tailored to each country and feature workshops, roundtables or bilateral meetings depending on country-specific needs.