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FIRST INTERNATIONAL AGRO-INDUSTRY INVESTMENT FORUM ETHIOPIA 

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.

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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.