53rd Session of the International Sugar Council

19 Mar 2018

25 – 28 June 2018
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Addis Ababa

At the 52nd Session of the International Sugar Council held in London on Friday 1st December 2017 His Excellency Mr Endawek Abite Degefu, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, was unanimously appointed as Chair of the International Council for 2018, having already served as Vice Chair for 2017.  Alongside his appointment came the very kind invitation from the Government of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation to host the next session of the International Sugar Council in Addis Ababa.  This invitation was received with great pleasure by the other 86 Members of the International Sugar Organization (ISO) and the ISO Secretariat.

The meetings will run from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th June, starting with an organised field trip to Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory, about 100 km outside of Addis Ababa, where delegates will be given a tour of this pioneering sugar factory.  The following day there will be an international workshop on “Developments and opportunities in sugar and by-products” where both national and international speakers will address issues of regional and global importance to the sugar industry.  The Workshop will be attended by ISO Member governments as well as high ranking officials from industry, investment banks, farmers, factories and the press.  Subsequently, the ISO’s official meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday giving Member states the opportunity to discuss both bilaterally and multilaterally issues of common interest and concern.   There will also be observer delegations present from specifically invited countries.

Much collaborative preparatory work has gone on behind the scenes between the Ethiopian Sugar Corporation, the ISO and the Ethiopian Embassy in London and the dedicated website (www.isoethiopia2018.com) for the meetings is now up and running.  Interested parties can see the programme as well as the events and hotel and visa information.

The Ethiopian Government, the Sugar Corporation and the International Sugar Organization are all looking forward to interesting, informative and successful meetings.

Please contact the ISO Secretariat for any further details: exdir@isosugar.org

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