World Export Development Forum 2019 to be hosted in Addis Ababa

11 Oct 2019

The World Export Development Forum will be held in Addis Ababa from 18 – 22 November 2019.

The Forum will bring together over 1,000 business leaders, policymakers and trade development officials to address international business competitiveness issues and profile international investment in Ethiopia.


The Forum will take place during Africa Industrialization Week, with sessions designed to help businesses make the most of the newly-ratified African Continental Free Trade Agreement. Topics will include investing in value addition, addressing the skills mismatch, sustainable packaging and more.

Co-hosted by the International Trade Centre and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ethiopia, this year’s World Export Development Forum will take place at the African Union headquarters.

This year’s World Export Development Forum will put the accent on women and youth through a SheTrades Global event and a YES! Forum – a unique platform for youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.

A business-to-business matchmaking platform will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to forge new business deals in agribusiness.

For further information, visit: http://www.intracen.org/itc/events/world-export-development-forum/

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