On Wednesday 11th January Michelle Meyrick, International Events Director of MIE Events and Justine Clave, Event & Marketing Executive of MIE Events met Gashaw Abate, Director of Trade & Investment Promotion at Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations. They were joined by the local agent Nebeyu Lemma, Managing Director at Prana Promotions who will be assisting with local operations of China Trade Week (CTW) on behalf of MIE Events.
Mr. Abate was very welcoming of MIE Events and Prana Promotions and noted the huge investment of China into many projects in Ethiopia. Mr. Abate was eager for CTW to be a joint partnership with one of the existing events currently taking place in Addis Ababa, most appropriately Matex-Ethiopia 2017 “Boosting Manufacturing Competitiveness through Trade Facilitation”. It was explained that CTW should be a tradeshow in its own right and preferred not to be partnered with another show. Mr. Abate is happy to promote our event through emails and sms to their members.