UK-Ethiopia Trade & Investment Forum 2018

October, Central London


DMA is honoured to welcome a delegation from the Government of Ethiopia for a full-day forum on trade and investment which will provide delegates with a complete overview of the economic situation of the country as well as covering key sectors between the UK and Ethiopia. In the margins, delegates will have time to network with Ethiopian businesses representing these sectors as well as with senior government officials.



0800-0900: Registration and Refreshments

0900-0915: Opening Remarks

Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
HE Dr Hailemichael Aberra Afework, Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the UK

0915-0930: Welcoming Address

Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs

0930-1100: Session 1: Economic Overview and Business Diplomacy
Chair: The Lord Sheikh

Dr Aklilu Hailemichael, State Minister for Business Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Teklewold Atnafu, Governor, Central Bank of Ethiopia
Zelalam Berhan, Director General of Business Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Carolyn Turk, Country Director, The World Bank
Private Sector Speaker

1100-1140: Spotlight on Trade & Investment

Belachew Mekuria, Commissioner, Ethiopia Investment Commission
Fantaye Getaneh, General Manager, WAFA Marketing & Promotion
Carla Senatore, Business Origination Officer, UK Export Finance

1140-1210: Refreshments Break

1210- 1330: Session 2: Energy & Infrastructure
Chair: TBC

HE Ato Ambachew Mekonnen, Minister of Industry
Azeb Asnake, CEO, Ethiopian Electric Power,
Private Sector Speaker

1330-1430: Networking Lunch

1430-1500: Spotlight Session on Tourism / Agriculture

1500-1600: Session 3: Mining and Minerals
Chair: Sir Henry Bellingham, Former UK Minister for Africa

HE Ato Melese Alemu, Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas
Representative, Mineral Licensing and Administration Directorate
Private Sector Speaker

1600-1620: Closing Remarks

Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA
HE Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs

1620-1800: Gala Drinks Reception