Turkish firm plans ‘major business event’ in Ethiopia next year

Feb 21, 2014 

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 “Our company is planning to bring 50 private companies from all business sectors [to Ethiopia],” project director Yusuf Kirdar told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

The Meridyen International Fair Organization, a major Turkish event organizer, is planning to hold a “major business event” in Addis Ababa in 2015.

“Our company is planning to bring 50 private companies from all business sectors [to Ethiopia],” project director Yusuf Kirdar told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.

“The trade fair that is being planned is exclusively Turkish,” Kirdar said on the sidelines of the 18th Addis Chamber International Trade Fair (ACITF), which kicked off Thursday.

Kirdar indicated that his company had facilitated the participation of several Turkish firms in last year’s event.

“We’ve brought together 21 companies from various sectors, ranging from manufacturers to exporters, for this trade fair,” he said.

According to Kirdar, Turkish companies were entering the Ethiopian market “in droves.”

“We’re doing good business here,” he asserted.

Headquartered in Sisli, Turkey, the company is currently holding exhibitions in several countries.

At the opening of the ACITF on Thursday, Ethiopian State Minister for Industry Haile Siraj said the annual event was “a platform for companies to share experiences with their foreign counterparts and initiate business linkages and investment through joint-venture arrangements.”

First launched in 1995, this year’s ACITF will include 188 participant companies from 17 countries.

Source: worldbulletin.net


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