The European Business Council for Africa

We would like to inform you that the ‘Invest in Ethiopia Forum’ shall not take place on April 4th. We regret any inconveniences caused. The current fluid political situation in Ethiopia has led to questions from some of our longstanding partners about whether it is now the right timing to hold such an event. 

NABC and the Ethiopian embassy in Brussels have therefore decided to push back the event and organize it at a later date. Anyone who has already paid the entrance fee shall be reimbursed.

Representatives from the Industrial parks will explain the benefits of setting up a business in the park, which include tax holidays, affordable electricity, reasonable labour costs and a one-stop shop for everything the foreign companies need. Large international fashion brands like Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein nowadays have apparel factories on such industrial parks. Dutch investors and financial institutions, like the Dutch Good Growth Fund, RVO, FMO, ING and Rabobank, will be present to tackle the component of access to finance and we hear from Dutch companies, that are active in Ethiopia, themselves.

Priority sectors of this event are:

- Textile and Garments

- Agro Processing (Dairy, Poultry, Horticulture, food)

Mid/High-level companies, interesested in setting up a business in an Industrial Park are warmly welcomed. NABC’s Arne Doornebal visited the Hawassa Industrial Park in 2017 and wrote this article about it in NABC Magazine.

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