China Trade Week was again successfully hosted in Ethiopia in 2018 at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa on 3rd-4th May. this was the 2nd edition of China Trade Week in Ethiopia after its huge success during its first event in the country in 2017. The show was opened by Mrs. Liu Yu, Counselor, Economic & Commercial Concilor Office Embassy of the P.R of China in Ethiopia and H.E Ato Ayana Zewdie, State Minister, FDRE Ministry of Trade. Other distinguished guests in attendance include H.E Ato Tesfakiros Hailu, FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business Diplomacy Directorate Director, Ato Addisu, Advisor-The Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association.
China Trade Week welcomed over 6,000 visitors to the 2018 show with main industry interest in construction materials and machinery. The 3-day event assembled 50 high-caliber Chinese manufacturers from different idnustries including construction material & machinery, home electrical & electronics, clothing & textile, automotive parts 7 accessories, daily necessities, infant products, print & packaging equipment and lighting & energy solutions. The exhibitors were all delighted in coming back to Ethiopia as most of them had found their potential business partners during the first edition in 2017.
For buyers who are attending the event without any experience working or doing business with China before, we have developed a seminar schedule over the 3 days to give visitors background information on how to efficiently trade with China.