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AUTOEXPO AFRICA's Ethiopian edition will start soon



For its 20th anniversary, AUTOEXPO AFRICA is going to launch a branch in Ethiopia, thus expanding its growing presence in East Africa. The trade fair is to be held from 12 to 14 May at the Millenium Hall in the capital Addis Ababa.

 - Automotive is considered a key industry to drive the African economy.
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Automotive is considered a key industry to drive the African economy.

Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in Africa and possesses huge potential for investors and businesses looking to tap the market. This coupled with a favorable business environment and sound infrastructure, make it an attractive option for international companies.

Network and business opportunities

The exhibition will showcase the latest developments in the automotive industry, with industry experts, stakeholders and decision makers in attendance, making it an ideal event to source new products, network and usher in new contacts and business opportunities.

Africa's automotive industry is growing

The automotive industry in Africa is forecast to grow with East Africa retaining its position as the fastest growing region on the continent. Experts see automotive manufacturing and assembly as key industries to drive the economy as global automotive manufacturers turn to the African market to produce vehicles due to local content promotion policies instituted by countries like Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria and Ethiopia.