EAA Breakfast: Ethiopia’s economic and political Reforms Briefing 6th July 2023

6th July, 2023

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Dear all,

We are pleased to invite you for the upcoming briefing on Ethiopia over breakfast hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of Ethiopia UK and Ethiopia Investment Commission.

Date: Thursday 6th July

Time: 08:30 – 10:30 am:

Venue: Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, 17 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PZ, London.

Latest economic outlook on Ethiopia by the Africa Development Bank estimates the country’s GDP is expected to grow at 5.8% in 2023. This growth is driven by factors including peace dividend, rebounding tourism and prospect of liberalizing more sectors.

We will have an opportunity to hear experiences from UK companies with businesses in Ethiopia as well as Ethiopia Capital Markets who will provide insights and practical information for businesses interested in the country.

The Speakers include:

Welcome Remarks by H.E Teferi Melesse Desta – Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the United Kingdom.

Dr Biruk Taye – Chief Executive Officer – Ethiopia Capital Markets

Mr Reg Hankey – Chief Executive Office Pittards Plc

Mr Jeremy Lefroy – Managing Director Africa Speciality Products & EAA Board

Mr Dougie Brew – Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainable Business Unilever

Mr Eddy Solbrandt – Chief operating Officer – KEFI Gold +Copper

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The association has regional representatives in the Eastern Africa region, with the regional HQ in Nairobi.

Our members benefit from a high profile network, thought leadership and insights on business development, guidance on high and sustainable standards of operation and support with stake holder relations.

From our UK office, the association works closely with regional Governments through their Embassies and High Commissions in the UK and Europe to encourage investments in the East Africa.

We regularly host quality and topical workshops, seminars, conferences, and trainings providing market insights, regular updates on regulatory space and political and economic outlook for each of the countries we represent.

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