The 5th Ethiopia International Exhibition for Plastic, Petrochemicals, Printing, Packaging and Papers Industries, Products and Technologies (Ethio5P) will feature 38 Egyptian and 9 Chinese companies.
The statement was made by Akile Belete, General Manager of the Exhibition Organizer ShakCrux Trade and Events Management Private Ltd. Co., during a press conference in Ramada Hotel Addis Ababa on Thursday.
The only of its kind annual exhibition in Ethiopia, the organizers say more than 100 local and international companies will participate in the event scheduled to be held from April 29 to May 2.
Annually held every October, this exhibition was originally planned to be held six months ago, but a state of emergency declared by the Ethiopian government after months of unrest led to its postponement.
Girma Regasa, an official of the Ethiopian ministry of Industry, said for a country of 100 million people, the printing and packaging sector stands at 3 billion Ethiopian birr (135 million U.S. dollars), far below needed to replace imports necessitating this kind of expos. Enditem