The China (Ethiopia) Brand Exhibition on Capacity Cooperation, which is hosted by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China-Africa Development Fund and Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association, and organized by China International Exhibition Center Group Corporation will take place at the Addis Ababa Exhibition Center on December 3-6.
This exhibition marks the third China-Africa Exhibition on Capacity Cooperation to be held in Africa by CCPIT with the first of its kind kicked off in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya in December 2017, setting up a trade and economic platform that is high-level and of high efficiency with one-stop service for China-Africa cooperation. 60 enterprises from 17 Chinese provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions including Beijing, Shanghai, Hebei and Shanxi presented their products and technologies to official and business leaders from 7 African countries i.e. Kenya, Ethiopia, Botswana, Nigeria, Malawi, Madagascar and Uganda and together they had extensive information and business exchanges on infrastructure construction and investment cooperation, so as to promote the development of China-Africa cooperation.
For the purpose of seriation and brandization, CCPIT upgraded the exhibition to be a Brand Exhibition on China Capacity Cooperation in 2018 and would hold the brand exhibition in African countries like Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria to meet the market demands for the China-Africa cooperation. Besides the existing content on capacity cooperation, China will bring its advanced technologies and quality products in the fields of complete equipment, energy & environmental protection, transport & logistics, and the processing of agricultural products to African market.
The 2018 China (Ethiopia) Brand Exhibition on Capacity Cooperation will, following the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, become the second largest exhibition held by China in Africa, and serve as a pragmatic platform for promoting the new measures and implementing the new mechanism on economic and trade cooperation between China and Ethiopia. 42 Chinese enterprises from 13 provinces and municipalities directly under the central government will attend the exhibition to showcase their technologies and products in the fields of energy, infrastructure construction, complete equipment, transport & logistics, engineering machinery, communications, processing machinery for agri-products, finance and vocational education, covering an exhibition area of 1600 m2. A dozen noted Chinese enterprises represented by the China Top 500 Enterprises such as China National Nuclear Corporation, Xinxing Heavy Industries Group Co., Ltd., Sinotrans Limited, COSCO Shipping and Foton have signed up for the event and will, in virtue of this high-level cooperation platform, connect themselves with the Ethiopian market needs, so as to engage in the implementation of the Road and Belt and promote China-Africa economic and trade cooperation. The privately-owned small and medium enterprises, which account for a large share of trade and investment in Africa, will make full use of the event as a window to present advanced technologies, products and solutions in China’s manufacturing industry, as well as contribute to the modernization drive of Ethiopia and the Africa as a whole.
Accelerating industrialization is a common pursuit for African countries in their endeavor to speed up the transformation of economic development modes. The Agenda 2063, which is a part of the African Vision and Action Plan of African Union, clearly mapped out the development goal and direction of African manufacturing industry which is the critical part to the second five-year plan of the Ethiopian Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) II. The second five-year plan is aiming to significantly push the manufacturing industry which is expected to play a leading role in providing jobs, changing the structure of export and settling trade imbalance. The Chinese participants will bring their machinery equipment sets, technical equipment, products and solutions that are fit for the African market and perfectly match Africa’s actual needs in the GTP II. During the period of the exhibition, both Chinese and Ethiopian organizers will invite official and business leaders as well as industrial experts to attend matchmaking meetings to realize precise match, so as to learn from each other and achieve mutual progress.
This Exhibition is designed to implement the achievements delivered by the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, drive the China-Africa economic and trade cooperation, provide industry-level exhibition and exchanges in facilitating Africa’s realization of GTP II, reinforce mutual understanding, establish and cement the foundation for cooperation, and erect a bridge of interconnectivity for China-Africa industrial community.