The US Department of State will host the Ethiopia Partnerships Forum (EPF), an economic engagement platform to raise awareness about Ethiopia’s efforts to transform its economy and create business opportunities.
The two-day forum, from Wednesday, 15 May 2019 to Thursday, 16 May 2019, will kick-off in the Loy Henderson Auditorium at the U.S Department of State in Washington, D.C.
This joint event aims to accelerate American investment and engagement in Ethiopia and contribute to transformational change of Ethiopia’s economic and commercial landscape, according to a statement issued by the Department of State on Thursday, 9 May 2019.
The first day of the action-oriented forum will feature interactive panels, dynamic keynotes, networking sessions, and announcements of public and private sector business opportunities for post-forum implementation.
The second day of the forum will dive deeper into the topics explored at the Department of State, with a series of events hosted at partner locations around Washington, D.C.
Ethiopia is demonstrating a clear intent to engage more actively with the private sector as the country strives to maintain its growth and meet its goal of reaching lower-middle income status by 2025, the statement said.
The forum will convene a number of U.S and Ethiopian business leaders and investors, major U.S. corporations, philanthropists, impact investors, and others interested in deepening business, trade, and investment ties based on the local priorities outlined by Ethiopians.
Investors, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists from the United States and Ethiopia will have unparalleled opportunities to bolster their vision for a prosperous, secure, and sustainable future for Ethiopia.