Ethiopia – Singapore Business Seminar

in conjunction with the visit of H.E. Demeke Mekonnen
Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Date                 : 2 June 2017, Friday    

Time                : 10.00am – 12.30pm (registration commences at 9.30am)

Venue              : 160 Robinson Road, SBF Centre, Singapore 068914
                           Level 6 - Seminar Room

Complimentary for SBF members & Members of International Enteprise (IES) Singapore, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) and Singapore Florist Association (SFA)
Non Member - $53.50 inclusive of GST

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The Singapore Business Federation (SBF), its Africa Business Group (AfBG) and International Enterprise (IE) Singapore cordially invite Singapore-based companies to the ‘Ethiopia – Singapore Business Seminar’ on 2 June 2017.

The seminar is organised in conjunction with the visit of His Excellency Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, together with a high-level accompanying government and business delegation. The delegation will share on the developments in Ethiopia; sectors of opportunities for Singapore companies in Ethiopia and the projects available; and how Singapore companies can consider tapping on Ethiopian Airlines' vast intra-Africa network to access the Sub-Saharan market.


The sectors that will be covered include: Hospitality; Agriculture and Agribusiness; E-Government; Construction, Engineering and Design; Logistics; Textiles; Leather and Leather Products; Pharmaceuticals; Metal Engineering and Electronics; and Floriculture.





Registration of Participants and Networking


Welcome Remarks
Mr Shabbir Hassanbhai, Vice Chairman of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Chairman of SBF's Africa Business Group (AfBG)


H.E. S. Iswaran, Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry) of the Republic of Singapore


Keynote Address

H.E. Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Signing of Memorandums of Understanding


Business and Investment Opportunities in Ethiopia

Mr Fitsum Arega, Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission


Ethiopia’s Floriculture Industry and Opportunities for Singapore Companies

Representative of Ethiopian Association of Flower Exporters and Producers


Presentation on Ethiopian Airlines

Representative of Ethiopian Airlines


Travel to Ethiopia

Representative of Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Question & Answer Session


Networking Tea Break



Programme accurate at time of print


Administrative Note

  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and closes at noon on 1 June 2017 (Thursday).

  • Given building security at SBF Center, we highly recommend all participants register in advance for the event, in order to facilitate with seamless admission on event day.  

  • The organisers reserve the right to make amendments and/or changes to the programme, venue, speakers and/or topics if warranted by circumstances beyond control.

  • For further queries, please contact Ms Eileen Lee ( or Ms Claire Lim (

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