JUNE 25th - 28th , 2018

UN ECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


International Sugar Organization

About the Event

This event, hosted by Ethiopia, will help the country and other nations, to devise strategies and programmes so they can move forward and encourage links with new partners interested in joint ventures or Foreign Direct Investment. 

This event will create a platform for international sugar producing and consuming, professionals of the sector, decision makers, consultants and associations of the industry, with a view to:
* Sharing experiences and good practices;
* Opening opportunities to Joint Venture and Foreign Direct Investment;


Revolutionizing the Sugar World

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Endawek Abite
Mr. Endawek Abite CEO, Ethiopian Sugar Corporation
Dr.Eng. Abubeker Yimam
Dr.Eng. Abubeker Yimam Dean, School of Chemical and Bio Engineering, AAiT, AAU President, Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers
Mr. José Orive
Mr. José Orive International Sugar Organization (ISO) Executive Director
Mr. Tadesse Negi
Mr. Tadesse NegiResearcher at Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Research and Development Center
Mr. Mohammed Fikrat
Mr. Mohammed FikratChief Executive Officer, COSUMAR, Morocco
Alemayehu Dengia
Alemayehu DengiaAgronomist Director at Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Research and Development Center
Mr. Tom Secretan
Mr. Tom SecretanChief Sugar Analyst at ED&F Man, UK
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Event Programme

Monday 25th June (08:00- 16:00)

Field visit to Wonji Shoa Sugar Factory (transportation will be provided)

  1. Day 1 / June, 26
  2. Day 2 / June, 27
  3. Day 3 / June, 28
08:00- 09:00

Registration of Participants

UNECA - Conference Room 2
09:00- 09:40

Keynote Speech

Mr. Endawek Abite / CEO of Ethiopian Sugar Corporation and
Mr. José Orive / ISO Executive Director
09:40- 10:00

Opening Speech

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Abitew / With The rank of Minister, Director-general of policy study and research center and chairman of Board of Directors of Ethiopian Sugar Corporation
10:00- 10:15
10:15 –12:30

Main topic: International Workshop “Development, Opportunities in sugar and by-products”
Local Speakers

Mr. Tadesse Negi, *
“Sugar Industry Development and Investment”
Dr.Eng. Abubeker Yimam, Dean, School of Chemical and Bio Engineering, AAiT, AAU and President, Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers
“Sugar Industry by-product based Biorefinery Development in Ethiopia”
14:30-17: 00

International Speakers
Sharing the Moroccan experience of development

Mr. Mohammed Fikrat / Chief Executive Officer, COSUMAR, Morocco

World Market Outlook with special focus on Ethiopia

Mr. Tom Secretan / Chief Sugar Analyst at ED&F Man, UK

BMA’s experience with expanding technology in Africa

Mr. Abdellah El Hamoumi / Senior Manager, BMA Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt AG, Germany

Green Data (TBC)

Mr. Jérémie Wainstain / CEO, Green Data

Welcome Cocktail

Hosted by Minister of Public Enterprises Ambassador Teshome Toga, CEO of Ethiopian Sugar Corporation Mr. Endawek Abite, ISC Chairman and ISO Executive Director, Mr. José Orive
09:30 -13:00
 Note: Transport will be provided for delegates to and from their hotel to the conference venue
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Venue & Info

Venue Details

Lying in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, also known as the capital city of Africa, the ECA Conference Center combines architectural elegance with the very latest technology and sheer practicality to offer the ideal venue for all your meetings and conferences.


UN Economic Commission for Africa Conference Center, Addis Ababa

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+251(115) 527475, +251(911) 911338834


The national carrier Ethiopian Airlines ranks among the oldest and most respected airlines in Africa. As flag carrier of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Airlines has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in Africa for efficiency and operational success. It also offers the continent’s most extensive flight network, with international routings connecting Addis Ababa to more than 90 cities outside Ethiopia, as well as 20 domestic destinations. Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member since December 2011.



Ethiopia's capital city Addis Ababa is situated on the foothills of Mount Entoto at an elevation of around 2,400 m (7,874 ft), and experiences a pleasant climate year round. The average annual temperature in Addis Ababa is 16.3 °C.  The major winter season of the country lies between June to mid- September. This period coincides with summer, but the temperature is much lower than at other times of a year because of frequent rain and hail, presence of the heavy cloud cover and fewer hours of sunshine.

Visa and Currency

Visa and Currency

Please note that all ISO delegates (including diplomats) will need a CONFERENCE VISA to enter Ethiopia and delegates are strongly urged to apply for it as soon as possible.   

In addition, with regard to currency, any legal participant of an international conference hosted at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia can make transactions with currencies such as Euro, Dollar, Pound, etc. Click for details here NBE


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