We would like to inform you that IAOM MEA is closely communicating with our local host, the Ethiopian Millers Association (EMA), and the Conference Chairman, H.E. Dr Mebrahtu Meles, Ethiopia’s State Minister of Industry and Trade. We have thoroughly investigated the situation in Ethiopia to ensure the safety of our delegates. We would like to inform you that the situation in Addis Ababa is safe and life is as normal and there are no distractions on economy and business activities.
The state of emergency announced by the Ethiopian government is mainly to tackle the problems in the interior of the country. We have to remember that other countries in Europe have also announced state of emergency, and life goes on like normal and businesses operate as usual.
All other international events in Addis Ababa are not cancelled including UN-related events; therefore, based on the provided data, IAOM MEA Leadership Council decided to go ahead with our event as scheduled. Once again, the safety of IAOM MEA members and delegates is our top priority and we assure you that the situation is safe and sound.
See you in a few days.
Look forward to see you in Addis Ababa!
Merzad Jamshidi, Chairman, IAOM MEA Region
Ali Habaj, Director, IAOM MEA Region
Ethiopia is the second most populated country in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is the fastest growing economy in the world!
Boasting an average GDP of 9.6% in the last 10 years, Ethiopia has a population of 100.4 milion, and more than 200 mills with grown food crops: wheat, teff, maize, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, chickpeas, etc. Even though the country produces food crops, food scarcity remains an issue due to the country’s increasing demand. Therefore, great opportunities exist for export, commercial production and processing of these food crops.
Ethiopia also needs new high technologies for food processing industry, machinery/equipment and production design, in addition to state-of-the-art packaging systems to improve the country’s ventures in processed foods.
I cordially invite all of you to the 27th Annual International Association of Operative Millers Mideast & Africa Region (IAOM MEA) Conference & Expo on 24-27 October 2016 at the Millennium Hall Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Our region is ... Read More
It is with great pleasure I welcome you all to the 27th Annual IAOM MEA Conference & Expo 2016 to be held from the 24th to the 27th of October 2016 here in Addis Ababa at the Millennium ... Read More