Trade week attracts 50 companies from China


China Trade Week, a Chinese business-to-business (B2B) trade show has attracted about 50 exhibiting companies from China.
The 3-day event has drawn Chinese companies engaging in construction materials and machinery; electronics; food and beverage; furniture; packaging and plastics; print; daily necessities and animal healthcare among others.
Organized by MIE Events DMCC in partnership with a local firm Prana Events, the trade show mainly focuses on business-to-business matching for potential partners to discuss future trade relations.
The event is said to be a platform that brings members of the Ethiopian business community and Chinese companies together to discuss and develop the foundations of trading and business relationships. The Sino-Ethiopia trade volume reached 5.4 billion U.S. dollars in 2016.
The trade week features seminars that help provide visitors background information about China and how to effectively trade with China.
China Trade Week event has been taking place in different countries since the first event took place in the UAE, in 2013, followed by the launch of China Trade Week Kenya in 2015 and Iran in 2016.
In 2017, China Trade Week was added in Morocco, Ethiopia, South Africa and Ghana, and this year, China Trade Week will add Oman in its portfolio and Saudi Arabia and Egypt in 2019, according to the organizers.