Preliminary program

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Preliminary program

WEDNESDAY – MAY, 15

08:30 - 09:00 Welcoming of participants by Ambassador

09:00- 09:30 Opening remarks by Swedish State Secretary of Trade, Mr. Gunnar Oom

09:30 - 10:00 Swedish Development Cooperation/Private sector development, Embassy of Addis Ababa

10:00 - 11:00 Coffee break (and registration)

11:00 - 11:30 Presentation by Ministry of Trade & Ministry of Industry

11:30 - 12:00 Doing business in Ethiopia

12:00 - 13:00 Presentation by African Development Bank and World Bank: Information about coming projects, tender processes and the operations of the Banks in Ethiopia

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 17:30 Match-making and networking

18:30 Gala dinner at Sheraton Addis

21:00 Energy companies: Get-together at the hotel with dinner and briefing of the program

THURSDAY – MAY, 16

Delegation is divided into two sessions (the program will be adapted to the requirements of participating companies)

Parallel session 1 (Energy and Infrastructure):

09:00 - 11:00 Meeting with the Ministry of Water and Energy, Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch with Governmental representative

13:30 - 16:00 Seminar including Business meetings with local partners (B2B) and Swedish and Ethiopian counterparts

16:00 - 18:00 Networking

19:00 Cocktail at Ambassador’s residence

21:00 Departure to airport

Parallel Session 2 (ICT):

08:30 - 11:00 Seminars focusing on current and future projects, investments and business opportunities within each sector

11:00 - 13:00 Business meetings with local partners (B2B), Swedish and Ethiopian counterparts

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch with relevant partners and organisations

14:00 - 18:00 Site Visit: To be decided

19.00 Cocktail at the Ambassador’s residence

21:00 Departure to airport

Parallel Session 3 (Textile and Leather Manufacturing):

08:30 - 11:00 Seminars focusing on current and future projects, investments and business opportunities within each sector

11:00 - 13:00 Business meetings with local partners (B2B), Swedish and Ethiopian counterparts

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch with relevant partners and organisations

14:00 - 18:00 Site Visit: To be decided

19.00 Cocktail at the Ambassador’s residence

21:00 Departure to airport

FRIDAY – MAY, 17 (Optional for Energy companies)

08:30 - 11:00 Site Visit: To be decided

11:30 - 13:00 Lunch and wrap-up session