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the Economist: Driving Continued Growth Ethiopia summit 2015

  • Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa Ethiopia (map)

Ethiopia Summit 2015: Driving Continued Growth 

With a population of about 92 million, a government aspiring to reach middle income status within the next decade and real GDP growth forecast to average 7% a year in 2014 - 2018*, Ethiopia offers enormous growth potential across all sectors.  

In 2010, the government set out its ambitious five year Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) in a bid to foster broad-based development in a sustainable manner and has subsequently seen agricultural exports grow by 9% in the first three quarters of 2013/2014 and the manufacturing sector grow by 11.4% in the same period. 

Discover the real opportunities for growth in Ethiopia 
Join the country’s leading policy makers and business leaders; other international executives active or interested in expanding in Ethiopia; investors; and influential thinkers to explore the many opportunities and tackle the challenges. 


Daniel Franklin

Executive Editor The Economist

Daniel Franklin has been Executive Editor of The Economist since June 2006. Since 2003 he has been editor of The Economist's annual publication, The World in...; The World in 2012 was published in November 2011. From May 2010 he has also been The Economist's business affairs editor, responsible for the newspaper's coverage of business, finance and science.

H.E. Dr Debretsion Gebremichael

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Communication and Information Technology
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia


Ramamurthy Thiagarajan

Regional Strategy and Operations Director 
Nakumatt Holdings

Ramamurthy Thiagarajan has curved a niche as a Brand Positioning strategist and business turnaround architect with a wealth of experience in niche products and business development for sustainable, profitable development and growth.


Helen Hai

Chief Executive Officer
"Made in Africa"

Helen Hai is the Chief Executive Officer of the “Made in Africa” Initiative. Their innovative approach in development cooperation aims to advise various African governments on industrialisation and how to attract foreign direct investment.


Mary Harper

Africa Editor
BBC World Service

Mary Harper has reported on Africa for the past twenty years, covering conflict, piracy, Islamism and other subjects.


Matthew Davis

Founder and Partner

Matthew Davis, Founder and Partner of RENEW LLC, specialises in strategic planning and designing and implementing international investment strategies.

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