The Ethiopian Pulses, Oil seeds and Spices exporting and processing sector is among the key players in the country which contribute for the foreign exchange earnings.
The Ethiopian Pulses, Oil seeds and Spices Processors Exporters Association (EPOSPEA), which directly deals the sector’s topics, was established in 1998 with the objective of building the capacity of the industry players towards achieving key participation role in the global market. In this regard, EPOSPEA facilitates for legal and sound marketing modalities as well as provision of supports for the sector’s development based on strategic interventions.. Under the umbrella of exploiting advantages of the national policy and regulations EPOSPEA could host nearly 500 active members engaged on exporting and processing businesses
In line with the objective of building the capacity of the sector, EPOSPEA had been hosting successful event of the International Conference on Pulses and Oil seeds, known as ICOPOs in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade Regional Integration, for the last eleven years periods in consecutive manner.
The previously held eleven International Conferences thematically met crucial issues of intentional concern as; “Ethiopia the Lands of Crop Diversity”, “A crucial gri-Commodity trade: Challenges and Opportunities”, “International Marketing of Agricultural Commodities”, “Global Partnership for Sustainable Market Growth”, “Strategic Plat Form for Sustainable Market Creation” , Agri- Commodity Marketing for Sustainable Global Trade”, Africa the Future Sustainable Oilseeds and Pulses Supply”, “Cultivating strategic partnership”,“Strategic Partnership in Agri-commodity Trade“ and Cultivating global Partnership respectively. In due respect all were honored to be held at the leading venues of Addis Ababa; Sheraton Addis, UNECA conference hall, Intercontinental Addis Hotel and Ellily hotel during
different time settings.
This document will give you a snap review about key information about the eleventh International Conference on Pulses & Oil seeds, which will be held in November 21th & 22th, 2023, at Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Visit: www.epospeaeth.org)
II. About EPOSPEA
Ethiopian Pulses, Oil seeds and Spices Processors-Exporters Association (EPOSPEA, was established in 1998 with the objective of building the capacity of its members to make them competitive in global market. Currently EPOSPEA has more than 450 active members who take advantage of the favorable country’s policies for the sector.
The Association efforts are to serve, promote and protect the interest of its members, build their capacity to participate and compete in the global market and contribute for economic development of the country. Hence the following activities are under the jurisdiction of the Association: such as
• providing up-to-date local and foreign market information, trends
& analysis of the sector to build competitive position of members
• delivering advocacy services to create enabling environment
and policy reform in pertinence to the
operation of the sector
• Creating international opportunities to enhance the exposure of
members on global export business.
• Enhancing the implementation capacity of members through providing
them with essential Business Developing System
In general, EPOSPEA facilitates and supports the development of
the sector through carefully selected strategies and action plans.
III. The 12th International Conference on Pulses and Oil seeds
EPOSPEA is thrilled to announce the official dates for our next 12th International Pulses and Oil seeds conference which will take place on November 21-22, 2023 in Skylight Hotel Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is the largest event in Eastern and sub Saharan Africa which expected to provide exclusive market information, fabulous networking opportunities and a few surprises at our annual Pulses convention.
Ethiopia is a huge player in the global pulses and oil seeds market. It will be a fantastic opportunity to make connections and gain great insights.
4.1 Contents of the Conference:
The conference will stay for two days i.e. Nov. 21 & 22 2023. Within this time we intended to
include the following itineraries.
v Opening & Closing Session,
v Product Show-case,
The presentation will be expected to highlight current trends and developments of the sector in Ethiopia and around the world, cross-cutting issues on the marketing and processing of
the products, and industry best practices and trends.
4.2 Participation Targets of the 12th International Conference:
More than 100 major International buyers and over 400 national exporters are expected to meet
during the conference. The national exporters will showcase their marketable products of pulses, oil seeds and spices.
IV. Who will participate
The conference is
expected to reach more than 500 international and global key players of the
sector. This will constitute:
– EPOSPEA members,
– International buyers from all over the world and international importer associations,
– Public sector representatives such as Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration ,Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Authority Ethiopian Commodity Exchange, , etc.
– Public and Private owned financial institutions,
– Value chain companies and service providers,
– Major development partners,
– Agro-processing industries,
– Grain producers, traders, and brokers,
– Fertilizers/agro-chemical & cleaning machine suppliers,
– National and international professionals engaged in agriculture, in development & marketing, etc.
– Agro-Research companies
V. How to Participate:
participants use this platform to network with peers, learn about the latest market trends, discuss the challenges and opportunities in the local and global market, and learn new ways of increasing quality, productivity and marketability.
In order to participate in this mega event one should register online via (www.epospeaeth.org)
Information on Registration fee (per person) for one and half day participation,
EPOSPEA members -Early Bird: 10,000 ETB
EPOSPEA members – Onsite registration: 12,000 ETB
Non Members Early Bird: 14,000.00 ETB
Onsite registration for Non-members: 16,000.00 ETB
Foreigners/Non-Ethiopian citizens Early Bird: 400$
Onsite registration fee for foreigners/Non-Ethiopian citizens-: 450$
Besides, there are other opportunities for the participation of interested companies in this mega event, by sponsoring and subscribing magazine ad, which are uploaded on our website.
As a special sector conference, it creates massive and unique opportunity for sponsors towards the exposure of wider and diverse mixes of stake holding attendants where local growers, exporters, industry suppliers, financial sector operators as well as international buyers and distributors are found on board.
N.B: For any questions or clarification about the event, information about Sponsorship
package and magazine advertisement please don’t hesitate to contact us through
the following addresses:
Tel: +251-11-6-62-35-45/985 20 23 38
+ 251 910 30 00 32
Fax: +251-11-662-35-04/251 11 663 01 59
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Ethiopian Skylight Hotel Room Booking Information.
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