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The European Business Forum in Ethiopia

The EUBFE was established in 2012 in response to the need for (i) a sustained dialogue with the Ethiopian authorities; and (ii) a platform for networking and information-sharing between EU businesses. In February 2017, the EUBFE formally registered as a 'Foreign Investors Association' and can now operate as an independent legal entity to fulfil its mission.

The EUBFE is managed by a Board of 10 members representing the EU business community in Ethiopia and is headed by a Bureau made of a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman, a Treasurer and a Executive Director.

Ethiopia has ambitious economic and social development targets. The EUBFE wishes to actively support and contribute to the country's development endeavour by bringing in and expanding high quality investments from EU companies and individuals, therefore creating jobs, transferring knowledge, earning foreign exchange and accelerating growth.

Our Vision

To make Ethiopia one of the most attractive business environments and the commercial capital of Africa through an inclusive economy

Our Mission

To be the partner of choice for Ethiopian government for policy engagement and become the leading foreign investor association in Ethiopia


Our Aim

The EU Business Forum in Ethiopia aims to facilitate operations for EU companies doing business in Ethiopia through:

  • Improving the exchange of information about the Ethiopian business and regulatory environment;
  • Developing a platform for networking and forging business links between EU companies; and
  • Facilitating dialogue with the Ethiopian authorities.

Benefits of Membership

Making it easier for you to do business in Ethiopia through:
  • Structured dialogue with ministries and governmental agencies;
  • Information and experience sharing among EU companies and investors;
  • Reports/guides on investment and commercial topics including information/comments on forthcoming Ethiopian regulations and key events;
  • Networking and business linkage opportunities; and
  • Contact point for new and current investors.  

Register now by filing up this Membership Application Form.

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