ITME AFRICA 2020 – Promoting business, social and cultural collaborations through trade

With the motto ‘Prosperity Through Technology’, ITME AFRICA 2020 the first of its kind business and technology event shall be hosted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 14th to 16th February 2020.  India  ITME Society – a non-profit apex industry body in India,  International Trade Centre (ITC-UN),  Geneva, a  global organisation, promoting trade between nations, and Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Associations (ECCSA), autonomous national Chamber of Ethiopia  have come together for ITME AFRICA 2020  in order to encourage and facilitate bilateral, regional, intra-regional collaborations to  stimulate  trade and investment through technology and engineering especially in the textile sector.

This largest technology and engineering event in the African  Continent   is  supported by Ministry of   External Affairs (GOI),   Ministry of Textiles (GOI), Ministry of Commerce & Industry (GOI),  Engineering  Exports Promotion Council (EEPC, Govt. of India),  Federation of Indian  Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI),  Federal Democratic Government,  Republic of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Textile Development Institute & International Trade Centre. (ITC), Switzerland, Geneva.

ITME AFRICA 2020 shall see a total of 172 exhibitors from 15 countries, highest number of exhibitors, 87+ companies being from India.  Country pavilion from Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, China  apart from India shall showcase world’s best machinery and   technology in 23 chapters.

This International Exhibition & Technical Seminar promoted globally for over a year shall see a convergence of business delegations and visitors from 32 countries.  ITME AFRICA shall witness industry buyers and visitors from 7 African countries (Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda). Once again, registering largest number of visitors.
Offering a 360◦ support and solutions  for  entrepreneurs  and  companies  interested in doing business with  Africa  concurrent programs such as  Business to Business( B2B),  Business to Government( B2G), Business to Finance( B2F)  and Technical seminars are organized and is well received by industry members.  

To encourage host country Ethiopia and all of Africa  achieve self-sufficiency  in  Cotton production through modern technology,  technical seminar sharing the experiences of India and also showcasing the latest award winning technology by Indian  Institute of  Technology, a premium  technology and engineering institute  of India  is being showcased  at ITME AFRICA 2020.

During this exhibition, live demonstration of weaving   machine manufactured in India shall be available and then further shall be donated to Bahir Dar University for  Student Lab & Research  Study, stimulating and  encouraging technical education in the  country.   The event is poised to be a catalyst not only for the textile and manufacturing   industry but also for education and research institutes across   the continent. 

Come and visit to :

Explore Business Collaborations

Academic Collaborations

Technology Joint Venture

The entry to this event is free, however registration  is a must  at

It is a must visit for:

  • Manufacturers and Engineering Companies
  • Mill Owners & Textile Companies
  • Buyers/ Dealers, Import/ Export Agents, Distributors
  • Traders, Retailers, Factory and Store Owners
  • Fashion and Textile Designers
  • Government Organizations, Overseas Delegation, Industry Association
  • Students, Researchers, Academicians, Institutes.
  • Press & Media Professionals
  • Investors, Private Financiers & Banking Institutions
  • Industry Associations

Apart from encouraging Trade & Investment, ITME AFRICA 2020 shall also influence Cultural amalgamation with fusion music & performance. ITME AFRICA is not just an event but is the beginning of a journey towards self reliance, socio-economic advancement & co-operation for entire Continent of Africa.

This prestigious exhibition shall be inaugurated on 14th February 2020 in the august presence of esteemed dignitaries & Ministers from Govt of Ethiopia and Guests of Honour H.E. Ms. Dorothy Tembo, Executive Director, International Trade Centre, UN, Geneva & H. E. Mr. Anurag Srivastava, Ambassador of India to The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

Register to visit ITME AFRICA 2020, 14, 15th & 16th February 2020, Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.