Date: 24 - 26 February 2020
Venue: Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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The 2020-21 events are as follows:

BUILDEXPO ETHIOPIA: February 24 - 26, 2020 – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BUILDEXPO RWANDA: May 20- 22, 2021 – Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
BUILDEXPO KENYA: July 22 - 24, 2020 – Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya
BUILDEXPO TANZANIA: September 16 - 18, 2020 – Diamond Jubilee Expo Center(DJEC) Dar es Salaam - Tanzania

All Information, application forms etc. can be accessed at :

Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in building material, mining machines, construction machinery and heavy equipment. At the 23rd edition of Buildexpo, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair, we bring you exhibitors from over 40 countries who are the finest in infrastructure development.

Find what suits you best from about 14.3 million business prospects during the three-day event, with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display across an expanse of more than 10,000 square meters. Last year’s event witnessed international pavilion participation from India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany.

About Buildexpo Ethiopia 2020

BUILDEXPO is Africa’s premier and most trusted building and construction tradeshow. After 21 successful editions of Buildexpo in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa's largest building and construction fair now ventures into the Ethiopian market. The first edition of Buildexpo in Ethiopia will provide international business platform by enabling global investment opportunities.

Ethiopia has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and has been registering a double digit growth for the last twelve consecutive years. It is also the second most populated country in Africa with its construction sector expected to outgrow that of its neighbors, highlighting the immense investment potential in the country.

BUILDEXPO ETHIOPIA will bring you exhibitors from over 28 countries that are the finest in infrastructure development, with over hundreds of products, equipment and machinery on display. Prominent industry experts, stakeholders and decision makers will be in attendance, making it an ideal event to source new products, network and usher in new contacts and business opportunities.

Market Info

The strength of the tourist industry coupled with years of growth in manufacturing and services has made Ethiopia, especially Addis Ababa, the commercial center of East Africa. The construction sector is expected to grow at an annual average rate of 11.6% and will be fuelled by a swell in infrastructure investments in the region. With infrastructure projects worth over $20 billion in the pipeline, the Ethiopian construction sector is expected to have an output of $3.2 billion, this year alone.

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Newcon Bricks was established in 2015 and is a leading supplier of Clay & Cement Bricks to construction companies, developers and building projects in Africa. The company ensures that their products are manufactured according to SABS standards. In this way they deliver only the best quality product to their clients.

Products : Brick Tiles, Veneers, Brick Cladding

Vishwakarma Perforators is a well known manufacturer, exporter and importer of industrial supplies. Their range of products includes welded mesh, chain link fencing, expanded metals, demister pads, mist eliminator, crimped wire mesh, crimped mesh, double crimped mesh, single crimped mesh and heavy perforated sheets. Vishwakarma Perforators also customize the products as per the specific requirements of the client.

Products : Wire Mesh / Perforated Sheets

Ethiopian Steel Plc is part of the SAFAL group of companies which is the largest producer of roofing sheets in Africa and is also the first company to introduce world class Aluminum Zinc Coated roofing sheets in the African continent. Ethiopian Steel PLC is a leading manufacturer of Galvanized, Aluminum Zinc Coated and Color Coated Steel Roofing Sheets and Accessories like Ridge cap, Flashing, Crimped roofing, Gutters, etc.

Products : Roofing & Cladding Products, C-Section, Accessories

Teamyoung Corporation has being making MLCC since 1990. Now we focus on designing our smart power control solution for different business operations. We are unique and we think differently about our products. We took long-term perspectives about our products and focus on innovating power control solution.

Products : Smart Power Controllers/Electrical Power Automations

Treea Machinery aims to be the agglutinating and reference company where you can find products and services of high quality at competitive prices. They aim to be the European partner with permanent local presence in East Africa.

Products : Minerals, Concrete, Asphalt, Natural Stone, Ventilated Facades, Spares

Riddhi Steel and Tube Limited is engaged in manufacturing of black and galvanized steel pipes. The Company's principal business activities are the manufacture of tubes, pipes and hollow profiles and of tube or pipe fittings of cast-iron/cast-steel. It manufactures mild steel electric resistance welded (MS ERW) steel pipes, galvanized pipes and pre-galvanized pipes.

Products : Galvanised Tubes and Pipes

GRP Sdn Bhd delivers functional and superior quality BONDING, SEALANTS and COATING products. GRP holds leading market positions locally and globally in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as DUNLOP and JEBSEN. GRP products are used as a solution to a diversified range of applications that meet the needs of these key industrial markets: Construction, Furniture, Packaging, Electrical Engineering, Coach Builders, Shipping Container Manufacturing, Automotive Assembly, Air Conditioner, etc.

Products : Adhesive and Sealant

Gibca Furniture Industry Co. LTD. (LLC), part of Gibca group, is a premier manufacturer of contract location furniture. Company offers arrays of compact laminate solutions including washroom cubicles, locker systems, integrated panel systems, wall cladding, cabinets and outdoor furniture.

Products : Contract Location/Health Club Furniture

Aguapuro delivers high-quality products and solutions across a broad spectrum of water treatment, de-mineralization and waste water treatment needs including Drinking Water Systems, Industrial RO Plant, Water Softener, D M Plant, Industrial Water Filters, UV Sterilizer, Ultra Filtration System, Nano Filtration System, Ozonation System, etc.

Products : Drinking Water Systems, Industrial RO Plant, Water Softener, etc.

The Venue

Millenium Hall EthiopiaThe Millennium Hall, property of Addis Park Management is one of the most desirable trade fair venues in northeast Africa. Due to the successful turnout of Millennium Hall events, it has emerged out to be one of the best venues for conducting regional and international exhibitions/trade fairs, conferences, seminars, private functions & events etc in Addis Ababa. The Millennium Hall is very close and easily accessible from the Addis Ababa Int’l Airport. The MH sprawls across 87,000 sqm of landscape with an indoor space of 19,000sqm offering huge expo hall stretched up to 5000sqm, 4 conference rooms, parking facilities, round the clock security and much more.

Exhibition Categories

Building Material
Machinery & Equipment
Steel & Aluminium
Hardware & Tools
Paints & Coatings
Water / Waste
Air Conditioning
Bathrooms & Kitchen
Swimming Pools
Safety & Security
and much more

Country Info

ETHIOPIA MAPEthiopia, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after Nigeria. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometers (420,000 sq mi), and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.


Ethiopia is a land of enormous diversity and as a result Ethiopia has more than 80 languages and over 200 dialects. Amharic or Amharigna is the official language of Ethiopia although the government encourages local languages to be taught in schools. The working languages of the national/regional governments may differ according to regions. Other main languages include Oromigna and Tigrigna. English, French, Italian and Arabic are also widely spoken.


Ethiopia adopted a new constitution that established the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) in 1995.The federal government is responsible for national defense, foreign relations and general policy of common interest and benefits. The federal state comprises nine autonomous states vested with power for self-determination. The FDRE is structured along the lines of bicameral parliament, with the council of Peoples' Representatives being the highest authority of the federal government while the federal council represents the common interests of the nations, nationalities and peoples of the states. Members of both councils are elected by universal suffrage for a five-year term.Ethiopia goverment


The Ethiopian economy is dominated by the agriculture and services sectors with each accounting for about 45 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), leaving only about 10 percent for industry, of which manufacturing accounts for about 6-7 percent.

Exports are highly concentrated, with coffee alone accounting for more than 60 percent of the total. Moreover, Ethiopia could hardly be located in the international market for manufacturing exports, having an industrial export share much less than the already minuscule median for Africa. The limited change in the structure of the economy, especially with regard to manufacturing, is partly explained by the low levels of investment flows and the sluggish growth of the private sector, which was too little to affect its historically low share in labor-intensive manufactures.

Currency: birr, GDP (PPP): $144.6 billion, 10.3% growth, 10.2% 5-year compound annual growth, $1,589 per capita, Inflation (CPI): 7.4%, FDI Inflow: $1.2 billion, Agriculture accounted for 46.3% of GDP, 83.9% of exports, and 80% of the labor force in 2006/2007, compared to 44.9%, 76.9% and 80% in 2002/2003, and agriculture remains the Ethiopian economy's most important sector.


Ethiopia affirmed its independence from Italy after its victory in the Battle of Adowa in1896, and retained its independence through strong leaders and key alliances with other European powers. Nevertheless, Ethiopia was colonized prior to World War II by Italian forces in 1936, and not liberated until the 1940s.Ethiopia safari


Natural resources: gold; platinum; copper; potash; natural gas; hydropower Agriculture: maize; sorghum; wheat; teff; livestock and dairy products Industry: small-scale consumer goods.

Exports: $3.163 billion

Imports: $15.87 billion.