Morocco was the guest of honor at the 10th edition of the International Trade Fair in Ethiopia, which was held from 26 - 30 October 2017 in Addis Ababa and organized by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce. The event was strongly marked by the presence of OCP Group, strategic partner of the Country since 2012. To achieve the ambitions of Ethiopia, OCP supports and accompanies one of the pillars of its economy: agriculture, by ensuring the Country's needs for suitable phosphate fertilizers and collaborating on a soil fertility map of the Country. At the end of 2015, as part of its international development, the Group opened a representative office in Addis Ababa. The office works closely with Ethiopian farmers, in the field, on various agricultural development projects.
On the occasion of the Fair, the OCP booth illustrated the Group's Continental ambitions with a focus on the development of the Ethiopian fertilizer market, specific actions carried out there and the flagship project of this collaboration namely, the integrated fertilizer production platform at Dire-Dawa. His Excellency, Dr. Bekele Bulado, Minister of Commerce, presented the OCP Group with the Best Stand Award and the Best Partner Award.
On the sidelines of the Fair, and in view of Morocco's participation as a country of honor, an Ethiopian-Moroccan Business Forum was organized, with the participation of OCP, allowing investment and partnership opportunity discussions between the two countries through B to B meetings. On this occasion, the Group was hailed by panelists for its major role in bringing the two business communities closer together.