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From 2-6 February, the Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa and RVO, organizes a ‘working visit’ for a high-level government and business delegation from Ethiopia and Djibouti, focused on the logistics sector. As Ethiopia is planning to drastically modernize and transform its logistics sector, the delegation is looking to benchmark the best practices of the Netherlands that can be emulated for application in the Ethiopia-Djiboutian corridor. The main interests of the delegation include corridor management and multimodal transport services.

On February 4th, NABC organizes a Meet & Greet with the government delegation for NABC members interested in meeting the government officials. The government officials are interested in discussing logistics-related (also focus on agro-logistics) challenges and opportunities in the Ethiopian/Djiboutian logistics sector. 

The Meet & Greet will take place on Wednesday February 4, between 15.00 – 17:00 at Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem (Avelingen-West 20).

The delegation from Ethiopia and Djibouti consists of the following representatives:


Ato Mekonnen Abera

Director General Maritime Affairs Authority


Ato Kasahun H. Mariam

Director General Ethiopia Transport Authority


Ato Messifine Teferra

D/CEO for Logistics and Transport  ESLSE


Ato Endalkachew Bekele

Logistics Transformation Office Lead Expert


Ato Kaidaki Gezahegn,  

Deputy Director General of ERCA


Ato Birhanu Kassa,

Director   Global Cargo Sales and Services, Ethiopian Airlines


Ms. Yetenayet Befekadu



Mr Wahib Daher Aden

Operation Manager: Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority


Mahamoud Houssein

Deputy – Director Djibouti Port and Free Zones Authority


Ms Eline van der Veen

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ethiopia


Please note that registration is an application to attend and needs to be confirmed explicitly by NABC. The automatically generated confirmation can therefore be neglected.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Anneloes Dimmendaal:

Maryn Kleingeld:

T: +31(0)703043618

Practical information

The Meet & Greet will take place on Wednesday February 4, between 15.00 – 17:00 at Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem (Avelingen-West 20).

Event details

Meet & Greet with Incoming Working Visit Logistics Delegation Ethiopia- Djibouti
From February 04, 2015
Till February 04, 2015
NABC events
Gorinchem, Netherlands