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The U.S. – Africa Energy Ministerial from June 3 – 4, 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Subject:  Direct Line Videoconference with U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach,   Wednesday, April 16th at 11:00am Eastern (Washington D.C.) Time

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa looks forward to hosting the next call in the State Department’s Direct Line to American Business sector-specific series:  “Opportunities in Ethiopia’s Energy Sector.”   The call is scheduled for Wednesday, April 16th from 11:00am to 12:00pm Washington D.C. (EDT) Time (6pm – 7pm in Addis).  The Direct Line program provides a unique opportunity for American businesses to engage directly with U.S. Ambassadors overseas. The program is open to American entities interested in expanding their businesses into Ethiopia, or already in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia has vast renewable energy opportunities including hydro, wind, solar and geo-thermal resources.  In its current five-year plan (2010 – 2015), the Government of Ethiopia plans to expand Ethiopia’s electric generation capacity to 10,000 MW and, apart from satisfying its domestic demand, expand its energy export capacity to neighboring countries. Ambassador Haslach will provide an introduction to Ethiopia and the energy sector opportunities, followed by an interactive session in which you can ask questions of Ambassador Haslach, Pol/Econ Chief Shannon Cazeau, US AID Private Sector and Energy officer Amy Beeler, and Power Africa Transaction Advisor, Neb Girma.

Please RSVP by Friday, April 11th to with the following information: (1) name, (2) official title, (3) company affiliation, (4) location, and (5) phone and (6) e-mail if you plan to participate in the call. 

**Please also include any questions you would like to pose to the panel participants. There will be an additional opportunity to ask questions during the call. **

After receipt of your RSVP, we will provide information on how to connect. 

We look forward to a productive discussion with you on April 16th.


The US Embassy Commercial office is organizing a delegation to go to the following International Buyer Programs:

DistribuTECH (January 28 – 30, 2014) – San Antonio, Texas (link invitations to each)

World of Concrete (January 21 – 24, 2014) – Las Vegas, Nevada


U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Direct Line Call with Ambassador Patricia Haslach

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November 12, 2013 


U.S. Department of State Business to Business Matchmaking Opportunitey- Ethiopia

Event name: Illinois Trade Mission to Ethiopia 2013

Date: May 13-15, 2013

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia