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Exhibition Center and Market Development Enterprise (ECMDE), is a public enterprise established in accordance with Proclamation No.361/2003 in 1983. It gives services to Exhibition and Trade Fair Organizers throughout the year.

Exhibition Center is a show place for Trade Fairs and Exhibitions. It appeals to all human senses as they guarantee and increase the transparency of the market. At Exhibition Center, intensive exchange of business and related information is evident. It also enables a direct comparison of price and performance. At Exhibition center, the complete marketing mix like the communication Mix, Price and conditions Mix, and Distribution Mix creates a special marketing opportunity. It is an ideal Business Center which promotes a number of interdependent business objectives.

When established, the present Exhibition Center was placed with 27,051 m2. It has three Exhibition Halls. The fourth one is outsourced for Gymnasium Service. Apart from this, there are four cottages and one Traditional Restaurant. The ECMDE is a VAT registered for profit Enterprise.

Vision, Mission and objectives


  • We want to be the most desired and admired exhibition and convention facility and service provider in East Africa, renowned for providing our customers with more than just a “conventional” venue for their events
  • Ultimately, we want to be a competitive venue in Africa. 


  • To act and be a key industry player that fully supports Ethiopia's Developmental Strategies.
  • To improve our productivity, process and performance to enable our customers to experience values and services beyond their expectations
  • To develop our creativity, professionalism and services to help our customers achieve outstanding and impressive events at our venue
  • To invest in constant improvements of our facilities and technologies in the most efficient way so as to provide a world class facility that offers the ultimate choice for our customers’ success
  • To promote " Public-Private-Partnership" for sustainable developmental change (Partnership for Success).
  • To demonstrate corporate responsibility towards society and environment that we operate in and
  • In general to generate significant economic benefits for Ethiopia by hosting international and national conventions and trade shows.


  •  Accountability
  •  Balance
  •  Commitment
  •  Community
  •  Diversity
  •  Empowerment
  •  Innovation

  •  Integrity
  •  Ownership
  •  Safety
  •  Honesty
  •  Excellence
  •  Respect
  •  Teamwork



 Phone: (251) 115-152657(251) 115-519988 
Fax: (251) 115-538838 
 Mail: info@aaexhibitioncenter.com


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