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Dire International Tech Expo

May 24 - May 28,2024

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Dire International Tech expo

The Expo serves as a catalyst for collaboration and healthy competition between international and local technology companies, fostering a vibrant ICT ecosystem. It combines informative conference sessions, a prominent exhibition, and well-curated networking opportunities, providing a unique platform for knowledge exchange and business development.
Dire Dawa, one of only two chartered cities in the country, is located approximately 500 kilometers east of the capital. It stands as one of Ethiopia's largest cities, home to an estimated half-million people. Dire Dawa's proximity to Djibouti and its position along a major trade corridor make it a vital economic hub. The city owes its foundation to the construction of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway over a century ago.
Over time, Dire Dawa's residents have developed a reputation for their laid-back lifestyle and eagerness to embrace new technology.

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Why Exhibit

Boost your business: Gain visibility, network, generate leads, gain market insights, and gain a competitive edge.

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Step into a world of transformative breakthroughs, pioneering trends, and cutting-edge innovations that redefine your reality.

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Whats New

Unleash the power of cutting-edge innovations, immerse in emerging trends, and embrace transformative breakthroughs that redefine your world.

Innovation Competitions

Experience the thrill of cutting-edge competitions that showcase tech talent and drive innovation.

Hackathon/Coding Challenge

Join our intense coding challenge where participants solve real-world problems within a limited timeframe, demonstrating their coding skills and innovative solutions.

Innovation Pitch Competition

Witness the future unfold as startups and innovators pitch their groundbreaking tech ideas, products, or services to a panel of judges, showcasing new concepts that have the potential to revolutionize industries.

Robotics Competition

Experience the excitement of robotics as participants design, build, and program robots to overcome challenges, demonstrating their engineering, programming, and problem-solving skills in a thrilling battle of bots.


Kedir Juhar

MAYOR of Dire Dawa

The Mayor of Dire Dawa (Amharic: የድሬዳዋ ከንቲባ) or (Afsomali "Duqa Maamulka Magaalada")is head of the executive branch of Dire Dawa's municipal government.

Mahammedkerem Ahmed


Founder and CEO of Skylink Technologies

Solomon Kassa

Public Speaker

Solomon is technology strategist and consultant at a Fortune 500 Global Firm leading a multimillion-dollar large technology implementation.

Ezedin Kamil


Ezedin is the founder and CEO of Hex Labs, a thriving software development company based in Addis Ababa. Hex Labs has already delivered over 100 successful projects, spanning apps, systems, and websites.

Mohammed Umer

Software Engineer

Project manager Analyst And Supervisor for Software Development At SkylinkTech.

Gaddisa Olani Ganfure (Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Gaddisa is an assistant professor specializing in computer security and AI at Dire Dawa University. He co-founded Click-Tech Consultancy, an ERP software company.

Nurhassen Mensur

Business Consulting Financial Consulting Management Consulting Marketing Consulting Project Management



industrial datascience

post doctoral researcher at business analytics laboratory, pukyong national university, busan, south korea

Date & Venue

May 24 - May 28, 2024

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

Get in Touch

For any enquiries, email us at info@direinttechexpo.com or
call/WhatsApp +251974967171/ +251938494950