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Dire International Expo Ethiopia is Ethiopia's largest and most extensive international exhibition, conference, and summit for various industries. It serves as a platform for established technology service vendors, private and public sector decision-makers, integrators, and users of technology solutions for business or public good. The event brings together disruptive startups with unique solutions and facilitates networking and partnerships. With a focus on enterprise solutions and collaboration with telecom operators, Dire International Expo Ethiopia showcases the latest technology innovations to benefit organizations operating or planning to engage in the expanding Ethiopian market. The expo acts as a catalyst for collaboration between foreign and local technology companies and various partners within the ICT ecosystems. The event features a comprehensive conference program, an extensive exhibition, and opportunities for networking. It is held in the vibrant city of Dire Dawa, which offers a suitable setting for business travelers and those interested in exploring the opportunities of the broader Ethiopian market.

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Key Benefits of Attending Events

There are many reasons why visitors attend events. Primarily, events provide an opportunity to learn, network, and gain valuable exposure. By attending events, you can discover new ideas, meet like-minded people, and advance your career or business.

  • Gain new knowledge and expertise
  • Stay up-to-date with trends and innovations
  • Networking opportunities
  • Meet industry leaders and experts
  • Social interaction and make new connections
  • Get hands-on experience with new technologies
  • Business development and career advancement
  • Engage with exhibitors and discover new solutions
  • Find inspiration and motivation
  • Gain diverse perspectives
  • Gather useful resources
  • Get exposure to the industry

App or Software Development Challenge

Challenge participants to create a mobile app, software application, or digital solution addressing a particular problem or need. This competition can attract developers, designers, and tech entrepreneurs.


Design and UX/UI Challenge

Invite designers to participate in a user experience (UX) or user interface (UI) design competition. Participants can showcase their creativity and skills in creating visually appealing and user-friendly digital interfaces.


Pitch Competition for Tech Startups

Create a platform for tech startups to pitch their business ideas or products to potential investors, mentors, and judges. This competition can support early-stage entrepreneurs in gaining exposure and funding.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge

Organize a competition focused on AI-related projects, such as developing AI models, chatbots, virtual assistants, or predictive analytics solutions.


Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR) Challenge

Encourage participants to create immersive VR or AR experiences, applications, or simulations that showcase the potential of these technologies.


3D Printing Design Challenge

Invite designers and engineers to create and present 3D-printable designs for innovative products, gadgets, or prototypes.


E-sports Tournaments

Incorporate technology-related e-sports tournaments, such as competitive video gaming, as a fun and engaging way to attract tech-savvy participants.


Tech Trivia or Quiz Contest

Organize a technology-themed trivia or quiz contest that tests participants' knowledge about the latest tech trends, historical milestones, and industry facts.


STEM Competitions for Students

Create challenges that encourage students to engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, fostering their interest in tech-related fields.




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Date & Venue

May 24 - May 28, 2024

Dire Dawa, Ethiopia

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