Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Minister of Ethiopia will be in Hong Kong in March and we are honored to have Dr. Arkebe Oqubay as a guest speaker at the AmCham Apparel and Footwear committee.

Dr. Oqubay will be talking to us about his vision for Ethiopia as well as his Governments strategy to build a fully vertical, sustainable and best-in-class apparel supply chain in Ethiopia. Ethiopia offers a sizeable competitively priced labor force, green energy at the world's cheapest prices, plenty of land to develop commercial cotton farming, dedicated industrial parks for the apparel industry as well as duty-free to Europe, China and the USA. In addition, the Government is offering significant incentives for Foreign Direct Investment.

First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Light breakfast included

This event is hosted by the Apparel and Footwear Committee


  • Dr. Arkebe Oqubay (Minister at Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia)

    Dr. Arkebe Oqubay

    Minister at Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

    Dr. Arkebe Oqubay(Ph.D.) is a Minister of Ethiopia. He is the former mayor of Addis Ababa, and pioneered the transformation of the city under his leadership. In recognition of this, he was awarded ‘The Best African Mayor of 2006’ by ABN, and was a finalist for the award of World Mayor of 2006.

    Dr. Arkebe serves as chairman and vice chair of boards of directors of many leading public organisations, such as the Ethiopian Railway Corporation (ERC), Ethiopian Airlines (EAL), and Industrial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC). He also serves as member of Ethiopian Investment Board (EIB) and National Export Coordinating Committee (NECC), which are both chaired by the Prime Minister. Dr. Arkebe has been a member of the core leadership of TPLF and EPRDF, the movement that spearheaded the seventeen-year popular liberation struggle.

    Dr. Arkebe holds a PhD in development studies from SOAS, University of London, and is research associate at the Centre of African Studies in the University of London. His path-breaking and widely read book ‘Made in Africa: Industrial Policy in Ethiopia’ (Oxford University Press 2015) focuses on Africa’s economic transformation, industrialization and policymaking.

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Member Price HKD 180
Standard Price HKD 300