Africa Accelerating 2022 is an International Information Exchange held from October 25-27 in Johannesburg. The three-day conference was with in-person live addresses from the Toronto conference location, were available virtually to all.
For a second year in a row, Ivanhoe Mines is working with the Chamber to address challenges and advance opportunities for enhanced Canada-Africa trade and investment that will contribute to shared and sustained economic benefits.
Ethiopia airlines was praised by leaders
First in Canada, Justin Trudeau,the Prime Minister opened the session to congratulate the airline company for its crucial role in bringing Canadian and African markets closer together.
Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business said "Ethiopian Airlines is leading the agenda to enable trade and investment, connecting Canada directly to the African continent, and onward to over 120 destinations from the dynamic African Union capital of Addis Ababa. The conference theme ‘is the ’Leading from Africa: Toward a New Global Era Enabled through Canada-Africa Collaboration’’. It is on what Ethiopian Airlines lives on a daily basis, given its central role in Canada-Africa trade and investment,"
Ethiopian Airlines represent a global leader in aviation
Mr. Mesfin Ashebir who is the General Manager of Ethiopian airlines for Canada, during a recent event with African Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Ottawa said "’Ethiopian Airlines has been central to making the incredible case of Africa’s positioning as the world’s next global growth engine. We are proud to provide the template for success to the world-at-large, with specific focus on Canada’s role as a partner and beneficiary in Africa’s success. The company launched a 15-year strategic growth roadmap, titled the Vision-2025: Beyond just being best and largest in Africa, we aimed to increase passenger volumes to 18 million and more than double our fleet to 120 aircrafts. We have reached these goals years ahead of schedule.’
Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business ended "As discussed during our engagements, the year-on-year growth of Ethiopian Airlines reflects its ability to not just keep up with Africa’s growth potential, but to serve as a key driving force of Africa’s development. It boasts the rare and incredible international record of retaining profitability, avoiding bailouts and serving customers during some of the most difficult global conditions in recent years. We are honoured to enjoy our partnership with a world-leading company that showcases African excellence to the benefit of all".
Ethiopian Airlines is now the world’s fourth largest airline by number of countries served, ensuring every market in Africa is within easy reach, with onward connections to every part of the world.