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Event Date

15 - 18 June 2023


Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia

Show timing

Thursday, 15 June: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, 16 June: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, 17 June: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, 18 June: 10:00am – 4:00pm

2022 Show Summary

Exhibitors – 26

Visitors – 2900 +

Countries represented – 4

Exhibiting Inquiries

Local Companies:  | +251913356709

International companies: | +251929308366

Visitor and Marketing inquiries

Partnership  Inquiries


FINTEX is an international Furniture, Interior and finishing expo in Ethiopia, which is acknowledged as an ideal networking platform to generate business leads and contributing on the industries development. FINTEX 2022 achieved a remarkable business opportunity for exhibitors and potential buyers in East and Central Africa.

After a fruitful edition of the 2022 expo and conference, FINTEX 2023 is proved to be an ideal meeting platform from potential buyers from East and Central Africa and key industry players from all over the World operating in the Furniture, Interior Design and Finishing products, technologies and innovations.

FINTEX will create an executive business environment for Furniture producers, Furniture Machinery and Accessories innovators, home textile manufacturers, Interior design companies & professionals, Finishing contractors and raw material suppliers. The expo will be a platform for companies, entrepreneurs and professional from all corners of the world to promote their new products, innovation and solutions to enhance business and joint venture investments in the region.


FINTEX team will be devoted to attract the right customers in the exhibitor’s booth to create valuable business linkages. The matchmaking service will allow you to have a series of B2G, B2B & B2C meetings with 3500+ attendees from Ethiopia, East and Central Africa.

The side conference and workshops will be a platform to exchange ideas within industry representatives, policy makers and entrepreneurs about the sustainable advancement of the industries. The networking reception will be another opportunity for business owners, inventors and entrepreneurs to establish joint venture investment and/or business partnership with investors, decision makers and trade professionals who has immense experience in the business field.

FINTEX 2023 will be held for four consecutive days from 04 – 07  May , 2023 at the Millennium Hall, Addis Ababa – Ethiopia, the gateway to Africa, with the support of several Ministries in Ethiopia, local and international councils besides trade associations.



  • Over the past 15 years, Ethiopia’s economy has been among the fastest-growing in the world (At an average of 9.5% per year) (WB)
  • Ethiopia is the 6th largest economy in Africa and 2nd Largest in the east and central Africa. (WB)
  • Despite the COVID–19 pandemic and civil conflict, Ethiopia’s economy grew by 6.3% in 2021, the 3rd highest in sub-Saharan Africa (IMF)
  • Ethiopia’s economy is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2023 (IMF)
  • Ethiopia aims to achieve middle-income status by 2025
  • The government has launched a new 10-year perspective plan, which will run from 2020/21 to 2029/30.

The furniture industry is quickly growing and is expected to continue holding more than 60% of the global furniture market by 2028. Some of the key challenges faced by the domestic furniture market include lack of diversity in design, high production costs and low margins. There is a need for domestic players to focus on innovation and new marketing strategies to expand their business footprint.

Be part of East Africa’s leading furniture, interior design and finishing trade fair and find out more about the new trends/technology in the sector and build long lasting valuable business relationships at Fintex 2023!

In 2017, Ethiopia imported more than ETB675 million in furniture with the figure doubling to more than ETB1.2 billion in 2021. China, Malaysia, and Turkey are the top three countries that have benefited from growing exports to Ethiopia.

  • Ethiopia is member of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  • Ethiopia is one of the 44 countries in Africa that signed continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)
  • Ethiopia has signed Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs): with 30 countries and Double Taxation Avoidance Treaties (DTTs): with12 countries
  • Ethiopia is using the opportunity of Generalized System Preferences (GSP), AGOA (African Growth and Opportunity Act ) and Everything but Arms (EBA)

During the past two decades, shifting economic paradigms and conditions for investment and capital flows—globalization—have underlined the importance of African countries’ steps to widen and deepen regional integration. They have, in particular, removed open impediments to capital flows, enabling investors to freely select among alternative destinations on the basis of comparative advantage. In the destination countries, the recent financial crisis and the consequent reduction in official development assistance have also prompted governments to increase their efforts to mobilize private financial resources for public projects, especially for infrastructure.

African countries’ wish to attract external resources provides an incentive for them to tighten eco­nomic links among themselves and to take steps to boost intra-regional financial flows. Economic policies nationally have also enhanced countries’ attractiveness. These moves, coupled with abundant global liquidity, have led to a surge in all types of private capital flows into the continent.

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy a modest growth uptick, and decisive policies are needed to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Average growth in the region is projected to rise from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.4 percent in 2018, with growth accelerating in about two-thirds of the countries in the region aided by stronger global growth, higher commodity prices, and improved capital market access.

On current policies, average growth in the region is expected to plateau below 4 percent—barely 1 percent in per capita terms—over the medium term. Turning the current recovery into sustained strong growth consistent with the achievement of the SDGs would require policies to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Prudent fiscal policy is needed to rein in public debt, while monetary policy must be geared toward ensuring low inflation. Countries should also strengthen revenue mobilization and continue to advance structural reforms to reduce market distortions, shaping an environment that fosters private investment.

In addition to regional agreements, African countries have signed Business Integration Treaties (BITs) with each other and with developed countries. Many African states have also signed double taxation treaties (DTTs). Over 70 per cent of the treaties are signed with developed coun­tries, particularly in Europe, where the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy have the greatest number.

African countries are signatories to multilateral instru­ments and are members of related bodies that have pro­visions for the treatment of foreign investors. The most important are the WTO, with 44 African members; the In­ternational Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, which provides facilities for conciliation and arbitration of international investment disputes, with 46 African signatories; and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, which provides political risk insurance, techni­cal assistance and dispute mediation facilities, with 50 countries from the continent.

International investment agreements (IIAs)—RIAs and BITs—are also designed to provide comfort to foreign investors, in particular by clarifying security provisions, fairness, protection, transparency and predictability of the policy and regulatory framework that will govern investment activities.

In the investing sphere, African regional agreements follow the basic pattern of international agreements, and include the following items.

Admission and establishment of investment:

  • Fair and equitable treatment
  • MFN and national treatment
  • Protection against expropriation
  • Transfer of funds
  • Performance requirements
  • Investor–state dispute resolution

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