02 November, 2019, ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

We are thrilled to announce the formation of 'ETHIOPIAN TOURISM PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION' (ETPA)

ETPA Inauguration Ceremony

About the event

We are thrilled to announce the formation of the long-awaited Ethiopian Tourism Professionals Association (ETPA) with a grand inaugural ceremony on NOVEMBER 2 (Saturday), 2019. The inaugural ceremony is an important milestone in the history of tourism professionalism in Ethiopia sought to put a cornerstone for the prestigious period we professionals would enjoy to the fullest.​voice to the tourism industry and promote professionalism in the industry, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of tourism. This association is destined for providing a hand to the growth of Ethiopian Tourism through consultations, partnerships with related bodies, and research endeavors.

Where

Grand Elina Hotel – Churchill Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

When

Saturday, 02 November, 2019 

The launching ceremony is thought to be beautified by the presence of distinguished guests, tens of hundreds of tourism professionals, representatives of sectoral associations in the industry, and other stakeholders. A multitude of mainstream media will be available to amplify our unity and strength to the general public.

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Event schedule

Saturday 02, November

8:45 Am to 12:00 PM
09:00 AM

OPENING REMARKS

Speaker: H.E. Dr. Hirut Kassaw, Minister, Minstry of Culture & Tourism

09:30 AM

Contemporary Changes of Tourism Sector in Ethiopia

Speaker: Sileshi Girma, General Director, Tourism Ethiopia

10:00 AM

Why do we need to Set Up ETPA? Importance of Tourism Association

Speaker: Tewodros Derbew, Minister, Minstry of Culture & Tourism

10:30 AM

Structure & Legal Framework of ETPA

Speaker: Weldegebrial Berhe & Biinyam Duresso, Organising Committee

11:00 AM

Question & Answer Sessions

Speaker: Organising Committee

11:30 AM

Concluding Remarks

Speaker: Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines

THESE ARE

Our speakers

H.E. Hirut Kassaw

Minister of Culture & Tourism

Tewolde Gebremariam

CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Sileshi Girma

Director - Tourism Ethiopia

Tewodros Derbew

ETPA Organising Committee

Kumneger Teketel

OZZIE Hotel & Resort Consultancy

EVENT ORGANIZERS

Ethiopian Tourism Professionals Association

ETPA – A Powerhouse of knowledge, intellects, and creativity!

Ethiopian Tourism Professionals Association (ETPA) is a non-governmental body established with the primary purpose of giving voice to the tourism industry and promote professionalism in the industry, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of tourism. This association is destined for providing a hand to the growth of Ethiopian Tourism through consultations, partnerships with related bodies, and research endeavors.

The association is not designed to be a mere aggregate of people as many of existing associations but an unusual synthesis of mutual interests, shared objectives,  vision, and common destination. ETPA serves as a real melting pot of ideas, skills, and aspirations raising the bars of tourism professionalism. ETPA is set up to safeguarding the interests of professionals and bringing ideas to heal the deep-seated and chronic problems of the tourism industry. 

All Ethiopian tourism professionals are kindly invited to attend this grand inaugural ceremony and be part of history.

ETPA

Objectives of ETPA

ETPA is a non-profit making, non-political and non-religious professional organisation established with a view to advancing the objectives outlined hereunder

  1. To contribute to the Tourism policy formulation and implementation capability in the country.
  2. To promote tourism professionalism in the sector.
  3. To ensure service excellence and capacity of tourism sector in Ethiopia.
  4. To promote the professional interests of Tourism Professionals.

5. To promote the study of tourism in the country’s educational institutions.

6. To promote Tourism research and assist in the dissemination of the findings of such research in Ethiopia.

7. To provide fora for the discussion of Tourism issues

8. To promote professional contacts between Ethiopian Tourism Professionals and those of other countries

Venue

Grand Eliana Hotel – CHURCHILL STREET, ADDIS ABABA

Contact       +251 913 965175

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Everyone is invited!

All Ethiopian tourism professionals are kindly invited to attend this grand inaugural ceremony and be part of history.

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