African Livestock Exhibition & Congress 2016

About This Event

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Welcome To African Livestock Exhibition &


It has been known that the 2016 session of ALEC and its partner event ETHIOPEX was scheduled to be held from 08-10 October at the Millennium hall Addis Ababa.
Unfortunately, we have faced a program clash that hinder commencement of the event with its full program and realize that running the show with uncertainty will affect participants expected benefit in particular and the success of the event in general.
Therefore, we kindly announce that we are forced to postpone the event to January 22-24, 2016, which is the only available time of the venue, that enable us to successfully host the full program with participations of the IGAD member country stakeholders.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to postponement of the show and we give our sincere appreciation for your kind understanding & cooperation in advance.  


Event Highlights

Dates:    22 – 24 January 2016
Venue:   Millennium Hall
City:         Addis Ababa
Time:       10:00am – 6:00pm

Expected attendance:

    • More than 150 companies from different countries

    • Visitors are majority from Africa, Middle East & Asia

Highlights of the event

International Standard Exhibition: that would attract all stakeholders in the livestock value chain from input to end product suppliers.

Congress: : with series of conferences and workshops that would help to meet the desired GTP goals in the livestock sector. 

Business to Business meetings:between local and international key industry players

Livestock show: to display the highland and lowland breeds of the country

Meat and chicken festival: to enjoy the taste of Meat and chicken in a unique Ethiopian style

Investment Forum:for potential investors who want to benefit from the untapped livestock resources in the Country

Award ceremony: that recognizes organizations who achieved excellence in the sector. 

Official magazine: concerning the livestock sector to keep readers a breast of the latest trends in the region.


Why Visit?

Wise people mostly realize exhibitions are the major platforms for business to business (B2B) relations, launching products, promotion of latest innovations and review of updated products and/or services

Never miss ALEC the major event if you are a professional or a business man working in the livestock sector in Africa. The event offers a huge networking opportunity to all visitors as a unique platform into the latest information on instrumentation, applications and techniques used in the livestock industry.

A visit to ALEC is a move towards lots of international, regional & local manufacturers and suppliers that offer relevant products and services. If you deserve to advance your career, this success oriented and prestigious livestock event will help you:

Visiting the exhibition will help you:

    • Discover the latest products and technologies  

    • Network with International companies in the field

    • Improve awareness about the business in the sector

    • Review latest technology in the field

    • Create new business contact

    • Choose best suppliers

    • Make a special deal with companies

    • Hold one to one meetings with exhibitors and place orders

    • Develop long term business relationships

    • Meet professionals in the same field

    • Exchange experience from the same field in your business

    • Access information about the sector development....etc

Make sure you plan to visit this prestigious and dedicated Livestock event.


About the Awards

The African Livestock Awards will recognize the people and companies with outstanding achievements and contributions to the growth and development of the African Livestock Industry.

The Awards honor winners with an independent and prestigious endorsement of their achievements aiming to recognize and champion innovation, the highest levels of service, and the very best standards as well as enhancing the region’s international reputation for excellent livestock products and services.

Only ALEC exhibitors that meet the criteria for entry to each Award category are entitled for the award. Enhance your company’s exposure and take advantage of being in the focus by nominating your company for the African Livestock Awards.

There are 5 categories with no limit to the number of categories or nominations. Entries are open to products, services and initiatives launched in Africa since 1 January, 2012 to be judged by a panel of independent industry experts.


  • Excellence

  • Achievement

  • Marketing

  • Research

  • Exhibition Stand



For too long, the potential of the livestock sector in Africa has not received the attention it deserves. Polices and other institutions promoting livestock development have been weak or absent in most African Countries.

Medium and long-term development potentials of any productive sector are determined by scenario for demand growth which is dependent on the policy and economic environment and can render associated producer response. For the livestock sector trends in the consumption of animal sourced foods and livestock by-products are key indicator of opportunities for investment. If consumption of meat, milk and other livestock by-products are increasing, opportunities and incentives for investment will be followed, including business opportunities for producers.

Consumers’ preferences for animal–sourced foods depend on a variety of factors, including market availability and affordability. African’s are expected to be consuming 83 million tones of milk by 2050. Beef and poultry were Africa’s most consumed meat followed by mutton and pork. By 2050 consumption of both meats is estimated to increase to 13.5 million tons and that of poultry 11.8 million tons. In 2050, the egg, pork and mutton (i.e. sheep and goat meat) markets will be about 6.1, 3.5, and 5.9 million tons respectively. Consumption of all livestock products is anticipated to grow rapidly in the coming decades, with the annual growth rates estimated at 2.2 percent per year in the case of milk to 3.3 percent for poultry and pork.

These conditions seem to be conducive to livestock revolution. As researches indicate, at the continental level Africa producers are projected to be unable to satisfy the growing demand for Livestock products. Imports are expected to grow far faster than exports, with the net trade for all livestock products becoming increasingly negative. Hence, in Africa the livestock sector together with poultry is the most promising and need much attention.



Market Background

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.

According to IMF (2008), net private capital flows to sub-Saharan Africa increased more than six-fold from an average of $3.4 billion in 2000–2002 to $21.7 billion in 2010, with inflows growing much faster than outflows. Private inflows increased five-fold between 2000 and 2007, overtaking official development assistance flows in 2006.

Further, African countries have signed agreements to promote intra-African investment and capital and to support broader regional integration agreements. Besides the broad protocols of the Regional Economic Collaborations, the most prominent and explicit regional texts are the investment agreement on the COMESA Common Investment Area (CCIA) and the SADC Investment and Finance Protocol (SIFP).

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

Many African countries have perhaps reached broader macro-economic stability than the 1980 benchmark for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with strong growth, moderate inflation and relatively high reserves.

African countries are also strengthening financial market institutions. The AUC is working towards setting up three pan-African financial institutions—the African Invest­ment Bank, the African Central Bank and the African Monetary Fund—in line with the Constitutive Act of the AU.

At national level, the member states have liberalized and up­graded their domestic financial markets for several years. The number of stock exchanges rose from eight to 20 during 2002–2009, and market capitalization of the five leading stock exchanges tripled over the period. The spread of cross-border banking investments and the emergence of Africa-wide lenders also suggest potential for increasing integration in regional and international capital markets.

Starting from a very low base, Africa is improving its Business environment regulatory environment. Several countries, including those recovering from conflict, have introduced new, or have reformed existing, laws to improve the business environment (the institutional and structural conditions).

Many African countries have also taken steps to improve transparency and reduce corruption. The AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption entered into force in 2006 and has been ratified by 31 countries.