RAME 2016, A FIATA regional conference, organized by EFFSAA

May 19 – 22, 2016, In Addis Ababa, The Capital city of Africa

Rame 2016 Presentations

RAME 2016 Magazine

Rame2016 Magazine

Summarized Proceeds of two day conference…..RAME 2016



Many thanks. Congratulations on your successful conference. I hope it will contribute to enhance the association’s contribution to our region, and Ethiopia in particular. Let me appreciate your personal contribution and organising committee to pull things. It is always complicated and time consuming to prepare such international conferences.

Dr. Arkebe

Greetings from Mombasa!! I needed a few days to catch my breath! Well done and a mighty big congratulations. RAME2016 was a roaring success. You did from your heart. It showed. And you best my doubts. You set your mind and hearts to win and you did it. Please pass on my compliments to the team. You put together a splendid team. My suggestion : think of creating a symposium every 2 years. Please do not lose this momentum. You now have a premium before you

Well done and thank you for opening your beautiful country to so many first timers!

With best regards,

Issa S. Baluch

I can only but eco Issa’s sentiments – a really wonderful Field Meeting greatly enjoyed by ALL…

Yes, congratulations must go to the entire team for their dedication to the cause and doing everything possible to achieve success. Never can one achieve 100% success but needless to state that you came close.
As stated during my closing address – you as EFFSAA must ensure that you remain relevant and must constantly re-invent yourselves in order to meet the needs of the Members. Remember the Association works for the Members and without them there is no Association. As pointed out by Issa you now have a wonderful platform to negotiate from and you must not forgo the momentum to garner additional support from stakeholders such as the Authorities (Customs and Port Authorities – both in Ethiopia and Djibouti) , Shipping Lines, Transport Companies – especially the newly introduced Rail Company. Not forgetting Warehousing and IT Companies. This will widen the net and you may even accept such Companies as Associate Members…
Once again well done and Congratulations to the entire TEAM!!!

Basil Pietersen

As the Rame event comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team, for arranging to put up our the roll ups and also for the table for the Rame 2016 Event.  We are aware that it was a last minute request but you didn’t let us down and hence we are grateful to you and your team for this.  Highly Appreciate the kind help given  and looking forward to work with you on other events.

Thanks and Best Regards,

Nadia Abdul Aziz, NAFL - President


I delightfully thank you for the well organized, exciting event for Rame 2016 at Addis Ababa. Looking forward always to develop traffics & more business relationship.
Thanks once again for your active Board & team of Effsaa.



Dear RAME 2016 Team

I want to say big congratulations on hosting a successful conference in Addis. This one will be remembered and talked about for many years to come. Having been on the road with you since the very first day you submitted your application, I have seen the tremendous efforts that have gone into to organize the field meeting in Addis and the amount of time spent on every little detail.

I must also say thank you for your generous hospitality. There was never a moment during my stay where I felt uncomfortable. Even during the time when I forgot my UN badge when entering the AU building (Thanks Teddy for the words of confidence).

It was a pleasure working with all of you and look forward to more collaboration together in future projects/initiatives. Please feel free to reach out should you need anything.

Thanking you all and all the best!

Bassil Eid


Mr Aldo Da Ros
President of the FIATA Foundation
Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu
Minister of TransportFederal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Stephen Karingi
Director, Regional Integration and Trade Division of the Economic Commission for Africa
Aboubaker Omar Hadi
Chairman of Djibouti Ports & Free Zone Authority
Tewolde Gebremariam
Ethiopian Airlines CEO
Jean Claude Delen
Treasure of FIATA
Basil Pietersen
President of RAME & Senior Vice President of FIATA
Dr. Arkebe Oqubay
Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Paola Corrado
Head of Logisitcs, World Food Programme, Ethiopia
Mulugeta Assefa
President – EFFSAA
Salahadin Khalifa
Vice President, EFFSAA / Chairperson of Organising Committee
Eduardo Brooke Mondlane
Chief Executive Officer
Bassil Eid
IT and Regional Affairs Manager, FIATA
Reuben Ndegwa
CEO of Tabaki Freight Services International Limited
Warsama Hassan Ali
Commercial Director, Doraleh Container Terminal
Calestous Juma
Professor of the Practice of International Development
Mekonnen Abera
Director General, Ethiopian Maritime Affiars Authority
Kassahun Abberu
Transport Economist
Issa Baluchi
Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University
Poul Hansen
Economic Affiars Officer, UNCTAD
David Kofi Nutakor
Member of ABVT and FIATA Foundation
Daniel Zemichael
Shipping and Logistics Executive
Tekeste Berhan Habtu
Expert in Logistics Management and IT specialist

Platinum Sponsors

Ethiopia Airline - Cargo

Castel Winery

Castel Beer

Gold Sponsors

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We look forward to welcoming you to Ethiopia