Shebelle Ethiopia Conference Services

Tel: 251 116 63 05 98


“This year - 2011 - the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition hosted Access for All - the largest, most important, and most successful international conference in our history. Well over 350 participants from more than 56 countries and 200 separate organizations gathered together in Addis Ababa to raise the international profile of reproductive health commodity security.

I am writing this letter to thank you and your team of dedicated, courteous professionals for having made it possible to stage this truly transformational event. When we embarked on this long journey, it never occurred to me how complicated such a conference could be to arrange. But once the realization did set in, I slept at nights only by knowing that so much was in your capable hands. And as I had anticipated, everything ultimately did go like clockwork: the meet and- greet services at the airport, hotels and conference center; the logistics of transport; the conference room allocations; catering; equipment rental; and the day-to-day organization of the entire event. These were the accomplishments that won the unanimous praise of our conference participants.

But behind the scenes, I saw a side of Shebelle most participants never saw. I saw a team that, no matter what the time of day, no matter how unexpected the request, was always there – and always up to the challenge.

A decade ago, I hosted a similar conference in Addis and called on Shebelle to organize it. That experience turned me into a life-long customer – so the thought of entrusting this conference to anyone else, quite frankly, never occurred to me.

So on behalf of my colleagues in the Secretariat, and indeed throughout the Coalition, I thank you again for your help, and for making Access for All the great success it was”.

John P. Skibiak
Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition

"Berhane Aberra (Deputy General Manager of Shebelle) is a highly-organized, highly-skilled individual with a great team around her. Shebelle did a fantastic job in helping us understand the local market while ensuring our conference facilities and vendors met our expectations.
If we ever do business again in Ethiopia, we would unquestioningly use Shebelle. We would also definitely recommend Shebelle to other international companies!"

Elizabeth Vivirito
Small Business Banking Network

"I have worked with Shebelle on a number of events the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has hosted in Addis Ababa. They have always been extremely efficient and professional with very welcoming and responsive staff who always go that extra mile to make an event a success.  I would recommend them highly to any organisation planning an event in Addis Ababa."

Rebecca Davies
Director of Events
Mo Ibrahim Foundation

"We have had various experiences with event organizers over the years; the experience with Shebelle has been one of complete satisfaction. Shebelle did a great job joining to support a complex and intense international initiative. The company delivered outstanding service from the onset, and continued to provide full support throughout the event, including the follow-up phase. We were positively impressed by the dedication of the Shebelle team and its ability to understand our needs and often thinking ahead with initiative and innovation. In short, Shebelle certainly exceeded our expectations, and we have no hesitation in recommending the services of Shebelle to any party seeking to organize a successful event in Addis."

Richard Taylor
Executive Director
The International Hydropower Association

"We find Shebelle's coordination, organization, and professionalism to be excellent. We recommend them as solid and reliable partners".

Dr Yonas Chebude
Federation of African Societies of Chemistry

"We worked with Shebelle for the Sixth EDCTP Forum (European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Forum) that took place at UNECA in Addis Ababa in October 2011. Shebelle did a fantastic job in assisting us from the early preparations of the forum until the completion of the event. We believe that their dedication, proactivity, and personalised service delivery greatly contributed to the great success of this event. We applaud the Shebelle team - their staff were friendly, professional and always extraordinarily helpful. EDCTP is definitely satisfied with all the services provided by Shebelle in the organisation of the forum. They exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend their professional services as organisers of international events in Addis Ababa".

Suzanne Hoogervorst
Travel and Events Coordinator
EDCTP – European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership

PricewaterhouseCoopers of Nairobi, Kenya, in its institutional and financial management assessment of Shebelle for a potential client, stated that "Shebelle Ethiopia Conference Services has become the conference organiser of choice for the UN agencies in Ethiopia".

Nairobi, Kenya