EXBIHITION

Kenya to host fourth international industrial expo

At least 117 companies will take part in the three day extravaganza

In Summary
  • At least 92 foreign companies mostly from China will showcase latest manufacturing technology to local small and medium businesses
  • The show area covers a total of 2930 metre square, including indoor and outdoor zooms.
Dr Erick Rutto, Vice President,KNCC&I, Sam Maronda, CEO,KNCC& I, Pius Rotich, GM,Keninvest and Gao Wei, managing director, Afripeak expo Kenya Ltd

Kenya is set host an international industrial expo that will see at least 117 companies showcase their wares.

The two day event slated for November 17 to 19 at Sarit Centre in Nairobi is organised by Afripeak in conjunction with the Kenya National Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and Kenya Investment Authority (Keninvest).

At least 92 foreign companies mostly from China will showcase latest manufacturing technology to local small and medium businesses keen to up productivity and enhance efficiency under the theme ‘building a strong manufacturing sector amidst Covid-19’.

Speaking during a press conference held today, Afripeak managing director Gao Wei said the fourth edition of Kenya International Industrial Expo (KIIE) is aligned with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Agenda on manufacturing.

‘’Manufacturing pillar is critical to creating jobs for the youth in Kenya. In response to this initiative, such expo seeks to link local industries to their Chinese counterparts, and hence advance technological transfer vital to boosting local production capability, ’Gao said.

The show area covers a total of 2930 metre square, including indoor and outdoor zooms.

This year, organisers have added the Kenyan pavilion, providing 20 local companies with an opportunity to showcase their products and link up with potential overseas buyers.

According to Erick Rutto, first vice Chamber President of KNNCI, the expo is key in helping the country achieve the industrialisation dream under vision 2030.

‘’The expo provides a platform for technology transfer, boosting inter-trade and enhancing the opening of the gateway between Kenya and China,’’ Rutto said.

He added that last year, Covid-19 pandemic was a major hindrance to the exhibition with physical meetings being minimal.