Over half a million show visitors at the 2019 Nairobi international trade fair

Why the 2019 Nairobi international trade fair was one of its kind

Diverse exhibitions at the 2019 Nairobi international trade fair

In Summary

• The exhibition provided exhibitors and show visitors a chance to showcase their products, services, innovations and new technologies in the market.

• The trade fair attracted over 340 exhibitors and over half a million show visitors over the seven days.

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta presents an award at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta presents an award at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
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The 2019 Nairobi international trade fair edition was remarkably outstanding and truly one of its kind. It was an exhibition modeled to provide exhibitors and show visitors a chance to showcase their products, services, innovations and new technologies in the market. Running under the theme; Promoting innovation and technology in Agriculture and trade, the 7-day event opened its doors on the 30th September and closed on 6th October 2019.

Brilliant showcase of highway model by Kenya National Highways Authority at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
Brilliant showcase of highway model by Kenya National Highways Authority at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
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The show was officially opened by the Head of State, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta and was attended by various dignitaries including the Deputy President Dr. William Ruto, Cabinet Secretaries Dr. Fred Matiangi, Keriako Tobiko and Governor Mike Sonko Mbuvi and several other high profile visitors, ambassadors and high Commissioners.

The champion bull on a showcase to the dignitaries in attendance at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
The champion bull on a showcase to the dignitaries in attendance at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
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The trade fair attracted over 340 exhibitors and over half a million show visitors over the seven days. The exhibitors were comprised of local companies and foreign exhibitors from Rwanda, China, Pakistan, India, Tanzania, North Sudan and Egypt. Exhibits were diverse and ranged from Government Ministries to the financial sector, textile, manufacturing, agricultural and livestock, leather, Automobiles, education, training and research, pharmaceuticals, energy, building and construction, food and beverages, services and consultancy among others.

The JKUAT stand at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair was worth a visit with a unique display of advancement in agricultural technologies
The JKUAT stand at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair was worth a visit with a unique display of advancement in agricultural technologies
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Interesting technologies that were showcased this year included tapping Internet from the moon, wall silk designs, artificial intelligence in farming that increases efficiency in planting and harvesting, snail and cricket farming and various urban farming techniques. There were also rounds of interesting entertainment at the arena.

Parents overseeing their children at a section of the entertainment arena at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
Parents overseeing their children at a section of the entertainment arena at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
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The Society is constructing a massive multipurpose expo hall that will maximize use of the showground all year round as part of its Master Plan. The expo hall is 3500sqm which can accommodate a capacity of 250 exhibitors and will also be used for workshops and conferencing facilities.

Students perform song and dance in celebration at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
Students perform song and dance in celebration at the 2019 Nairobi International Trade Fair
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