, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22 – Over 150 Chinese exhibitors will be hosted in the upcoming three day China Trade week event taking place at KICC beginning July 1.
This is courtesy of a partnership agreement signed by MIE Events, Kenya Investment Authority and Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI).
The event will connect Chinese manufacturers seeking local and regional companies, potential distributors and sales agents among others to work with in Kenya and the rest of the East African region.
According to KenInvest, Investment Promotion General Manager Pius Rotich said the exhibition will go a long way towards opening more investment opportunities for local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the region.
KNCCI Deputy Chief Executive Officer Nemaisa Kiereini and MIE Events international Director Gary Robinson also applauded the partnership.
“I would urge our partner members to take advantage of this upcoming exhibition to develop and cultivate long-lasting business opportunities with companies in China,” Kiereini said.
The exhibition will also create an opportunity for joint ventures and investment partnerships to be formed.
Small, medium and large business owners are encouraged to attend as they can locate people to source products from directly from China.
Kenyan entrepreneurs and the business community will also get an opportunity to meet, discuss and develop trading and business partnerships across a wide array of sectors.
The first ever china-focused trade event in the East African region will bring together Chinese companies from sectors such as building and construction, consumer electronics, home electrical goods and green energy solutions among others.
The exhibition is especially crucial now as the two countries continue expanding their business relationships.
China, the world’s biggest manufacturer, is Kenya’s biggest business partner. However, travelling to China is too expensive and time consuming for the average Kenyan, while buying online is both time consuming and risky, hence the China Trade Week exhibition.