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Kenya will host the sixth African International Export and Import fair in August. Local investors will learn more about export and import financing, cargo handling, international trade documentation, freight services, insurance services on cargo and finance.
The event organiser has urged county leaders to take advantage of the fair to showcase their investment opportunities.
The managing director of Exhibitions and Events Organisers, Mr Solomon Kinyanjui, said the four-day exhibition will held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi.
“The forum is meant to create an opportunity to establish business relationships with international consumers and offer participants an opportunity to explore joint ventures, exporting, licensing, counter trade,” said Mr Kinyanjui.
He said the fair continues to positively contribute to the upgrading and development of export and import trade in Africa through opening channels of interaction and communication between relevant authorities, investors and stakeholders with interest in investing in Africa.
“This is an opportunity to actively promote businesses and stimulate global business exchanges,” said Mr Kinyanjui.
Some of the products expected to be exhibited are heavy construction equipment, trade finance products, agricultural technology, cargo logistics, medical equipment and pharmaceutical products.
The event will also promote investment opportunities in various counties.
“Last year’s event attracted three big investors to Kenya who are already warming up to settle,” said Mr Kinyanjui.
The fair attracted 400 exhibitors from 100 countries and more than 10,000 visitors from 32 countries.
Among the countries that have shown interest in this year’s event are China, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan and Iran.
The annual event has been supported by the government of Kenya through the ministry of Trade and Export Promotion Council for the last six years.
The import and export promotion in Kenya is in line with Vision 2030 whose agenda is to improve infrastructure, ICT and agricultural activities in the arid and semi-arid areas.
Local investors will learn more about export and import financing, cargo handling, international trade documentation, freight services, insurance services on cargo and finance.
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