Kenya to host China Trade Week Expo to develop trading and business partnerships

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By Beth Ngugi

China Trade week Expo will be held in Nairobi, Kenya at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) for the second year in a row, and is expected to commence on 29th June to 1st July 2016.

The event will provide a unique opportunity for Chinese companies to meet, discuss and develop trading and business partnerships with Kenyan entrepreneurs and the region’s business community across various commercial sectors.

Over 400 Chinese companies across various industry sectors including building and construction, lighting, machinery, consumer electronics, energy, auto parts, furniture, home electronics, kitchen & bathroom, textiles, stationery and jewelry; are expected to assemble at the event.

Speaking during the announcement, MIE Events, Managing Director, Mr. David Wang said that the grounds for holding the Expo in Nairobi for the second time is because of the momentum gained in the China-Kenya economic cooperation and trade in various fields over the years.

“Kenya is the most developed economy in Eastern Africa and also the economic, commercial and logistical hub of the entire region.” Mr. Wang noted.

He added that through this event the Kenyan entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to grow strong business partnerships with Chinese companies and benefit from the industrial capacity and a wealth of knowledge from the people of China while sharing Kenyan business best practices with their Chinese counterparts.

In attendance was Michelle Meyrick, International Events Director, who acknowledged that the China Trade week attracted over 16,500 trade visitors to the 2015 edition and hope to double the figures as done with the number of exhibitors.

“MIE Events is delighted to provide a trade environment that is conducive to creating stronger ties between Chinese companies and the local business community looking to source for products and services from China.” Michelle said.

The trade show will feature a series of free practical and informative workshops and sessions on the best practices of doing business in China and visitors can pre-register for the entry into the event at www.chinatradeweek.com.

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