Venue:Â KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 07th to 09 th May, 2015
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm
Business Visitors Only.
Kenya, a melting pot of opportunities is a thriving business centre. With a growing economy, stable socio-political Government and a developed infrastructure in place, Kenya offers corporations the ideal avenue for investments. Its proximity to the Middle East, Gulf and Europe, together with its easy access to the major ports of the region, enhances its international trade. The countryâ€™s economic policy is a free market-oriented one. It aims at paving the way for faster economic development of the country through private enterprise and individual initiatives. Kenya emerges as one of the largest importers in Africa being centrally located. Kenya also has the largest economy in east Africa and is a regional financial and transportation hub.
Kenyaâ€™s Uchumi Supermarkets plans to open a dozen new branches across East Africa this year.
This is in order to capture the growing number of middle class spenders in the region, its chief executive officer said on Friday.
The project will now enjoy the attention of the Heads of State from seven African countries on New Partnership for Africaâ€™s Development (NEPAD) and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC), required to account on progress and bottlenecks after every six months.
Kampala â€” The government recently expressed appreciation for Chinese support in helping develop infrastructure in the country and asked for more.
The average value of a shopper's basket has risen 67% in five years, making Kenya the continent's fastest-growing retail market.
Kenya's ICT ministry says it plans to roll out an additional 1,600 kilometres of fibre optic cables later this year as part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project.
TEXTILE and tanner industries in East Africa are set for vast revival as Heads of the East African Community member states agree to set up a mechanism that will promote growth and protection of the two industries.