East African Business Guide

Editorial Foreword From Mr. Charles KAHUTHU - CEO

We welcome you to this first edition of the East African Business Guide. We shall endeavour to tell the good story of public private partnership and the integration agenda through this publication. We are witnessing interesting developments and the region’s geopolitical environment is fast evolving.

This publication will provide a platform and a mouth piece for stakeholders and members of the national chambers to articulate various issues in the region, such as Infrastructure development, trade facilitation and the integration agenda, among many others. Our Cover Story in the inaugural edition is centred on the delivery of infrastructure in the region which is a fundamental prerequisite in facilitating business transactions. We have also expanded our horizon and looked at issues that do impact on the African continent, including the impact of climate change to us all, and how the continent intends to respond to the risks posed.

 

Unlike many other platforms, our magazine will be delivered directly to our business organizations, trade facilitation agencies, foreign embassies in Kenya, our embassies overseas, the East African Community Secretariat and all relevant departments of the EAC member states, thereby ensuring that you, our partner, are visible to all the relevant sectors.

We want the Guide to be instructive, directive and inspirational. It shall not be a replica of anything else in the industry. We are looking to having the Editorial team and contributors holding round tables with the regional policy makers to discuss some of the content and to push for implementation of the regional agenda. We are also looking to having the Business Guide combining international standards with regional identity, so that readers recognize it is a magazine for East African issues. It shall reflect the mentality of the editorial team and finally, ensure that is attractive in the presentation of information on all pages.

The Guide shall have clarity and more value added than just dissemination of news. We are looking at making the publication “digital” after the production of the first few hard copy editions, so that our readers can have easier access to the publication.

We want to thank you most sincerely for partnering with us and look forward to continued, and more beneficial, relationship with you and your organization in the coming days.

 

We are truly grateful for your support!

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EACCIA News

20th Autoexpo Africa 2017

Event Name: 20th AUTOEXPO KENYA 2017
Date: 11 – 13 April 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Automotive spare parts & accessories  
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyaauto/

Event Name: 20th AUTOEXPO TANZANIA 2017
Date: 16 – 18 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC)
Sector: Automotive spare parts & accessories  
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/autoexpo/

The Autoexpo Kenya in Nairobi is an international trade fair for automobiles, spare parts, supplies and transportation. For Exhibitors it serves as the gateway to Kenya's car market, which is one of the largest in Africa, which is why it is used by many international companies to introduce their products to a broad audience. Visitors have the opportunity to see products from different countries in one place. The rapid industrialization and modernization currently sweeping through many African countries has resulted in an increased demand for capital goods such as machinery, lubricants, spare parts, ball bearings and other automotive mechanical goods and accessories. The market for automobile spare parts, in particular, has been an attractive sector for global exporters, as Africa has witnessed a remarkable increase in imports by 30%. For 19 years, AUTOEXPO Africa has been chosen by global manufacturers and exporters as the precise platform to enter the market of the millennium Africa. Celebrating its 20th anniversary; the leading trade exhibition for automobile, truck and bus parts, equipments, components, accessories, tools, and services continues to bring world leading manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers in touch with one of the most important markets in the world.

Exhibitor Profile:
All Kinds Of Cars / 4 WD's Commercial Vehicles Transportation Vehicles Motorboats / Marine Products Motorcycles & Scooters Mopeds & Bicycles Auto Spare Parts Tyres & Batteries Oil & Lubricants Traffic Safety and Signage Products Garage Tools & Equipment Petrol Station Products Automotive Tools Service Station Products Car Accessories Car Care Products Car Loans/Finance Automotive Paints Automotive Security Products Trucks & Trailers' Spare Parts Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel: +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com

20th Buildexpo Africa 2017

Event Name: 20th BUILDEXPO KENYA 2017
Date: 20  – 22 April 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Building & Construction
Website: http://www.expogr.com/buildexpokenya/

Event Name: 20th BUILDEXPO TANZANIA 2017
Date: 10 – 12 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC)
Sector: Building & Construction
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/buildexpo/

Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in building material, mining machines, construction machinery and heavy equipment. At the 20th edition of Buildexpo, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair, we bring you exhibitors from over 40 countries who are the finest in infrastructure development. Find what suits you best from about 14.3 million business prospects during the three-day event, with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display across an expanse of more than 10,000 square meters. Last year’s event witnessed international pavilion participation from India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany. Over the years, we have grown to cater to the demands of not just the Kenyan market, but of the whole region of East Africa. This mega expo is the ideal forum for international players to showcase their products and services to the huge market in Africa. We receive visitors from across East Africa, and trade visitors are invited directly in collaboration with regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique and Congo. Kenya is certainly one of the biggest markets in Africa, but Buildexpo also lays strong emphasis on attracting traders and importers from neighboring countries. According to the World Bank, infrastructure is the key to Africa’s economic turnaround and will play an even greater role in the continent’s continued development. Kenya, in particular, is making giant strides in infrastructure and urbanization, with demarcated economic zones, commercial and residential buildings, and resorts for tourists. The country’s infrastructure and construction industry value is expected to double between 2016 and 2020. There has already been a spike in the demand for building material and machinery.

Exhibitor Profile:
Building construction, Mining, Lighting, Tools & hardware, Water technologies, Air conditioning / refgn, Safety / security Visitor Profile:
Government Authorities, Local Governorate, Municipality officials, Ministry representatives from Central Government , Local businessmen, International companies representatives located in region, Decision-makers from neighboring countries, Merchants, Investors, Distributors, Architects and engineers, Property developers, owners/landlords and managers, Building materials distributors, Builder's merchants, Building contractors and tradesmen, Manufacturers of construction products and machinery, Public building administrations and government agencies Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel : +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com

20th Foodagro Africa 2017

Event Name: 20th FOODAGRO KENYA 2017
Date: 02 – 04 June 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Food, Hotel, Kitchen, Agriculture
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyafood/

Event Name: 20th FOODAGRO TANZANIA 2017
Date: 22 – 24 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC) 
Sector: Food, Hotel, Kitchen, Agriculture
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/foodexpo

FOODAGRO is one of the most important exhibition in food trade sector in East Africa, serving the industry needs for last 19 years and plays a vital role in accelerating and streamlining the pace of change. It provides an ideal platform for exporters catering the sector for showcasing their products and capabilities. The trade event is aiming to be an ideal platform for product launches, finding new buyers & distributors, promoting brand names & image, updating existing customers and updating oneself with the latest in the industry. The FOODAGRO AFRICA 2017 is the place to learn more about what's new on the food, hotel, kitchen & agriculture scene and present your own products to consumers and potential clients. Exhibitor Profile:
Food & beverage Catering & hotel supplies Processing & packaging Poultry & livestock Agriculture / horticulture Refrigeration / cold storage Hotel furniture Kitchen products & appliances Display & storage Visitor Profile:
Manufacturers, distributors & agents Importers & Exporters Wholesalers & retailers Hoteliers & restaurateurs Food & agriculture consultants Agricultural Machinery & Equipments Fertilizers/Bio-manure / Liquid Fertilizers Mfrs. Agriculture Seeds Manufacturers / Exporters Agro Chemicals/Pesticides/Insecticides Mfrs Biotechnology / Tissue culture Laboratories Irrigation & Water Management Greenhouses & Equipment Suppliers Precision Farming Products Climate Control & Automation Equipment Planting Material / Seeds Storage Equipment / Packaging Solutions Dairy Poultry & Live Stock Nodal Government Agencies / Department Farm Management Equipment Banks & Insurance Services Soil Testing Equipment / Certification Companies Post Harvest Handling Equipment Agri Business Consultants / IT Services Horticulture Supplies Floriculture & Nursery Industry Certification Industries Horticulture Processing Technology Packaging Technology & Services Bar code / Ink Coding Technology Grading & Sorting Machinery Wrapping, Sealing & Lamination Equipment Elevator / Conveyors/Rotary Separators Cold chain Equipment for Perishable Produces Cold room & Refrigeration Appliances Agricultural Products Traders/ Wholeseller Scientists & Farmers Workshop Tools & Equipments Magazines/ papers/ Books/ Directories/ CD etc. Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel : +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com
 

20th Medexpo Africa 2017

Event Name: 20th MEDEXPO KENYA 2017
Date: 02 – 04 June 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Medical, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyamed

Event Name: 20th MEDEXPO TANZANIA 2017
Date: 22 – 24 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC) 
Sector: Medical, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/medexpo

One of the largest medical healthcare expos to take place in Africa, MEDEXPO presents companies from more than a dozen countries. A unique opportunity to make contacts in the rapidly expanding health industry. The massive show provides an opportunity for linking like-minded business owners, expanding networking circles, delivering qualified leads and successful business deals amongst the medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical and related industry. The exhibition profiles innovative solutions from leading market players for the benefit of buyers from the medical technology industry, from across the East African region. Targeted buyers from across East Africa are seeking new products, equipment, machinery, services and solutions to keep abreast of industry trends and developments. Exhibitor Profile:
Hospital Supplies Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Laboratory Dental Optical Veterinary Medical Equipments Visitor Profile:
Manufacturers, Distributors, Retailers, Exporters, Importers CEOs & Top Executives of Companies, Purchase Executive Manufacturing Engineers of Pharmaceutical Companies Pharmacy Consultants, Scientists Government Experts Pharmaceutical Companies Homeopathy Practitioners, Doctors, Dentists, Veterinary Doctors, Nurses, Laboratory Technicians Physiotherapists, Dieticians, Pharmacists, Chemists, Medical & Nursing Students Social Health Workers, Health Researchers, Beauticians Health Insurance Agents / Representatives Trade Delegations, Medical Professionals, Purchase & Production Associations Delegates Of Seminars, Health Professionals Service Providers In Health, Medical & Fitness Industries. etc. Organizer: EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel : +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com
 

20th PPPexpo Africa 2017

Event Name: 20th PPPEXPO KENYA 2017
Date: 02 – 04 June 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Plastic, Printing, Packaging
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyappp/

Event Name: 20th PPPEXPO TANZANIA 2017
Date: 22 – 24 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC) 
Sector: Plastic, Printing, Packaging
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/pppexpo

PPPEXPO is the only dedicated industry specific international trade show for Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry in the entire East African region that promises to be an excellent platform to forge business alliances, showcase technological and interact directly with the African traders from the East, Central & South African region. Africa is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and PPPEXPO Africa will attract thousands of buyers and decision makers from all levels and sectors of Plastics, Printing & Packaging Industry and aims to promote a direct business link between buyers and sellers. Kenya, the gateway to the East African Market is fast emerging as a distribution & supply hub to the entire plastics, printing & packaging industry in the East African region. PPPEXPO 2017 is all set to create new milestones, and scale newer heights as has been the tradition of every PPPEXPO exhibition. The strong growth that the plastic, printing and packaging industry has witnessed in the recent past and continues to do so today will only help in making this PPPEXPO, are sounding success.

Exhibitor Profile:
  Plastics Rubber Packaging Printing   Visitor Profile:
  Policy and Decision Makers Foreign Companies Seeking Joint Ventures Foreign & Local Investors Packaging & Processing Professionals Local & Foreign Industrialists Consul Generals, Foreign Missions & Business Magnates Top Executives & Professionals from Local Industries Beverage Manufacturers & Bottlers Designers, Dealers, Consultants, Distributors, Engineers, Material Handlers, Production Managers Printers, Equipment & Material Buyers Marketing & Brand Managers Retailers, Logistic Management New Product Development Managers & Printing/Packaging Specialists.   Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel : +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com  

MAP-EXPO

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) in partnership with NBI International, would like to announce the MAP EXPO 2017 – The Global Market Place for Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (MAPs). This international business trade fair will be on 29th to 30th March, 2017, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. This international event is the first platform for supply chain of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants and natural products from MAPs, promoting the imports of high quality plants, ingredients, and products from countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The visitors of MAP EXPO are importers, distributors who supplies MAPs, MAP products, private label and branded natural products to markets, such as Western EU, UK, and USA and the other trading hubs of MAPs such as Hong Kong, Singapore, China are also involved. The target exhibitors of MAP EXPO will spread from plant materials to raw plants, extractions, and processed products: pharmaceutical ingredients & cosmetics basis.
                                                                                                                                 

     Partners and Supporters         

For more information, visit map-expo.com

Oil & Gas Africa 2017

Event Name: 06th OIL & GAS KENYA 2017
Date: 11 – 13 April 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Oil, gas and petroleum
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyaoil

Event Name: 03rd OIL & GAS TANZANIA 2017
Date: 16 – 18 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC)
Sector: Oil, gas and petroleum
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/oilgas

The 06th Oil & Gas Africa - Int'l Trade Exhibition, 2017, is a hub for key players in the oil and gas community, attracting leading oil, gas and petroleum companies from around the world. This regional trade event serves the resource-rich east African region and city of Nairobi; Kenya's major centre of oil and gas activity, for many of the leading operators in the country. Kenya has attracted oil & gas companies not only because of its ports and strategic location but also because the government is keen not to be left out of the exploration. Oil discoveries in Uganda and Kenya and gas deposits found off Tanzania and Mozambique have turned east Africa into a hot spot for hydrocarbon exploration. Trade visitors from all over East & Central Africa are being invited directly as well as in collaboration with several regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique & Congo. Though Kenya by itself is one of the biggest markets in Africa, major emphasis is being laid upon attracting traders and importers from neighboring countries. Oil & Gas Africa will offer participants the opportunity to showcase the industry's latest achievements and technologies while networking with key figures from the region's oil and gas sector. The exhibition brings the industry together in a forum that is conducive to business. Exhibitor Profile:
Airlift, Helidecks and Logistics Bulk and Materials Handling Systems Cables, Umbilicals and Accessories Chemicals, Fluids and Lubricants Communications Computer Hardware and Software Controls, Consoles and Panels Corrosion, Cathodic Protection, Coatings and Insulation Dredging, Piling and Trenching Drilling and Well Completion Equipment Emergency Control and Shutdown Systems Environmental and Oil Spill Response Equipment Fabrication, Manufacturing and Repair Yards Fire Protection Systems and Materials Flare Systems and Equipment FPSO Vessels and Equipment Hydraulics and Electromechanical Equipment Hydrographic, Meteorological, Seismic, DP and Survey Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Lifting Equipment, Cranes and Winches Lighting / Workplace Illumination Linings, Seals and Gaskets LNG Processing, Transport Vessels & Terminals Mooring, Chains, Ropes and Anchors Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance Pipelines and Piping Components Power Generation and Propulsion Processing, Separation, Filtration and Water Treatment Professional Services, Training and Classification Project Management, Consultancy Pumps and Compressors Reservoir and Production Monitoring Rock Dumping ROVs Steel, Special Metals, Composites and Welding Alloys Subsea Production and Well Equipment Survival, Safety and Protection Valves and Actuators Well Servicing Equipment
Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel : +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422
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Website: www.expogr.com      

Power & Energy Africa 2017

Event Name: 06th POWER & ENERGY KENYA 2017
Date: 11 – 13 April 2017
Venue: Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC)
Sector: Power, Renewable energy
Website: http://www.expogr.com/kenyaenergy/

Event Name: 03rd POWER & ENERGY TANZANIA 2017
Date: 16 – 18 August 2017
Venue: Mlimani Conference Centre (MCC)
Sector: Power, Renewable energy
Website: http://www.expogr.com/tanzania/powerenergy

The 06th edition of Power & Energy Africa is an imposing demonstration of its importance to the successful development of the power and energy sector in Kenya. The expectations with the first show were not only fulfilled, but clearly surpassed. Exhibiting at the largest power event in the industry will allow you to showcase your products and services to the industry's largest gathering of qualified decision-makers. Trade visitors from all over East & Central Africa are being invited directly and in collaboration with several regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique & Congo.

Exhibitor Profile: Captive and Co-generation Plants Geo Thermal Thermal Power New & Renewable Energy Feedstock-Coal, Uranium & Thorium Transmission & Distribution Equipments. Decentralized Generation Rotating Equipments Plant Automation Power Project - Opportunities for Industry Auxiliary Equipments Nuclear Technology Stored Power / Gensets Environmental Management Technology & Services Feedstock - Coal and Uranium / Thorium Financing of Power Projects Light Fixture & Fittings Energy Efficiency & Conservation Engineering Consultancy / Turnkey Contracting Turbines / Boilers / Generators / Pumps Solar Power Equipment Wind Power Equipment Hydro Power Equipment Insulators Lighting and Lighting Accessories Switchgear and Control Gear IT Solutions in Power Sector State Electricity Boards / Trade Associations / Professional Bodies / Financial Institutions Accessories Pollution Control Equipment Supplier of Plants Equipment Manufacturers Financial Institutions Power Transmission Equipments Transmission Lines and Towers ACRS Conductors Voltage Regulators Communication Switchgears Metering & Protection Fault Location Equipment Turnkey Projects Implementers Substations Transformers Control Gears Power Theft Problems Cable Fault Locators Power Electronics and Control Devices Electricals / Electronics Components and Accessories Cables and Accessories Conductors and Accessories Energy Meters (Remote & On-Site) Engineering Projects Industrial Control and Automation Instrument Transformers Biogas Systems  Organizer:
EXPOGROUP WORLDWIDE
1910, 19th Floor, Monarch Office Tower,
P.0. Box - 333840,
One Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai - UAE
Tel: +971-4-3721421
Fax : +971-4-3721422 
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Website: www.expogr.com