KME Expo to offer support to local SME manufacturers
As reported by the Republic of Kenya Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Kenya is the largest contributor of the East Africa’s GDP, accounting for 40%, and has the region’s best performing currency.
Industrialisation remains a key component in reaching Kenya’s 2030s vision of the country’s economic development blueprint and in support of Kenya’s Industrial Transformation Programme, Clarion Events Ltd (Spintelligent Pty) and appointed Country Partner, iKapamedia East Africa, will hold the annual Kenya Manufacturing Equipment (KME) Expo at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KCCI), Nairobi, 26 – 28 September, 2017.
Aiming to support Kenya’s Industrial Transformation Programme
Commercial Director, Clarion Events Ltd, Russell Hughes, states, “The aim of the KME Expo is to boost local production and improve manufacturing standards through retooling and free training as well as expanding the regional market and providing financing & funding for SME development and machinery acquisition.”
More than 100 international suppliers and local distributors of machine tools, manufacturing equipment and spare parts from Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, India, China, Taiwan and South Africa are expected to showcase their equipment and provide free training to over 3,000 micro, small and large scale manufacturers across Kenya & East Africa’s major manufacturing sectors.
“Kenya has extraordinary momentum today. The foreign direct investment in our country has more than doubled in the past two years and our domestic investment continues to rise” says Adan Mohamed, EBS Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
5,100 registrations for successful 4th edition
After the widely acclaimed 4th annual edition of Clarion Events Manufacturing Equipment Expo held last month in Lagos, Nigeria where over 5,100 manufacturing professionals registered and over 100 international brands exhibited, preparation for the East African edition is in full swing.
AHK-Kenya is participating in the Expo and comment, “As cooperation partner at KME Expo the AHK strives at establishing a large presence of German Companies at this prestigious trade fair.”
David Masai, Strategy & Business Development Officer, Industrial Development Bank (IDB) Capital Ltd, Kenya, states that “Delivering on the much desired industrialization in the region requires strategic partnerships. KME Expo is such a timely intervention. We are keen to engage”.
Not like any other machinery & machine tool exhibition in East Africa
KME Expo will offer funding support & affordable financing to local SME manufacturers for machinery acquisition & factory upgrades from the likes of IDB Capital Limited and private sector lenders.
Appointed Country Partner, Managing Director iKapamedia East Africa, Florence Sugut adds: “KME Expo aims at spurring growth of industries through development of Cottage industries in the East African region”
A CEO & Government Forum (known as mPAD) addressing government policy and strategic-level industry topics will hold concurrently providing exclusive access to senior decision makers, whilst the multi-sector international scale delivers more business opportunities for local distributors of machinery and machine tools.
Free training will also be provided for plant managers, procurement officers, technicians and engineers to help, up skill their teams, increase their output and become more competitive locally and internationally.
Global & Local Partnerships
The extensive global network of Clarion Events Ltd together with the regional credentials of appointed Country Partner iKapamedia East Africa partner helps to deliver the highest attendance of international suppliers and local manufacturers & distributors.
Event dates and location
Expo and conference: 5th annual mPAD & Kenya Manufacturing Equipment Expo (KME Expo)
Dates: 26-28 September, 2017
Location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KCCI), Nairobi, Kenya.
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