The fourth CIBEX East Africa took place from 15th to 17th February 2017 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. New technologies, international know-how and current projects were showcased to the regional industry experts.

Locally supported by main industry associations such as the National Construction Authority and the Kenyan Federation of Master Builders and internationally promoted by IMAG, subsidiary of Messe München, CIBEX was a must-to-attend event for the construction and infrastructure business community within the region.

For exporters who want to make a first move into this booming market or local dealer who want to widen their scope of business with international partners, CIBEX East Africa provides an international networking platform for the whole construction and infrastructure industry within the region.

CIBEX East Africa 2016 was a successful high level exhibition and conference for the construction and infrastructure industry. 51 participants from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Poland, Switzerland and UAE showcased their latest products and innovations to the East African construction industry. Quality talks, arranged business deals and information exchange through an industry related conference formed the networking event during the conference.

The local dealer SIMBA Corporations Ltd. stated: “The exhibition was a great success. We had great satisfaction with our stand and its strategic location. We got promising business leads, amazing views and many requests for quotations from serious customers. This was more than our expectation.”

As it covers one main part of the CIBEX show profile, the supply chain and logistics trade fair scalex East Africa was held concurrently during the three days of CIBEX. The show is a special part of the infrastructure profile where the focus lies on logistic solutions and supply chain management.

The East African economy is generally the fastest growing economy within the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Top on the list is the investment put in towards Construction, Energy and Infrastructure. These are huge investment areas due to the existing funds and the growing middle income population.

The expected growth in infrastructure within Sub-Saharan Africa stands at around 10% per annum to the year 2025. With abundance in natural resources and recent mineral, oil and gas discoveries, demographic and a more investor friendly environment, the investment spotlight shines brightly on East Africa.

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