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China Trade Week kicks off in Nairobi

by Brian Yatich

The China Trade Week enters its second day today at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) as it is expected to run until 1st April.

The Expo, running for the third time in a row this year is organised by MIE Events; organiser of trade fairs in Dubai and China.

Last year’s event attracted over 400 Chinese companies across various industry sectors the number is expected to double this year.

The exhibition under the theme of “Quality Chinese goods” features a series of free practical and highly informative workshops and sessions on the best practices of doing business in China, showcasing Silk Road seminars, investment forums and cultural and artistic exchanges and performances.


China Trade Week has been successfully settled in the United Arab Emirates, Kenya, Iran, South Africa and Mexico. More than 5,000 Chinese and foreign companies and government agencies have participated in China Trade Week, and its influence has extended to Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and so on. CTW has become a well-known belt and road brand in the Middle East and Africa.

In recent years, high-level leaders of the two countries have been continuously strengthening mutual cooperation and exchanges to promote economic and friendly exchanges between the two countries.

Sino- Kenyan economic and trade cooperation indicators are among the best in China-Africa cooperation and China has become one of Kenya’s largest trading partner.

China enterprises attach great importance to Kenyan market and actively participate in Kenya’s infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, agriculture, aviation, real estate and other fields.

Particularly noteworthy is that in recent years, the acceleration of China’s technology and equipment integrated with Kenya’s national enterprises and capital and gave birth to a group of Kenya local star enterprises and enhanced the competitiveness of Kenya’s shipbuilding, sanitation, automotive and other industries.


Kenya is eager to import Chinese capital and technology and learn from China’s development experience and share the dividends from China’s development and the development of China-Africa relations.

The two countries have great potential for cooperation in agriculture, infrastructure, aviation, energy, investment and financing and production cooperation.

The event will use both exhibition model and the “B2B boutique buyer and seller matching” model to help Chinese high-quality enterprises and Kenya buyers to establish cooperative relations and provide policy support and project opportunities for Chinese enterprises to invest in Kenya.

Kenya buyers can also release demand information through CTW APP and may also get a chance to go to China and purchase what they want on site.

Up to now, there are more than 8000 high-quality Kenya buyers and related government institutions confirmed to attend the event.

The Kenya China Trade Week is supported by China Council for The Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC). Kenya Investment Authority, Kenya National Federation of industry and commerce, East African community chamber of commerce and the Kenya Private Entrepreneurs Federation.

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