BUILDEXPO indicates foreign interest in Africa

The 18th Buildexpo Kenya in May at Nairobi is witnessing a major increase in the percentage of foreign participation at the event. Full house for the last two years, the organizers, UAE based Expogroup are overwhelmed by the response from foreign industries. Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.

The 18th edition of Buildexpo, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair, will to you exhibitors from over 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 metres.

The event last year witnessed an international pavilion participation from India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany. Accoriding to Organizers the 2015 edition has seen a 25 per cent increase in demand for participation from international as well as local industry players.

“Over the years, we have grown to cater to the demands not just of 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.” says Mr. Trindade, Exhibition Manager – Expogroup.

Visitors from across East Africa, and trade visitors are invited directly and 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 neighbouring 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 2015 and 2020. There has already been a spike in the demand for building material and machinery.

Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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