Nairobi — The 17th edition of Kenya International Trade Exhibition (KITE) 2013 is set to record 40 percent increase in growth compared to previous editions.
Exhibition Manager Expogroup, organizers of KITE 2013 Neville Trindade, says exhibitors and trade visitors are said to increase by 35 percent and 40 percent respectively.
Trindade says the expo will provide opportunities for local and regional companies to communicate and cooperate with the international majors in the industry.
"With over 120 exhibitors from 32 countries and an expected visitor rate of 10,000, KITE 2013 will enjoy a 40 percent increase in growth as compared to the previous edition further anchoring the trade fair as the most important of its kind in the region," he said.
Trindade said the multi-sector economy in Kenya is in a very exciting growth spurt, pointing out that now is the time for those serious investors and companies to make their move in the country.
"KITE 2013 provides the perfect platform, whereby manufacturers can introduce their products and services to a wide range of experienced and well connected suppliers and distributors in the East Africa region," he stated.
He said the expo is the largest international trade fair for multi-sector products, equipment and machinery in the region and will be held from the October 4-6 takes place in Nairobi.
"KITE 2013 has four distinct sub categories which will cover the food, hotel, agricultural sectors, medical, pharmaceuticals, plastic, printing, packaging, industrial and consumer sector," he said.
He said that Kenya registered a 52 percent growth in the food agricultural market between 2006 and 2012 with a 56 percent growth was registered in the East African countries.
He stated that the development was also reflected at KITE 2011/ 12 with the key international brands who exhibited at the events.
"With 32 exhibiting countries and over 120 exhibitors with 5 official country pavilions who will be present at the KITE 2013 edition, KITE presents a large international portfolio of exhibitors," Trindade said.