As Kenya girds itself to host a crucial agricultural and processing expo this October; it is anticipated that the event will serve as an epoch in agribusiness and technology transfer. Exhibitors from around the globe – ranging diverse countries such as Algeria, China, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia and UAE – are priming themselves for what promises to be an international fusion of agricultural innovation.
The Sarit Centre, a renowned venue for such congregations, will host the event – slated to transpire from October 27th through the 29th. Setting this expo apart is more than its magnitude–over 1,500 exhibitors are expected—; it’s also distinguished by co-organizational collaboration: The Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry – Kajiado chapter and MXM Exhibitors—a Dubai-based events firm—are working jointly to underscore both global reach and significance of this event.
Representing a tapestry of nations, the exhibitors each bring their unique contributions to the agricultural and processing landscape. Their sectors are diverse — encompassing everything from agro; dairy and poultry; grains and storage; food flavors to biscuits, cakes packaging & processing machines even plastics — enhancing the comprehensive nature of this expo. This event is not merely an exhibition: it serves as a marketplace flush with ideas, technologies, and innovations.
The expo fundamentally aims to bridge gaps; its aspirations encompass fostering technology transfer and promoting inter-trade. It ambitiously designates itself as a conduit between Kenya and over 20 countries–primarily from Europe and Asia: taking up the mantle aligns it, directly or indirectly, with Kenya’s ambitious Big Four Agenda—of which manufacturing and food security form key pillars. Serving as a catalyst, this expo: it amalgamates local firms with global technology–thus propelling growth in two sectors – agriculture and manufacturing.
Japheth Ogutu, the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry-Kajiado chapter, views this expo as an indispensable opportunity for traders: these merchants hail not just from Kajiado County but also span across Kenya. This event is a platform that serves two pivotal purposes– it showcases the wide array of potential and opportunities awaiting investors; moreover, exhibitors attending gain immeasurable exposure. The expo’s purpose extends beyond mere product showcasing; vitally, it fosters connections — forging sustainable business relationships in its wake.
Exhibiting particular optimism about the potential for enduring partnerships, Mohammed–the organizer from MXM Expo–envisioned that this exposition could be a breeding ground for signing Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between Kenyan exhibitors and their foreign counterparts; such interactions would foster collaboration and mutual growth.
Participants in this grand affair of note include: Foshan Biology; SNK Benterkia; Asaal Shirin; Janst Healthcare; Prestige Packing Industry–and among others, Savinda Graphics & Package. These businesses’ involvement underscores the high caliber that this expo attracts.