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After Show Press Release 2018 - CIBEX and SCALEX East Africa

The fifth CIBEX East Africa took place from 3rd to 5th September at Visa Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In combination with CIBEX the Messe Frankfurt brand SCALEX welcomed its exhibitors on the field of Transport, Infrastructure and Logistic Solutions for the third time.

New technologies, international know-how and current projects were once again showcased to the regional industry experts. CIBEX East Africa profited from the local support of main industry associations such as the National Construction Authority (NCA), the Kenyan Federation of Master Builders (KFMB), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, the Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK) and the Kenya Institute of Highways and Building Technology (KIHBT).  SCALEX in addition say thank you to its supporters Africa Infrastructure Digest, the Shippers Council of East Africa and the Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association (KIFWA).

Internationally promoted by strong partners like Messe Frankfurt and Afrika Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft e.V., CIBEX and SCALEX were again a must-to-attend event for the construction and infrastructure business community within the region.


International participations and world leading players

Over 50 well known international companies signed in for CIBEX or SCALEX. The organizer welcomed exhibitors from various countries. For the fifth time the show welcomed an official German Pavilion – supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Engineering Association VDMA. Amongst others, world famous brands like BOSCH, DHL or LIEBHERR presented their latest products and services for the East African market.

 

In total 702 governmental and trade visitors came to Visa Oshwal Centre to take the chance to speak with dealers and get informed by the well known experts of CIBEX and SCALEX conference.

High level conference program

3 days concurrent to the exhibition, professional speakers held lectures and chaired panel discussions on late-breaking topics for the industry. With two stages both CIBEX and SCALEX had their platforms for intellectual exchanges. Main Topics: “Environmental Health & Safety” • “Housing and Urban Development” • “Sustainable Supply Chain, Technology Trends in Transportation and Logistics” • “Key challenges in the planning of logistics in Kenya and East Africa” • “Freight & Warehousing Training”



About the shows

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 and SCALEX East Africa provides an international networking platform for the whole construction and infrastructure industry within the region.

While CIBEX and SCALEX exhibitors are specialized in Construction, Building and Energy as well as Infrastructure, Warehousing and Logistics, exhibitors and conference speakers showcase their products and know-how with new solutions on an international top level.

About planetfair group:

planetfair is an international exhibition organizer based in Hamburg, Germany, with more than 20 trade fairs annually and a subsidiary in Dubai, UAE. Besides East Africa planetfair runs exhibitions in the Middle East, Far East, North Africa and Europe, especially Germany. Among its clients are governmental institutions, chambers, associations and export promotion companies from all over the world as well as global industry leaders or SME.

About Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd.:

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. (TFEA) is a Nairobi based professional consulting & trade event organizing agency with regional African offices and partnerships. TFEA consults and supports African, US and European governmental institutions regarding international trade events and matchmaking within East and Central Africa. It has excellent contacts to East and Central African governments and associations of several segments. Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. is a regional branch of Trade and Fairs Consulting GmbH (Germany).

 

For more information about the shows please visit

www.cibexeastafrica.com and www.scalexeastafrica.com.

CIBEX East Africa 2017 – Building and Powering East Africa

The fourth CIBEX East Africa will take place from 15th to 17th February 2017 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. New technologies, international know-how and current projects will be 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 is again a must-to-attend event for the construction and infrastructure business community within the region. Official pavilions from Germany and Turkey are already confirmed.

Investment region East and Central Africa

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.

About the show

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 has been 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 in the Kenyatta International Convention Centre. 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.”

International pavilions

For 2017 official country pavilions are already confirmed. For the fourth time in series German exporters have the opportunity to attend the show within an official pavilion supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the German Engineering Association VDMA. Turkish exporters are officially supported by the Istanbul ferrous and non-ferrous Metals Exporters Association.

Co-located transportation and logistics show

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

For more information please visit www.cibexeastafrica.com.

Promising start of CIBEX East Africa 2014

The first international trade fair for the Construction, Infrastructure, Building and Energy Industry in
East Africa took place from 11th to 13th February 2014 in the Kenyatta International Conference
Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

60 companies from Belgium, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Kenya, Poland, Tanzania,
Uganda, United Arab Emirates and Zambia participated at CIBEX East Africa 2014 and were satisfied
with the professional visitor profile and the high quality 3 days B2B-event. A highlight in the exhibitor
list was the German participation with 15 companies on 204 square meter exhibition space from one
of Europe’s leading economies. It was the first time ever that an official German pavilion was
organized at a trade fair in East Africa. Patron was the German Ministry of Economics and Energy
using the support of world’s biggest Engineering Association VDMA.

The show was regionally supported by the East African Community (EAC), the government of Kenya,
the National Construction Authority, the Kenya Federation of Masterbuilders (KFMB) and the
German Chamber of Commerce in Kenya. Other partners include the Federations of Masterbuilders
or Contractors from Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

In three days, 1.235 professionals mainly from Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, South Africa,
Nigeria and Kenya attended CIBEX to meet new suppliers, to establish new business relations and to
gather information about new products and projects in the East African region. In total traders from
16 countries visited the fair.

Alongside the exhibition visitors had the opportunity to take part at a well attended three days
conference that covered subjects like governmental projects, country projects of Tanzania, Ethiopia,
Uganda and Zambia and projects of the Kenyan Federation of Masterbuilders.
Besides the high potential conference program visitors could establish new contacts with
participating companies through a matchmaking program organized by Trade & Fairs East Africa and
the Kenya Chamber of Commerce.

After the promising start organizers and partners are looking forward to an ongoing growth of CIBEX
EA in the next years. The upcoming edition will be held from 26th to 28th February 2015.

 

Zurück zur Übersicht

CIBEX East Africa 11th – 13th February 2014, Nairobi

planetfair GmbH + Co. KG and Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. cooperate on several trade exhibitions in East Africa. Second Trade Expo: CIBEX East Africa; 11th – 13th February 2014, Nairobi

The successful joint venture goes on with the next international trade show on Construction, Infrastructure, Building and Energy called CIBEX East Africa 2014. In cooperation with the Kenyan government, the Ministry for East African Community (EAC) and the Kenya Federation of Masterbuilders, the exhibition will take place from 11th – 13th February 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. This international trade exhibition will be a great chance for international partners to benefit from the huge construction and infrastructure business in East- and Central Africa.

Hamburg (Germany); Nairobi (Kenya) – 2nd January, 2013

planetfair GmbH + Co. KG and Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. (TFEA) signed an exhibition cooperation agreement to develop international exhibitions in the East and Central African market. The cooperation brings together the expertise and know-how of both partners in the international exhibition industry as well as the great partnership with governments in the region. After having started with the first cooperation on security equipment, it is proud to pronounce the second of various international trade exhibitions. “Construction, Infrastructure and Energy is the key business in the entire African region. Especially in East- and Central Africa, road works and commercial buildings included international and domestic hotel projects are booming in the region. It is the perfect time to invest”, says Skander Negasi, CEO of TFEA Ltd., “With the existing network and the professional organization, the partners will deliver a perfect complement to the existing trade fair portfolio. Nairobi is the hub for this business in the East and Central African region.“

CIBEX East Africa will be a success story with such a professional partnership. Our company already consists of major network to European exhibitors and multiplicators in this field. Both parties use the strength to fill the international trade exhibition with exhibitors from the Western countries,” says Ingo Klöver, CEO of planetfair GmbH + Co. KG. “The success of this show is guaranteed due to the great partnership and linkage to the East and Central African governments and associations. The objective is to ensure the solutions we bring to region are relevant”, Klöver adds. “We had already a great start in this market through our good cooperation with TFEA. This new agreement is a great example of effective global partnership on a high level capable of developing technologies and furthering the East and Central African infrastructure industry”, emphasizes Klöver.

About planetfair GmbH + Co. KG:

planetfair is an international exhibition organizer based in Hamburg, Germany, with more than 20 trade fairs annually and a subsidiary in Dubai, UAE. Besides East Africa planetfair runs exhibitions in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Germany. Among its clients are governmental institutions, chambers, associations and export promotion companies from most European countries

About Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd.:

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. (TFEA) is a Nairobi based professional consulting & trade event organizing agency with regional African offices and partnerships. TFEA consults and supports African, US and European governmental institutions regarding international trade events and matchmaking within East and Central Africa. It has excellent contacts to East and Central African governments and associations of several segments. Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. is a regional branch of Trade and Fairs Consulting GmbH (Germany).

About Construction, Infrastructure, Building and Energy Industry in East Africa:

The construction industry in East Africa is expected to expand in value to $9.3-billion over the next six years as investment increases, a new research report asserts. Research by global consultancy Frost & Sullivan pegs the current value of East Africa’s construction industry at $6-billion, and notes that the expected increase will largely be the
result of investment by governments into housing, roads and civil works. The construction industries in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are primarily driven by government initiatives to eliminate urban slums.

Infrastructure is one the most critical enablers of a successful regional integration, taking into account its importance in facilitating activities such as trade, agriculture, tourism and the movement of labor and/or other resources. Outlining in greater detail the need for co-operation in infrastructure and services within the EAC, the EAC Development Strategy underscores the importance of infrastructure, noting the catalytic role it plays in the functioning of economies.

Energy is essential in the running of daily domestic activities and operation of industry. Availability of sufficient, reliable and affordable energy is crucial for the functioning of the economies of the East African region. As a service and productive sector, energy plays a catalytic role in stimulating investments and higher levels of productivity. Energy supply and energy access have, therefore, been integrated into the EAC Development Strategy the focus of which is the supply of sufficient, reliable, cost effective and environmentally friendly energy through promotion of both renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

 

The region is looking for international partners of Construction, Infrastructure, Building & Energy!

More information coming soon on www.cibexeastafrica.com

VENUE:

Kenyatta International Conference Center
(KICC), Nairobi, KENYA

CONTACT:

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd.                                planetfair GmbH + Co. KG

P.O. Box 25958 - 00100                                   Jarrestrasse 42

Nairobi / Kenya                                               DE-22303 Hamburg

info@tradeandfairs-eastafrica.com info@planetfair.de

www.tradeandfairs-consulting.com www.planetfair.de

 

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