The Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province of P.R.C have today held talks geared towards attending the 17th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (17th CISMEF) in 2020 and co-hosting the 18th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (18th CISMEF) in 2021. The meeting was chaired by Chamber President Richard Ngatia and the Deputy Secretary-General of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province Ren Xiaotie.
Following the meeting, the Chamber will take charge of organizing the Kenya Small and Medium Enterprises to participate in the exhibition and forum activities of the 17th and 18th CISMEF. Further Kenyan SMEs shall be offered free exhibition space in the fair as well as facilitation to enable ease in accessing the event.
Speaking during the meeting Chamber President Richard Ngatia called on SMEs especially those eyeing the Chinese market to take advantage of the fair to form joint ventures with their Chinese counterparts to improve the balance of trade between both countries.
“I am glad that the Chamber has another chance to offer our members especially small and medium enterprises who want to penetrate the Chinese market an opportunity to showcase in this international fair. KNCCI will continue to extend prospects to all our members to allow them to reach new markets and find their space in the global markets,” Ngatia said.
“We have proposed the formation of a joint working committee between Kenya and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province that will help improve exchanges between SMEs in both countries even as we evaluate other areas of cooperation,” Deputy Secretary-General of the People’s Government of Guangdong Province Ren Xiaotie
Besides display of Kenyan products, technologies and services SMEs and government agencies can be used to demonstrate national image, tourism resources as well as featured cultural resources.