This year’s Nairobi International Trade starts today to Sunday 1st October at Jamhuri park Showground off Ngong Road. The one-week Trade Fair is this year expected to attract over 500 global Exhibitors from sectors such as Agriculture, Manufacturing, Housing, Small and Medium Enterprises, Banking, Public and Private Sector Institutions, Hospitality, Education, with a host of new technologies and innovations on display.

The Chamber President Dr. Erick Rutto was joined by KNCCI Board of Directors and a delegation from Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by First Vice-Chairman H. E Mr. Mohamed Bin Ahmed Twar Al Kuwari in the official opening of the Nairobi International Trade Fair.

Qatar is interested in exploring trade and investment opportunities in Kenya, particularly in sectors showcased at the Nairobi International Trade Fair such as agriculture, especially on the dairy and livestock value chains. Kenya is known for its quality cattle and the relatively lower cost of production compared to some other countries might make it an attractive source for livestock.

Qatar, being an Islamic country, have a preference for Halal meat products. Kenya’s cattle can be raised and processed according to Halal standards.

During their visit to the trade fair, the delegation explored various companies, including New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd , Business Registration Service (BRS) , Export Processing Zones Authority (EPZA), The National Treasury, Arabika Project, Alko Vintages, Embassy of Algeria in Kenya, Kenya Leather Development Council, and Technoserve

The Nairobi International Trade Fair continues to serve as a vital hub for disseminating crucial knowledge in agriculture and trade. It accomplishes this by ensuring that exhibitors showcase not only new and emerging innovations but also advanced technologies in the realms of agriculture and trade.

KNCCI is also keen to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) with the main aim to promote sustainable, climate smart and resilient agricultural practices at the county level and  to connect farmers with markets opportunities both locally and internationally.