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KITE 2021 gets coveted partnership endorsement from the Kenyan Government

The 23rd Kenya International Trade Exhibition, to be held from 10th to the 12th of June 2021, has received the official endorsement of the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, Government of Kenya. The endorsement was conveyed via a letter presented by Hon. Dr. F. O. Owino, Principal Secretary to Expogroup.
The exhibition has grown in stature from its inception 22 years ago, as the key networking and sourcing platform for the industries. As the largest event of its kind, it ensures direct access to over 150 exhibitors from 30 countries and more than 12,000 trade visitors.
Through the partnership with Expogroup for the 23rd KITE 2021 the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development with the help of its premier agency Kenya Investment Authority aims to further its mandate to attract local and foreign investors, create business linkages, and expand the local and foreign market for goods and services.
Kenya is the largest and the most advanced economy in East and Central Africa; with strong growth prospects supported by an emerging, urban middle class and an increasing appetite for high-value goods and services.
Kenya is open for business to well-positioned companies with strategic objectives of tapping into the growing potential of emerging markets in East and Central Africa.The country is a dominant economy in the East Africa Community, contributing to more than 50% of the region’s GDP.Global Brands have already made it Kenya their regional HQ's due to the attractive opportunities and appealing location. Major global brands have already invested in Kenya as part of their strategies to access the wider regional markets and opportunities.

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