CHINA TRADE WEEK Nairobi --
Kenya is hosting the 4th consecutive
edition of the Chinese trade show ‘China Trade Week’
at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
CTW is a B2B matching tradeshow featuring Chinese
manufacturing companies, looking to connect with the
local and regional sourcing and purchasing
With 500 exhibitors, the fourth edition of China
Trade Week Kenya promises to be even bigger and
The exhibition will showcase more high-end
Chinese manufacturers looking to develop long term
relations with local buyers.
For the first time, this year’s edition will
split industries across two phases, with sectors
including building material, HVAC, lighting,
construction material, water and environmental
treatment, furniture and interior, textiles and PPP
for Phase 1 on 13th-15th June, and
consumer goods, automobile and auto parts,
electrical and IT and agriculture for Phase 2 on
China Trade Week is organised by MIE Events, the
leading organiser of Chinese trade fairs in Dubai
The event has already had success in the United
Arab Emirates, Iran and Kenya, and last year
successfully added Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco
and Ghana to the CTW portfolio.
China Trade Week Kenya is the only comprehensive
China-focused trade event to be hosted in the
country, showcasing high-quality Chinese products
from a variety of industries.
In the last decade, China has become Kenya’s
largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
and since 2015 has been the biggest exporter to
According to the Kenya National Bureau of
Statistics (KNBS), the value of imports from China
in 2017 reached KES390 billion, a 20 per cent jump
from KES337 billion in 2016.
Managing Director of MIE Events, Mr. David Wang
"Kenya is the most developed economy in Eastern
Africa and also the economic, commercial, and
logistical hub of the entire region.
"The China-Kenya economic cooperation and trade
in various fields has gained momentum over the
years, and it is the very reason why we are holding
the China Trade Week in Nairobi for the fourth
As a business event, CTW Kenya is looking for
professional buyers in retail, wholesale,
distribution and import/ export, as well as
entrepreneurs who have been thinking about starting
trade relations with China.
The goal is to bring together Chinese market
players with those from the Kenyan market to create
partnerships and trade exchange.
For visitors who have not had any experience
working with China before and don’t know where to
start, a conference has been developed over the
three days to give visitors background information
about China and how to effectively trade with China.
China Trade Week 2018 will take place at Kenyatta
International Convention from 13rd-15th June 2018
for phase 1 and from 18th-20th June 2018 for phase
During the exhibition visitors will have a daily
chance to win a Huawei tablet just for registering
Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-register
now for fast entry into the event at
www.ctwKenya.com or on the brand new free
2: 9am – 6pm, day 3:
Event details are as follows:
Date: Phase One:13th to 15th June
Phase Two:18th to 20th June
Time: Day 1and
Venue: Kenyatta International
Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya
Cost: Free entrance
TRADE WEEK KENYA:
Established in 2013, the annual China Trade
Week is in its 4th year and has grown to 500
exhibitors over the six-day period.
China Trade Week represents key sectors including
building material, HVAC, lighting, water and
environmental treatment, furniture and interior,
textiles, PPP, consumer goods, automobile and auto
parts, electrical and IT and agriculture.
The 4th annual China Trade Week Kenya takes place
from 13th-15th June for phase 1 and from 18th-20th
June for phase 2, at the Kenyatta International
Convention Centre (KICC).
For more information visit:
David Wang, Chairman, MIE Groups.
David Wang is the founder and chairman of MIE
Groups Ltd, - a group with business interests in
both the Middle East and mainland China which
focuses on exhibitions, conferences, general
trade and tourism.
David is a successful businessman from China who
started his first Middle East business in 2000 after
graduating from East China University of Technology
in 1999, majoring in Foreign Trade.
||He co-launched China Products Trade Centre in
Ajman, the first wholesale trade centre exclusively
for Chinese suppliers.
In 2001, he realised the need for providing
assistance to Chinese manufacturers who wanted to
enter the Middle East market, and started a trade
exhibition and consultancy company in Dubai called
Massbetter Exhibitions and Conferences.
The business helps thousands of Chinese
manufacturers to attend various industry specific
trade shows, and provides them with the opportunity
to build meaningful relationships with potential
In 2004 Massbetter Trading LLC was established,
and two years later followed the launch of China
Building Materials Centre in Dubai.
The business grew astronomically and the
following year (in 2007) additional China sales
offices were opened in Hong Kong, Shanghai and
In 2009, David amalgamated all businesses under
one main group - MIE Groups Ltd. – which serves as
the management group for all companies.
Michelle Meyrick- MIE International Events
Director. China Trade Week is organised by
MIE Events, the leading organiser of Chinese
trade fairs in Dubai and China.
The group went from strength to strength, joining
the China International Chamber of Commerce (CICC)
This was followed by David establishing a joint
venture company in Beijing with CICC called China
Enterprises International Innovation