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4th Kenya China Trade Week will be bigger and better than ever

KENYA 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 professionals.

With 500 exhibitors, the fourth edition of China Trade Week Kenya promises to be even bigger and better.

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 18th-20th June.

China Trade Week is organised by MIE Events, the leading organiser of Chinese trade fairs in Dubai and China.

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 Kenya.

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 said:

"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 time."

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 2.

During the exhibition visitors will have a daily chance to win a Huawei tablet just for registering and visiting.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-register now for fast entry into the event at or on the brand new free ‘CTW app’.

Event details are as follows:

Date: Phase One:13th to 15th June

Phase Two:18th to 20th June

Time: Day 1and 2: 9am – 6pm, day 3: 9am-4pm

Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

Cost: Free entrance


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).

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BIOGRAPHY: 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.

Michelle Meyrick- MIE International Events Director | Coastweek

  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 business partners.

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 Beijing.

In 2009, David amalgamated all businesses under one main group - MIE Groups Ltd. – which serves as the management group for all companies.


Coastweek-- 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) in 2011.

This was followed by David establishing a joint venture company in Beijing with CICC called China Enterprises International Innovation and Exhibition Company (CEIIEC).

MIE Events DMCC– a division of MIE Groups Ltd. – was established in 2012 to launch its own trade exhibitions, which included China Trade Week in UAE and Kenya.

2013 saw David venture into the travel and tourism sector when he founded Massbetter Travel and Tourism LLC, a company that managed hotel and flight bookings, and tourist excursions for 50,000 inbound Chinese nationals annually.

Following the successes of his previous business ventures, additional sales offices were opened in Chengdu in 2014 and Jiangsu in 2016.



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