Omanexpo sees positive growth prospects for its East Africa events
 
Oct 22, 2018
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Muscat, Oman, 18 October 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- After a successful conclusion of its back-to-back Infra East Africa Expo and East Africa Utilities Expo and Conference held from 25-27 September at the Kenyatta International Convention Center, Nairobi, Kenya, Oman’s biggest exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo is riding high on favorable growth prospects for these shows as well as on the East Africa region’s construction, transport infrastructure, utilities and waste management sectors.

Tarek Ali, business development manager-global markets, Omanexpo, says “We are delighted with the positive response to Infra East Africa Expo and East Africa Utilities Expo 2018, which attracted 600 qualified visitors to the exhibition and 200 delegates to the conference. The conference, which included interactive panel sessions on trends, challenges and opportunities in East Africa’s waste management sector, sustainable growth, interconnecting East Africa’s power grids, perspectives on the right energy mix for East Africa’s future, elicited active participation from the audience.”

Infra East Africa Expo and East Africa Utilities Expo and Conference was formally opened by Hon. Mohammed Elmi, chief administrative secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Kenya, and was well-attended by officials and members of the Ministry, National Construction Authority (NCA), National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), and Town & County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK).

An exhibition of 40 companies from China, Egypt, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Uganda and the UAE leveraged this platform to promote their products and services to an emerging market while forging new business relationships and expanding their markets. Enhancing the shows’ value was the hosted buyers’ program, which helped connect 100 companies to targeted and qualified buyers.

The shows build on a positive sentiment of budding construction and utilities sectors sustained by healthy economic indicators and the prospect of billions of dollars’ worth of pipelined projects on the horizon.

According to reports, a total of US$ 56.8 billion worth of independent power plants (IPP), water and sewerage projects are expected to be executed between 2018 and 2028. Transport infrastructure and construction projects are estimated to reach US$ 77.5 billion until 2022.

“We see the rapid development of these sectors and the industry’s enthusiastic response to these developments as a good sign that we are on the right track. We are pleased to say that we have already scheduled the next edition for October 2019, and in fact, are encouraged by the interest expressed by the exhibitors and visitors to take part once again.” Ali concludes.

The shows were held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, the Embassy of Kenya and supported by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (Kenya), Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI), KenInvest, Kenya Green Building Society, National Construction Authority and Town & County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK).

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Contact: Melissa Daleja
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Email: melissa.daleja@omanexpo.com

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