Kenya is set to host the fifth edition of the China Trade Week (CTW) expo in June, organizers said on Tuesday.
Zahoor Ahmed, international events director of MIE Group, told a media briefing in Nairobi that this year's edition will run in two phases during June 5-7 and June 10-12.
"We expect more than 30,000 visitors as the CTW Kenya has received strong tailwinds from the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in April in Beijing to create a new silk road based on shared growth and collaboration," Ahmed said.
MIE has been organizing CTW events since 2012 throughout Middle East and Africa.
Ahmed said that the CTW aims to connect Kenyan businesses with the most innovative Chinese firms, manufacturers, information and communications technology (ICT) providers and stakeholders.
He noted that the event will host 500 exhibitors, a business to business matchmaking area as well as two parallel conference sessions.
According to the organizers, phase one which runs from June 5 to 7 will host industries in the building material, heating ventilation and air condition, lightning, construction materials, water and environmental treatment, furniture and interior, textiles and print, packaging and plastics.
Ahmed revealed that the second phase which runs from June 10 to 12 will host consumer goods, automobile and auto parts, electrical, ICT and agricultural sectors.
He noted that the parallel conference topics in the expo will cover subjects relevant to traders, import and export firms, consumer and capital goods producers.