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CIBEX East Africa 2017

When: 15 – 17 February 2017

Where: KICC Nairobi, Kenya


Building East Africa´s Future!
Welcome to CIBEX East Africa – international trade fair for Construction, Infrastructure, Building and Energy.

East Africa – A region for successful business

The East African market is generally the most growing market within the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Especially the investment for Construction, Energy and Infrastructure is huge due to the existing funds and the growing middle income population. The expected growth in infrastructure spend in Sub-Saharan Africa is significant at around 10% per annum to 2025. With an abundance of natural resources and recent mineral, oil and gas discoveries, demographic, social and political shifts and a more investor friendly environment, the investor spotlight shines brightly on East Africa.

Construction and Infrastructure The East African countries are largely infrastructure deficient and present huge potential in terms of infrastructure development as they have begun major transport and logistics expansion programs with strong government support Natural Resources & Energy East Africa’s energy market is attracting a great deal of interest among investors as a result of its steady economic growth and its potential to become one of the largest producers and exporters of oil and natural gas globally.

This is according to research firm Frost & Sullivan which points out in its report, ‘East Africa Energy’, that countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda are beginning to turn their backs on biomass for their energy consumption to more modern energy sources so as to meet the growing demands of the expanding urban population and the rising per capita income levels. East Africa would have more than 50,000MW of generation potential by 2030, with hydropower, coal, wind, geothermal power and natural gas-based generation systems dominating the mix.

About the Show

The 4th edition of CIBEX East Africa is a high end international event for the whole construction, infrastructure, building and energy industry focused regionally on East and Central Africa. Its efforts are directed towards new technology and international know-how at the highest level to be show cased to governments, construction associations, private companies as well as key industry players. A high level conference, taking place alongside the exhibition addresses current issues and upcoming projects and opportunities in East Africa. CIBEX is well-known for a wellorganized matchmaking which allows visitors and exhibitors to meet and have business discussion during the event.

CIBEX is proud partner of government institutions and construction associations e.g. the East African Community, the Government of Kenya, the National Construction Authority (NCA), Kenya Federation of Master Builders (KFMB) as well as the German Engineering Association VDMA. This support and partnership underlines the importance of CIBEX as the networking platform for the construction and infrastructure industry within East Africa. With the international support from IMAG, subsidiary of Messe München, the international attendance at CIBEX is expected to grow again in a faster dimension. CIBEX is expecting additional participation from Europe, Middle East and Asia.

CIBEX East Africa 2016

Exhibitors from Austria, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Poland, Switzerland and UAE 1.376 trade professionals, authorities and government representatives from Ethiopia, Germany, Greece, Italy, India, Kenya, Oman, Philippines, South Africa, Uganda and UAE International conference with local experts and industry speakers given presentations about Green Energy Solutions, Infrastructure Projects in East Africa and construction and building technology.

Official inauguration by H.E. Professor Jacob Kaimenyi, Cabinet Secretary of the Ministry of Lands, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works The trade visitors rated the product range of exhibits with excellent (45 %), good (41 %) and fair (14 %) 94 % of the trade visitors plan to do business with exhibitors after the show.

CIBEX 2017 Show Profile

  • Building and Construction: Building Materials / Construction Tools / Electrical Equipment / Metal / Steel / Aluminum / Pumps / Ceramic / Glass / Wood / Products
  • Heavy Machinery:  Construction Vehicles & Equipment / Cranes / Tower Cranes / Earthmoving Equipments / Machines & Plants / Mining Machines / Tankers / Trailers & Tractors
  • Infrastructure:  Airports / Bridges / Industrial Zones / Landscaping / Ports / Public Transport / Railway & Trains / Roads & Road Signs
  • Environment: Pollution Control Management / Recycling Technologies / Renewable Energy / Waste / Hazardous / Material Management / Water / Waste Water Treatment
  • Energy: Solar / Photovoltaic / Turbine manufacturers / distributors / components / Realization (onshore & offshore) / Materials / System management
  • Service:  Finance / Insurance / Consulting


trade-and-fairs-consultingTrade and Fairs East Africa Ltd is a subsidiary of Trade and Fairs Consulting GmbH which has its head office in Germany and regional offices & partnerships in several African regions.

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd and Trade and Fairs Consulting GmbH represent more than 200 world leading international exhibitions each year in the East- Central and Southern African market. In addition, Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. with its regional office in Nairobi is the largest German trade show organizer for high quality events within the East and Central African region. All events consist of a high level conferences and matchmaking program.

This success has come through a long time experience in the leading exhibition and conference business and great relationship to great partners in all over the world, important government bodies and international associations.


For further information

For further information about the event, please click here.

To contact Trade and Fairs East Africa: Kenya phone +254 711552-432 / /


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