The National Marketing Center is planning to organize the National Exposition of the Republic of Belarus at the international exhibition in Kenya

For the first time, the Republic of Belarus will participate in the International Exhibition of Food, Agriculture and Hospitality «FOODAGRO» (Nairobi, Republic of Kenya). The exhibition will be held for the 22nd time from the 1st to 3rd of August, 2019. The National Centre for Marketing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus will organize the National Exposition. 

«FOODAGRO» is an integral part of the largest exhibition event in East Africa – «KITE - Kenya International Trade Exhibition». Republic of Kenya, being the trade and financial centre of the continent, plays a key role in the largest integration association, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes 21 African countries.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Kenya Dmitry Kuptel is certain that Kenya can be considered as one of the main consumers of Belarusian agricultural machinery and equipment, fertilizers, food, agricultural products, as well as a platform for Belarusian enterprises to enter the market of COMESA countries.

The National Centre for Marketing will hold a Road Show In order to provide information support to enterprises participating in the National Exposition of Belarus in Kenya. This educational event will be aimed at increasing the effectiveness of participation of Belarusian exhibitors. The Road Show will be held on the 5th of June and will be a rehearsal for the participation of Belarus in «FOODAGRO», as well as an opportunity to get acquainted with the country, its economic and legal aspects, and cultural features of doing business in the region.

Background information:

Kenya is one of the main access points to East Africa for a huge volume of export of food and agricultural products for both domestic consumption and of the 50 million Kenyan population, and for subsequent re-export to the countries of COMESA. Kenya’s total imports in 2017 amounted to almost 17 billion USD.