Venue:Â KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
Dates: 03rd to 05th October, 2014
Timing: 10 am to 6 pm
Business Visitors Only.
Kenya, a melting port of opportunities is a thriving business centre. With a growing economy, stable socio-political Government and a developed infrastructure in place, Kenya offers corporations the ideal avenue for investments. It Its proximity to the Middle East, Gulf and Europe, together with its easy access to the major ports of the region, enhances its international trade. The countryâ€™s economic policy is a free market-oriented one. It aims at paving the way for faster economic development of the country through private enterprise and individual initiatives.
Jumia Kenya recently launched Online Marketplace that will empower small, medium and large business enterprises by allowing them to sell their products directly to the companyâ€™s large customer base. The platform which operates on familiar criteria, where sellers decide what to sell, at what price, upload a picture of the item and create a description of the product before the product goes live on the companyâ€™s website www.jumia.co.ke. This is meant to transform your local shop into a national shop and ensure wider reach and audience.
The automotive industry is conservative and doesnâ€™t take enough responsibility in emerging markets. Thus, countries such as China and India have experienced huge problems with pollution as they have increased their living standards and entered the western consumption society. In these booming economies there are still people who live their lives according to old customs, in small sustainable societies. It is also they who suffer most from the ongoing urbanization.
Hence the automotive industry should rather adapt to their cultures than let these people adjust to the consumption society.
Pan African housing and habitat development financier Shelter Afrique has extended a Sh740 million development loan to Kenya Medical Association Housing Co-operative for the construction of 160 housing units in Mtwapa, Mombasa County.Â
The five year loan will be priced at 13.5 percent.Â Speaking at the loan signing ceremony, Shelter Afrique Acting Managing Director Mr. Yekini Olayanju said that the funds are earmarked to co-finance the development of project.
The University of Nairobiâ€™s Science and Technology Park is banking on 3-D prototyping to spark a manufacturing revolution in the country.
This is the 3D MakerBot printer in action. The machine is a scanner that prints three-dimensional objects of almost any shape from electronic data -- using plastic as its raw material. This drastically reduces costs.
Twenty-one year old Alois Mbutura is a first-year electrical engineering student at the University of Nairobi.
HappyMeals Kenya, the first Kenyan food Network has today at Noon launched an online food ordering and delivery services in Nairobi.
HappyMeals has partnered with e-takeaway.com to avail the services to the growing number of internet users. The service connects restaurants and online consumers using a state-of-the-art web platform as well as user friendly mobile and iPhone applications.
KENYA has a deficit of 50,000 health workers, Kenya Medical Training College Board chairman Philip Kaloki has said.
He said 50 per cent of the 6,500 health workers who graduate at Kenya Medical Training College each year, leave for greener pastures outside the country.
As the country strives to transform its economy, generate jobs and boost Kenyansâ€™ income, the green economy model is increasingly becoming an irresistible venture for both Government and experts. The model, built on the principle of squeezing more economic value from existing resources through enhanced efficiency, sustainable use and minimising destructive impacts on the environment, promises rapid economic leap forward that can be sustained to fight poverty.