Taking the Kenyan security industry by storm

April 2019 News, Conferences & Events, Training & Education

Taking place from 24–26 September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the region’s leading exhibition and conference for security, fire and safety will bring together thousands of industry professionals over three exciting days to experience technology at the very forefront of innovation, with ­hundreds of global brands demonstrating products and services.

Why East Africa is booming right now…

Did you know that East Africa is home to the highest GDP growth in all of Africa? Boasting a stable 5,9% GDP growth rate which is predicted to continue to grow through 2018–2019, the region has been tipped as Africa’s most valuable investment opportunity.

Enhanced regional integration through the East African Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and potential exploitation of the oil and gas discoveries in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania are expected to contribute to a continued GDP growth over the next two years.

Collectively worth over $342 billion, East Africa is becoming a key focus for foreign investment thus opening-up the security, fire and safety market to accommodate its ever-growing business hub.

Kenya itself is considered the financial, commercial and logistical epicentre of East Africa, with crucial trade pathways and opportunities within its growing economies that include Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, a hub of 150 million people.

Getting into the market

Securexpo East Africa 2019 will attract 2500 industry stakeholders over three days under one roof. As the region’s largest exhibition for security, fire and safety, it is an ideal platform to promote your brand to an audience of key security buyers from across East Africa looking to invest.

The exhibition itself has growing representatives in the countries out-

side Kenya, who are tasked with bringing in delegations from these countries to the event itself. The upcoming 2019 edition is set to be the most international event yet with the highest quality of internationals present.

Kenya’s strategic position and status as the East African regional financial centre makes it the perfect location for Securexpo East Africa. The country’s government has initiated a broad range of business reforms, with a particular focus on attracting foreign investment. In 2018, East Africa boasted an enormous $7,6 billion in FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) with global firms setting up across the region.

Encompassing homeland, commercial and cybersecurity, fire and safety, the combined offering of Securexpo East Africa and Firexpo East Africa will be an essential marketing tool for businesses both small and large to access influential industry professionals under one roof and start exploring the opportunities available within.

2018 saw a record 2008 qualified industry personnel in attendance the exhibition which was an 18% increase on the previous year. This included a mix of regional and international attendees from 23 countries including: Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia among others.

The exhibition’s regional director, Alexander Angus commented; “We feel the increase in visitor numbers directly reflects the growth opportunities within the market and how valuable the show is as a trade platform. Already we have big plans for the upcoming show and we are excited to get even more companies on board for 2019.”

With a whole host of interesting features to complement the exhibition, the event is expected to reveal key market trends, exclusive insights and offers, once again incorporating a daily conference, which will be free to attend for all visitors. With dedicated security, fire and safety sessions, visitors will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts as they share their knowledge and insights into market trends, threats and issues facing the industry.

Stands are still available to book. If you’re interested in reserving your stand at either Securexpo East Africa or Firexpo East Africa this September, you can find out more information by contacting Ben Dale directly at [email protected], or via telephone at +44 20 7886 3048. For more info visit www.securexpoeastafrica.com

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