Feb 20, 2016- Taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the umbrella of the African Union is the Business for Africa Forum 2016. Africa-PPB EXPO signed an MoU with Rift Valley Railways (Kenya) Limited (RVR) in a press conference within the forum, a tangible step to African cooperation.
Honorable speakers in the press conference were Karim Sadek, Director, RVR, Kenya; Titus Naikuni, Chairman, RVR, Kenya; Khaled Aboul Makarem, Chairman of the Egyptian Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council, (CEC); and Ahmed Barakat, General Manager of EXPO One. A representative from COMESA moderated the press conference.
Top attendees include H.E. Ashraf Salman, Minister of Investment, Egypt; Tarek Kabil, Ministry of Industry and H.E. Ambassador Mona Omar, former Ambassador to Tanzania and former Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs.
Africa-PPB EXPO is an international exhibition for plastic, rubber, petrochemicals and building. The exhibition has been created to promote African unity through strengthening trade relations between Egypt and Tanzania as well as putting both markets on the map. Tanzania is the first of the series of African nations Africa-PPB EXPO plans to cooperate with. Africa-PPB EXPO will also be the first Egyptian company to be provided services from RVR. EXPO 1, a medium sized Exhibition and Conference Management Company has developed the exhibition.
Africa-PPB EXPO Tanzania 2016 is scheduled to take place at the Mlimani City Conference from 27-29 May of this year. The exhibition will feature exhibitors from more than 10 countries and visitors from all over East and Central Africa and B2B meetings and matchmaking opportunities. In addition, Africa-PPB EXPO will be an exceptional podium to showcase latest products and give transparency to unexplored markets.
Aramex Africa is the official logistical partner and will be playing a major role in providing logistics and transportation services from Egypt to Tanzania.
Internally, RVR will provide logistical services to the event, as the official land transporter. EXPO One will lobby and advocate for favorable policies to enable RVR services to benefit its exhibitors, and will invite RVR to participate in all commercial events and promotions organized by EXPO One.
Thanks must be given to Khaled Aboul Makarem, our strategic cooperation with the council leads to exposure to Egyptian exporters to showcase a great opportunity for entering the African market.
Through Aramex and in coordination with TanTrade and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Africa-PPB EXPO offers an exclusive edge to its exhibitors with a detailed database delivered once registered. The database includes all product placements within the Tanzanian market and their value with accurate import and export figures. This gives a sharper opportunity for strategic B2B meetings and successful matchmaking upon arrival.
Africa-PPB EXPO’s next destination is scheduled to be Senegal followed by Angola.