Buildexpo Kenya

Buildexpo Kenya

Date 3rd - 5th May 2018

Buildexpo Africa - the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in building material, mining machines, construction machinery and heavy equipment, returns to Kenya this May.

Held at the famous Kenyatta International Convention Center and celebrating the 21st edition, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair brings together exhibitors from over 40 countries who are the finest in infrastructure development. Buildexpo Africa ensures penetration in the highly prospective market of Kenya.  As the leading International Exhibition in the East African Building and Construction Industry, the 21st BUILDEXPO AFRICA 2018 attracts top industry professionals from all over Africa, including Builders, Developers, Importers, Architects, Consultants, Engineers, Manufacturers and Investors. This mega expo is the ideal forum for international companies to showcase their products and services to the huge market in Africa.

By creating 14.3 million business prospects during the three-day event, with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display across an expanse of more than 10,000 square meters, Buildexpo introduces the newest products and the latest technology. The exhibition has international pavilion participation from India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany.

Kenya is the dominant economy in the East Africa Community, contributing more than 40% of the region’s GDP. With a population of approximately 48 million people, the country offers investment opportunities in sectors like Renewable, Conventional and Alternate sources of energy, Electrical components manufacturing and business engineering services like power generation equipment and power transmission infrastructure, household appliances.

BUILDEXPO is set to deliver outstanding value and quality for all investors involved. The event aims at providing an opportunity for East African Companies to source new products, equipment & technology from worldwide, to update their existing customers/ agents, to launch new products and have special offers, to learn and enhance export & import trade in order to capture an available privileged and ready market while consolidating and strengthen distributorship network worldwide.

Recognized as the brand leading, long-standing and highly successful building & construction exhibition and is the biggest trade event of its kind in Africa, enjoying the endorsement, support and sponsorship of the Africa Business Development Association, Dubai Exporters, Afrotrade, Construction Review Online, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Trade Invest Africa, East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya and the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development along with international support from the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry India and the Africa Plant and Equipment Magazine, the 21st Buildexpo 2018 Kenya is the place to be.

Kenya is under rapid development in its infrastructure, urbanization, economic zone, industrial parks, commercial and residential buildings and tourism resorts. The demand for building construction materials and machinery has witnessed a precipitous rise. 

Global Imports in Kenya increased to 141809.92 million KES in December from 138151 million KES in November of 2017. Imports in Kenya averaged 69836.37 million KES from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 165573 million KES in July of 2017 and a record low of 13453 million KES in January of 1999. Kenya imports mostly machinery and construction equipment, iron and steel, petroleum products, motor vehicles, resins and plastics. Kenya’s main import partners are India, China, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United States and Japan.

According to the World Bank, infrastructure is the key to Africa’s economic turnaround and will play an even greater role in the continent’s continued development. Kenya, in particular, is making giant strides in infrastructure and urbanization, with demarcated economic zones, commercial and residential buildings, and resorts for tourists. The country’s infrastructure and construction industry value is expected to double between 2018 and 2020. There has already been a spike in the demand for building material and machinery.

Over the years, we have grown to cater to the demands of not just the Kenyan market, but of the whole region of East Africa. This mega expo is the ideal forum for international players to showcase their products and services to the huge market in Africa.

We receive visitors from across East Africa, and trade visitors are invited directly in collaboration with regional trade bodies in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Mozambique and Congo. Kenya is certainly one of the biggest markets in Africa, but Buildexpo also lays strong emphasis on attracting traders and importers from neighboring countries.

Media Manager, Expogroup, Joel D’Silva said that the promptness of the business community towards the fair shows that they now fully understand the importance and opportunities that are presented by the fair as well as the long term business relations it will create. "As the mediators of the economic development in East Africa, we are extremely excited that our business community and relevant stakeholders are now taking full advantage of such platforms created for their growth opportunities through their active participation," He said.

The BUILDEXPO AFRICA - KENYA provides an opportunity to conduct Business to Business interactions with some of the major companies in the industry,

  • Create business opportunities within the Building & Construction sector
  • Explore ongoing projects happening in Kenya
  • Evaluate demand within Infrastructure Development in the country
  • Connect with stakeholders within Property & Real Estate Development
  • Choose from the various Financial & non-financial SMME support opportunities

The exhibition will also feature other exciting components such as the Heavy Equipment & Machinery and the latest technological advancements in the industry which will be displayed at the venue. The event is set to be the largest in East Africa and is expected to draw the most innovative solutions providers and the best of technologies.

So, if you are in the Building & Construction industry, here’s your chance to meet the best in the market at one place and time!


  • 03 - 05 May 2018 | Kenyatta International Convention Centre | Nairobi | Kenya
  • 04 - 06 Oct 2018 | Mlimani Conference Centre | Dar-es-Salaam | Tanzania
  • 06 - 08 Dec 2018 | Kigali Convention Centre | Kigali | Rwanda


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