airobi International Trade Fair’s story started in 1901 when the Agricultural and Horticultural Society was formed with its headquarters in Nairobi. The main objective of the Society was to bring into more general notice the great potential of the highlands for European settlement and farming.
From the humble beginnings until Kenya gained independence in 1963, the Society was called the Royal Agriculture Society of Kenya and the queen was its patron. In 1964, the Society changed its name to be known as the Agricultural Society of Kenya, with the first President of the Republic of Kenya (Mzee Jomo Kenyatta) as the Patron.
His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki is the current patron of the Society. It is from the above Royal and National inspiration, coupled with clear objectives that the Society has covered ten decades in total dedication to serve the Agriculture sector. In 1972, the Society was privileged to host the first African Trade Fair. In 1986, the first Preferential Trade Area (PTA) was incorporated during the national show, attesting the fact that the show had attained international status with regular participation for overseas countries.
It became a Trade Fair in 2002 and now offers opportunities for regional, continental and global exhibitors to display and demonstrate their services and products. It also offers show goers an opportunity to meet people from different countries and backgrounds, hence creating a platform for interaction and exchanging of ideas and experiences.
Nairobi International Trade Fair is the largest Trade Fair in Kenya and the East African Region. It is a 7-day event that runs between Monday and Sunday of late September and early October every year.
Nairobi International Trade Fair is situated off Ngong Road at Jamhuri Park, in an indigenous forest. It covers an area of 109 hectares, 97 enclosed for exhibition. The show ground is 15 kilometers from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Theme: Enhancing Technology in Agriculture and Industry for Food Security and National Growth
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