Grand Opportunity to Promote Kenyan Products in Guangzhou, China
The Export Promotion Council (EPC) in collaboration with relevant public and private sector institutions is coordinating Kenya’s preparations and participation at the African commodity Exhibition in order to enhance the import of China from African countries and facilitate the healthy development of the Sino-African trading and economic relationship. The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) shall hold “African Commodity Exhibition 2012” (ACE 2012) at the China Import & Export Fair Complex (Pazhou Complex) from the  23rd -27th of November , 2012 in Guangzhou, China.

The following facilities will be available for the exhibitor’s:-
•    Free booth (3m x 3m) for exhibitors. The specification of standard booth includes: one table, three chairs, fascia board, 3 spotlights, carpet, 9 flat shelves, 1 electrical outlet (220v, 5A), 1information desk, 1 trash bin, and etc.
•    Free publicity and brochure;
•    Free customs clearance;  transportation of exhibition commodities from warehouse to exhibition hall;
•    Assist exhibiting countries and enterprises to organize promotion activities during the exhibition. Provide free meeting rooms, conference facilities and translators. Help with inviting Chinese media & business visitors;
•    Free tours for Africa exhibitors to visit the relevant product market after the Exhibition;
•    Provide hotel reservation services (please notify the Organizer in advance in order to arrange)

In this regard, the Council is soliciting for private sector members to participate in the exhibition. Interested companies are requested to apply for the event to be considered for participation and if selected they will be expected to pay a refundable commitment fee of Ksh 25,000 to EPC. Selected participants will be expected to meet their travel expenses; freighting of exhibits; accommodation and subsistence expenses.
Target Sectors
•  Horticulture (Cut flowers, Fruits, Vegetables)
•  Edible Nuts
•  Tea
•  Coffee
•  Honey
•  Leather products
•  Household and Industrial Chemicals
    • Tourism (Tours & Travels, Hospitality)   and other services
•    Textiles
•    Services e.g. Hospitality, Travel etc
•    Dairy Products
Anticipated Benefits
•    Benefits accruing from participation at the Africa Commodity Exhibition will include potential increase of exports to that market.
•    The participating Kenyan companies will be able to network broadly, concretise business deals through one to one meetings thereby creating vital links in the China market and markets in the surrounding region.
•     Kenya will take advantage of the opportunity to increase its visibility in the market and sell its trade by further deepening its networks in the market.

Participation Requirements:
Interested companies are invited to apply for participation by completing and submitting duly filled event application forms which can be obtained from the EPC offices at Anniversary Towers, 1st & 16th floors along University Way, the Regional Offices in Mombasa, Eldoret & JKIA or download from the EPC website and be returned to the Chief Executive, on or before Tuesday 6th November 2012.
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