IFP (International Fairs and Promotions) hosted a press conference today at the Kigali Convention Centre, to announce the launching of Project Africa – Rwanda, which is the company’s second addition to its construction exhibitions’ portfolio in East Africa.
Speaking at the press conference were Mr. Frank Murangwa; Rwanda Convention Bureau Director of Destination Marketing, Mr. Nagen Naidu; Director of Kigali Convention Centre, and Mr. Tony Ghattas; COO of IFP Group.
Addressing the attendees, Mr. Tony Ghattas said:
“We are always on the lookout for arising opportunities beyond borders. Following our first venture into East Africa with the recently-launched Project Africa – Ethiopia exhibition, I’m proud to announce that we are extending our presence in this region with Project Africa – Rwanda, the International Trade Exhibition for Construction Materials and Equipment for Rwanda.”
The trade fair will be held from 3 to 5 November 2020 at the Kigali Convention Centre, in Rwanda. It is set to provide a strategic international platform to access the local and regional markets, seize a share of upcoming projects, and generate new business.
“With the government’s keen efforts for turning Rwanda into a regional trade and logistics hub over the years, the country is well-positioned to serve as a gateway to the East African Community, and other regional markets.
By means of this specialized international exhibition, we are not only giving the international community a window to explore the immense potential that Rwanda has to offer, but also the opportunity to access regional markets, through the Rwandan business hub”, he added.
“To ensure Project Africa – Rwanda is aligned with the market’s needs and the government’s vision for this industry, we are setting up an Advisory Board comprising leading experts that will be announced soon. The Advisory Board shall help us outline key priorities and subsectors that the event should cater to and steer the exhibition in line with the market’s demand,” he continued.
On his part, Mr. Frank Murangwa said:
“It is our mission as the Rwanda Convention Bureau to promote the country and bring forward the multitude of opportunities available for the local and international community, through the MICE industry that plays an important role in development. I believe that the contribution of IFP through Project Africa- Rwanda will bring more value to the exhibitions industry of this country.”
Mr. Nagen Naidu also gave a speech saying:
“We are pleased to have joined hands with IFP to host the first edition of Project Africa – Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Centre. This is a great opportunity for the world to experience our state-of-the-art convention center with all its facilities, enjoy our hospitality, and explore everything that Rwanda has an offer.”
Project Africa – Rwanda provides a crucial international platform to mobilize upcoming projects, source equipment, and technologies, network with industry leaders, and set new partnerships in motion. Over the course of 3 days, the exhibition is expected to attract thousands of Engineers, Contractors, Project Owners and other industry professionals.
With over 35 years of experience in organizing world-class events, IFP Group has built a reputation for investing in its trade fairs to provide a 360-degree value proposition to its clients including specialized conferences led by top-notch experts, Hosted Buyers Programs to connect targeted buyers with suppliers, as well as dedicated B2B Matchmaking Programs to facilitate business undertakings. The company is keen on ensuring maximal benefit for its clients and Project Africa – Rwanda wouldn’t be an exception.
For more information about Project Africa-Rwanda, visit www.projectafrica-rwanda.com