TICAD, adds to Kenya’s high profile events

Kenya’s positive profile continues to rise as all is set for the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) scheduled to run from 27th to 28th August 2016 in Nairobi.

The event to take place at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) brings together over 5,000 delegates from across the globe. It will be the first-ever TICAD Summit to be held in the African continent in over 20 years of history.

TICAD is happening hardly three weeks after another high profile event- the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) that was held in Nairobi.

Other most notable major meetings and conferences held in Nairobi in the recent past include the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in July 2015 and the World Trade Organization (WTO) 10th Ministerial Conference in December 2015.

The largest East Africa tourism fair dubbed Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) 2016 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi from October 12th to 14th. The fair organized by KTB brings together tourism professionals from over 35 countries that represent Kenya’s key tourism source markets. These markets included Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. The event will take place at the KICC in Nairobi.

Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting Chief Executive Officer Jacinta Nzioka-Mbithi says the events have raised and boosted visitor and investor confidence in the destination, as well as positively projecting Kenya on the global tourism map.

She added that the private sector will continue offering excellent services for unforgettable memories to the visitors.

The positive environment has attracted new investors in the hospitality sector who are keen to cash-in on the growing meetings and conferencing market. International hotels such as Radisson Blu, Kempinski, dusitD2, Crown Plaza, Best Western, are examples of well known hospitality brands that have set-up in Nairobi to support increased capacity in both quality hotels beds and in meetings and conferencing services.

Kenya continues to position itself as a key meetings and conferencing destination in Africa.

Kenya invites delegates to visit  its tourism attractions after the conference – a visit to  Nairobi National Park, the only National Park in the city or grab the opportunity to visit the world famous Game Reserve Maasai Mara and witness the annual wildebeest migration.