This year’s second Kenya Homes Expo will run from October 22 to 25 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi. It will be the event’s 22nd edition since it was inaugurated 12 years ago.
According to Mr Daniel Ojijo, the CEO and founder of Homes Universal, the real estate consortium that owns the Kenya Homes Expo, the exhibition gives individuals and companies the opportunity to develop clear perspectives, network; strike business deals and makes contacts. And through the exchange of ideas and information, they are able to keep abreast with the trends in East Africa and beyond.
“Having grown from humble beginnings 11 years ago at the Sarit Centre, the expo has maintained the lead as the most authoritative in East Africa, thanks to the strategy and expertise in the industry.”
The exhibition has already secured over 150 exhibitors, and is expected to attract more than 250 exhibitors this time around. Among the companies participating are Housing Finance, Anchor Properties, Bobmil, KCB Mortgages, Azizi Realtors, Crystal Valuers, Cube Movers, Sollatek, East Africa Security Options and NIC Bank.
The international exhibitors include Global Chinese manufacturing firm Avic International, which will be participating for the first time.
The expo also has a good number of exhibitors from the United Arab Emirates, among them Touchwood Furniture, a leading furniture manufacturer from Dubai, and Damac Properties, a realtor, also from Dubai, which deals in the development and sale of high end luxury properties.
The expo will incorporate realtors, building and construction companies, finance and mortgage institutions, potential and existing homeowners, interior décor and design companies, home furnishing and accessory companies and contractors, among other influential service providers in the industry.
The expo is held twice every year in order to keep up with the ever-evolving trends in the industry. Its success has been partly attributed to the real estate boom recorded in the last few years.
The sponsors of this year’s event include East Africa Portland Cement Company, Tononoka Steels Ltd, and BMW Precast Housing Solution.