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05.11.2015 New trade fair in Nairobi, Kenya

Scalex East Africa - Supply chain and logistics trade fair from 1 – 3 March 2016 in Kenyatta International Convention Centre

The joint venture between Trade and Fairs East Africa and Planetfair Group will launch a third trade exhibition in the hub of East Africa - the supply chain and logistics trade fair Scalex East Africa. Scalex will take place from 13 March 2016 in the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi and is organized in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt.

As transportation and logistics is a major point for the infrastructure industry, the organizers have decided to implement a networking platform for the industry in the East African exhibition calendar. The fair is held concurrently to the construction and infrastructure trade fair CIBEX East Africa. Since CIBEX also covers the infrastructure sector in its profile, the decision was close to held the shows parallel. The Scalex show profile covers transport solutions for Rail, Road, Air and Sea, Infrastructure top­ics backed by governmental bodies, financing and projects and logistics solu­tions for agriculture, industry and warehousing. “This will help the East Africa´s transport and logistic industry in getting international partners and accelerate their success”, says Skander Negasi (CEO of Trade and Fairs East Africa).

A free matchmaking service adds value for visitors and exhibitors enabling them to meet their counterparts to build up contacts for a business future in the long term. Specialized conference slots, round tables and discussion panels will inform about themes like trends in logistics, inno­vations, country projects and the role of transport and infrastructure solu­tions for logistics as well as logistical education.

“Planetfair looks forward to the third trade fair of our joint venture in Kenya, organized with our partner Trade and Fairs East Africa in cooperation with Messe Frankfurt. With Scalex we will implement an interna­tional business platform for the expanding transportation and logistics market in the booming region East Africa”, said Ingo Kloever, CEO of Planetfair Group.

“With our partners, we have worked very hard on the concept of Scalex East Africa and I am very much looking forward to it”, adds Michael Johannes, Vice President Mobility & Logistics, Messe Frankfurt. “Altogether, this is our third trade fair in the field of Transport & Logistics. Since 2001, we have been successfully organising the Materials Handling Middle East show in Dubai, which has now established itself as the international platform for the internal logistics sector and, since 2003, the rail-logistics sector has been meeting up every two years at RailLog Korea in Busan.”

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €554 million in sales and employing 2,130 people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 121 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds.Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

About planetfair group:
Planetfair is an international exhibition organizer based in Hamburg, Germany, with more than 20 trade fairs annually and a subsidiary in Dubai, UAE. Besides East Africa planetfair runs exhibitions in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Germany. Among its clients are governmental institutions, chambers, associations and export promotion companies from most European countries as well as world market industry leaders or SME.

planetfair GmbH + Co. KG
Jarrestrasse 42
DE-22303 Hamburg
in fo @planetfair .de

About Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd.:

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. (TFEA) is a Nairobi based professional consulting & trade event organizing agency with regional African offices and partnerships. TFEA consults and supports African, US and European governmental institutions regarding international trade events and matchmaking within East and Central Africa. It has excellent contacts to East and Central African governments and associations of several segments. Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd. is a regional branch of Trade and Fairs Consulting GmbH (Germany).

Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd.
P.O. Box 25958 - 00100
Nairobi / Kenya
in fo @tradeandfairs -eastafrica .com

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