Entry Date Feb 16 2017 // News

The 2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition is scheduled as a three day event to take place from 23rd to 25th of May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition, co-organized by the East African Business Council (EABC) and the East African Community (EAC), is scheduled as a three day event to take place from 23rd to 25th of May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda. This high-level conference is co-hosted by the Rwanda Association of Manufacturers (RAM) and the Rwandan Ministry of Trade Industry & EAC Affairs and is also strongly supported by all national Manufacturers’ Associations from the EAC partner States such as Industrial Association of Burundi (AIB), Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM), Tanzania Confederation of Industries (TIC) and Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA).

The 2nd East African Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition will offer exhibitions where investors, enterprises, researchers and academia can collectively showcase new products and services as well as latest innovations in manufacturing, particularly those with relevance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Notably, the official opening and gracing ceremony will be by H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and the 1st East Africa Manufacturing Excellence Award will be unveiled.

The 1st Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition successfully led to:

• Creation of awareness on the investment opportunities in the East African manufacturing sector
• Increased knowledge on latest trends in manufacturing business practices and innovation;
• Lessons learned from best practices in business but also in policy advocacy Common Market Protocol such as Common External Tariff, Tax Harmonization, Harmonization of Standards, etc.
• Increased interaction and dialogue between investors and high level policy makers

Key Participants

Top executives from the manufacturing and agri-business sectors, high-ranking policy and decision makers, international investors and top-notch financial institutions from Africa and beyond are welcomed to attend the event to dialogue and explore opportunities for investment and cooperation in manufacturing and agri-business in the EAC region.

The Manufacturing Business Conference Sessions

The conference will highlight cross cutting issues and industry round tables on specific manufacturing sectors and also offer Capacity Building on latest implementations of EAC regulations and their practical relevance for the respective sectors.

Manufacturing & Innovation Exhibition:

The simultaneous exhibition gives participants the chance to present themselves and serve as points of contacts for their organizations and businesses. The perfect stage to demonstrate products and services and introduce specific ventures to enable financiers,  partners and customers to evaluate concrete fields of cooperation.
The Summit also features Business 2 Business (B2B) & Chief Executive Officer’s Networking offering plenty of opportunities to get into deeper conversations and negotiations in an easy atmosphere.




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