Experience Kenya

Historically referred to as the Cradle of Mankind, Kenya is truly the pride of Africa with a rich history and heritage. Home to breathtaking scenery, generations have appreciated the immense beauty of the nation.  Kenya is the world’s largest producer and leading exporter of black tea. It is also ranked among the largest coffee producers in the world. Kenya is one of the largest suppliers of cut flowers to the European Union.

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Kenya is well known for her sporting prowess. Kenyan elite runners have dominated the major world marathons, like the New York, Boston and Berlin. The 800 and 1500 meters world records are currently in the hands of Kenyans. Kenya has produced more world class athletes, more world record holders and more Olympic Medalists in long distance running than any other country.

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Kenya is the communications, technological and financial hub for East and Central Africa. Numerous technie innovations developed by Kenyans have put the country on the global map.

Kenya has a big dream for her future anchored in the Vision 2030. The Vision is the national development blueprint, aims to transform Kenya into and industrializing middle income nation by 2030 under three pillars; Economic, Political and Social. With an ambitious vision for her future, Kenya is claiming her place in the family of nations through technological innovations, peace initiatives in the region, political and economic reforms.  For more on Experience Kenya, please download here PDF.

Kenya in summary

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    Destination image:  Exotic; second leading tourist destination in Africa and sixth globally
  • Cradle of Mankind:  destination of hospitable and happy people
  • Home of original ‘SAFARI’ and world champion athletes
  • Climate/weather: 12 hours of sunshine a day, 365 days
  • Competitive local cost structure (Venue, Hotels, Airlines, ground transport, etc)
  • Convenient and affordable access
  • Safe and secure environment
  • Reasonable Immigration and security processes
  • Supportive business and academic community
  • Over 50 missions and 18 KTB (MDR) offices across the globe.


Nairobi: The Host City

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The Kenyan capital, Nairobihas a cosmopolitan and multicultural outlook.  It is ranked amongst the top five enviable and exciting cities in Africa to live in and for a second year in a row, it has been named the most intelligent city in the continent: a showcase of "conscious steps" to create an economy that can prosper in the "broadband economy."

The name “Nairobi” is derived from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nairobi meaning the place of cool waters.  The city is also fondly referred to as the “Green City in the Sun” from its foliage and warm climate or the "Safari Capital of the World" due to its prominence as a hub for safari tourism.   It is 5889 ft. above sea level and according to the 2009 country census; the city has an estimated population of about 3 million. 

Nairobi City in summary

  • Strategic location and accessibility:  East Africa’s Economic Hub
  • Nairobi National Park: Unique ecosystem; the only protected area in the world close to a capital city.
  • Extensive choice in accommodation: Hotel bed capacity around the KICC approx 5000
  • Pro-business and dynamic environment
  • Financial & commercial facilities
  • Security and Safety
  • Professionalism and experience
  • Convention and exhibition facilities
  • Large shopping malls
  • East Africa’s electric city

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2015 WCPREE Partners

Premier Partner:

Government of Kenya

Platinum Partners:

Ministry of ICT, KICC

Diamond Partners:

Communications Authority of Kenya

Gold Partners:

Magical Kenya

Silver Partners:

KCAA, KCB, KETRACO

Bronze Partners:

Ornico, Vivo Energy, GSK, KAA, Daystar University, KPA

Associated Partners:

Brand Kenya Board, National Museum of Kenya, KEPSA, KQ, KWSTourism FundUniversity of Nairobi 

Welcome Reception Partner:

Grayling

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