About MKTE

MKTE is the largest travel expo in East Africa, offering the ideal platform for B2B meetings between leading African products and top-producing global buyers.

MKTE is the flagship of Kenya’s Tourism Week. Tourism events start with World Tourism Day celebrations and include an exciting line-up of activities for the tourism trade, media and hosted buyers. Attendees come from key tourism source markets in North America, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia and Africa.

Highlights of MKTE 2018:

  1. Very high satisfaction rates for exhibitors and buyers with many participants calling this the best MKTE to date
  2. Over 200 exhibitors participated – a record number for the eight edition of MKTE and 5% increase on 2017
  3. Recruitment of top-quality buyers according to stringent evaluation
  4. Over 140 international buyers from 25 priority markets
  5. 20 International Hosted Media
  6. FAM trips highlighting 14 different parts of Kenya
  7. 44 trade partners participating in the extensive hosting programme
  8. Highly effective matchmaking system delivering over 5520 actual meetings at the expo
  9. 195.29% increase on trade visitor numbers
  10. A strong Seminar Programme with meaty topics was driven by both international and local speakers
  11. Introduction of the Market Presentation stage where market experts shared their insights on what their markets are looking for in Kenya
  12. Return of the popular MKTE Treasures of Kenya Maasai Market
  13. Global commitment for Kenya as a leading destination
  14. A top-class MKTE Welcome Cocktail function for the Ministry delegation, Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors and MKTE sponsors