The second edition of Poultry Africa in Kigali opened yesterday and welcomed visitors from the whole region, setting strong basis for a strategic future move to Nairobi, Kenya in 2020.

The second edition of Poultry Africa Expo opened yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda and presented 128 exhibiting companies from 29 countries at KCC. The Leadership Conference by VIV and partners united directors in African poultry, setting goals for the future development of this valuable sector. The event attracted on its first 2 days 1107 visits. Today, the show proceeds with unique activities, including a session dedicated to “Egg promotion” with live cooking in the afternoon and a morning seminar focusing “Women in poultry business”.

First two editions confirm the show’s strong development in Africa
During the first 2 editions the event has positioned itself as the most complete exhibition for Africa. Providing a valuable and business-driven environment where African and global players have shared knowledge, strengthened regional partnerships and initiated promising business relations. Kigali has been the perfect destination to establish this international event for Africa. It’s a first-class place for professional trade shows. The support by the national Government and the related network of organizations and associations has made a true difference and deserves a big “Thank You”!

Kenya: the new destination for Poultry Africa 3rd edition
East Africa is a key production and consumption market for poultry and eggs in the continent.
Kenya presents an advanced supply chain driven by professional retailers. Easily accessible by air from Europe and highly affordable to fly into within Africa, Nairobi is going to host the third edition of Poultry Africa.

A yearly appointment from 2020
Serving Sub-Saharan Africa, Poultry Africa will travel yearly to different destinations around the region. The event will return to the beautiful city of Kigali in alternation with other key poultry markets. The yearly frequency enables producers to connect with suppliers within the fast-growing markets of feed production, farming, and food processing in Africa. Moreover, African mid-size poultry and egg producers prefer to meet suppliers within their own country. With a low-cost and hassle-free trade show concept the show enables suppliers to be present annually at a premium show with a small budget.

3rd edition show profile: content-driven event
The third edition of Poultry Africa will take place on 20 and 21-22 October 2020, in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).

October 20, the day before the Expo, will be the VIV International Production & Processing Summit day, including the “pan-African trade Chapter” presented by VIV worldwide and involving high-end speakers from the key global organizations.
Country pavilions from France, China, Holland, and USA will be organized at Poultry Africa 2020 together with Africa NGO and association pavilions. The 2 Expo days running on October 21-22 present vendor sessions addressing best practises and several field & farm “safaris”.

Poultry Africa 2020 expects to welcome more than 2000 professional visitors of which 40% international poultry professionals from East, West and North Africa. Nutritionists, vets, farmers and food manufacturers are the main target profiles for this event.

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NOTE TO EDITORS:

Press conference speakers:
• Ms Diána Tóth, Poultry Africa Event manager, VIV worldwide
• Dr Solange Uwituze, Deputy Director General of RAB (Rwanda Agriculture Board)
• Mr Ton Otten, Director International VNU Exhibitions

Press contact:
• Ms Elena Geremia, Manager branding & campaigns VIV worldwide, elena.geremia@vnuexhibitions.com

Poultry Africa is organised by VNU Exhibitions Europe and presented by VIV worldwide, the business network linking professionals from Feed to Food. See also www.poultryafrica2019.com and WWW.VIV.NET.