Theme: Promoting Innovation and Technology in Agriculture and Trade.
The Nairobi Branch of the Society is referred to as the Nairobi International Trade Fair. NITF was established as the East African Agricultural and Horticultural Society (EAA & HS) in 1901.
The first show was held at the Jeevanjee gardens and market in 1902. It is located in Jamhuri Park, 10 km from city centre, approximately 30kms from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and 15km from Wilson Airport as well as 30km from Standard Gauge Railway, Syokimau Terminus. It has since grown to be the largest Trade Fair in the East African Region.
It is a seven-day event that runs from late September to early October annually. NITF became a Trade Fair in 2002 and now offers opportunities for regional, continental and global exhibitors to display and demonstrate their services and products. It also offers show visitors an opportunity to meet people from different countries and backgrounds, hence creating a platform for interaction and exchanging of ideas and experiences.
Currently, there are about 320 stands/plots of varying sizes and limited number of prominent sites available for erection of permanent or temporary stands.
All applications for space must be made on the official Application Form and payment for such space must accompany each application.
No Booking Shall Be Deemed To Be Final Until Payment For The Allowed Space Has Been Received By The Society.
Exhibitors can sell goods in the special shopping area where stands may be rented at a fee, but orders can be taken on displayed goods for delivery after the Trade Fair.
Almost any type of articles may be sold except food and drinks, which exhibitors must obtain a permit to sell.
International exhibitors wishing to sell their wares should consult their clearing and forwarding agents on customs regulations that govern such temporary imports.
Exhibitors can download application forms here fill and submit them to Nairobi international trade fair , Trade office
Year Exhibitors Visitors
2012 Foreign – 62 Local – 318 643, 470
2013 Foreign – 81 Local – 420 660,000
2014 Foreign – 89 Local – 429 672,000
2015 Foreign -92 Local – 443 698,000
The Trade Fair has three broad sections namely: livestock and crop demonstration, manufacturers and service industry and international exhibitions.
Livestock and crop sections cover exhibitions of pedigree exotic livestock, cereals and demonstration plots for crops as well as greenhouse farming.
Local manufacturers and service industry section covers displays by local industries which range from farm machinery, farm inputs and manufacturers, banks, insurance and textiles among others.
International exhibitions sections refer to our exhibition halls where foreign companies are housed during the Trade Fair. Over eighty (80) companies from the following countries have participated at our annual Trade Fair each year in the last 2 years:
Egypt, China, Ethiopia, Burundi, Botswana, Belgium, Chile, Eritrea, Hungary, Germany, India, Iran, Mozambique, Nigeria, Romania, Tanzania, Sudan, Seychelles, South Africa, Switzerland, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Canada, Turkey, U.S.A And Uganda.
Joseph W. Mugo
Chief Steward/Security Levi Mukhweso
Treasurer Francis Muriithi
Arena Chairman Mr. David Lewa
Works & Environment Chairman Mr. Ben Kijuu
Livestock Chairman Mr. Teurie Van Helden
Trade/ Market/Membership Chairman Emily Menge
Gates Chairman David Mwai
Protocol/ HF Chairman Naima Amir
Chief Judge Priscilla Muia
Farm & Dairy Florence Nasila
Catering/ Funfair Chairman Hezron Masitsa
YFCK Chairman Titus Kamau
KPO Chairman Dr. Alice Ruto