The Kenya Food, Drink and Hospitality Event aligns itself with the most important industry bodies and associations within the industry that it serves. This helps us connect further within the industry and ensures that we focus in on the most pertinent topics and stay abreast of any developments. We are in constant communication with these associations to ensure that all the industry is aware of what we can offer and the exhibition provides associations with a platform for discussions.
Below is a list with some information on the associations that we are either members of or who support the exhibition. If you are an association and would like to discuss mutually beneficial opportunities, then please contact [email protected].
supreme chefs 254 is a Kenya based chefs association ment to bring chefs together and raise young chefs
The Institute of Packaging Proffessionals Kenya was registered under The Societies Act Rules Laws of the Republic of Kenya at Nairobi on 7th January 2011 Certificate of registration No.33497.We provide packaging training skills to ensure manufactured products meet the globally set standards.
Invest Africa is a leading pan-African business platform that promotes trade and investment in Africa.
Invest Africa has a global footprint of more than 400 member companies, comprising multinationals, private equity firms, institutional investors, development finance institutions, professional service organisations, government bodies and entrepreneurs.
Women in Business Kenya
A Community of women from diverse background with a local connection and common purpose of gaining career development in pursuance of business opportunities.
Our objective is to encourage investment into Kenya by both local and foreign-owned companies.
British Chamber of Commerce Kenya
The Chamber gives members privileged access to a high-profile business network. BCCK has a growing list of over 320 active members ranging from FTSE 100 companies to individual British consultants working in Kenya.
Association of Exhibition Organisers
Association of Event Organisers Ltd (AEO) is the trade body representing companies which conceive, create, develop or manage trade and consumer events. It is run by its members for the benefit of its members through an elected council of representatives, specialist working groups and a fulltime secretariat.
UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition centre operators, as well as the major national and international exhibition associations, and selected partners of the exhibition industry.
Association of African Exhibition Organisers
AAXO was formed as a collective platform to represent the organiser industry at large by promoting growth and development while addressing the industry’s challenges. Its efforts are directed towards its mission of being the respected authority and representative of the exhibition organising industry responsible for governance, skills development and research while upholding world-class industry standards. This, in turn, is designed to be the engine that drives the African exhibition and organiser growth.
Association of Hotel Professionals - Kenya
The Association was founded in recognition of the industry need for competent, unbiased advice, professional guidance and sound judgment on the many diversified challenges encountered in the hotel industry. The Association believes that by clearly recognizing the hotel operations function as a profession, and by harnessing the collective knowledge and experiences of those engaged in hotel operations, the quality of service delivery to the industry will be greatly enhanced. Members of the Association have demonstrated their integrity and are qualified by their experiences, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on issues in the hotel industry.
Hotels Association of Tanzania
HAT is a non-profit registered organization and a member of the Tourism Confederation Tanzania (TCT), the tourism apex body which consists of 11 other Tourism Private Sector associations. Our ultimate goal is to make Tanzania hospitality industry competitive globally and viable for the investors, employers, employees, local communities, suppliers and the Government. The Hotels Association of Tanzania with its members have set a vision of working in partnership with our Ministry and its respective authorities, and all other tourism associations and stakeholders to promote, strengthen and protect our industry to be financial, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Kenya Barista Organization
To inspire and nurture youth in coffee skills profession
We show care throughout our full cycle of the industry, our local community, baristas, roasters, producers and delivering exceptional solutions affecting the coffee chain
Tourism Professional Association
TPA is provided for in the Tourism Act 2011, which is the legislation responsible for the development, management, marketing, and regulation of sustainable tourism and tourism-related activities and services in Kenya. Section 4 of the aforesaid statute establishes the Tourism Regulatory Authority.
The establishment of TPA is brought about by the need to form a self-regulating professional association as envisaged in Section 11 (1-4) of TRA Regulations Act 2014 as follows:
We are currently working on the establishment of programs that will build strong collaborative partnerships between industry, academia, and government.
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT HUB
The University of Nairobi African Women Studies Centre – Women Economic Empowerment (UON - WEE) Hub, is a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral research and evidence Hub, with the aim of strengthening the generation and use of evidence to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in Kenya. The UON WEE Hub is housed by the African Women Studies Centre in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Mandate of the Hub is to contribute to evidence-based decision making and implementation of policies and programmes informed by what works for women economic empowerment in Kenya. The Hub’s research aims to promote growth of women’s SMSEs through greater access to government affirmative funds and programmes, and greater participation of women in informal and formal employment among other issues.
The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)
We advocate for the creation of a favorable commercial, trade and investment environment that supports enterprise expansion.
The membership of KNCCI constitutes of small, micro enterprises (MSEs), medium and large enterprises.