Press Releases

  1. THE 24TH KENYA HOMES EXPO TO BE HELD FROM 27 – 30 OCTOBER, 2016

    Plans are underway to host the 24th Kenya Homes Expo at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi.

    Scheduled to run for a period of 4 days and occupying the entire convention center from 27 – 30 October, 2016, the expo is set to attract over 300 exhibitors drawn from the entire real estate market drawn from the local and international market.

    Already the expo has secured 100 exhibitors and the numbers continues to grow. Over the years, the Kenya Homes Expo has greatly diversified with a good crop of international exhibitors and a wider variety of products on show. We uphold excellence and it is our intention to continue offering value and substance. The Kenya Homes Expo is not just about providing homes and property. It is about providing a holistic environment to source everything real estate under one roof. From the best technology for your home, state of the art electronics, eco-friendly products to interior décor, design services and home safety solutions, we assure you that this is a forum that will never disappoints. There is no other show in Africa that attracts a footfall of over 5,000 visitors a day, all interested in investing in the real estate industry.

    NOTES TO EDITORS:
    About HomesKenya Limited:

    HomesKenya Limited, organizer of the Kenya Homes Expo, is a subsidiary of Homes Universal, publisher of HomesKenya Magazine, an authoritative real estate and homes publication that focuses on real estate market, finance and interior décor. The company is also organizer of East & Central Africa’s Biggest Homes Show, the Kenya Homes Expo.

    To reserve and book your space at East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show kindly get in touch with the HomesKenya team on:

    Mobile : 254 725 225 650
    Office: 254 20 230 9074

  2. THE SUCCESSFUL 23RD KENYA HOMES EXPO HIGHLIGHTS NEW TRENDS IN GLOBAL REAL ESTATE & HOMES MARKETS

    The recently held Kenya Homes Expo, in its successful 23rd run, highlighted new trends in the global real estate and homes market with a central focus on Africa.

    Dubbed “the Canton Fair of Africa”, East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show was a showcase of the East African regions most innovative brands and companies.

    Themed “Creating Tomorrow’s Lifestyles”, the April event being the industry event that opened up the real estate event calendar for 2016 ran with the forward thinking theme as an answer to market needs of the changing real estate market.

    Nairobi is a commercial business hub, and the gateway to Africa. It is for this reason that the Kenya Homes Expo has created a platform for investors, business owners and the entire real estate market to interact and engage with the emerging market where there is a great need for home ownership and real estate investment.

    Nairobi’s skyline has evolved and now more than ever, there are new concepts evolving by the day that show creativity and bring out the changing trends in real estate developments. As property developers scour the Nairobi suburbs in search of areas to put up housing, the Kenya Homes Expo has stamped its authority as an authoritative platform to showcase global trends that speak to the local market.

    Some of the innovative concepts were showcased by new entrants to expo. These included Knight Energy, who have a tech savvy vehicle that does not need fuel. The vehicle only uses solar energy or electricity connection to charge. Once charged, the vehicle can go up to 70 kms. This vehicle can be classified as a town car to get you by short distances. Another company showcasing was Prime Energy which had water harnessing technology that converts humidity into water that can be used for households.

    Already the expo is attracting a growing number of international exhibitors who include companies like Damac Properties from Dubai, Sultan Palace Beach Retreat whose developers are from China, Boleyn Magic Wall from China, Cytonn Investments, Sadolin Paints, Trellidor, HF Group, Antarc Furniture, among other innovative exhibitors.

    Another key highlight of the April Kenya Homes Expo, was the wide array of exhibitors who not necessarily selling land or houses. This crop of exhibitors included farming kit providers who are promoting innovative farming methods that can be harnessed even by people living in apartments and areas where there isn’t sufficient farming land. Some of these exhibitors included clientele like Stark Ayres and Mama Mboga Farming Kit.

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    NOTES TO EDITORS:
    About HomesKenya Limited:

    HomesKenya Limited, organizer of the Kenya Homes Expo, is a subsidiary of Homes Universal, publisher of HomesKenya Magazine, an authoritative real estate and homes publication that focuses on real estate market, finance and interior décor. The company is also organizer of East & Central Africa’s Biggest Homes Show, the Kenya Homes Expo.

    For more information please contact:: Kelai Wanjiru | Homes Kenya Limited | 0722 688 398 | kelai@homeskenya.com

  3. HON. PROF JACOB KAIMENYI, CABINET SECRETARY IN THE MINISTRY OF LANDS, HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT INAUGURATES THE 23RD KENYA HOMES EXPO

    East & Central Africa’s biggest homes show set foot last April from 14th to 17th at the Kenyatta International Convention Center and was officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi.

    Holding its 23rd run this April from 14th – 17th April, the Kenya Homes Expo has been identified as a key driver in the growth of real estate investment in the East and Central African region. With its recognizable 10.8% contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the real estate market has rapidly expanded to become the 4th biggest contributor to the country’s wealth.

    With the forward thinking theme of “Creating Tomorrows Lifestyles”, the 23rd Blue Triangle Cement Kenya Homes sought to align itself with the future of the country by creating a platform where prospective home and property owners can conceptualize and
    actualize their dreams of owning properties that appeal to various tastes, comply with environmental standards and harness the use of current technologies.

    The Kenya Homes Expo continues to grow, every year attracting even more exhibitors showcasing the latest trends in the real estate industry. The expo provides individuals and corporate companies the opportunity to develop robust perspectives, network, gain business deals and contacts.

    While opening the event, Prof. Kaimenyi stressed on the provision of low cost housing for low income earners to solve the problem of inadequate housing. Speaking to an audience of over 50 realtors and developers, the minister said that with statistics showing that 75% of the country’s population earning less than Kshs. 25,000, it is difficult to afford their own homes due to the current high costs. With another 66% of the urban population living in rented homes, there is a huge demand for housing in the urban and peri-urban areas which could be adequately met by the property developers.

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    NOTES TO EDITORS:
    About HomesKenya Limited:

    HomesKenya Limited, organizer of the Kenya Homes Expo, is a subsidiary of Homes Universal, publisher of HomesKenya Magazine, an authoritative real estate and homes publication that focuses on real estate market, finance and interior décor. The company is also organizer of East & Central Africa’s Biggest Homes Show, the Kenya Homes Expo.

    For more information please contact:: Kelai Wanjiru | Homes Kenya Limited | 0722 688 398 | kelai@homeskenya.com

  4. TRADE FAIRS | GAIN MAXIMUM BENEFITS

    Trade fairs are a tremendous marketing platform for businesses with return on foreign investment being higher in Africa than in any other developing region. While trade shows present the opportunity to sell products and services, they are also an ideal platform to engage with industry professionals and gain fruitful business relationships through marketing and promotion solutions.

    In Nairobi, the business hub of the region, business trade fairs have grown in popularity and business owners are now embracing these opportunities to relate with relevant industries in a more interactive and intuitive manner.

    However, businesses have not managed to break even as a result of not having comprehensive business knowledge about trade fairs. Exhibitions are expensive ventures and before one commits to participating in a business fair, all business generating aspects have to be taken into consideration.

    1. MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE

      Base your decision on what sector your business falls in. Ask yourself how relevant the fair is to your product or service, who will the fair target in terms of retail consumers and business consumers, gauge the quality of visitors to the trade show, don’t just participate in a trade show because it is regional or international. Conduct comprehensive research on the trade fairs your business or company is interested in.

    2. SET ACHIEVABLE GOALS

      Based on your event objectives, lay relevant and achievable goals that will garauntee return on investment and give your objectives great consideration. If your business wants to break even in the market or you want to introduce new products or services, determine where your business strengths are and focus on this, decide the frequency of demonstrations you will conduct and know how much profit you intend to make during the duration of the trade fair.

    3. LOOK THE PART

      Make the right impression. Maintain a corporate image that will leave a lasting impression. Your staff should be conversant with your products and services, presentable and eloquent. Train your staff to listen and not just talk. Focus and determine what a visitor to your booth is looking for in order not to waste time. Make sure staff at your booth can differentiate between the different types of clients in order to know how to relate with each one. Do not forget to smile.

    4. PLAN, PREPARE, ORGANISE

      Committing to a trade show means preparation begins months ahead of the event. Most business owners make the mistake of waiting till the last minute to commit to events, thus the business suffers because one was not prepared. Arrange to have all your marketing material ready in time. This includes business cards, brochures, company profiles and product descriptions. Design creative booths and displays that will attract visitors to your stand and avoid booking smaller stands as these limit interaction.

    5. BENEFIT FROM PUBLICITY

      Fair organisers always have elaborate marketing and publicity strategies. Make utmost use of these platforms. Make sure your company appears in all marketing collateral like press releases, catalogues, social media platforms, banners and advertisements. Spread the word – do not just leave it to the organisers to shout about your event. Invite your business partners, prospects, make appointments and talk about your participation at the fair.

    6. MAKE FOLLOW UP PLANS

      Once the fair is over, do not keep away the contact details gathered. The meeting at the trade fair is the first step towards gaining a business relationship and closing a sale. Make sure you send thank you emails to all who visited your stand and follow up with a phone call. Track the results of all efforts made at the fair and this will serve as a good benchmark for the forthcoming shows.