KICC is a premier meeting destination, the largest Convention Centre and conference facility in East Africa. Located in the central business district, The Kenyatta International Convention Centre plays a pivotal role in marketing and positioning Nairobi as the leading business hub in the region. It certainly looks like good times for Nairobi’s MICE industry and corporate tourism.
Africa’s Leading Meetings and Conference Venue innovations and infrastructural advancements showed its readiness to welcome additional business, Boutique & Lifestyle international hotels, luxury brands and global corporates. Ensuring Kenya’s conference tourism globally and retaining its position as the most preferred destination for Business events in Africa.
KICC Provides leadership in expanding the economic benefits and impact of MICE tourism by developing competitive domestic and international events opportunities. Advices, coordinates and promotes the bidding process of events by public and private entities while consolidating the business tourism infrastructure crucial for the region and destination’s development.
Expertise and know-how merges with the high quality services, support planning and production of successful events, incentive travels, conventions and exhibitions.
The Principal Secretary of Tourism supervises the triumphant operation of the Convention Bureau. The entity is made up of officials from the National Treasury, Tourism, Foreign Affairs, Trade, Sports, CEO of Kenya Tourism Board, CEO of KEPSA, CEO of Kenya Tourism Federation, and the KNCCI CEO.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance and National Chamber of Commerce & Industry playing an essential role promoting meetings, incentives, conferences, events and Exhibitions in the country boosting dynamism to its capital, Nairobi.
Ms. Nana Gecaga, main purpose as KICC CEO is to increase the number of events and meetings held in Kenya, enhancing the quality of conference facilities; To Plan the expansion and implement modernization of existing conference facilities in order to develop new ones also to advise both private and public investors on improvements.
The Kenya National Convention Bureau (KNCB) recently joined ICCA, the largest global meetings industry network.
According to the International Congress and Convention Association’s (ICCA) report 2018, Africa hosted 434 meetings compared to a total of 12,951 meetings recorded all over the world. This implies a paltry 3.4% share of the global MICE market. Kenya’s MICE sector (31meetings) represents only 0.2 per cent of the global MICE market. At least 13,102 meetings are held annually in Kenya. Domestic meetings represent most meetings (49.9%) followed by Corporate/ business meetings (17.9%), and international conferences (6.2%).
A significant fourth position in Africa (after South Africa, Morocco and Egypt) based on the number of international meetings held-ICCA 2018 Report.
“To win such a prestigious international award is a huge boost and motivation for the Tourism sector. This award goes out to all of us in the Meetings industry who work tirelessly to ensure that we are at the top of our game.” “The awards truly attest to the fact that Nairobi and KICC offers the best MICE experience in the region,” expressed the Chief Executive Officer.
Kenya is raising its profile as a preferred MICE destination, an eminent market that expects to increase revenues into the destination in addition to reinforce other sector’s growth such as transport, hospitality, agriculture, and financial services. Granting world class services in Business Events.
Nairobi has been named Africa’s Leading Business Travel Destination, while The Kenyatta International Convention Centre has been awarded Africa’s Leading Meetings & Conference Venue, World Travel Award (WTA).
A modern business center enchanting meeting rooms that reflects the great diversity of Kenya’s tourist attractions.