For lovers of business travel, Kenya would be an ideal destination to consider, because there are so many business opportunities and very lovely sights to see and enjoy. There are many places that are perfect for hosting business meetings and conferences. Most of these are found in major cities and town in Kenya such as Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Naivasha and many others. There are also lots of places to hold corporate events and galas in Kenya such as picnic sites, national parks, lodges and so on. While on is on his or her business trip in Kenya, it would be nice to consider a game drive in any of the many National parks in Kenya. There are lots of wildlife and birds to be seen, such as the big five animals, big cats, and many others.
The Agricultural Society of Kenya is responsible for holding trade shows and fairs in Kenya. They are commonly referred to as ASK shows. They are held in almost all major towns in Kenya, such as Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nyeri, and others. The main event is usually held in Nairobi, at the Jamhuri show ground near Kawangware estate. It is usually held in October every year. The events attract both local citizens and, individuals and companies from other countries. There is so much that one learns from the ASK shows in Kenya, mainly about business and culture in Kenya.
Individual businessmen, companies, institutions, government ministries and departments get the opportunity to showcase the products or services they deal with. It is an eye opener to any development conscious individual, for one interacts with entrepreneurs, suppliers and workers in many industries in Kenya, and if there is a question bothering one’s head, then it is cleared here.
Not only does the trade fair deal with business matters, there are also lots of other activities. In ever show ground, there is usually an arena where entertainment is done. Troops of army men and police officers march across the arena playing musical instruments. Paratroopers sky dive for the sly above and land at the center of the arena, musical groups and choirs perform songs and dances, and so on. The shows run for a week or a few days, and during one of those days, the president or the vice president of Kenya addresses the crowds.
At the trade fair, there are also various play grounds where children can platy as their parents watch. There are other activities that are offered for children such as face painting, horse riding, and camel riding, and so on. Also toys and dolls are sold. For adults, there are fabulous eating places, where tourists can enjoy barbecued meat, which is locally referred to as ‘Nyama choma’.
Kamau Mbiyu is a Professional Tour Operator. Area of expertise includes hotel booking, Kenya safari, Mountain climbing, luxury holidays, golf safaris and Masai Mara Budget camping safari.