The State of Israel, for the first time ever, participated in the Nairobi International Trade Fair – ASK Show that ran from 30th Sept – 6th Oct. 2013. The Embassy had a pavilion that housed several companies in the agricultural sectors from Israel which exhibited latest technologies and innovations in the agricultural sector.
Israel Pavillion open to the visitors at the trade fair
Thousands of Visitors who came to the Israeli Pavilion witnessed firsthand, some of Israel's leading companies in agriculture and got exposed to some of the cutting edge Agro-Technological solutions for Kenya's challenges.
Among the visitors to the Israeli Pavilion was His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta who had a chance to be taken round by the Ambassador of Israel, H.E Gil Haskel.
H.E Gil Haskel with President Uhuru Kenyatta pose for a photo inside the pavillion
The Israeli pavilion won the class 9 award for “Best Foreign Government Stand” and was a given a trophy and certificate for the award. The trophy was presented by H.E President and received by the Deputy Ambassador of Israel – Mr. Yaki Lopez.
Mr. Yaki Lopez, Deputy Ambassador of Israel recieves a trophy from H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta for the Best Foreign Government Stand award
The exhibitors at the Israeli Pavilion were as follows:
1. PURETEC WATER ENGINEERING LTD.
Puretec offers Ultra-Pure Water, Reverse Osmosis for brackish and sea water, Ion Exchange, Ultra filtration, Multi-Media Filtration, Activated Carbon Filtration and Tertiary treatment in the following areas: Power Plant, Drinking Water, Pharmaceutical, Microelectronics, Chemical/Petrochemical, Food and Beverage, Processing Industries and Agriculture. (www.puretec.co.il)
2. THE ISRAEL EXPORT & INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION INSTITUTE
The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) is a non-profit organization established by the government of Israel and the private sector to promote Israeli goods and services exports, and trade relations, cooperation and strategic alliances with overseas companies through international initiatives and unique programs in many countries, operating through official representatives of Israel – commercial and economic attachés - as well as local business development representatives. (www.export.gov.il)
3. JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD.
The Corporation has multi product industrial profile and manufactures Drip and Sprinkler Irrigation Systems and Components; PVC, Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE) & Polypropylene Piping Systems; Plastic Sheets (PVC & PC sheets); Agro Processed Products that include Dehydrated Onions and Vegetables; Processed Fruits (Purees, Concentrates & Juices); Tissue Culture, Hybrid & Grafted Plants; Greenhouses, Poly and Shade Houses; Bio-fertilizers; Green Energy includes Solar Photovoltaic (Solar lighting and appliances, Solar pumping systems), Solar water heating systems and Bio-Energy sources. (www.naandanjain.com)
4. AFIMILK LTD.
Afimilk offers outstanding R&D resources proven in the field by tools that make dairy farm management easier and can increase profitability; Exceptional Hardware & Software for Real-time Decisions about herd health & milk quality; Sheep and Goat Systems adapted to pasture extensive interface areas and for small ruminant (Sheep & Goats) dairy farms; and AfiEnterprise that provides entrepreneurs and early stage dairy investors with the structural elements and technical components needed to establish a profitable dairy farm enterprise - from sheds to milking centers. (www.afimilk.com)
5. LR GROUP
Over the past 25 years, LR Group's agriculture division has successfully implemented over 400 projects, amounting to over $1 billion, across the globe. With a strong focus on enterprises in developing countries, our experience and knowledge have enabled us to establish ourselves as one of the leading global project development firms.
As an integral part of its strategy, LR Group has a strong commitment to double-bottom-line acuities, working closely with communities, leveraging their welfare to create real social and economic impacts in these regions. Successful establishment and management of key high profile projects can be seen in the fields of affordable housing, renewable energy, agro-industry, water infrastructure, and healthcare, in various countries in Africa, Oceania, CIS region, and Asia. (www.lr-group.com)
Visitors at the LR Group booth
6. TAHAL GROUP
The activities of TAHAL Group International B.V. are characterized by an integrative approach to engineering and environmental issues and openness to new technologies. The Group develops and applies mathematical models for water resources and infrastructural development, tapping its vast potential in the sphere of engineering software. (www.tahal.com)
7. ANYWAY SOLID ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD.
AnyWay Solid Environmental Solutions Ltd. is a global leader in providing soil stabilization products to the infrastructure and development sectors. AnyWay's Natural Soil Stabilizer (ANSS) which is an extremely cost effective method of converting poor quality soil into a strong impermeable layer. AnyWay has also developed new products like Soil Block, for the manufacturing of compressed earth blocks, Soil Mortar for block laying, Soil Plaster for walls, and Soil Bond tile adhesive. (www.anywaysolutions.com)
8. VERED HASHARON TRAVEL & TOURS LTD.
Vered HaSharon Travel Group applies its 40 years' experience to a specialization in groups as well as individual (FIT) travel to Israel and the Middle East and more recently, has expanded operations with branch offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. (www.veredgo.com)
9. SHIKUN & BINUI (SBI) INFRASTRUCTURES LTD.
SBI is a diversified conglomerate with a strong presence in the international construction industry and a widely respected reputation for performance, reliability and innovation in all areas of civil engineering, development and construction, with a project listing featuring hundreds of landmark projects around the globe. SBI's core competencies include: Public works, roads, highways and bridges, Building and construction, Civil engineering, Waterworks and sewage, Telecommunications, Hydroelectric & Thermal Power Plants, Quarries and Aggregates Processing Plants, Turnkey projects and Project management. (http://en.shikunbinui.co.il)
10. AMIRAN Kenya
Since its inception in 1963, Amiran Kenya Ltd has been a driving force behind the horticulture and floriculture industries in Kenya and throughout East Africa. Amiran is best known for the role it has played in bringing Israel’s leading agro-tech industry to the large, medium and small-scale farmers of East Africa. Through decades of partnership with Kenya’s large and small scale growers, Amiran Kenya has become a “one stop shop” for all of Kenya’s agricultural needs.
An interior view of the Israeli Pavillion
About ASK Show
Nairobi International Trade Fair is the largest Trade Fair in Kenya and the East African Region. It is a 7-day event that runs between Monday and Sunday of late September and early October every year. Nairobi International Trade Fair is situated off Ngong Road at Jamhuri Park, in an indigenous forest. It covers an area of 109 hectares, 97 enclosed for exhibition. During the 2012 Trade Fair, over 660,000 local and foreign delegates visited the international exhibition stands.