September 19-20 2018


UON Chandaria Centre for Performing Arts


560 Tickets


24+ Professional Speakers

ABOUT SME Fest / Growing Together, SME For SME

SME Fest brings together a network consisting of key leaders and organizations in various sectors and thought leaders in the SME sector who aim to see the growth of intra-country and intra-Africa trade spearheaded by SMEs. SME Fest 2018, the third event edition, is special B2B trade platform that will convene over 500-curated attendees featuring business icons, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and industry leaders from various enterprises and institutions, both national and regional, in a 2-day Intra-African trade festival.

The curated group of 500 attendees will be gathering for two days of targeted business networking and growth opportunities. Exceptional speakers, business success experts, leading entrepreneurs, investors, media and the Africa’s most promising SMEs & startups will come together for this most trendsetting Intra-African business gathering.

Over 1000 business owners from over 10 countries have attended SME Fest since the inaugural event in 2016. Out of these, 67% said they would definitely recommend the event to friends and colleagues. 68% of business owners who attended the last event said they were extremely likely to attend future events. 80% SMEs who participated in our pre-event study are looking for business growth solutions, networking and ways to increase their sales

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SME Fest Case Studies / Select showcase Business

Select a SME Business to be showcased during the event

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SME Success Conference / dont forget it

SME Fest 2018

Event Activities

The motto of the SME Fest event is “Growing Together, SME for SME ”. The SME Fest 2018 covers: -
  • 2 Day SME Success Conference
  • 2 Business Workshops/Masterclasses
  • 2 Days of Business 
  • 2 Days of Business Networking and Matchmaking Sessions
  • 2 Days of SME Business Clinics
    • Big Four Agenda - Trade Facilitation Pavilion
    • Big Four Agenda - KEPSA/KAM/KAAA

Event Price list / perfect price for event

Delegate Fee


2 Day event Pass
2 Days of Business Networking and Matchmaking Sessions
2 Days of SME Business Clinics featuring – Big Four
Beverages and Snacks

Business Exhibition


2 Days Exhibition
2 Days of Business Networking and Matchmaking Sessions
2 Tickets to conference
Beverages and Snacks

testimonials / See What People Say About Us

Video 2016 Edition

Event Speakers / meet with greaters

Dr. Muthoni Ngatia

CEO and Founder of OPENWORLD LTD

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SME Fest Photos

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