Date: 20-22 May 2021
Venue: Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda

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The 2020-21 events are as follows:

BUILDEXPO ETHIOPIA: February 24 - 26, 2020 – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BUILDEXPO RWANDA: May 20- 22, 2021 – Kigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda
BUILDEXPO KENYA: July 22 - 24, 2020 – Kenyatta International Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya
BUILDEXPO TANZANIA: September 16 - 18, 2020 – Diamond Jubilee Expo Center(DJEC), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

All Information, application forms etc. can be accessed at :

Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in building material, mining machines, construction machinery and heavy equipment. At the 23rd edition of Buildexpo, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair, we bring you exhibitors from over 40 countries who are the finest in infrastructure development.

Find what suits you best from about 14.3 million business prospects during the three-day event, with over 10,000 products, equipment and machinery on display across an expanse of more than 10,000 square meters. Last year’s event witnessed international pavilion participation from India, Turkey, China, Italy, Malaysia and Germany.

About Buildexpo Rwanda 2021

Buildexpo Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. After 21 successful editions of Buildexpo in Kenya and Tanzania, East Africa’s largest building and construction fair now ventures into the Rwandan market. The first edition of Buildexpo in Rwanda will provide an international business platform by enabling global investment opportunities.

Rwanda has one of the fastest growing economies in East Africa. The country entered a period of high economic growth in 2006, and the following year managed to register 8% economic growth, a record it has sustained since, turning it into one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa. Rwanda’s ongoing economic recovery is construction-led and is set to continue. The Government of Rwanda has attached a very high importance to promoting construction projects and has increased government investment in infrastructure expansion and modernization. Almost a tenth of Rwanda’s annual budget is committed to transport and other infrastructure.

Construction and real estate sectors are key sectors and potential drivers of future economic growth in Rwanda, mainly due to the high demand for residential and commercial buildings for the business community.

Buildexpo will bring you exhibitors from over 28 countries that are the finest in infrastructure development, with over hundreds of products, equipment and machinery on display.

Market Info

The strength of the tourist industry coupled with years of growth in manufacturing and services has made Rwanda, especially Kigali, the commercial center of East Africa.

The Venue

kigali convention centreKigali Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda. Newly built by the joint efforts of leading Chinese, German and Turkish companies, the $500 million Kigali Convention Centre is one of the most modern and expensive buildings in Africa. The facility is in line with Rwanda's endeavour in becoming the Meeting, Incentives Conferences and Exhibitions hub in the region.

It has a net floor area of 32,200m2, a total of 18 versatile meeting rooms including a state-of-the-art of auditorium.

Exhibition Categories

Building Material
Machinery & Equipment
Steel & Aluminium
Hardware & Tools
Paints & Coatings
Water / Waste
Air Conditioning
Bathrooms & Kitchen
Swimming Pools
Safety & Security
and much more

Country Info

RwandamapRwanda , officially the Republic of Rwanda is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.


The country's principal language is Kinyarwanda, which is spoken by most Rwandans. The major European languages during the colonial era were German, and then French, which was introduced by Belgium and remained an official and widely spoken language after independence. The influx of former refugees from Uganda and elsewhere during the late 20th century has created a linguistic divide between the English-speaking population and the French-speaking remainder of the country. Kinyarwanda, English and French are all official languages. Kinyarwanda is the language of government and English is the primary educational medium. Swahili, the lingua franca of the African Great Lakes, and the official language of the East African Community, is also spoken by some as a second language, particularly returned refugees from Kenya and Tanzania. In 2015, Swahili was introduced as a mandatory subject in secondary schools. Inhabitants of Rwanda's Nkombo Island speak Amashi, a language closely related to Kinyarwanda.


The President of Rwanda is the head of state, and has broad powers including creating policy in conjunction with the Cabinet, exercising the prerogative of mercy, commanding the armed forces, negotiating and ratifying treaties, signing presidential orders, and declaring war or a state of emergency. The President is elected by popular vote every seven years, and appoints the Prime Minister and all other members of Cabinet. The incumbent President is Paul Kagame, who took office upon the resignation of his predecessor, Pasteur Bizimungu, in 2000. Kagame subsequently won elections in 2003 and 2010, although human rights organisations have criticised these elections as being "marked by increasing political repression and a crackdown on free speech". Article 101 of the current constitution limits presidents to two terms in office, but as of 2015 there is a motion underway in the Rwandan parliament to amend this and allow Kagame to run for a third term. The motion, which would require ratification by referendum, was brought following receipt of a petition signed by 3.8 million Rwandans.government


Rwanda is a country of few natural resources, and the economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture by local farmers using simple tools. An estimated 90% of the working population farms, and agriculture constituted an estimated 32.5% of GDP in 2014. Farming techniques are basic, with small plots of land and steep slopes. Since the mid-1980s, farm sizes and food production have been decreasing, due in part to the resettlement of displaced people. Despite Rwanda's fertile ecosystem, food production often does not keep pace with population growth, and food imports are required.


The main enviromental areas of concern are soil erosion and overgrazing while forested area is under intense pressure from uncontrolled cutting for fuel. During 1981–85, deforestation averaged 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) per year. Between 1990 and 2000, the average rate of deforestation was 3.9% per year. In 2000, only about 12.4% of the total land area was forested. Malaria and sleeping sickness have spread because forest clearing and irrigation have increased the breeding areas for disease-carrying insects. Rwanda has about 5 cu km of renewable water resources with 94% of annual withdrawals used for farming and 2% used for industrial activity. About 92% of the nation's city dwellers and 69% of the rural population have access to improved water sources. The nation's cities produce about 0.1 million tons of solid waste per year.


At 26,338 square kilometres (10,169 sq mi), Rwanda is the world's 149th-largest country, and the fourth smallest on the African mainland after Gambia, Swaziland, and Djibouti. It is comparable in size to Burundi, Haiti and Albania. The entire country is at a high altitude: the lowest point is the Rusizi River at 950 metres (3,117 ft) above sea level. Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, and is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and Burundi to the south. It lies a few degrees south of the equator and is landlocked. The capital, Kigali, is located near the centre of Rwanda.


11,927,547 people, Rwanda has one of the highest population densities in Africa (1,060/sq mi) with a young, mostly rural population. In 2014, the population is estimated at 12.1 million, an increase from 2013's estimate of 11.8 million.


Life expectancy: Men, 61.05 years; women, 67.03 years
Infant mortality: 59.59 deaths/1,000 live births
60 percent of the population lives in poverty.
68.3% of adults are literate
Compulsory education (Ages): 7 to 13 years.


44,400 (2012) main telephone lines
3,216,080 Internet users
14,008 kilometers of highway,
7 airfields
118,656 (2012) motor vehicles


Rwanda gained its independence on July 1, 1962. Politics of Rwanda reflects Belgian and German civil law systems and customary law takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Rwanda is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.


Currency: Rwandan Franc,
Per capita GDP: $689.69,
GDP: $ 31 billion,
GDP growth rate: 5.75%,
Inflation rate: 6.07%


Natural resources: gold; Cassiterite (tin ore); Wolframite (tungsten ore); Methane; Hydropower; Arable land; tourism; Agriculture: coffee, tea, Barley, green beans
Exports: $1.2 billion
Imports: 311 USD Million from 1998 until 2016



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