Rwanda is politically stable with well functioning institutions, rule of law and zero tolerance for corruption. The World Bank’s 2013/14 Global Competitive Index Report ranked Rwanda as the most competitive place to do business in East Africa and 2nd in Africa.
Rwanda is an attractive market of over 11 million people with a rapidly growing middle class and its location as part of the East African Community (EAC) provides access to the burgeoning East African market of over 140 million people.
The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences/Conventions and Exhibitions/Events (MICE) tourism sector has been identified by the Government of Rwanda as providing a clear and long-term opportunity to diversity and grow Rwanda’s export strategy. In the past few years the destination has been developing infrastructure and renovating existing facilities for tourism and conferencing in the country. Through this lens Rwanda has attracted much foreign investment in the sector.
Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, is preparing to unveil the new US$ 300 million Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) due to open in mid 2016. Positioned on a hilltop in the heart of Kigali near Parliament, the development is set to become one of the most recognized modern structures in Africa.
Just 20 minutes from the city centre, the Kigali International Airport upgrade has been recently completed; the expanded airport can now handle 1.5 million passengers annually (from its previous capacity of 600,000 passengers).
The nation’s flag carrier, RwandAir, is one of the fastest growing airlines on the African continent connecting to business hubs in East Africa, West Africa, South Africa, the Middle East and Europe, positioning the country as a strong contender for growth in the MICE tourism sector. Click here to visit the website.
Rwanda offers participants a unique experience in an African country that is modern, exceptionally clean and safe. In addition to showcasing the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’, delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy incredible pre and post tours and to experience the country’s unique flora and fauna – undoubtedly Africa’s best-kept secret.
Increasingly recognized globally as a politically stable country as well as for its sound macro-economic progress and immense strides in conservation practices, remarkable Rwanda is a wonderful environment in which to combine business with pleasure. We would be delighted to welcome you and your event.