The Mombasa conference centre will house banks, restaurants, libraries, among other amenities, and is expected to compete against Nairobi’s Kenyatta International Conference Centre.
The government is expected to share a stake in the development with several private investors. Investors are keen to tap into the market that is expected to grow on the back of Kenya’s strategic position as a transport hub in the region.
“The demand for business conference has triggered the need to develop a world class convention centre,” said Marianne Jordan, the managing director of Kenya Tourist Development Corporation.
Many conference delegates flying into Nairobi include Mombasa in their itinerary but the coastal city would attract direct business from its twin offer of conference facilities and tourist attractions.
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