Move to bolster bilateral trade and provide a platform for Dubai Chamber to expand its footprint to Kenya and other key markets in Africa
Dubai Chamber of Commerce this week announced plans to conduct a two-day trade mission in Nairobi to enhance cooperation with Kenyan businesses. The mission, supported by the Kenyan National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will include 20 Dubai businessmen from a variety of sectors, who will explore new opportunities with their counterparts.
Forums and sessions will see the participation of trade experts, government agencies and regional stakeholders, as well as business owners who will hold roundtable discussions on key sectors such as agriculture and agribusiness, construction, infrastructure and tourism.
Delegates attending the event include: Charles Kahuthu, CEO and Regional Coordinator of the East Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Kiprono Kittony, National Chairman of the Kenyan National Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO, PTA Bank; and Amrote Abdella, Director, Startup Engagement & Partnerships, 4Afrika Initiatives at Microsoft.
The initiative falls in line with Dubai Chamber’s strategy to explore promising markets in Africa and make economic inroads in the lucrative investment areas within the continent. The Chamber has previously hosted a number of Global Business Forum events focusing on investment opportunities in Africa, and plans to launch the next edition next year.
H.E. Majid Al Ghurair, Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted said, “Nairobi is a key regional hub in the Sub Saharan region and provides a strategic position and gateway to the entire East African Community with over 140 million people, as well as the larger Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) market with over 450 million people.”
He added: “We look forward to working closely with the Kenyan National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, government agencies and other stakeholders as we deepen business and bilateral trade ties between the two countries.”
Dubai Chamber’s trade mission will take place October 3- 5, 2016, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski in Nairobi. On October 6-7, Dubai Chamber will extend the mission to Ethiopia, where industry experts will hold roundtable forums with diverse partners to bolster bilateral trade ties.
A leading chamber of commerce in the Middle East, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry aims to strengthen the cooperation between Dubai’s public and private sectors and has established 27 sector-specific business groups and 49 country-specific business councils to enhance communication with all sections of the business community.