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Kenya and Middle East SME Investment Conference

Kenya & Middle East SME Investment Conference – Nairobi, Kenya – June 30, 2020

The CTW( Connecting Trade Worlwide) Global Brand in partnership with the SME Support Centre Limited will host the  Kenya and Middle East SME Investment Conference 2020  which will be a one-day event during the CTW Week in Kenya that will feature the gathering of a select senior government officials, investment leaders,financial services sector players,a few large corporates/project but primarily small and medium sized enterprises(SMEs) from Kenya.

The key objective of the event will be to further deepen the investment relationships between Kenya and Middle East by providing information to SMEs on investment opportunities and access to investment capital. The investment discussions will focus on presentation of both countries as present and future investment destination for investors and also expanding multinational corporations. The delegation from Middle East comprising of investors and companies will also engage with the chief executives of invited SMEs on areas of potential investments in their businesses in Kenya.

Kenyan SMEs and some Corporates interested in enhancing their trading relationship with Middle East .


  • Pioneer investment platform that brings together in one room ALL significant players from Kenya & Middle East that will directly result in wholesome exchange of information to the SMEs
  • Opportunity to get involved in various projects related to future ventures.
  • Opportunity to meet & network with key officials ,key guests and peer SMEs that are already trading with Middle East
  • For a select number of SMEs& projects, participate in specially curated deal rooms. The SMEs whose project are selected will go through a one day investment readiness training by Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya. Please fill in the ” deal intake form” to submit your deal and qualify for this training.


Time Speaker/ Facilitator Topic/ Remarks
7.30am – 8.20am All participants Arrival and Registration
8.20am – 8.30am Linda Onyango

CEO, SME Support Centre (SSC) Limited

Welcome Remarks
8.30am – 8.50am Representative from Middle East  Key Remarks & Invitation of  Chief Guest from Middle East
8.50am- 9.15am Chief Guest- Middle East Representative Keynote Address: Landscape for Business &Investments
9.15am – 9.25am Andrew Muigai

Advisory Board Member, SME Support Centre (SSC) Limited and Director, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI)

Remarks and invitation of Kenyan Chief Guest
9.25am – 9.55am Betty Maina

Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives

Keynote Address: Deepening the business and trade relationships between Kenya & Middle East
9.55am – 10.10am  UAE Ambassador to Kenya Remarks: Enhancing the trade relationships between Kenya &Middle East
10.10am – 10.25am Senior representative from the Dubai  Chamber of Commerce Linkages between Kenya and UAE  businesses and investors
10.25am – 10.45am  (Remarks from Key Event Sponsor) Supporting trade and investments between Kenya and UAE
10.45am – 11.00am All participants TEA BREAK
11.00am – 11.15am Richard Ngatia

Chamber President, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI)

Enhancing linkages between Kenyan and UAE businesses and investors
11.15am – 11.30am Peter Biwott

CEO, Brand Kenya

Participation by Kenyan businesses and investors at the Dubai Expo 2020
11.30am – 11.45am Moses Ikiara

Managing Director, Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest)

Landscape for business and investment opportunities in Kenya
11.45am – 12.00pm Senior Representative from Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Kenya Contribution towards Middle East and Africa investments
12.00pm – 12.20pm Middle East Representative Investment in Manufacturing in Middle East
12.20pm – 12.40pm Middle East Representative Investment in Agribusiness in Middle East
12.40pm – 1.00pm Middle East Representative Investment in Health in Middle East
1.00pm – 2.00pm LUNCH BREAK
2.00pm – 2.20pm Middle East Representative Investment in Logistics in Middle East
2.20pm – 2.40pm Middle East Representative Investment in Real Estate in Middle East
2.40pm – 3.00pm Middle East  Representative Immigration opportunities in Middle East
3.00pm-  3.30 p.m Linda Onyango

CEO, SME Support Centre (SSC) Limited

Closing Remarks

Supporting Partners

 RSVP Registration( Invite Only through Partners) 

Present a Funding Project

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