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.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Kenyan SMEs and some Corporates interested in enhancing their trading relationship with Middle East .
HOW YOU BENEFIT
- 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
|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