12th October, 2021- Dubai

The Kenya Business delegation to Dubai was yesterday hosted by the General Consul General Peter Mwenda. The General appreciated the commitment of the delegation to look for business partners in Dubai and vowed to support the traders in market intelligence, referrals and due diligence to enable them trade successfully in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) market.

The General was thrilled by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) strategy of sensitizing and providing networking opportunities for the business community in Kenya.

Uasin Gishu Governor. H. E Jackson Mandago who is part of the Kenya delegation attending the Dubai Global Business Forum (GBF) outlined the importance of Kenya to invest in TVET skills to stand a chance to be competitive and grow the labour market in UAE. While appreciating the opportunities in Kenya, more so in the Agriculture sector, Governor Mandago indicated the need for Kenya to focus on value addition, branding and packaging.

During this visit, a request was made to KNCCI to enroll and sensitize it’s members on export market and business contract signing, a request that was taken positively.

The Kenya Business delegation was also privileged to have a networking session with Dubai Consultancy on Business opportunities and Dubuy.com.

The networking session exposed the Kenyan traders on the available opportunities between Kenya and the UAE market and the possible business links.

The traders underwent a sensitization program on Dubuy.com which is an innovative solution to ease often costly and cumbersome trading processes. Dubuy.com also provides access to goods from Dubai in an easy, safe and transparent manner over an e-commerce platform.

The Kenya business delegation who are KNCCI members were able to enroll as buyers and Sellers on the Dubai.com app.

Today, the focus will be on GBF which kicks off at the Dubai Exhibition Centre. This is a two days event aimed at bringing the trade and investment community back together to explore bilateral trade opportunities between Dubai and Sub-Saharan Africa.