Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with the Embassy of the republic of Tunisia in Nairobi , Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tunisia Export- CEPEX and Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) today held a business and match making event at Movenpick Hotel and Residences Nairobi.
On behalf of the Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia who was not able to attend the long-awaited forum that was previously scheduled to take place in 2020, Chamber 1st Vice President Dr. Erick Rutto represented KNCCI.
Dr. Rutto expressed his appreciation to all the organizers who contributed to the forum success. He applauded the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia for maintaining a good relationship with the Chamber and establishing a rapport with both the Kenyan government and private sector.
He stated that Tunisia has proven to be a great country for business for Kenya. He highlighted that in 2019 KNCCI organized a business delegation of 9 people to Tunisia that resulted to import of Tunisia high grade olive oil and export of avocado to Tunisia giving to rise to exchange of 5 million USD in terms of exports and imports between the two countries.
He announced that to maintain the trade ties between Kenya and Tunisia, there should be a Tunisia Trade house in Kenya to enable Kenyan businesses to easily source for products locally and vice versa.
The Tunisian Business Delegation arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on 1st December 2021 to explore business ties and the possibilities of cooperation with companies in Kenya. The business delegation comprising of 25 Tunisian companies dealing with Agro food, FMCG, Building & Construction Materials, Metal, Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals, Hygiene Products, Packaging, Spare parts, Household Items, and Consulting services.
The Business Forum aimed at fostering networking, exchange knowledge, develop trading and collaborative relationships, promote bilateral trade, enhance regional and international trade and explore investment opportunities between Tunisia and Kenya. The event brought together Kenyan and Tunisia companies with potential agents, importers, distributors/ wholesalers, retailers, joint venture partners, local businesses and Government agencies in the region.
The event end tomorrow – 3rd December 2021 , with the Tunisian business delegation making group visits to Kenyan organizations and government offices.