InvestHK ‘The Government of the Hong Kong Special administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China’ officials facilitated by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council-Kenya paid a courtesy visit to  The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI) to introduce the Director General Mr. Stephen Phillips and to deliberate on areas of partnership and business opportunities.

The Chamber President Mr. Richard Ngatia emphasized on KNCCI’s role in advocating for creation of a favorable commercial, trade and investment environment that support enterprise expansion. He noted that KNCCI is working with various development partners towards realizing its mandate and ensuring growth of business for its members and the entire business community.

Many businesses are faced by financial obstacles, KNCCI works closely with various financial institutions to offer financial solutions and capacity building for businesses.

During the ongoing 4th Edition of the SMEs Conference and Expo themed ‘Accelerating the MSMEs growth through adoption of technology and innovation ‘ KNCCI articulated the importance of having digital hubs and we hope that this partnership will play a critical role in bridging the gap.

InvestHK ,Director-General Mr.Stephen Phillips, stated that InvestHK works with a vision to strengthen Hong Kong’s status as the leading international business location in Asia. The organization also works with overseas and entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up an office or expand their existing business in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is a regional hub for innovation and technology (I&T) development, focusing on bio-tech, artificial intelligence, robotics, data and smart cities

InvestHK is looking forward to a long-term partnership for practical collaboration with a focus on all sectors to enhance trade between the two countries through provision of market linkages and  dissemination of information.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organizes 37 expos every year which would be of economic interest to both countries .HKTDC is working towards reviving the Lifestyle Expo in Kenya which will consist of customized business matching services for visitors to facilitate their sourcing of Hong Kong lifestyle products and A commercial delegation of companies exhibiting their key products and negotiating business at their booths.

KNCCI is looking forward to the formation of Joint Business Council (JBC) in order to bring all the ideas to reality and promote trade.

In attendance were;

1 Mr.Richard Ngatia

Chamber President

Mr. Kassim Were

Trade Research and Policy Consultant

Mr. Stephen Phillips

Director General

2 Mr. Omarsadik Dahiye

National Director

  Holger Vogt

Principal Consultant

3 Mr.Patrick Nyangweso


  Bernice Robbertse

Country Manager-South Africa

4 Ms. Virginia Waruingi

Business Development Manager

  Catherine Kittony

Senior Associate

5 Ms. Joyce Chelagat

Legal Officer