We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration between the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) and Dallas University in Texas, USA. Chamber President Dr. Erick Rutto hosted a delegation from Dallas University, led by Mr. Hapta Woiru, a lecturer at the School of Management. The visit aimed to explore potential partnerships in education and business, highlighting Texas’s business-friendly environment.

Dallas University’s School of Management boasts a robust research base, driving initiatives like a global business program designed to train African leaders in business. In line with this, the delegation plans to host an education and business conference in Nairobi, Kenya in 2026, where KNCCI will play a role in shaping the conference’s theme, topics, and overall planning.

This collaboration opens doors for joint efforts in organizing trade fairs, exhibitions, and exchange programs. Furthermore, KNCCI will leverage Dallas University’s Global Development Initiative to provide its members with market analysis and access to vital market information, enhancing their competitiveness.

Dr. Erick Rutto, KNCCI President, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership, emphasizing key areas of cooperation:

  • KNCCI’s commitment to infusing business expertise into the Nairobi conference in 2026.
  • Leveraging Dallas University’s Global Development Initiative for market intelligence to boost business volume.
  • Collaborating on a 14-week SME training program.
  • Joint participation in the Ghana 2025 education and business conference.
  • Allocating a slot during the conference for KNCCI to showcase Kenyan business success stories.

This collaboration signifies a dynamic step towards fostering educational and business synergies between Kenya and the United States, driving growth and innovation in both regions.