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Nordic business delegation to Rwanda

Join our business delegation to Rwanda, March 11th – 15th, 2018 and explore business opportunities and meet local partners that are interested in doing business with Nordic companies within food/agribusiness, tourism/service, ICT and innovative healthcare solutions.

Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within the agribusiness, tourism/service, ICT and healthcare sectors, March 11th – 15th, 2018.

Nordekon ApS and Sandberg Ltd. invite Nordic companies to join our business delegation to Rwanda in March 2018. The purpose of the business delegation is to identify relevant local business partners including relevant meetings with high level officials. In cooperation the Kigali based company Sandberg Ltd, run by CEO, Johanna Solvejg Juel Sandberg, Nordekon ApS will organise an individual programme for your company in accordance with your needs and it will include the following:

  • Kickoff seminar on business opportunities in Rwanda
  • High-level minister meetings with relevance for your business
  • Individual programme of visits to relevant local companies. The programme is based on your company profile and requirements

Prior to departure there will also be an opportunity to meet with embassy representatives from the Rwanda embassy in Stockholm.

Video: Opportunities in Rwanda

Target group:

This delegation to Rwanda is relevant for Nordic companies operating in all sectors – but in particularly in the following sectors:

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Service and Tourism
  • ICT
  • Healthcare

Individual programme will be elaborated accordingly to the needs and requirements of each participating company.

On October 31, 2017 Rwanda is ranked the 2nd easiest place to do business in sub- Saharan Africa after Mauritius in the World Bank Doing Business report. It took me 1 hour to register my company SANDBERG Ltd and within 6 hours I had my TIN (tax Identification number) number and I was in Business. You can pass by RDB (Rwanda Development Board) or register online – it is free of charge

Johanna Solvejg Sandberg

CEO, Sandberg Ltd. Kigali

Particpant fee: The price is EURO 1,900 each person (based on min. 10 traveling companies) ex. airfare and accommodation. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK will get 15% discount equal to approx. EURO 285 each person. Not included in the price is the participant’s own transport to meetings, transportation to/from airport, visas, insurance and meals. If you like to get more publicity in the local media as well as your trip covered by our Communication Consultant, please email: Signe Emilie Willesen Smith: signe@nordekon.com. Sign up: Sign up for participation, please email: Josefine Maria Rostgaard Sørensen: josefine@nordekon.com.

Facts

  • We will stay at Radisson Blu hotels in Kigali.
  • We meet in the morning at 8.00 am, March 11th for breakfast. Kickoff seminar at 9.00 am – 11 am.
  • After the kickoff seminar all the individual programs will start.
  • We meet in the evenings (optional).
  • Based on our previous business delegations, each participating company will have 12 (average) individual meetings during the stay.

Send us an email if you would like to know more about your business opportunities in Rwanda or receive any sector (country) profile of Rwanda.

Tentative itinerary Rwanda (Kigali):

  • Departure CPH: March, Sunday 10th
  • Arrival KGL: March, Sunday 10th
  • Departure KGL: March, Wednesday 14th
  • Arrival CPH: March, Thursday 15th

Pic: Radisson Blu, Kigali

Incentives for joining this business delegation

In Rwanda, you will experience a rapid development, various infrastructure projects are initiated and new businesses and hubs are opening every day. There is a sustained high economic growth: Strong average year-on-year GDP growth although from a low level, relatively low inflation and low (but growing) debt-to-GDP ratio. Expected (GDP) growth in 2018 is 6,8% (source: IMF)
Rwanda is at the heart of the East African Nations and with a growing middle class and a population of nearly12 million people, the opportunities are there. Rwanda is also part of the market and customs union with a market potential of 162 million consumers in the East Africa Community (EAC). From Rwanda, you also have close access to the Eastern DRC market of approximately 35 million people
Rwanda has a vision of becoming a central conference hub in Africa, this has attracted both Marriott and Radisson Blu to open large hotels in Rwanda in 2016. The ambition is to make Rwanda a first-class hub for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions like the 27th African Union summit, executed in Kigali in 2016 at the new convention center

Rwanda facts

Country
Rwanda is a landlocked country situated in Central East Africa. With an estimated population of nearly 12 million, Rwanda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa, according to the United Nations Decennial Census. There is only one time zone in Rwanda (GMT+2), which does not change throughout the year.

Rwanda was the scene of genocide in 1994. An estimated one million Tutsi (three-quarters of their total population) and thousands of Hutu members of the population were killed. The genocide had severe social and economic ramifications on the country.

The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by General Paul Kagame put an end to the Genocide in 1994 and won control of Rwanda in July that year. The new administrations inherited a decimated country with virtually no infrastructure and an impoverished and traumatised population. After the genocide, the Government embarked on rebuilding the country and improving the quality of life. Good governance, productive market oriented agriculture, and regional and international economic integration are three of the six pillars of Rwanda’s long term Vision 2020.

Geographiy
With a surface of 26,338 square kilometres, Rwanda is located about 1,000 kilometres south of the equator. It shares a border with Uganda in the North, Tanzania in the East, Burundi in the South, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the West.

Religion
More than half of the population is Roman Catholic (56.5%). Others are Protestant (26%), Adventist (11.2%) and Muslim (4.6%). The rest of the population follows other indigenous beliefs. You can ask any Rwandan about his/her religion, but do not ask about ethnicity.

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