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Digital business delegation to Kenya

Join our digital business delegation to Kenya, February 25th – 29th, 2020 and explore business opportunities and meet local partners that are interested in doing business with Nordic companies within digital business and solutions.

Explore your business potential – discover business opportunities within digital solutions, February 25th – 29th, 2020.

In cooperation with Danish Chamber of CommerceNordekon Consultancy Company invites Nordic companies to join our business delegation to Kenya in February 2020. The purpose of the business delegation is to meet and identify relevant local digital business partners including relevant meetings with high level officials. We will organise an individual programme for your company in accordance with your needs which will include the following:

 

  • Kickoff seminar on digital business opportunities Kenya (in Copenhagen)
  • High-level minister meetings with relevance for your business
  • Individual  meeting programme with 4-5 local companies, digital hubs, clusters, spaces and/or ecosystems in Kenya.

Target group:

This delegation to Kenya is relevant for Nordic companies operating with digital solutions in the following areas:

  • Edtech
  • Medtech
  • Fintech

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

Facts

  • We will stay at a hotel in Nairobi.
  • We meet in the morning at 8.00 am, February 26th for breakfast. Kickoff seminar at 9.00 am – 10 am.
  • We visit relevant hubs, clusters and ecosystems.
  • We meet in the evenings (optional).
  • There will be individual company meetings during the stay in Nairoibi.
  • We will fly with KLM 

This delegation is carried out in cooperation with: 

About the digital market in Kenya

Kenya has been at the forefront of the African digital revolution over the past decade, and currently has over 80 percent internet penetration which makes Kenya a world leader in use of smartphones. With such a high number of the population having access to smartphones, mobile technologies are increasing rapidly in Kenya, being embraced in the banking, transportation and healthcare industries. In the next ten years, Africa will have achieved substantial growth in digital inclusion and is set to leapfrog the rest of the world due to the numerous opportunities that exist. Kenya is among six countries identified as leaders in expansion of Africa’s share in the global digital economy. 

Edtech

About 70% of students in Kenya can’t afford the mandatory textbooks required for school, that´s one of the reasons why the world’s leading work on education is happening in Nairobi and Kenya is ranked 1st out of 43 African countries for education outcomes. Kenya’s education system is the strongest on the African continent.

Medtech

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve people’s lives. The Kenyan medical device market will record double-digit growth in local currency terms over the 2017-2022 period. Kenya will increase budgetary allocation towards training of healthcare workers and acquisition of technologies in order to boost response to a rising disease burden. The demand for medical devices remains high as many healthcare facilities require modernization in both the public and private sector, which fosters a demand for high quality, affordable and efficient medical devices and digital transformation. (Source: Medic East Africa) 

Fintech

With the 2007 launch of mobile-money transfer service M-Pesa by Vodacom for Safaricom, Kenya has led the world in mobile money. The Kenyan fintech sector is among the fastest growing in Africa, with technology increasingly defining the day-to-day running of businesses in the country. Many start-ups are driving innovations, especially within mobile money. These businesses include mobile banking and savings, alternative funding and mobile payments. 

Delegation programme (tentative)

Day 1: Wednesday 26th

  • 09.00 AM: Workshop about Kenya 
  • 11.00 AM: Visit to Narobi Garage 
  • 01.00 PM: Lunch 
  • 02.00 PM: Visit to iHub 
  • 04.00 PM: Visit the Danish Embassy 
  • 07.00 PM: Joint dinner 

Day 2: Thursday 27th

  • 09.00 AM: Ministry of digitalisation (tbc)
  • 12.00 AM: Lunch 
  • 01.00 PM: Individual meetings  
  • 07.00 PM: Joint dinner 

Day 3: Friday 28th

  • 09.00 AM: Individual meetings  
  • 11.00 AM: Individual meetings 
  • 01.00 PM: Lunch 
  • 02.00 PM: TBA
  • 04.00 PM: Departure to NBO

Particpant fee: The price is EURO 1,850 (ex. VAT) each person (based on min. 10 traveling companies) ex. airfare and accomodation. Members of AFRICA INNOVATION NETWORK® and Danish Chamber of Commerce will get approx. 15% discount. Not included in the price is the participant’s own transport to meetings, transportation to/from airport, visas, insurance and meals. Sign up: Please email, Consultant, Sarah Skou Andreasen: sarah@nordekon.com

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