President William Ruto will officiate the second Canada-Africa Business Conference on February 19 – 20, the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business has announced.
The Kenya Private Sector Alliance and the High Commission of Canada are organising Canada-Africa Business Conference, which will bring together industry leaders at Muthaiga Country Club in Nairobi.
“The conference is open to all corporate members of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, along with invited guests and sponsors. Sectors to be represented include infrastructure, energy, financing for Canada-Africa projects, and FinTech, with additional sector focus areas under development. The overarching theme will underscore Canada’s role as a trusted partner across African markets, emphasizing Kenya’s pivotal position as a key gateway to the East Africa region and the continent,” the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business said in a statement on Tuesday.
Maninder Sidhu, Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, is set to attend.
“We eagerly anticipate sharing program updates as we confirm the participation of leading decision-makers,” said Deepak Dave, Program Chair for the event.
Garreth Bloor, President of the Canada-Africa Chamber, expressed confidence in the success of the event, stating, “Our previous engagements in Kenya have always been an incredible success, and this is a testament – in no small part – to the key role of Kenya and KEPSA in Canada-Africa trade and investment.”
KEPSA Chief Executive Officer Carole Kariuki said they are excited to collaborate with the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and look forward to the forum that will promote trade and investment between Canada and Africa.
“This forum aims to widen the scope of available opportunities in medical care, infrastructure, energy, FinTech, and project financing,” Kariuki said.
All conference attendees are invited to join an evening reception on Monday, February 19, following the day’s program. Christopher Thornley, the Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya, has graciously extended this invitation to all delegates of the second Canada-Africa Business Conference, the statement added.
The second summit in Nairobi appears to target the East African market, with Kenya being the gateway to the region.
The first Canada-Africa Business Conference was in Botswana in 2019, where over 220 delegates participated, targeting the Southern African market. Ministers, CEOs, Mayors and dynamic entrepreneurs are among those who convened in Gaborone,