• Kenya France Business Club: Creating business between France and Kenya
  • Kenya France Business Club: Creating business between France and Kenya

Kenya France Business Club: Creating business between France and Kenya

Kenya France Business Club, a platform launched in 2010 to promote the destination Kenya to the diaspora but also French investors, recidivated by organizing a meeting on the eve of France-Kenya rugby match.

 

By Dounia Ben Mohamed

 

The players of the Kenyan rugby team will arrive only late in the evening, the coach forbidding them any distraction the day before the match must oppose them to France, but this will not prevent the organizers to ensure their role. Namely: promote the destination Kenya in France. What is at the heart of the creation of the Kenya business meeting, a platform set up in 2010 to promote the destination Kenya to the diaspora but also French investors. It is in this sense that they organized, last December in Paris, a first meeting. This time, seizing the opportunity offered by the sporting meeting in Paris, they re-offend. “Kenya business meeting, created in 2010, to promote business between France and Kenya”.

“In Kenya, we do not apologize for being capitalist, business is in our DNA.”

And who better than the ambassador of the country of safaris in Paris to invite the assistance to seize the opportunities that offers his country? “It’s good to do business in Kenya! But also with Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania or the other countries of the region … The opportunities that you will find in Kenya are without comparison in the region, “says Salma Ahmed. “That’s what I explain to the French entrepreneurs I get, you do not need to speak the language, but just to know the system. You are looking for profit. In Kenya we do not apologize for being capitalist. Business is in our DNA. You do not have to worry about what percentage of your profits you will be able to repatriate. In Kenya it’s 100%. It is enough to see the margins of profit obtained by the French companies that operate in Kenya, it is without comparison with any other African country “.

“Do not complain of the Chinese, they have understood that there was business to be done with us. The question you need to ask is why you, you are not there yet! “

After this flaming preamble, it will be the turn of Kenya President Ken N. Osinde, who is present for the occasion, to speak. “Kenya has put in place a favorable framework for doing business. Our constitution gives people the right to do business in total safety. Be sure, your business is protected. We created the authorities and institutions to accompany investors. ” Referring to the roadmap adopted by the country, Vision 2030, he listed the major projects launched: infrastructure, establishment of special economic zones, support for the private sector, zero tolerance policy vis-à-vis Corruption, gangrene in the country. And he says: “Our main resource in Kenya is men. We have invested in human capital. This means that you will not need tomorrow to look for expatriates – come! – you will find the right people on the spot! And seize the opportunities, not only in Nairobi, but throughout the country! He concluded with a jest: “Do not complain of the Chinese, they have understood that there was business to do with us. The question you need to ask is why you, you are not there yet! ”

“We love all Africa! “

The final word will be given by Veronica Kariuki, founder of the Kenya France Business Club, originally the Kenya business meeting and the meeting of the day. “We are here to promote this country we love so much – but not just him, all of Africa! In this room there are Kenyans, Frenchmen and Africans. And I hope that you will leave with contacts of future partners for business … or friends. Meanwhile, a little taste to convince them, if they were not yet to go to Kenya, culinary and musical specialties of the country will be on the program. Before taking pictures and autographs of the players of the national team.

 

 


 

Author: Dounia Ben Mohamed // Photos: Meetings in Kenya France Business Club (KFBC) © KFBC

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