Kenya: French Chamber of Commerce pledges to support Kenyan businesses

Nairobi – The Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) has partnered with the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) to support businesses in Kenya.

The partnership agreement was signed by Estelle Gillot Valet, Director of International Events and Partnerships at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) and Richard Ngatia, President of KNCCI.

As part of the venture, FCCI and KNCC will work closely to expand trade and investment opportunities through support for business incubators, digital technology, apprenticeships, SME programs, benchmarking, exhibitions and events with the Kenyan business community.

KNCCI will focus on ICT, logistics, agriculture, hospitality and infrastructure to expand its partnership with French companies.

Since 2019, KNCCI has overseen a process whereby a business delegation from Kenya to France in search of potential markets monitored the value of Kenyan exports to the French market, which rose from US$77 million (Sh9.2 billion) in 2019 increased to US$91 million (Shh 10). 9 billion) in 2021.

“We will host the FCCI in Kenya in 2023 to showcase the business opportunities available and expand our trade development partnership,” Ngatia said.

Ngatia strives to create business and finance opportunities for KNCCI SMEs in Kenya.

Ngatia will meet key representatives from the French Chamber of Commerce and from BPI France, Medef International and Ambition Africa during his visit to the European country.

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