Kenya presents bid to host World Chamber Congress

Kenya has presented her bid to host the 12th World Chamber Congress in the year 2021 before the International Chamber of Commerce jury at the World Chambers Federation meeting in Beijing, China.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) National Chairman Kiprono Kittony says if the bid goes through the congress will provide opportunities for local investors and businessmen to forge strong relations and partnerships with  business leaders from across the globe.

The event brings together global trade bodies, chambers, businesses and high profile government officials to share best practices, develop networks and learn new areas of innovation.

Kittony says if the bid goes through the congress will provide opportunities for businessmen to connect and strengthen relations with a diverse and international group of individuals representing more than 100 countries.

KNCCI says the congress will attract close to 14,000 chambers from over 100 countries and this will provide a good opportunity for local business people to create networks with foreign investors and form partnerships with leading business leaders across the world.

Kenya will face off with five other countries namely Ethiopia, Oman, Iran, Jordan and Dubai who have expressed interest in hosting the conference that is organized by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Already the bid has received the endorsement by President Uhuru Kenyatta as well as the Council of Governors.

While endorsing the bid, President Kenyatta said Kenya is a gateway to Africa and provides opportunities for businesses looking to invest in the next economic frontier.

Recently, the country has in recent years hosted high profile international conferences such as WTO, UNCTAD 14, TICAD VI and HLM II as the government positions and promotes Kenya as a regional conference hub.

 

  

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