On Thursday, 27 September 2012, the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce and the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) will hold the 1st Kenyan-German Business Forum in Kenya.
The meeting at the Hilton Hotel follows a visit to Germany by Prime Minister Raila Odinga in September 2010, where he met representatives of more than 60 firms at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and appealed to them to consider investing in Kenya.
At the meeting in Hamburg, the PM likened Kenya’s experiences to those of Germany after the Second World War.
“I know what Germany achieved after the war. When you look at Germany today, it is like Germany which suffered so much devastation was the winner in that war. I believe we can achieve this in Kenya,” he said then.
On Thursday, the Prime Minister will give an opening address and inaugurate the newly established office of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nairobi. The organisers of the Forum expect some 160 participants, 40 of whom are high-ranking representatives from Germany’s business community.
Mr Odinga is expected at the Hilton at 9:30 am.