Singapore Business Federation’s Africa Business Group (AfBG) is organising our 4th visit to the Republic of Kenya and 3rd Business Mission to the Republic of Rwanda from 9 – 16 June 2018 (travel dates inclusive), in conjunction with a high-level visit. The delegation will be visiting Nairobi (9-13 Jun) and Kigali (13-16 Jun) and, capitals and largest cities of both Rwanda and Kenya.
The following sector-specific tracks are being arranged. Other tracks may also be included, but are dependent on the delegation composition and relevance.
- Track 1 : Construction, Real Estate / Infrastructure Development
- Track 2 : Logistics / Transport
- Track 3 : General Trade / Retail
- Track 4 : Agribusiness / Agro-Processing
- Track 5 : Others
Meetings will be facilitated with government, leading state-owned, local conglomerates and international companies in the various sectors where relevant.
The objectives of this mission are for participants to gain a first-hand understanding of the market dynamics and emerging sectors, and establish useful business and official contacts through our network of Africa-based associations and chambers, investment promotion agencies and professional services.
Mission Programme Highlights
Briefing sessions on the market’s’ latest developments, investment and business opportunities, tax and legal system
Meetings and site visits with various local conglomerates and government ministries where relevant
Business matching and networking with members of the respective local business communities, and representatives of the chambers and associations, government ministries, key conglomerates and Singapore companies there
Singapore roadshow, and networking sessions with the local business communities
Please contact Ms Stella Ng (firstname.lastname@example.org / 6827 6842) or Mr Cody Lee (email@example.com / 6827 6858) to indicate your interest, and to be kept updated on details of the programme and costs.
Key Facts about Rwanda
- Population of 12.1 million
- A member of the East African Community, has access to a regional market of over 162 million consumers.
- Tops the chart in the East and Central Africa and ranks 3rd easiest place to do business in Africa.
- One of the fastest growing economies in Central Africa, with GDP of USD21.97 billion (2016) and it has been growing 6-8% per year between since 2001.
- With a stable macroeconomic environment and an increasingly attractive investment climate, Rwanda is creating a favourable environment for business start-ups, entrepreneurs and other private sectors.
- Sectors of Opportunity
- Energy, Infrastructure, Construction, Agriculture, Information Communications and Technology, Tourism and Mining
Key Facts about Kenya
- Population of 48.4 million
- Hub of East Africa and a member of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
- Has an access of over 460 million consumers
- As of 2016 estimates, the country had a GDP of USD70.53 billion achieving an all-time high
- Growth outlook remains positive for Kenya with forecasts indicating annual real GDP growth averaging 6.1% from 2014 through 2022.
- Being one of the top tea producing nation in the world, Kenya is the world’s biggest exporter of the black variety of the leaves.
- Sectors of Opportunity
- Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism and Information Communication and Technology