East African Business Guide

Editorial Foreword From Mr. Charles KAHUTHU - CEO

We welcome you to this first edition of the East African Business Guide. We shall endeavour to tell the good story of public private partnership and the integration agenda through this publication. We are witnessing interesting developments and the region’s geopolitical environment is fast evolving.

This publication will provide a platform and a mouth piece for stakeholders and members of the national chambers to articulate various issues in the region, such as Infrastructure development, trade facilitation and the integration agenda, among many others. Our Cover Story in the inaugural edition is centred on the delivery of infrastructure in the region which is a fundamental prerequisite in facilitating business transactions. We have also expanded our horizon and looked at issues that do impact on the African continent, including the impact of climate change to us all, and how the continent intends to respond to the risks posed.

 

Unlike many other platforms, our magazine will be delivered directly to our business organizations, trade facilitation agencies, foreign embassies in Kenya, our embassies overseas, the East African Community Secretariat and all relevant departments of the EAC member states, thereby ensuring that you, our partner, are visible to all the relevant sectors.

We want the Guide to be instructive, directive and inspirational. It shall not be a replica of anything else in the industry. We are looking to having the Editorial team and contributors holding round tables with the regional policy makers to discuss some of the content and to push for implementation of the regional agenda. We are also looking to having the Business Guide combining international standards with regional identity, so that readers recognize it is a magazine for East African issues. It shall reflect the mentality of the editorial team and finally, ensure that is attractive in the presentation of information on all pages.

The Guide shall have clarity and more value added than just dissemination of news. We are looking at making the publication “digital” after the production of the first few hard copy editions, so that our readers can have easier access to the publication.

We want to thank you most sincerely for partnering with us and look forward to continued, and more beneficial, relationship with you and your organization in the coming days.

 

We are truly grateful for your support!

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EACCIA News

CIAPE 2017

The China International Auto Products Expo (CIAPE 2017), supported by the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) and the Chinese government, is the exclusive state level professional parts and the leading trade fair in the automotive industry. Up to now, the expo has been successfully held for 10 years, attracting 7,193 exhibiting companies from 40 countries and regions as well as over 230,000 professional visitors and buyers from over 100 countries and regions. This year CIAPE will be held on 21st to 23rd September, 2017. CIAPE is unique with regard to the width and depth of automotive industry, consisting of the following segments: New Energy Vehicle
Auto Parts Electronics and Information Technology Clean Fuels and equipment Intelligent Manufacturing and Robots Auto Maintenance and Diagnosis Equipment Auto Accessories Auto Refitting Motorcycle and scooter, electric motorcycles Service including Finance, Insurance, Leasing and Recycling Resources With 200,000 square meters exhibition areas at the National Exhibition & Conference Centre, CIAPE covers the whole automotive industry meeting the need of vehicle makers, OEM manufacturers, aftermarket manufacturers, traders, dealers, distributors and wholesalers, repair shops and chain stores, companies from hundreds of auto parts centers, repair garages, service providers. Besides, over 20 concurrent activities every year are held during the exhibition such as high end summits, introduction of policies and regulations, release of new technologies, match-making meetings, etc. The organizers and the speakers are all professionals and experts in this field, from who you can know more about the information of automotive industry in China and the world as well. The Expo will be held at the China Exhibition and Conference Center which is currently the world’s largest exhibition complex, covering an area of 1,470,000 square meters, among which there are indoor exhibiting area, outdoor exhibiting area, commercial center, office facilities and hotel. The delegation will enjoy (exhibitor and visitor) the following benefits: International Auto Parts Buyer-Seller Meet during CIAPE 2017, Chinese speakers, Chinese attendees, conference room facilities, etc. For both exhibitors and visitors, they will be offered matchmaking services, as soon as the companies have registered with us. Please let us have your detailed information. For each company, they will be connected to at least 10 partners out of the 7,000 recommended Chinese auto parts manufacturers by the Ministry of Commerce of China. We shall arrange for the trade mission (exhibitor and/or visitor) to visit a local auto manufacturing factory or auto parts factory. An interview shall be arranged before, during and after the show, for the head of the delegation and/or the group in general. SCHEDULE
Day 1: Wednesday, 20th September 2017:
Arrival in Shanghai Day 2: Thursday, 21st September 2017:
Morning: Visit CIAPE
Afternoon: Attend the Seminar in the Automotive Industry Day 3: Friday, 22nd September 2017:
Visit CIAPE or Attend the Buyer-Seller Matchmaking Meeting Day 4: Saturday, 23rd September 2017:
Morning: Departure from hotel to plant tour (Visit factory or auto industry zone) Day 5: Sunday, 24th September 2017:
Visit the 2nd factory and then departure  ULTIMATE SHANGHAI, CHINA EXPERIENCE Join us for the ONLY ALL- INCLUSIVE business package in Shanghai from 21st to 23rd September, 2017. Discover and attend the China International Auto Products Expo (CIAPE 2017) to be held by Party A at the National Exhibition & Convention Center in Hongqiao District, Shanghai, China. Your trip includes four nights at one of Shanghai’ hotels, daily meals, a lifetime of memories, plus the opportunity to network with top international business leaders. PACKAGE FEE: Each Delegate is required to Pay Kshs. 210,000 Only. PACKAGE INCLUSIONS: Return air ticket, 4 night’s accommodation, Local transfers from the hotels to the exhibition venues. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture 2nd Floor, Mirage Plaza, Bellevue Area, Mombasa RoadP. O. Box 35104 – 00200, Nairobi, KenyaTelephone:   +254 20 6000 823, +254 774 702 718, +254 723 341 143, +254 20 60 49 32.Email:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. //  We sincerely invite you to attend CIAPE 2017.

EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the registration form here.

Horasis Asia Meeting - 2017

East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) would like to announce the Horasis Asia Meeting. Horasis will convene the 2017 Horasis Asia Meeting in Kolkata/India on 26-27 November, co-hosted by the Government of West Bengal and the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The annual Horasis Asia Meeting is Asia's foremost gathering of the region's most senior leaders from business and government. The Horasis Asia Meeting is poised to be the ideal platform to explore and advance regional cooperation, impact investing and sustainable growth. Being India’s gateway to ASEAN and the whole of Asia, Kolkata is the ideal location to advance the region's economic, political and social agenda. The Horasis Asia Meeting will also reflect on the West Bengal government’s priorities and policies towards a profound renaissance centred on its embeddedness within Asia.  

International Workshop on Counterfeit Medicine

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) is organizing an International workshop on “Fighting the Illicit Trafficking of Fraudulent Medicines in Africa” on September 27-28, 2017 at United Nations Conference Center in Addis Ababa. The workshop is organized along the International Dental Conference of International Association for Dental Research /Africa Middle East Region General Session and Exhibition taking place on the same period. For more information please visit our website www.pacci.org.

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