Kenya Enterprise Growth & Investment Conference 2015
Starts: Wednesday, 25 March, 2015 06:00am
Ends: Thursday, 26 March, 2015 02:00pm
Join us March 25–26 at the Annual 2015 SSCG Kenya Enterprise Growth & Investment Conference, the premier gathering, networking and knowledge sharing platform for officials, investors, business executives and entrepreneurs.
Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), innovation, investment and entrepreneurs play pivotal roles in Kenyan economy, creating employment opportunities and improving people’s livelihood . As growth accelerates in the region, it generates with it new opportunities for investment and challenges. When it comes to future global investment strategies, Kenya is high on the agenda for investors and entrepreneurs. The region has become a more attractive investment destination over the last decade and is expected to sustain it’s long term potential as the gateway to East Africa.
However, it is generally recognised that SMEs, investors and entrepreneurs face unique challenges, which affect their potential, hence diminish their ability and R.O.I to contribute effectively to the continent’s sustainable development. Enterprises in Kenya face overwhelming challenges including: lack of managerial skills, inadequate capital and access to finance, unsupportive business policies and regulatory environment, increase in market competition, fast technological advancement, inadequate infrastructure, lack of market information, insights and industry standards.
This two days thought provoking and knowledge enriching high level conference aim to engage regional industry players, government representatives, entrepreneurs and businesses leaders to debate and establish solutions that will seek to foster sustainable economic growth prosperity, facilitate financial deepening, increased SME competitiveness and create employment opportunities in Kenya. The event will create a platform for participants to share perspectives, market insights, and knowledge and to network.
In addition to our notable speakers, an impressive lineup of industry professionals , entrepreneurs and exhibitors will offer new insights, fresh perspectives and strategies on hot industry topics:
Wednesday 25 March
09:00 – 10:30 Fostering Economic Growth & Prosperity: A regional perspective
11:00 – 12:30 Boosting Kenyan Capital Markets and Financial Institutions
13:30 – 15:00 Enhancing Financial Deepening: SME banking, access to finance and financial innovation
15:30 – 17:00 Investment Opportunities: Key sectors and industries for growth
18:30 -20:00 Networking Drinks Reception
Thursday 26 March
09:00 – 10:30 Accelerating Entrepreneurship and SME Competitiveness
11:00 – 12:30 Nurturing Innovation & Technology Driven Businesses
14:00 – 15:30 Harnessing Sustainability: Promoting inclusive businesses, women entrepreneurship and social enterprises
16:00 – 17:30 Unlocking Opportunities: Developing local talent, creating jobs and startups