Kenya country presentation

Rome, Italy - December 3rd, 2018

Kenya country presentation

Kenia is characterized by one of the most diversified and vibrant economy in the African continent. According to last forecasts elaborated by World Bank, Kenia economy is expected to increase of 5,8% next year. The growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) next year (2019) will be sustained by strong inflows of remittances and by the increase in household income from agricultural crops and lower food prices. According to World Bank, the GPD could reach the 6% in 2020. This country has been involved for years in a path of economic diversification which cannot be compared with any other African country (starting from flower production to the creation of new start-up in technology sector, to finance applied to furniture); as World Bank underlines in its last report, “Kenia has enough strength to become one of the most successful story in the African Continent, thanks to the increasing of youth population, a dynamic private sector, highly skilled workforce, improved infrastructure, a new Constitution and the new key role played by this country in the East Africa area. The abiding growth of middle classes with the important position covered by Kenia in this region, are elements which make it unique in economic African panorama.

On 3rd of December it will be possible to discuss about all this topics with one of the top figures of the Kenyan national scene, the Vice President William Ruto, who will explain the focal points of the new development policies implemented by the government and new opportunities of business offered by them, in the Infrastructure sector, Agribusiness, Housing, Industry and Health Care.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at the Italian Geographic Society (SGI) headquarters in Villa Celimontana, via della Navicella 42 Rome.

This event is organized by the Italian-Kenyan Trade Association, in collaboration with Africa and Business, Confindustria Assafrica and Mediterraneo, the Center for Relations with Africa (CRA) and the Italian Geographic Society (SGI). 

Admission is free on a first come first served basis, prior to confirmation to email:


Program (Draft)

h. 14:00 Welcome Coffee and registration

Moderator: Massimo Zaurrini /Director of Africa e Affari (TN: Africa and Business)

h. 14:30 Welcoming address and introduction by Mr. Paolo Sannella / Director of the Centro Relazioni con l’Africa (TN:Centre for Relations with Africa) (CRA) of the Società Geografica Italiana (TN: Italian Geographical Society) (SGI)

h. 14:40 Mr. Mario Pedretti - Associazione per il Commercio Italo-Keniana (TN: Italian-Kenyan Trade Association) (Cdcik)

h. 14:45 Mr. Giovanni Ottati -  President of Confindustria Assafrica e Mediterraneo (TN: General Confederation of Industries with business interests in Africa and the Mediterranean)

h. 14:55 Mr. Dario Bognoli - Legal framework and PPP regime, / Desk Africa, Roedl & Partner (Legal Office)

h. 15:05 welcome address by representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation

Presentations from the delegation from Kenya

h. 15:15 CEO Keninvest on doing Business in Kenya

h. 15:25 CEO Konza Konza Technopolis opportunities

h. 15:35 CEO ENSDA / Governor Isiolo, Governor Mandera Leather Industry investment opportunities

h. 15:45 PS Industrialization on Manufacturing Agenda and investment opportunities

h. 15:55 CS Agriculture brief on food security - opportunities for investors Highlighted

h. 16:05 CS Energy on partnership with Italian companies and opportunities in Energy

h. 16:15 Keynote Address – H.E. William Ruto, EGH, EBS, Deputy
President of the Republic of Kenya

h. 16:45 Questions & Answers

h. 17:00-18:00 B2B meetings