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BIK Annual General Meeting 4 Dec, 2020

The 2020 AGM was conducted virtually on Friday, 4th December 2020.  The event was hosted via Zoom meetings and there were 42 guests in attendance. The session ran from 11.00 am to 12.15 pm with all who had registered having received the meeting link and relevant documents ahead of the session. A copy of the…


Women In Business: Perspectives On Entrepreneurship, Inclusion and Talent Development – NOVEMBER 2020

On Tuesday, 24th November Business Ireland Kenya hosted an engaging and motivating webinar themed ‘Women in Business – perspectives on entrepreneurship, inclusion and talent development. The session was an informative discussion with an excellent panel of speakers including H.E. Amb Fionnuala Quinlan – Ambassador of Ireland to Kenya, Ms. Ilanna Darcy – Former Acting CFO…


BIK Hosts Themed Virtual Meetings And A Networking Social Event – SEPTEMBER 2020

On Tuesday, 1st September Business Ireland Kenya partnered with Corporate member Invest Northern Ireland to host the first webinar of the month. The ‘Spotlight on Cybersecurity’ webinar included a panel of speakers from PWC Kenya, Salt DNA, Global Forensic Services Limited and Kenya Cybersecurity and Forensics Association. The session created an opportunity for all in…


BIK Presents Membership Certificates To 2020 Corporate Members

Business Ireland Kenya continues to engage members through providing opportunities to share and connect. Recently, BIK caught up with our Corporate Members to check-in and present 2020 Membership Certificates. See more here:  


Acceleration and Reinvention of Business Through Digital Transformation – JULY 2020

Within the month of July, Business Ireland Kenya hosted one thematic webinar. Our July webinar explored the ways in which businesses today are continually adapting through a radical rethinking of their processes, people, and use of technology to fundamentally improve business performance. Mr. Ben Roberts shared remarks on the Liquid Telecom journey noting the areas…


BIK Hosts Themed Virtual Business Hour Meetings for Members – JUNE 2020

Within the month of June, Business Ireland Kenya hosted two thematic webinars. The first webinar centered on the role of the East African Community (EAC) including the creation of protocols that promote trade and business transformation with respect to the current key strategic focus is the strengthening of safe trade zones. The session highlighted the…


BIK Hosts Themed Virtual Business Hour Meetings for Members – MAY 2020

In the month of May, BIK hosted two Virtual Business Meetings. The first Virtual Business Hour meeting of May 2020 focused on sharing information regarding COVID – 19 in Kenya with Dr. Mercy Mwangangi  – Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) at the Ministry of Health. The session explored measures being implemented to mitigate COVID in the…


BIK Hosts Themed Virtual Business Hour Meetings for Members – APRIL 2020

Business Ireland Kenya (BIK) supports trade and investment between Kenya and Ireland. BIK hosts themed activities throughout the year to engage members and guests.  In the month of April, BIK has hosted three virtual meetings on topical issues. The first meeting, scheduled for 1st April focused on HR policies and labor laws with speakers from…


BIK Hosts Nakuru County Government And Business Associations In Stakeholder Forum 24 Jan, 2020

On Friday 24th January, the Business Ireland Kenya committee was in  Nakuru County for a stakeholder engagement forum following the launch of the Nakuru scoping study in 2019. The meeting focused on enhancing dialogue and fostering partnerships that will allow access to opportunities available for members in Nakuru County as a follow up to the…


Eyeing the Manufacturing sector in Kenya as an Investment Opportunity

Through the the BIG 4 agenda, the Kenyan government is aiming to increase the manufacturing sector contribution to GDP from the current 9.2% to 20% by 2022 . This will create 1,000,000 new jobs and opportunities for domestic and international companies to invest and provide innovative solutions which will contribute to further economic growth. According to…

Kenya, A Haven for Irish Investors in The ICT Sector

Kenya has become one of the renowned global technology hubs of choice especially in regard to attracting strategic business operations of ICT companies in emerging markets. It is the regional leader in ICT in East and Central Africa and considered as one of the top innovation hubs in sub-Saharan Africa being famously dubbed the Silicon Savannah.…

Ireland and Kenya sign a commitment to strengthen and grow Economic and Trade Cooperation

Cabinet Secretary of Trade, Cooperatives and Industry, Peter Munya and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney sign a Letter of Intent on strengthening bilateral economic and trade cooperation.


BIK encourages Irish companies to set up shop in Kenya (Part 2)

Kenya and Ireland have, over the past 100 years, enjoyed and fostered strong relationships in different areas. These range from education, agriculture, development and humanitarian assistance from Irish Missionaries and NGOs, and increasingly, business and investment.


BIK Encourages Irish companies to set up shop in Kenya (Part 1)

In the recent years, Kenya has been considered as the East Africa business hub for foreign companies that intend to set up shop in the Region. This analysis has been derived from the different success stories shared by international companies who have expanded their foothold from Kenya into other markets across the region.


A Review of Business Ireland Kenya Successes in 2018.

2018 was a very productive year for the Business Ireland Kenya network and the year ended with a commitment between Kenya and Ireland to strengthen and grow economic and trade cooperation between both countries. In October 2018, Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Simon Coveney, and Kenya’s Cabinet…