BIK discuss doing business in Kenya during breakfast meeting in Nairobi

Business Ireland Kenya Breakfast Meeting
The Business Ireland Kenya Breakfast Meeting took place at the Capital Club in Nairobi. Photo: Twitter/BIrlKe

On Friday morning, Business Ireland Kenya held a successful breakfast meeting at the Capital Club for a lively session discussing doing business in the East African country.

Under the banner of 2019’s regulatory environment in 2019, topics covered included taxation, importing and exporting along with the problem of counterfeit goods.

BIK Breakfast Meeting
Business Ireland Kenya’s first breakfast meeting of 2019 took place at Nairobi’s Capital Club. Photo: Twitter/Lisa_Doh

Mick Murphy from Viva Consulting, who is also a BIK member, and Intertek’s Douglas Nyamori both delivered presentations on policies and regulations which will affect business this coming year. While Mr Murphy focused on tax, Mr Nyamori covered importing and exporting.

Dr John Akoten from Kenya’s Anti-Counterfeit Agency (ACA) shared insights on the organisation’s role and regulations relating to business in 2019.

Dr John Akoten
Dr John Akoten from Kenya’s ACA speaking at the BIK breakfast meeting. Photo: Twitter/BIrlKe

Among the Irish companies represented were Cork based Nutribio who provide ‘innovative animal nutrition solutions’. Commenting on the breakfast meeting through their Twitter account, the company said: “The regulatory environment in Kenya is challenging but with these events, it certainly helps the understanding.”

Darren Gillen Business Ireland Kenya
Darren Gillen, BIK Secretary and Business Development and Operations Director at Kartridges Kenya Ltd was among the speakers at the breakfast meeting. Photo: Twitter/BIrlKe

Irish Embassy Chargé d’Affaires, Lisa Doherty, described the meeting as “engaging and informative”, and via their Twitter account BIK thanked those who attended, adding: “Discussions around the regulatory environment for business in 2019 set the tone for more robust conversations for both local and foreign investors.”

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