Ireland will this week hold a two day Enterprise trade mission to the country as from November 14th to 15th. This will happen as the nation seeks opportunities in agriculture, education and construction sectors.
The trade mission seeks to raise awareness of Ireland as a source of world class products, services, and technologies. As Europe’s fastest growing economy with the fastest growing tech population in Europe, Irish businesses are making a global impact, delivering innovative solutions to business partners across the globe. Coupled with a thriving startup ecosystem and having one of the world’s most resilient supply chains, Ireland is delivering a big impact to many industries globally.
During the trade mission, Irish companies and government officials will have opportunities to discuss areas of mutual co-operation with their Kenyan counterparts. Several Irish companies are additionally expected to announce deals they have secured in various sectors over the two-day period.
Latest data from Enterprise Ireland indicates that Ireland exported goods and services worth Ksh3.35 billion to Kenya in 2018 comprising of food, industrial, life sciences and consumers products.
Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms Heather Humphreys, had this to say, “With Kenya currently pursuing the ‘Big Four’ agenda, part of which includes widening Universal Healthcare (UHC), there are aligned opportunities for Kenyan and Irish companies. This is a promising market for Irish companies which have excelled in the delivery of quality and affordable medical devices. As a world leader in agri-technology and agri-engineering Irish companies have also excelled in the dairy industry which is an important sector for Kenya. We are delighted to undertake this first Irish trade mission to Kenya to build strengthened trade ties between Ireland and Kenya.”