Kenya will next month formally present its bid to host the 12th World Chambers Congress slated for 2021.
According to the Kenya National Chamber Of Commerce and Industry, the congress, whose physical bid is expected to be placed on 10th of next month, is set to attract close to 14,000 chambers covering over 100 countries. KNCCI says this will create a platform for local investors to create networks with Leading Business Leaders across the world.
The bid has formally been received and endorsed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as well as the Council of Governors.
The Council of Governors CEO Jacqueline Mogeni noted: “We welcome this initiative realizing that it fits within our plans of promoting and developing trade for sustainable social and economic growth of our country.”
Kenya will face off with five other countries namely Dubai, Oman, Jordan Iman and next door neighbors Ethiopia. The conference organized by the International Chamber of Commerce was last held in Sydney Australia.
In the recent past, the country has hosted high profile international conferences such as UNCTAD 14, WTO, TICAD VI and HLM II as the government positions and promotes Kenya as a regional conference hub.