Fifty Kenyan businesses visited the Hub’s offices in Nairobi on November 18 to take part in an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Preparedness Workshop. The 50 participants were identified as the most export-ready of the 500 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who participated in the Kenya Ministry of Industries November 9 capacity building AGOA event.
Together with industry specialists, the Hub identified the greatest opportunities through AGOA and detailed the exact process for exporting from Kenya to the U.S. The Hub also conducted panels on access to finance and the private sector perspective, e.g. quality standards and hitting your target market. U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec headlined the event and conducted a Q and A on AGOA and accessing the U.S. market.
“From the knowledge and support detailed from the AGOA conference, I feel well-armed to expand my business into the export market of the U.S.” – “Great event, keep hosting and engaging us!” Aprelle Duany, (on right with U.S. Ambassador Godec) www.aprelleduany.com
“Am very ready to export. The workshop has been an eye opener! Thanks you” Maureen Kwalanda, Olbene Collection