Nordic - East Africa Business Expo and Conference

"Tap into the economic potential that is East Africa"
The aim of the event is to offer the best, up-to-date knowledge of the East-African economic area enabling participants to connect and network to find business opportunities to start trading. The East African region – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania – with its population of 140 million, is developing fast with a reported 5.9% average GDP growth per year.


09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Business)

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100 - 500 Delegates
10 - 50 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Business Services


03-05 Sep 2019 Interested

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GoingKyambadde Simon Peter

Kyambadde Simon Peter

Founder / Research And Development at Kimcorp Uganda Kampala, Uganda


GoingYahya Yahya Amir

Yahya Yahya Amir

M.A Public Administration at Lincoln University collage Mogadishu, Somalia
GoingHanna Ndauapeka

Hanna Ndauapeka

Project Assistant at Debridge Helsinki, Finland
Mutunda Betty

Mutunda Betty

Nurse at Passion fruits farmer. Mbale, Uganda
Jane .F.N.Wanyama

Jane .F.N.Wanyama

Doctor at Infectious Diseases Institute Limited Kampala, Uganda
Dah Sie Donald

Dah Sie Donald

Student at Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics Kiev, Ukraine

Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 03 Sep08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration
Tue, 03 Sep09:15 AM - 09:45 AMRitva Reinikka: How economic growth in East Africa is creating business opportunities for Nordic Companies
Tue, 03 Sep09:45 AM - 10:15 AMPatrick Mweheire: East Africa a Connected Region. How the Nordics can help unlock its Fintech potential or dominance in Africa.
Tue, 03 Sep10:45 AM - 11:15 AMBirgit Nevala: Finnpartnership support and grants for starting and doing business in Africa
Tue, 03 Sep01:00 PM - 01:45 PMEric Ruto and Olive Kikongo: Q&A session on the business opportunities in East Africa - renewable energy, education, agriculture and ICT
Tue, 03 Sep02:00 PM - 03:00 PMCase studies of business between Finland and East Africa
Wed, 04 Sep09:00 AM - 09:30 PMWorkshop 1: How to do Business in Africa - Is the East African market ready for the Nordic tech companies? How to successfully enter and prosper in business.
Wed, 04 Sep09:45 AM - 10:15 AMWorkshop 2: Presenting the East Africa market - The main obstacles to economic growth in major cities in East Africa, and how to turn them into business opportunities in creating smart cities
Wed, 04 Sep10:30 AM - 11:00 AMWorkshop 2: Presenting the East Africa market-How to apply market intelligence in emerging markets and ensuring a positive development impact in new market areas
Wed, 04 Sep11:30 AM - 01:00 PMWorkshop 3: Agriculture and Food Security - East Africa food market – What can the Nordic industry bring in to enhance productivity and food security
Wed, 04 Sep11:30 AM - 01:00 PMWorkshop 4: Education - How To create and shift: a mindset in schools In Africa "The challenges and success in working with children in Uganda
Wed, 04 Sep11:30 AM - 01:00 PMWorkshop 4: Education - Finnish education export: academically happy and healthy children. The common targets for Nordic and East Africa
Wed, 04 Sep11:30 AM - 01:00 PMWorkshop 3: Agriculture and Food Security -Collaborating with Nordic Enterprises to enhance production and growth of fisheries and aquaculture in the East-African market
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