July Issue 5 2011

Kenya Week in South Africa – 31st October – 5th November 2011 The Kenya Week in the republic of South Africa will be held from 31st October to 5th November 2011 at Tswane. The main objective is to advance Kenya’s economic and commercial interest in S.A and neighbouring SADC member countries in addition to providing opportunities and exposure to economic agents particularly in the small and medium size Enterprises (SMEs). The preparatory meetings for the same are going on at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During the first preparatory meeting, the forum asked the Kenya Flower Council to invite growers to participate and provide flowers to brand the event. The Flowers will be used in the presentation hall, stands, during the rugby, mini marathon and golf tournament. Brand Kenya will do the branding of the event. All participants without a diplomatic passport should have a yellow fever certificate (10 days old). All the Companies interested in attending the event should confirm their participation to KFC before 11th August 2011 for planning purposes. The Participants will cater for their accommodation and transport. Common costs will be shared. The next meeting will be held on 11th August 2011 at 10am at KICC 19th Floor. Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2011 – 16th and 17th September 2011 The Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2011 will be held on 16th and 17th September 2011 at the Naivasha Sports Club. The Horticultural Fair started in 2002 to bring together exhibitors and visitors in a spacious and pleasant environment at affordable prices. Naivasha is not only striking and central but it is home to one of the largest horticultural communities in East Africa. The event will be sponsored by Kenya Commercial Bank KCB. The money collected goes to local and national charities with a focus on, but not limited to, caring for woman and children. NHFair Trust sponsors the Red Cross office in Naivasha, the Naivasha Disabled Persons, the Kijani Clinic (a community clinic at the Chief’s Compound in Karagita), have donated approx. 1 million to build a maternity wing at Karagita Dispensary, the Feed the Hungry Campaign in conjunction with CFC, numerous HIV AIDS Projects, updating and/or building toilet facilities in many local schools, and many small scale water projects. NHFair Trust buys the footballs for the Annual Ladies Football Tournament organized by NACOHAG, to name but a few of the organizations that benefit from the Naivasha Hortifair. New flower fair in Nairobi HPP Exhibitions, an associate member of Kenya Flower Council, has launched a new flower show for Kenya. The International Flower Trade Expo (I.F.T.EX.) is scheduled to take place from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd March 2012 at Oshwal Centre, Nairobi. According to Dick van Raamsdonk, the General Manager, the state-of-the-art venue has a total surface of 4.500 m2’s exhibition space, in the proximity of Nairobi and with sufficient parking spaces therefore perfectly suitable for the fair. He says this will enable them to offer a professional trade fair to be held biennial in the even years! Expectations of this new specialized flower trade exhibition are high since Kenya is one the world’s key players in the field of producing and exporting fresh cut flowers. HPP is committed in setting up a 100% professional floriculture trade exhibition in terms of organization, as well as attracting the right buyers to attend. For more information and booking visit the web site of I.F.T.EX. at www.iftex.org. Kuehne + Nagel takes over Van de Put Forwarding agent Kuehne + Nagel has announced the acquisition of J. van de Put Fresh Cargo Handling in the Netherlands. Both companies are complementary to each other. While handling import in the Netherlands is the strength of Van de Put, the Dutch location of Kuehne + Nagel is specialized in export. For the time being nothing will change for the clients of Van de Put. The company will continue under its own name, with the same people and with the same services. The transaction has to be approved by the Dutch competition authority NMA. Both companies are positive about this approval. “This acquisition follows our global expansion strategy in the field of perishables logistics,” said Karl Gernandt, Chairman of Kuehne + Nagel International AG. “It extends our global capabilities and complements the service offering of our national organization, ranked number 1 in the Dutch airfreight export market. Our customers will benefit from temperature controlled door-to-door logistics solutions for perishable goods that require highly specialized handling know-how.” For J. van de Put, the acquisition fits into its overall strategy and secures the long-term future of its business. In a letter to its partners, owner Moniek van de Put says that a world-wide network is an important necessity for a forwarding agent. “So when Kuene + Nagel approached us, we seized the opportunity of achieving this aim in one go”, she said. JICA/EPC Trade training for Exporters The Export Promotion Council in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has organized five Export Trade Training Workshops for potential and new SME exporters to enhance their knowledge in exporting. The training is designed for SMEs who are aspiring to embark on exporting their goods or services and those who have just began exporting. Trade support institutions and trade associations involved in international trade; and consulting firms involved in providing export trade services to SMEs are also encouraged to attend. Previous participants of trade training under Phase I of the programme need not attend. Course Content • Business readiness assessment • Determining the market for your products • Producing required export quality and quantity • Export costing and pricing • Quality management • Technical requirements for exporting • Payment terms • Packaging, labelling and branding considerations • Documents required for export Location and Dates: Town Date Kakamega 1st to 3rd and 8th to 9th August 2011 Meru 15th to 17th and 22nd to 23rd August 2011 Busia 29th to 31st August and 5th to 6th September 2011 Naivasha 12th to 14th and 19th to 20th September 2011 Thika 3rd to 5th and 10th to 11th October 2011 Kericho 17th to 19th and 24th to 25th October 2011 Expected Benefits: • Understanding business assessment at strategic and production levels • A deeper understanding quality control requirements for export • Understanding of costing and pricing for export • Appreciation of the importance of appropriate packaging, labelling and branding in exporting Participation Details: The training is a five days course (with a break in between) covering key basic details of the export process. Total payment for the five days is Kshs 2,500.00 per participant. Payments should be made at least five (5) days before the event by cash or bankers cheque to Export Promotion Council. The training venues will be communicated later. Course materials will be provided. Certificates will be awarded to participants who attend the training for all five days and participate for a minimum of 80% of the time. Please note that applications will be accepted on first-come-first- served basis only for targeted participants. Those who will not have confirmed (paid up) before the training will not be accepted. Apply to: The Export Promotion Council 16th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, P.O. Box 40247, 00100, Nairobi, Tel: 020 2228534-8, 0722 205875, 0734 228534 Fax: 020 2228539/2218013, E-mail: cbe@epc.or.ke

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