“An Excellent Opportunity For SMEs Exporters To Create Business Linkages”
The Export Promotion Council (EPC) and the Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is organizing a Trade Mission to India from 18th September to 1st October 2011.

The objective of the planned mission is to explore business opportunities in India; learn and enhance business management skills from India’s best practices and also study the Indian business environment and explore how the Kenyan entrepreneurs can enter into business partnerships with their counterparts in India. The mission is a follow up to the trade training programmes which EPC and KIBT have been conducting in collaboration with JICA in order to enhance Kenya’s SMEs export competitiveness.

Target Participants:
SMEs who have participated in the JICA/EPC or JICA/KIBT Trade Training Programme (Phase I and II) and large scale companies interested in partnering with these SMEs in their business. Three (3) SMEs and two (2) large scale companies will be selected.

Expected Benefits: 

  • Learning the best practices from India’s SMEs success to enhance competitiveness
  • Establishment of business linkage between Kenyan entrepreneurs and India’s small and
  • medium-sized enterprises, large enterprises, which includes multinational companies
  • Understanding India’s strategy for industrial development and export promotion

Participation Requirements:
JICA will meet 60% of the total cost for the three SMEs and 30% of the same cost for the two large scale entrepreneurs (LSEs). The estimated cost to be met by entrepreneurs at current exchange rates is Kshs 193,000 and Kshs 339,000 for the SMEs and LSEs respectively. Kindly note these amounts may change depending on the variation of the programme and fluctuation the exchange rate.

Interested enterprises that meet the above requirements are invited to apply for consideration by completing the event Application Form which can be obtained from the Export Promotion Council offices at Anniversary Towers, 1st &16th Floor, University Way; Regional Offices in Mombasa and Eldoret; or Kenya Institute of Business Training offices, Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road during working hours or by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . Duly completed forms should be returned to any of the addresses below on or before 2nd August 2011. Participants will be selected using a criteria developed and agreed upon by a Selection Committee comprising representatives from EPC, KIBT and JICA.

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