Kenya - Denmark Business Partnership Conference

June 13, 2016



Quercus Group organised the ‘Kenya - Denmark Business Partnership Conference’ on May 25, during the Trade Mission to Nairobi about Agribusiness, Water and Energy.


The Kenya-Denmark Business Partnership Conference was a one-day event held on the 25th of May, at the Mayfair Hotel, in Nairobi organised by Quercus Group on behalf of The Danish Agriculture and Food Council and the Confederation of Danish Industry as part of the official Danish trade mission concerning agribusiness, water and energy.

The participants comprised both public and private representatives from the two nations. The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Mr. Esben Lunde Larsen and the Kenyan Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr. Willy Bett were also present, along with approximately 70 other participants.


We have received great feedback from Kenyan Institutions - several of them closed the day with concrete cooperation discussions. It was a pleasure to organise a forum where Danish companies met Kenyan specialists and got insights on what to consider when doing business in Kenya.” said Astrid Smetana, COO of Quercus Group Kenya.


The event aimed to create a shared understanding of Danish and Kenyan business contexts and establish the foundation for future partnership opportunities, mainly in the field of agriculture. This represents the largest economic sector of the Kenyan nation, which for Danish companies translates into great opportunities to have a sustainable impact on the African continent. However, this cannot be achieved without a strong understanding of the local market and local connections, which is what the conference provided the grounds for.


During May 23-26, 2016, a delegation of Danish companies and institutions visited Kenya, Nairobi, as part of ‘Trade Mission about Agribusiness, Water and Energy’. The trade mission was organised by The Danish Agriculture and Food Council and the Confederation of Danish Industry.


Since 2013 Quercus Group has worked with counties and organisations in Kenya to promote regional growth. We have done this by facilitating dialogue and collaboration between public and private stakeholders, and by bridging Kenyan investment opportunities to Danish investors and companies. Read more about our Kenyan office here.

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