Business France in Kenya [fr]

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy.

Founded on 1st January 2015, Business France is the result of the merger between UBIFRANCE (the French Agency for international business development) and the Invest in France Agency.

Located in 70 countries, Business France employs 1 500 personnel. As part of its missions, Business France works closely with a network of public and private sector partners, in France and abroad.

In East Africa, Business France covers 5 markets: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Missions of Business France

Business France has 3 key missions :
- Supporting French companies to export
- Facilitating international investment in France
- Promoting the attractiveness and economic image of France, its businesses and its territories

Supporting exports in East Africa
Trade advisers from Business France inform, advise and support French companies willing to develop profitable businesses in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia, by offering:

- Market Research
- Information on market access conditions
- Identification of business partners in East Africa (importers, distributors, agents, customers…)
- BtoB meetings
- Export events (business forums, French pavilions in exhibitions…)
- Legal and regulatory advisory
- Monitoring of international tenders
- Communication services
- Promotion of the French International Internship Programme (V.I.E)

2018 calendar of Business France events:

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Events calendar for Business France 2018
(PDF - 73.1 kb)

Facilitating international investment in France from East Africa:
- In-depth business interviews with potential investors in East Africa
- Sourcing of investment projects in France tailored to the needs of the investor
- Personalized advice on investments in France:
-Type of investments: creation or expansion, industrial or technological partnership, financial investment/acquisition
-fiscal, legislative and regulatory framework
-public financing, national and regional incentives
-practical advice on locations
-cost analysis
-relationship with national and local institutions
- Accompanying investors in France

Promoting the economic image of France in East Africa:
- Communication campaigns on the image of France, its companies and its territories through networks of influencers identified in East Africa
- Deployment of promotional campaigns « Créative France » and « The French Tech »

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Our contacts details

- Mr. Xavier Chatte-Ruols
Managing Director for East Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda)
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 81 / +254 708 814 111 / Email : xavier.chatte-ruols@businessfrance.fr

- Agrotech Department (Agriculture equipment/Agribusiness, Food products, Wines/Spirits/Beverages)
Mr. Denis Mwangi
Trade Advisor
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 86 / Email : denis.mwangi@businessfrance.fr

- Lifestyle & Healthcare Department (Beauty, Health, Fashion, Luxury, Culture, Decoration, Sports, Tourism)
Ms. Joyce Bitutu
Trade Advisor
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 82 / Email : joyce.bitutu@businessfrance.fr

- Industries & Cleantech Department (Industries, Infrastructure, Transport, Energy, Environment)
Mr. Robert Kiarie
Senior Trade Advisor
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 84 / Email : robert.kiarie@businessfrance.fr
Ms. Valérie Zongo
Trade Advisor
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 85 / Email : valerie.zongo@businessfrance.fr

- Tech & Services Department (Digital Technologies, Distribution, Innovative Services, Financial Services)
Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Rosenblieh-Mukuvare
Senior Trade Advisor
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 83 / Email : marie-gabrielle.rosenblieh@businessfrance.fr

- Administrative Affairs + International Internship Programme (V.I.E)
Ms. Marie-Gabrielle Rosenblieh-Mukuvare
Head of administrative affairs & International Internship Programme (V.I.E)
Tel : + 254 20 760 55 83 / Email : marie-gabrielle.rosenblieh@businessfrance.fr

- Invest in France + Promotion & Communication Departments
Mr. Clément Sarradin
Project Manager - Inward Investment & Promotion/Communication for Southern & East Africa (based in Johannesburg)
Tel : + 27 11 303 7165 / Email : clement.sarradin@businessfrance.fr

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Our address in Kenya

Member of the French diplomatic services, the Business France office in Nairobi is located on the campus of the Embassy of France in Kenya.

- Physical Address: Peponi Gardens, Westlands, Nairobi
- Postal Address: P.O. Box 30374, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
- Access map:

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Opening hours

- Monday to Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, and 14:00 pm to 17:45 pm.
- Friday: 9:00 am to12:30 pm, and 14:00 pm to 16:30 pm.

For more information

- Business France’s website: http://en.businessfrance.fr/

Dernière modification : 05/09/2017

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