COVID-19 UPDATE: A message to GBA members.
The German Business Association in Kenya (GBA) wishes to reassure members that we remain available during the time of COVID-19 restrictions. This also refers to the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa (AHK Eastern Africa) as well as the commercial entity AHK Services Eastern Africa Ltd. However, in good conscience and in line with the directives of the Kenyan government concerning international travel and public safety, we have restructured our working procedure to reduce risks.
Unfortunately, many of our upcoming events have been cancelled or are being postponed to follow the regulations by the Kenyan government to allow for ample time for control of the spread of the virus. Affected parties have been swiftly communicated to and will be alerted of new dates in due time. The business services offered by AHK are still available, especially those including research, market studies, business partner searches and the like. Should you require our support in a relevant capacity, please do not hesitate to reach out to us using the contact information below or known direct contacts:
Tel: +254 20 663 - 3000
Tel: +254 20 663 - 3000
Thanks for your understanding and stay safe!
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GBA Business Speed Dating and Stammtisch January 2019
The German Business Association in Kenya (GBA) has conducted its 3rd Business Speed Dating for its members at the InterContinental Hotel on Wednesday 29th January, 2020. The event attracted a variety of participants consisting of legal representatives, TVET experts, sales officials, founders, finance experts, senior managers and various other business experts. In this very interactive format, participants are given four minutes “one on one” to introduce their organizations and their products or services before a bell is rung for them to rotate.
The speed dating events are well received by GBA members as a creative, and fun, way to network without the usual social anxieties or time pressures that accompany networking events. Also, members get to speak to people they would probably not automatically approach without knowing them. This event was followed up by the first Stammtisch of the year, at the Makuti Bar at the InterContinental Hotel where the networking continued.
GBA will definitely continue with more such events in the future - every member is invited to try tour this format.
GBA New Year’s Brunch at Lord Erroll
With almost 200 participants hosted at the Lord Erroll Restaurant in Nairobi, the German Business Association in Kenya (GBA) New Year’s Brunch marked the start of a new decade. On Saturday 18th January 2020 GBA members, friends, and families were treated to smooth jazz performed by renowned singer Alisha Popat, great food and drinks. The event was also graced by German Ambassador to Kenya Mrs. Annett Günther and her Deputy Mr. Thomas Wimmer.
The Brunch also included a raffle with prizes generously sponsored by GBA members. The raffle raised KES86,000 towards supporting the Estel Children’s Center.
We thank the raffle sponsors: Alibhai Shariff, Canine Biosciences, Edge Performance, Kilima Camp Masai Mara and Tawi Lodge Amboseli, Inchcape Kenya, InterContinental, Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Park Inn by Radisson, Robert Bosch East Africa and Zach Holdings.Read more...
GBA Jazz Brunch June 2019
The annual GBA Jazz Brunch took place on 29th June, 2019 in the bright sunshine at the Zen Garden Restaurant in Nairobi. More than 150 GBA members and families enjoyed a delicious buffet, accompanied by jazz sounds of "Jacob Asiyo & Band". During this traditional GBA event, members and their families had the opportunity to talk informally, and network in a relaxed atmosphere. The event was also graced by German Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Annett Günther.
You can download and view a selection of photos from the event here.
“Continuously Growing”: GBA Welcomes New Members at Networking Breakfast
Six new members of the German Business Association Kenya (GBA) presented themselves on May 9, 2019 as part of a networking breakfast.
With 16 new members having joined in the past year, GBA now has a total of 130 companies as members.
“We are continuously growing and very satisfied about our quality membership development,” Maren Diale-Schellschmidt, Board Secretary of the GBA
and Country Director of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce (AHK Kenya), said in her welcome address at the event at the Trademark Hotel.
The following presentations by six new members illustrated the broad range of sectors represented in GBA:
- “32 Dental Studio”, dental and orthodontic facility of a Kenya optometrist educated in Germany, www.32dentalstudio.com
- “Africa at Assist Development Solutions”, development and project consulting, www.assistafrica.org
- “Browett Trading”, authorized distributor among others for the German Schaeffler Group and Continental, www.browett.co.ke
- “Edge Performance”, recruitment and human resources consulting, www.edgeperformance.co.ke
- “NorthRhine Consulting”, service provider for equipment, among others in the sector of construction and drilling for BAUER Maschinen Group and others, www.NRC-Kenya.com
- “Zach Holdings”, holding of, among others, R-Toto, a self-booking tool for flights and hotels for the corporate sector; www.rickshawtravels.com
The event which was attended by 40 GBA members ended with lively discussions and networking among the participants.Read more...
Fillies Guineas German Race Day
Fast Five (SAF) rode by Lesley Sercombe took the day at the 2nd Gillies Guineas German Race Day organized by the German Business Association in Kenya and sponsored by AHK. Lesly and Fast Five took home the cup for winning the 5th Race, also the race of the day, dubbed The Fillies Guineas. The event attracted other sponsors namely DT Dobie, Alibhai Shariff, Sixt and KHS each sponsoring a race.
There were 6 other races including the first and second AHK Races won by Macushla rode by J.Lokorian and Korowe rode by J. Muhindi respectively. The third race dubbed The DT Dobie Race was won by Peligroso rode by P.Kiarie. while Gold Pot rode by P. Mungai took the Alibhai Sharif Chilli Cup. Finally, Trade Secret rode by J.Muhindi took home the win for the Sixt Race while Piece of Cake rode by Lesley Sercombe again took the KHS Race.
The event, which attracted hundreds of individuals, families and corporates doubled up as an exciting day or horse racing and a networking opportunity for new relationships and opportunities to be born. We were graced by the presence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Kenya, Mrs. Annett Gunther, who presented Ms. Sercombe with the winning cup for the race of the day. Also in attendance was the Deputy Ambassador and Head of Economic Affairs at the German Embassy in Kenya, Mr. Michael Derus, German Business Association Chairlady Danniela Pleitz and AHK Country Director Maren Diale-Schellshcmidt.