Kenya will be the first African country to host the German African Business Summit (GABS) in Nairobi from February 8, 2017. The first summit was held in Berlin, Germany in 2015. This year’s event will draw more than 400 high profile businessmen and policy makers from Germany.
The event which will be officially opened by President Uhuru Kenyatta represents a key milestone for German-Kenyan-Africa relations.
Last year, five major German firms launched operations in Kenya, including automaker Volkswagen, which reopened its assembly plant in Thika. Daimler AG opened Africa’s first Daimler Trucks and Buses regional sales and service centre in Nairobi to service 41 countries.