Representation and Lobbying
We present our members’ concerns and recommendations for necessary action by government agents and other relevant authorities. We also drum up support for business-friendly legislation and lobby for repeal of existing adverse laws.
Networking and facilitating business contacts
The Chamber organizes get-together events such as breakfast, luncheon or dinner networking sessions which provide opportunities for both informal and formal networking between business people. These popular events are well attended and result in new business leads and the ability to extend your direct and indirect networks.
Collection and Dissemination of Trade information and Business Leads
We maintain a Business Information Centre that is a one-stop-shop for economic data, including trade statistics for all countries Kenya trades with. This means we are able to guide you as to where to source supplies as well as where to seek markets for your products. We are also able to give you contacts of potential foreign buyers of your products.
In addition to being a custodian of international economic data the Information Centre has two other special mandates: On the local scene The Centre collects business information, including trade enquiries from members and the business community in general, and circulates the same to all members through our online newsletter. In the newsletter we also publish advertised tenders from both the private sector and from government, both county and national.
On the international scene the Chamber gathers trade information from the international Chambers of Commerce network, the foreign commercial attaches in Kenya, and from Kenya’s commercial attaches abroad and then circulates this information to members for follow up. Through this same network we keep members up to date on forthcoming business events including trade shows, business conferences, incoming trade delegations, and other relevant events taking place in the international arena. In the case of visiting trade missions and visiting business executives from overseas seeking to buy from, or sell to Kenya we arrange for meetings with our members. Last year we established an International Trade Desk whose first assignment is to organize outgoing trade mission to expand existing export markets and open new ones. The Desk’s other mandate is to educate members on how to do business with various countries and so assist them to deepen penetration of these markets.
Chapter & Grassroots Support
In a bid to take services to the grassroots the Chamber is setting up Local Chapter Committees in the main commercial centers in the respective counties to ensure services are accessible to the business community even at the grassroots. Where Chapter committees are already in place meetings and networking sessions are being held at various venues to offer members the opportunity to meet informally, to listen to topical speakers or express their concerns about particular issues affecting business in the area.
Education and Training
A variety of seminars, symposia and workshops are offered by the Chamber to provide information and impart international best practices to members. Through these gathering
The Digital Chamber monitors service delivery from county governments and posts observations on our County Watch portal. This oversight is by the consumers of services from the County governments who send us their observations and we post them on our blog. The County Watch service will be more comprehensive when more Local Chapter Committees are in place.
In addition to all the above the Digital offers commercial professional services that are highly discounted for registered members. Facilitation from our Business Support Services centre includes:
- Market Surveys/Research
- Business Registration
- Filing of Annual Returns (Kenya Revenue Authority and Registrar of Companies)
- Business-to-Business linkages especially for those seeking foreign buyers or suppliers
- Facilitation to participate in trade fairs in Kenya and abroad
For details click here to fill our Inquiry Form.
We are developing a portal where members wil be able to buy and sell online. To begin with the portal has an active platform for buying and selling of property. Click Marketplace to view current posts.
The Chamber communicates extensively with its members personally, electronically and via the printed media. So if you have some message, product or service you want our members to know about talk to us. Your message will get to them through the website, the online newsletters or the various other forums. To advertise contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Digital Chamber’s website will ultimately be a comprehensive portal for business information and services for our members, providing local, national and international exposure. It is the perfect place to profile your company and its products and services, assisting your company increase its SEO and Internet relevance.