Oxford Business Group and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya are pleased to announce its partnership with Solar Energy East Africa which will be held on 10-11 March, at the Sarova PanAfric Hotel in Nairobi. Solar Energy East Africa is designed to connect the solar industry with end-users, government and financiers; it will provide a platform for new deals to be signed in the drive for commercially viable on and off-grid PV systems. For further information click the link below to visit the event website:

The organizers of SecProTec East Africa powered by Intersec and GPEC®-CCExpo®, leading exhibitions in their fields, joined forces for a GPEC®-CCExpo®-Pavilion beginning at SecProTec East Africa 2015 to strengthen and to complement especially the Homeland Security, Policing and Information Security sectors at SecProTec East Africa.

On 22nd of February, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany welcomed the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier for an embassy’s breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi. Dr. Steinmeier was accompanied by a German business delegation consisting of senior representatives of 21 German companies and institutions. . Among the German participants there were high level representatives of some of the most active and successful German companies on the East African Market. Stakeholders like Siemens, Strabag or Gauff introduced their latest developments and current projects. The participants of the German Delegation met private sector organizations like KenInvest and KEPSA as well as key political figures as well as four Cabinet Secretaries.  

This year’s GBA Christmas Lunch took place at the venerable Lord Erroll Restaurant, offering a great atmosphere in one of the last colonial era restaurants in Nairobi. More than 90 guests from over a hundred and thirty companies within the German Business Association joined us in celebrating the pre-Christmas time. Moreover we had some lucky Winners in our x-mas raffle, receiving their fantastic presents early this year.

We are already looking forward to another excellent year and wish you a healthy start into the New Year.

Dear GBA member,

A very full and successful year for the GBA is coming to an end. We would like to celebrate with you and your families our traditional Christmas lunch at the Lord Errol Restaurant in Runda on Saturday 6th of December from 12.00 am onwards.

After the great success of the Oktoberfest last year, the German Business Association, successfully held the Oktoberfest 2014 on the 10th and 11th of October 2014, at the Karura Forest, Gigiri.

Governor Dr. Evans Kidero officially opened the event that saw on two nights, close to 2100 guests. This is about 600 guests more than last year and a clear indication that the Oktoberfest is well accepted and appreciated by corporates and the general public. As music acts, we saw "The Dirndl Jäger" and the "Calabash Band" entertain an enchated crowd throughout the night. Refreshments were served by "Intercontinental Hotel" and Kenya Breweries Ltd and on the menu included traditional German meals like Pretzels, Schnitzel and Sausages.

Our thanks to the many GBA members that supported us in this event!


The management of StarlingExpo and Messe Düsseldorf, on behalf of all FPPE supporters and partners are pleased to announce & welcome you to the 2nd Edition of Food Processing & Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) 2014. The event is scheduled to be held on 18th - 20th November, 2014 again at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya after a resounding success last year.

After the great success of the Oktoberfest last year, the German Business Association is happy to invite you to the Oktoberfest 2014 on the 10th and 11th of October 2014 from 7pm to 2am at Karura Forest, Gigiri.

As music acts, we are looking forward to welcome “The Dirndl Jäger” and “The Calabash Band”. Refreshments will be served by “InterContinental Hotel” and Kenya Breweries Ltd. The menu includes traditional German meals like Pretzels, Schnitzel and Sausages.

The tickets can be bought for 1200 KSh at the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce or online through ticketsasa ( or at the event entrance.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oktoberfest 2014.


GBA Business Delegation trip to Ethiopia

The German Business Association and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce are jointly organizing a Business Delegation Trip to Ethiopia between the 29/09-01/10.2014. We will meet representatives from some of the most important companies in Ethiopia as well as key political and institutional stakeholders.

We are convinced that this will be an exciting and interesting visit which will give the participants a good overview about the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Ethiopia.

As East and Central Africa’s leading trade fair for the security and protection industry, SECPROTEC East Africa, will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya on the 20th – 22nd August 2014.

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