Welcome to the NL Business Hub Kenya

Together We Prosper

Mission statement

To supporting a dynamic Kenyan
and Dutch business community to achieve sustainable economic prosperity through
increased trade and investment between the two and other partnering countries.

Vision statement

To see a buoyant Dutch and Kenyan business engagement in all mutually
interesting sectors of the economy.

Our core values
  • Reliability
  • Community
  • Innovation
Our pillars
  • Networking
  • Services
  • Lobbying
  • Social responsibility for Dutch SME’s in Kenya.

Who We Are

The Netherlands Business Hub is a new entity to be established in Nairobi that Will facilitate economic and business interests between the Netherlands and East Africa. The Hub Is an initiative by the Dutch business community, the Dutch Embassy in Nairobi and NLinBusiness in the Netherlands. It intends to promote, support and service Dutch businesses in East Africa and to contribute to strong (economic) relations between the Netherlands and East Africa.

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The Hub provides members and clients with e.g. market information and networks, participation in programmes targeting business opportunities and hands-on services like partner search, trade missions, representation and serviced office space.

The Hub is a financially self-sustaining commercial organization that has secured start-up funding from the Dutch government.

The Netherlands Business Hub will be established as an autonomous legal entity in Kenya. NABC and

NWP will guide and support the initial set-up of the legal and operational structure of the Hub.

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NL Business Hubs support Dutch companies as they enter new foreign markets by providing a strong local business and community network. They know the market and know where opportunities lie. NL Business Hubs work closely with Dutch Embassies, Consulate Generals and local governments, which allows them to help Dutch entrepreneurs, even in difficult times. NL Business Hubs in collaboration with (local) partners offer services including market exploration, networking events, (online) workshops, legal services and matchmaking services.

WE CAN SUPPORT DUTCH COMPANIES IN KENYA IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Network

We are a member organisation and an online community were you can meet Dutch companies and French experts.

Lobby

We know our way within branch organisations and reinforce the dialogue with economical, political and intellectual key players.

Services

The board offers a range of services tailored to the needs of Dutch companies in Kenya like matchmaking but also education.

Services

The Netherlands Business hub Kenya is the link between the private and public sector for Dutch companies operating and starting up in Kenya. Our goal is to maximize the business potential by creating opportunities and removing obstacles that could slow down your growth. We do this by providing a peer-to-peer network for c-level executives for listed companies so they can share, learn and discuses business cases and challenges on a national and global level. 

NL Business Hub Kenya and together with its members offers the following:
  • Export advice
  • Export control
  • Export management
  • Human resources
  • Information provision
  • Legal advice
  • Market entry services
  • Market research
  • Mediation & crisis management
  • Networking services
  • Strategy development
  • Trade show & market visits

Opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is on the global watchlist of top five fast modernising cities that are attracting new global business on growing realisation that big companies cannot operate from one sub-Saharan location in South Africa.

The city is also taking off as a hub for global corporations looking to establish an office to cover the East African region, according to Global Cities-The 2016 Report by Knight Frank.

Big companies with global reach have come to the conclusion that they need to operate from multiple locations and Nairobi is a natural starting point in entering or expanding to new regions.

Nairobi has been termed as demonstrating Africa’s rapid modernisation and joins other cities like Dubai, United Arab Emirates capital, which is said to have pulled clear of past difficulties and is expanding as a hub for investment, tourism and transport.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Business Event
Annual Fundraising
Networking Events

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