June -08-2018


6-8 Avenue De La Porte De Champerret, 75017


35 Seats


24 Industry Leaders

About Business Beyond Borders

Business Beyond Borders (BBB) is a non-profit initiative whose aim is to promote and strengthen economic relations between Kenya and the Francophone world. Kenya France Business Club (KFBC) held the first “Business Beyond Borders” forum in Paris, France on 2nd December 2016.

BBB offers a platform for thought-leaders, subject matter experts, private sector companies, government agencies and investors to establish strategic alliances.

The key performance indicator of the Business Beyond Borders Forum is the number of transactions and prospective projects that are discussed during the conference and concluded thereafter.

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Conference Agenda 2018

Day 2 Opening Session

  • Mr Philippe Solignac, Vice Chair, Paris Chamber of Commerce
  • H.E Amb. Salma AHMED, Ambassador of Kenya to France
  • Ambassador Ken Osinde, Chief of Staff, Office of Deputy of

Day 2 Thematic session: Partners for development

  • Yvonne MBURU, Presidential Council for Africa
  • Emmanuel DUPUY, Président de l'IPSE (Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe)
  • Jeremy HAJDENBERG – Chief Investment Officer, Investisseurs & Partenaires
  • Representative KNCCI

Day 2 Plenary Session One: Fintech and Innovation

  • Catherine WINES – CEO/Founder, World Remit
  • Martin HANN – Managing Partner, Match makers
  • Joelle DURIEUX – Director General, Finance Innovation
  • Edward NDICHU  – Manager and Vice President East

Day 2 Plenary Session Two: Agribusiness

  • Fadel Bennani, Co-founder Seed Project
  • Anais FABRE, Head of Development, Sub-Saharan Africa - ADEPTA
  • Ade ADEFEKO, Director, Government Relations, OLAM Nigeria
  • Yulita Cheruiyot, Deputy Governor of Kericho

Day 2 Plenary Session Three: Manufacturing and Industry

  • Guy GIQUELLO – President of FTPE
  • John OKORO  – Business Development Manager, Vergnet
  • Jacques KURKDJIAN – Business Development, Africa, Dassault systems
  • Hillary Kipngeno Barchok, Deputy Governor of Bomet

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Event Speakers

Ambassador Kennedy Osinde

Chief of Staff, Office of the Deputy President of Kenya

Ambassador Ken Osinde has had an illustrious diplomatic career having served

Salma Ahmed

H.E. Ambassador of Kenya to France

Ambassador Ahmed began her career in 1985 in the Ministry of


Director and Co-founder - World Remit

World Remit is a globally renown online service allowing people to

Ade Adefeko

Vice President, Government Relations – OLAM Nigeria

OLAM Nigeria is an agri-business operating across the value chain in

Dr Yvonne Mburu

African Presidents Council (Conseil Présidentiel pour l’Afrique)

Yvonne currently sits in the Africa President’s Council, directly advising the


CEO - MyAfrican Startup

My AfricanStartUp is an African private sector support initiative designed to

Anais Fabre

Head of Development, Sub-Saharan Africa - ADEPTA

ADEPTA is an association of French companies specialising in the manufacturing

Okoro John

Business Development Manager - VERGNET GROUP

Vergnet Group an international Renewable Energy Company headquartered in France and

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Friday (8th June) Rugby Pass (EUR15)
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Weekend Rugby Games Pass (EUR40)
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6-8 Avenue De La Porte De Champerret,
75017 Paris, France
+ 33 7 80 71 22 11

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