We are in full preparation mode for the 3rd edition of the Symposium on 6-7 October at Alliance Francaise, Nairobi and you are invited!
Regardless of product category, we are looking forward to hosting a diverse community of artisans and designers from all over the country.
Always looking for innovative ways to enhance your experience, we have cast the net wide in the selection of our speakers. We are super excited to welcome Mark Kwami (Germany) and Eva Sonaike (UK). Also with us this year are corporate guru Patricia Okelo, The Luxury Network CEO Michael Mwai and leadership coach Rosie Lore. We are equally pleased to welcome back marketing expert Larrissa Muthoni, business development consultant Goodie Odhiambo and dynamic duo Amal Mohamed and Maureen Njuguna from HEVA Fund.
More importantly, this program has been created with you in mind, as such allowing us to zero in on topics suggested by you while creating ample opportunity for formal and informal networking.
So bring your ideas, thoughts, challenges and successes. We would love to hear your story!
Find a registration button at the bottom of the page. It will link you to the application form.
See you very soon!
|9-9.30||Welcome + introductions|
|9.30-10||Global Perspectives: Emerging Practice Along the Artisan and Design Value Chain||Mark Kwami|
|11.00- 11.30||Business Growth Strategies: What Are Your Options?||Patricia Wa-Tindi Okelo|
|11.30-12.00||Standardizing Handmade Products: The Taita Basket Case Study||Goodie Odhiambo|
|12.00-12.30||The HEVA Journey: What Investment Means for Your Business||Maureen Njuguna and Amal Mohamed|
|12.30-1.30||Interactive session with speakers|
|2.30-3pm||You Have Built a Startup, Now Build a Legacy||Rosie Lore|
|4.30||Coffee break and depart|
|9-9.30||Recap of previous day|
|9.30-10||Engaging with the US Market: Support From East Africa Trade and Investment Hub for East African Craft Exporters||Margaret Waithaka|
|11-11.30||Kenya as a Potential Market for Premium Goods||Mike Mwai|
|11.30-12||Niche vs. Mass Branding: Picking the Right Strategy for Your Brand||Larrissa Muthoni|
|12-12.45||Interactive session with speakers|
|Delegates pick one business challenge and as a group contribute ideas and resources towards a solution||TBA|
|5-leave at leisure||Wrap-up party on the terrace|