WEBINAR: Doing Business in East Africa

Join U.S. Commercial Service for a live webinar and learn how to do business in East Africa, a bloc of opportunity for U.S. exporters!

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET / 10:00-11:00 AM PT
Location: Webinar – Your Computer
Cost: FREE*

To register, please CLICK HERE.
*Registration is required, and space is limited.


This webinar will highlight export opportunities in East Africa for U.S. companies, specifically focusing on Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Opportunities exist for various industry sectors, however the following have been identified as having the most potential:

  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare


Distinguished speakers include:

  • Daniel Gaines, Commercial Officer
    U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Kenya
  • Ned Rauch-Mannino, Senior Advisor for Global Markets
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Patricia Wagner, Senior Commercial Officer
    U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Tanzania
  • Christopher Wilken, Senior Commercial Officer
    U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Ethiopia

Why East Africa? Home to approximately 217 million citizens, the East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania are part of one of the fastest growing regions in the world which holds potential for U.S. exporters. With a combined GDP of $253 billion and a growth rate that averaged 7.1 percent in 2019, many U.S. companies look to use these markets as springboards to enter the greater Eastern and Central African regions. Continued push for regional integration via the East African Community and African Continental Free Trade Agreement, coupled with an increase in U.S. Government engagement and financing, U.S. companies are able to pursue many emerging opportunities.

Questions: Contact Ruth Soberanes at Ruth.Soberanes@trade.gov or +1 480-578-7433.