Strathmore Business School

Ole Sangale Rd
Nairobi City, Kenya


Conference sessions on November 8 and 9 will be held at Strathmore Business School campus.


Bus transportation will be provided to and from the Intercontinental Hotel on November 8 -9. 

If you will be driving and need parking, you must request a parking pass. Please email nzefran@gbsn.org to request a parking pass.

Chandaria School of Business, USIU Africa 

Nairobi City, Kenya


The GBSN Members Meeting will be held at the Chandaria School of Business, USIU campus on November 7th. 


Bus transportation will be provided to and from the Intercontinental Hotel on November 7th. 

If you will be driving and need parking, you must request a parking pass. Please email nzefran@gbsn.org to request a parking pass.

Conference Events

Welcome Reception


November 7, 2018
18:00 – 20:00


Safari Park Hotel
Thika Rd, Nairobi, Kenya

Please note you must be a registered conference participant to attend the Welcome Reception.


For those attending the GBSN Members Meeting at the Chandaria School of Business, USIU, bus transportation will be provided to Safari Park Hotel and back to the Intercontinental Hotel. 

For those not attending the GBSN Members Meeting, bus transportation will be provided to and from the Intercontinental Hotel. 

Gala Dinner


November 8, 2018
19:00 – 21:00


Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi
Poolside Deck
City Hall Way, 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Please note you must be a registered conference participant to attend the Gala Dinner. If you would like to bring a guest, you may purchase an additional ticket via the registration portal for $75 USD. 


If you will be driving to the Intercontinental and need parking, please email nzefran@gbsn.org to request a parking spot. 


The dress code for the Gala Dinner is national dress. We encourage conference participants to wear native attire. 

Dress Code

The dress code for the conference is business casual.

The weather in Nairobi in November is warm with temperatures between to 15 – 24°C. Afternoons can get really warm with average high temperatures reaching 24°C. Overnight temperatures are generally cool with an average low of 13°C.

The month of November in Nairobi experiences constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 62% throughout the month.

Visa Requirements

Republic of Kenya

Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offense. A visa is required prior to entry into The Republic of Kenya. The e-Visa printout must be presented at the port of entry. It should take at least 2 working days to get your eVisa.


Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Salomon Islands, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Nationals of these countries must obtain their visa in embassy:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, Eritrea, Iraq, North Korea, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Palestine, Senegal, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan and Yemen.


Citizens of all other nationalities can obtain their visa online (e-Visa), in embassies, or on arrival.

Types of Visas

It is the typical visa to go to Kenya punctually for a tourist, professional or family visit. It allows to enter once in the country for a maximum duration of 90 days. The date of your trip must start no more than 3 months after the issuance of your visa. The fee for a single entry visa is US$ 51


This type of visa is granted for several trips to Kenya. It is especially suitable for those who wish to travel several times in the country over a short period of time or for tourists who wish to make excursions to neighboring countries before returning to Kenya. The fee is US$ 101.


This visa, issued by a convention between three countries, allows with a single visa to travel to Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. This is a multiple entry visa valid for a maximum stay of 90 days. It costs US$ 101 and can be obtained at the embassies of Kenya if you start your trip in Kenya, of Uganda if you start your trip in Uganda or online on the Rwanda e-visa website if you start your trip in Rwanda.


Issued to persons connecting through Kenya to other destinations for a period not exceeding 72 hours it allows to leave the airport for this duration. Those connecting flights directly without leaving the airport don’t need to apply for transit visas. The transit visa fee is US$ 20.

How to Obtain a Visa?

It is the simplest and the fastest way to get your visa. Citizens of the eligible nationalities (see above) can, within a few minutes, complete their application and pay their visa fees on the dedicated website. Only standard single entry visas, transit visas and courtesy visas are eligible for e-visa. With your scanned photo, your passport and your credit card you can obtain your visa by clicking here.


If you have not had the time or opportunity to obtain your visa online, you can complete these formalities upon arrival at JKIA. Travelers’ attention is drawn to the fact that the E-visa allows border checks to be passed more quickly.


If you are not eligible for the e-Visa or if the type of visa you wish can not be obtained through the e-Visa procedure, you can go to the nearest Kenya Embassy (see locations on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kenya website, tab “missions abroads”) with the required documents they asked you to bring.

Please note, GBSN will not issue visa letters until registration is completed and payment is received.

About Nairobi

Time Zone: 3:00 pm Universal Coordinated Time (UCT-3) = noon Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Currency: Kenyan Shilling

Telephone Area Codes : 254 (Kenya country code); 2 (Nairobi city code)

Ethnic Composition: Kenyan African groups—Kikuyu, Luo, Luhyia, Kalenjin, Kisii, and Kamba; Asians (people who trace their origins to India and Pakistan), Europeans, and Somalis

Climate: Tropical highland with sunny days, mild daily temperatures, and cool nights

Elevation: 1,680 meters (5,512 feet)

Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Known as the “green city in the sun,” Nairobi is Kenya’s largest city with a population of nearly four million.

The city has a cosmopolitan flair that combines African, Asian, European, and Middle Eastern cultures. Founded in 1899, Nairobi is a relatively new city and played an important role in the region. It was at the center of the nationalist movement that eventually led to Kenya’s independence from Great Britain in 1963. Since gaining independence, the city has grown at a tremendous rate. 

The city is home to numerous local and international businesses and organizations. Nairobi bustles with activity. It’s a city that never sleeps; the rhythm is fast, day and night. There’s always something to do and see in Nairobi and its people are friendly and hospitable.