CNBC Africa opens new studio at The Kigali Convention Centre

PUBLISHED: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:10:52 GMT

CNBC Africa, first in business worldwide, today announced it will launch a brand new, state-of-the-art television studio and lounge in the Kigali Convention Centre.

This comes as the pan-African business and finance channel marks its one year anniversary in Rwanda. The new studio in the heart of one of Africa’s leading Convention Centre’s brings CNBC Africa and its viewers, one step closer to some of the major gatherings scheduled to be held at the venue over the next few years.

Since launching an initial presence in Rwanda in February 2016, CNBC Africa has covered such major events as the World Economic Forum on Africa, held in Kigali last year, along with coverage of the African Union Summit and East African leg of the All Africa Business Leaders Awards, the continents leading business award.

Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group said: “This television studio in the Kigali Convention Centre marks yet another step towards our ongoing commitment to not only Rwanda, but East Africa, and in telling the African economic story from all corners of the continent. As the channel celebrates its 10th Anniversary on June 1, we are excited to be able to add this important presence on the front line of one of the most high-tech convention center’s to our content offering.”

The new studio will prove to be of immense value during key events at the convention centre as CNBC Africa will be able to tap into some of the high profile delegates and speakers, first and live. The adjacent CNBC Africa lounge will be a first-class space for guests to wait and relax ahead of their television appearance.  

Rwandan Minister of Finance, Claver Gatete, will be cutting the ribbon to open the second CNBC Africa television studio in Rwanda. 

Stay abreast with the day’s activities with the hashtag: #KCCTvLaunch

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