Download Program - Kenya International Investment Conference

Anchoring Kenya as an Export Driven Economy
19th -20th November 2014
Tuesday, 18th November 2014
0800 -0900
Onsite registration
Setting up of the exhibition stands
Inspection of Stands by Government officials
Day One –Wednesday 19th November 2014
Networking Session
Arrival of Chief Guest, Tour of Exhibition Stands
CS, MEAACT,PS,/MD KenInvest, Chairperson KNCCI, Chairperson KenInvest and
Chairperson KEPSA, CEO EPC and Chairperson EPC(Confirmed)
Welcoming Remarks
Ms. Anne Kirima Muchoki- Chairperson KenInvest (Confirmed)
Mr.Vimal ShahChairperson KEPSA (Confirmed)
Mr.Kiprono Kittony Chairperson KNCCI (Confirmed)
Mr. Hudson Aluvanze
Chairperson EPC (Confirmed)
Dr. Evans Kidero
Governor Nairobi County (Confirmed)
Remarks by PS state department of Commerce and Tourism
Remarks by Mrs. Phylis Kandie – Cabinet Secretary , MEAACT(Confirmed)
Key note address H.E. The President
Facilitator: Protocol State House
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Plenary Session One: Doing Business in Kenya and Market Access
The importance of investment in social and economic development cannot be over
emphasized. The ability of a nation to solve challenges of development and to initiate and
sustain economic growth depends largely on its capacity and capabilities to attract and
retain quality investment. Indeed, the Kenya Vision 2030 identifies investment as one of
its enablers for the envisaged industrial development and transformation into a middlelevel income state. This session will discuss the role of investment in the country and the
role the key reforms needed to continue improving the attractiveness of Kenya as an
investment destination.
 President
 Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera Secretary General EAC (Confirmed)
 Mr. Adan Abdulla Mohamed, CS Ministry of Industrialization & Enterprise
Development (Confirmed)
 Ms. Phylis Kandie CS Ministry of East Africa Affairs, Commerce and Tourism,
 J. Ireland CEO General Electric Africa (Confirmed)
 Mr. Maurice Vermeesch, Vice Chairman and Chairman ACP-CBL East African
Chapter (Confirmed)
 Prof. Githu Muigai, Attorney General Kenya (Confirmed)
 Dr. Manu Chandaria, CEO Comcraft International (Confirmed)
Moderator: Julie Gichuru / TBC
Launch of The Report: Kenya 2014 by the President
Moderated by: Robert Tashima, Regional Editor for Africa, Oxford Business Group.
Plenary Session Two: Counties As New Frontiers Of Investment
Speaker: CS Ministry of Devolution and Planning
 Hon. Isaac Ruto, Chairman Council of Governors, (Confirmed)
 Hon. Nathif J. Adam, Chairman of County Committee on Trade and
Investment (Confirmed)
 Dr. Julius Kipngetich , Chief Operating Officer Equity Bank, (Confirmed)
 Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi Chairman Transition Authority, (Confirmed)
 Dr. Evans Kidero Nairobi Governor (Confirmed)
 Mary Kimonye CEO Brand Kenya Board (Confirmed)
Moderator: Sibi Okumu (TBC)
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Parallel Breakout Sessions
Agriculture & Agri-business
Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Kenyan economy, directly contributing an average 26
percent of the GDP annually. The sector accounts for 65 percent of Kenya’s total exports
and provides more than 70 percent of informal employment in the rural areas. This panel
discussion will provide a comprehensive overview of the agriculture sector in Kenya. It
will highlight available opportunities, regulations, licenses and procedures for investment
in the sector.
Speakers: CS, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries
 Kyle Denning, Managing Director Viability Energy Limited (Confirmed)
 Mr. Alfred Busolo Tabu Interim Director General, Agricultural Fisheries and
Food Authority (Confirmed)
 Dr Stephen Mbithi Mwikya CEO Fresh Produce Exporters Association of
Kenya (Confirmed)
 Mr. Chris Abir, Managing Director Dominion Firms (Confirmed)
 Mr. James Karanja Nyoro Food Security and Climate Change Advisor to the
Presidency (Confirmed)
Moderator: Wim Douw, Senior Operations Officer, Trade and competitiveness Global
Practice. (TBC)
Kenya’s key target areas have been identified and specific goals set to steer industrial
growth. These include the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial
Parks, Industrial Clusters, promotion of small and medium scale manufacturing firms,
development of niche products, commercialization of research and development results,
attraction of strategic investors in strategic sectors, i.e. iron and steel industries,
manufacture of fertiliser, machine tools and machinery, motor vehicle assembly and
manufacture of spare parts. This panel seeks to address requirements for investing in the
sector and give the Governments initiative to make this a suave area of investment.
Speaker: PS Ministry of Industrialization & Enterprise Development (Confirmed)
 Mr. Cyrille Nabutola ,CEO EPZA, (Confirmed)
 Narendra Raval, Chairperson DEVKI, (Confirmed)
 Mr. Gordon Onjore, MD Numerical Machining Complex
 Tabitha Karanja CEO, Keroche Industries
 Ms. Betty Maina CEO Kenya Association of Manufacturers (Confirmed)
 Mr. Kimani Rugendo Kevian Kenya. (Confirmed)
Moderator: Aref Adamali, Regional Economist, Africa Investment Climate World Bank
Group. (Confirmed)
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Tourism & Hospitality
Speaker: Mr. Mureithi Ndegwa MD Kenya Tourism Board, (Confirmed)
Ms. Maryanne Jordan CEO, Tourism finance Cooperation (Confirmed)
Ms. Lucy Karume Chair Kenya Tourist Federation (Confirmed)
Mr. Mbuvi Ngunze Kenya Airways, (Confirmed)
Moderator: Dr. Mwangi Ngumo CEO, Lamu Golf and Leisuire Resort (Confirmed)
Business Partnerships, Subcontracting and Partnership Exchange
Speaker: Mr. Kennedy Manyala, Lead Consultant (Confirmed)
Panelists :
Elisabeth Manford ,Counsellor, Business Sector Programme DANIDA
Ms. Catherine Namuye CEO Youth Fund (Confirmed)
Ms. Wanjiru Gathira Chairperson Uwezo Fund
Mr. Charles Mbogori CEO KNCCI (Confirmed)
Eng. Charles Kalomba, UNIDO Consultant (Confirmed)
Mr. Richard Muteti CEO Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali
Association (Confirmed)
Wangombe Kariuki, Competition Authority of Kenya
Moderator: Dr. Moses Ikiara, Kenya Investment Authority (Confirmed)
Environment, Climate Change and Investment
Speaker: Dr. John Murton, Deputy High Commissioner/ UK Permanent Representative to the
UNEP Nairobi(Confirmed)
Prof. Geoffrey Wahungu Director General NEMA (Confirmed)
Managing Director, Cummins Generators Kenya
Mr. Richard Lerisian Lesiyampe, P.S Environment (Confirmed)
Mr. James Teko Lopoyetum, P.S Water and natural resources
Mr. Jackson Kiplagat, Governance Cordinator, WWF (Confirmed)
Moderator: Dr. Isaac Kalua, CEO Green Africa Foundation (Confirmed)
Refreshments break
Visit to exhibitions and networking
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Day Two: Thursday 20th November 2014
Doing Business day 2
This panel will address issues of business reforms, regulatory environment and market
Speaker: Ms. Nardos Bekele-Thomas, UN Resident Coordinator UNDP
Resident Representative (TBC)
Mr. Joseph Ole Lenku, CS. Ministry of Interior and coordination of
National Government
Hon Charity Ngilu, C.S Lands Urban Development and Housing
Amb. Francis Muthaura Chaiman LAPSSET (Confirmed)
Mr. John Njiraini MBS, Commissioner General Kenya Revenue Authority
Dr. Chris Kirubi (Confirmed)
Amb. Christian Turner UK High Commission Kenya (Confirmed)
Moderator: Prof. Gituro Wainaina, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat (Confirmed)
0930 – 1030
Plenary Session Four: Public Procurement Process and Public Private Partnership in
The current trends in Kenya have shown that Investors are showing increased interest in
the uptake of projects under the Vision 2030. The major challenge being the various
viable options in participation in the development agenda. This session will focus on
modalities of accessing investments opportunities through public procurement and
investments through public private partnerships in Kenya. The panelists will give
guidelines, regulations and laws that govern the process of procurement and PPP.
Speaker: Dr. Kamau Thugge, PS, National Treasury (TBC)
 Mr. Ravinder Sikand Director of Financial Advisory Deloitte East Africa
 Kamal Shah Managing Partner, Grant Thornton Consulting Limited (Confirmed)
 Eng. Stanley Kamau CEO Public Private Partnership Unit, (Confirmed)
 Mr. Sylvester Kasuku CEO LAPSSET, (Confirmed)
Moderator: Mr. Evans Kamau, World Bank Group (Confirmed)
1030 – 1100
Health Break
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1100 – 1300
Parallel Breakout Sessions
Mining, Energy ,Oil and Gas
Kenya is emerging as a new destination for investments in the minerals extraction after
several hydrocarbons deposits and other minerals in commercially viable quantities were
found in the Northern and the coastal regions. This session will discuss current trends in
the mining industry in the country and how Kenya plans to harness her mining potential
by attracting both local and foreign investors to the country. The panelists will address
the regulatory reforms that they have undertaken to improve the sector in favor of
investors without risking the locals’ participation.
Speaker: PS Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, (Confirmed)
Panelists: (TBC)
Chairperson Kenya Chamber of mines (Confirmed)
Ms. Gladys Kianji OGW , Geological Society of Kenya (TBC)
Eng. Joseph Nganga DG Energy Regulatory Commission ;
Mr.Mark Schroeder, Vice President of Africa Analysis
 Mr. Ken Mugambi, Head of Corporate Planning and Strategy National Oil
Corporation of Kenya (Confirmed)
 Mr. Martin Mbogo, Country Manager, Tullow Oil (Confirmed)
 Mr. Polycarp Igathe Chairperson Petroleum Institute of East Africa
Moderator : Mr. Mwendia Nyaga, Consultants
Built Environment & Transport and Logistics
Kenya’s real estate market has continued to grow and as a result, we have seen new
segments of the industry gaining strength. Demand among investors for modification
within their portfolios has led to an increase interest in Real Estate for investors seeking
yield. The session will focus on which segments of the market they see having sustainable
growth in the future in both primary and tertiary markets. The panelists will address the
regulatory reforms that they have undertaken to improve the sector in favor of investors
and to address land ownership issues in Kenya.
Speaker: CS Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure,
 Ms. Nancy Muthoni, Host Property Show (Confirmed)
 Eng. Henry K. Maina Managing Director, National Housing Cooperation
 Mr. Frank Ireri National Housing Finance
 Mr. Lee Karuri Chairman Longonot Gate , (Confirmed)
 Mr. Alex Kabuga CEO KENTRADE (Confirmed)
 Arch. Daniel Manduku National Construction Authority of Kenya
Moderator : Dr. Laila Macharia, CEO Chairman Kenya National Private Developers
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Association (Confirmed)
Social Sector (Education and Health)
Education provides skills required to steer Kenyans to the economic and social goals to
the economy. This forum will bring to light strategies put in place as the sector gears to
meeting the human resource requirements for a rapidly changing and more diverse
economy with, high quality standards, content that is relevant to the needs of the
economy and society. In line with education, deliberations on the opportunities in the
health sector will be discussed on how to boost Kenya’s economic growth and the
realization of vision 2030.
Speakers : CS, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology,
CS, Ministry of Health,
Panelists: (TBC)
 Dr. Sam Thenya The Nairobi Womens Hospital, (Confirmed)
 Mrs. Diana Patel M.A Econ Executive Director Avenue Health care
 Prof. Olive Mugenda, Kenyatta University (Confirmed)
 Vice Chair , Kenya Private Universities Association
 Ms. Mary Okello Director Makini Group of Schools
 Mrs. Mary Jason- MD St. Petroc Premier School (Confirmed)
Moderator: Dr. Ludeki Chweya, CBS, Director General Kenya School of Government
Trade and Regional Integration
Speaker: PS State department of East African Affairs
 Richard Ssezibera –Secretary General EAC (Confirmed)
 Ruth Mwaniki CEO, Export Promotion Council (Confirmed)
 George Otieno, Africa Trade Insurance Agency (Confirmed)
 Bernard Kagira, East Africa Trade Hub (Confirmed)
 UK Trade and Investment (Confirmed)
Moderator: Mr. Ndungu Mureu, Director, KNCCI (Confirmed)
ICT and Innovations
Kenya is renowned as the world’s leading hub for technological innovations in subSaharan Africa. As the country continues to lead the pack with innovative ICT solutions
across many sectors including IT financial services such as the M-Pesa mobile money
platform to sectors like retail and government, Kenya is also getting ready for Konza
Techno City, Africa’s own Silicon Savannah. Panelists will discuss the newly unveiled
“Smart Kenya Development Plan”; this panel will also highlight the utilization of ICT
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1900 – 2100
0900 - 1300
solutions in many different sectors including banking, retail, and government
Speakers : CS, Ministry of Information, Communication & Technology, (Confirmed)
 Mr. Francis Wangusi Director General, Communications Authority of
 Mr. Nicholas Nesbit Country General Manager IBM, (Confirmed)
 Mr. Kunle Awosika Country Manager MICROSOFT,
 Ms. Juliana Rotich Executive Director (Confirmed)
 Ms. Mbithe Muena, Director African Alliance (Confirmed)
Moderator: Mr. Mike Macharia CEO Seven Seas Technologies Group (Confirmed)
Sponsors Lunch Ministry of EAC (Confirmed)
Plenary Session Three: Private Capital Financing and Financial Access for investment
Private equity and debt providers currently approach investment opportunities and
independent producers’ access capital in the various sectors in the economy. Kenya’s
financial markets are clearly undergoing rapid and far reaching changes which open up
real prospects for a significant further increase in financial access. This session further
seeks to identify and evaluate investment opportunities and how to deepen the sector.
Speaker: Prof. Njuguna Ndungu CBK Governor (Confirmed)
Panelist: (TBC)
 Mr. Eddy Njoroge -Chairperson NSE, (Confirmed)
 Kenya Bankers Association Habil Olaka (Confirmed)
 Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director ,Africa Development Bank;
 Mr. Cheikh Oumar Seydi ,Director International Finance Corporation,
Kenya Office
 Mr. Jeremy Ngunze, C.E.O Commercial Bank of Africa Kenya
 Robert Leroy Kijedi, Regional Director, Nationwide Finance Group
 Mr. Paul Muthaura CEO Capital Markets Authority (Confirmed)
Moderator: Centum Capital CEO, James Mworia (Confirmed)
Closing ceremony
The Presidency
Gala Dinner
Day Three : Friday 21st November 2014
B2Bs, B2G, Company Site Visits;
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