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3rd KENYA TRADE WEEK & EXPOSITION 2019
The 3 rd Kenyan Trade Week is scheduled to take place from Monday, 15 th July 2019 to Saturday, 21 st July 2019 at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC).
This years Trade Week and Exposition coincides with the COMESA Source21 International Trade Fair High-Level Business Summit. The State Department for Trade and COMESA Business Council have agreed to partner in hosting the two events under the theme ”Powering Regional Integration through Trade”.
H.E. the President, Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, will be hosting various Heads of State and Government from the COMESA Member States for the Source21 High Level Business Forum on Wednesday, 17th July 2017 and Twenty-One (21) Ministers responsible for Trade from the COMESA Member States and other dignitaries are expected to participate.
The key highlights of the Trade Week and COMESA Source21 will be the:
i. Launch of the Export Sector Delivery Commitments in line with the Integrated National Export Development & Promotion Strategy (INEDPS) and Kenya SMEs Export Capability Development Progamme in Support of the Big 4 Agenda on 15th July 2019 during which H.E the President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has been invited as the Chief Guest; this will focus on Kenya’s exports orientation initiatives to
diversify the product, markets and unpacking of the Integrated National Export Development & Promotion Strategy (INEDPS).
ii. Official opening of the Source 21 COMESA International Trade Fair and High-Level Business Summit on 17th July 2019 By H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta during which several Heads of State and Government are expected to participate. There will be a Presidential Public-Private Roundtable after the Opening Statement by H.E the President. There after the Host President and visiting Heads of State and Government will launch COMESA Source21 Handbooks.
During the morning session on 15th July 2019, there will be high level panel discussions focusing on the implementation status of the Integrated National Export Development & Promotion Strategy (INEDPS) that will be sector focused and relevant Government Ministries Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) will be expected to report progress of implementation of their respective sector strategies.