POSTPONED: IPFA East Africa: Nairobi: Special Economic Zones - A Bright Future for Kenya

Hosted by: : Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates (DLA Piper Africa)

EVENT POSTPONED: We regret to inform you that this briefing, scheduled for Thursday 21 September 2017, has unfortunately been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will anounce the new date, to take place in 2018, shortly.

In a bid to encourage investment and foster growth in key sectors of the economy, the government has enacted the Special Economic Zones Act No. 16 of 2015. The Act provides for the establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) where business-enabling policies, integrated land uses and sector-appropriate on-site and off-site infrastructure and utilities, are provided. Licensed SEZ enterprises also enjoy numerous incentives designed to promote business and other economic activities. With a number of SEZ projects already in the pipeline, this event will discuss the opportunities presented by the SEZ regime. The panel of experts will discuss the roadmap of how Kenya can fully realise the potential of SEZs and attendees will gain valuable insights from SEZ developers, regulators and experts.

7.00am Registration & Networking Breakfast
Kindly hosted by Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

8.00am Welcome & Introduction
James Kamau, Managing Partner, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

8.10am Keynote Address
Francis Gitau, Senior Economist & Technical Manager, Special Economic Zones Authority

8.25am Presentation

8.35am Panel Discussion
Chaired by: Beatrice Nyabira, Partner, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates
John Ponsonby, Associate Director, Strategy and Innovation-Infrastructure and Capital Projects, Deloitte
Patrick Matu, Associate Director, Control Risks Africa Limited
Caleb Langat, Tax Director, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates
James Nelson, Associate, Industrial Parks and Special Economic Zones, Mott McDonald
Francis Gitau, Senior Economist & Technical Manager, Special Economic Zones Authority

Question & Answer Session

9.25am Closing Remarks
James Kamau, Managing Partner, Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates

9.30am IPFA Update
Stanley Kamau, Director, Kenya PPP Unit & Chair of the IPFA East Africa Branch Council

9.45am Networking 

Please note all IPFA Events are held under Chatham House Rule.

Should you have any questions concerning the arrangements, please feel free to call +44 (0)20 7427 0900 or email Laura Dabas:

For registration enquiries, please contact
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September 21st, 2017 7:00 AM   to   10:00 AM
IKM Offices
IKM Place, Tower A, 7th Floor
5th Ngong Avenue, Off Bishops Road