Date: 21st -23rd February 2018
Venue: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi
Theme: Consolidating Economic Gains; Creating a Legacy
In continuing with the tradition, accountants and interested professionals gather for the 26th Economic Symposium at Safari Park Hotel & Casino to reflect, share knowledge, and develop policy proposals to advise government on pertinent economic matters.
The 26th Economic Symposium comes at a time when Kenya’s economic performance remains solid, with the growth rate expected to improve especially after the conclusion of the rather lengthy electioneering period. 2018 is the proper commencement of the last term for the Jubilee Administration and key priorities will be to fulfill its election pledges as contained in its party manifesto. This may call for massive infrastructure development as completion of the vision 2030 flagship and other mega projects is accelerated to coincide with the end of term of the current administration. Laudable as is, this may call for additional borrowing from domestic and international markets, a situation that experts continue to debate in terms of debt capacity.
Kenya’s economy remains vulnerable to domestic risks that could moderate the growth prospects. These include the possibility that investors could delay investment owing to after-elections activities, election-related expenditure which has resulted in a cut back in infrastructure spending, and that security remains a threat, not just in Kenya, in the region but globally, capping of interest rates and finally, the ever-increasing monster of corruption.
With the education system now outputting millions of young people in the job market, creation of more jobs must remain a pivotal focus for policy makers. Both formal and informal sectors must be incentivized to take on board more hands and minds. To increase productivity of jobs in the informal sector, policy interventions could be geared towards increasing access to broad skills beyond formal education, creating linkages between formal and informal firms, and helping small scale firms enter local and global value chains.
The selected discussants will focus on;
- Macro-Economic Fundamentals; Which way for Kenya in the next five years
- Building Economic Resilience against political cycles
- Jubilee Manifesto; Implementation Priorities
- Auditor General’s Reports and Public-Sector Accountability
- Confronting Corruption
- FinTechs & Other Mobile Money Developments
Over the last 25 years in which ICPAK has held the Economic Symposium, it has been traditionally being officially opened by National Treasury who engage participants on matters central to our economy. Others who have found the Symposium particularly useful include Economists, National & County Budget Officers & Committee Members, Board members, CEOs, Senior Managers and Executives, Tax Planners, Academia, Researchers and professionals keen on economic matters
Booking for the 26th Economic Symposium is available either online at www.icpak.com/events or on the ICPAK Live – A smart phone based application that is available from google store. Delegates are urged to note that the bookings close on 20th February 2018 at 1700 hrs
Economic Symposium Charges:
Charges for the 26th Economic Symposium which cover seminar materials, meals, and e-certificates of attendance is as provided under;
|Category||Early Bird Registration
Booked & Paid for before 9th February 2018
Booking & Payments or LPOs / LSOs received after 9th February 2018
|Associate Members/ Students||23,950||28,950|
Continuous Professional Development Units – 20
Members of ICPAK and other reciprocating professional bodies will earn 20 CPD structured points upon successfully attending the Economic Symposium
National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Reimbursement
The Institute is registered as a trainer with National Industrial Training Authority. The Institute’s registration number is DIT/TRN/47. Participants who are registered levy contributors should apply to NITA for reimbursement of their fees. Please note that this is applicable for Kenyan citizens only and subject to NITA regulations. Remember that to qualify you should apply to NITA for approval prior to the date of the conference. Further details can be obtained from their website (www.nita.go.ke).
Sponsorship Opportunities & additional information
The Economic Symposium attracts over 300 participants drawn from both the public and private sectors presenting a rare chance for exhibitors and sponsors. We welcome sponsors and exhibitors to reach us through firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com.
Other requests for information can be channeled to us via telephone calls on +254 733 672 849 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com We encourage you to regularly visit our website www.icpak.com for updates on the Symposium