The newly appointed Chief Executive of the Export Promotion Council, Mr. Peter Biwott made his first visit to the EPC Coast Region office in Mombasa from Wednesday 7th June to Friday 9th June, 2017. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize with the operations of the office and engage with stakeholders in the export value chain. A team of EPC staff accompanied the Chief Executive during company visits in Kilifi and Mombasa Counties.
On June 7th 2017, the EPC’s Chief Executive visited Tsavo Aquarium (K) in Kikambala, Mombasa County Government’s Department of Trade, Energy, Investment & Industry, and One Touch Ltd in Mombasa where he engaged with the exporters to familiarize with their activities and the challenges they faced in exporting. He later had a meeting with the Director of Pwani Oil Products Ltd in Jomvu.

On the second day Mr. Biwott visited Coast Development Authority (CDA) and engaged with the Managing Director Dr Mohamed K. Hassan where both organizations signed a Memorandum of Understanding forging a closer working relationship. Thereafter, the Chief Executive visited Equator Kenya and Kentaste Products (K) Ltd in Malindi, Kilifi County.

On Friday June 9th 2017, the Chief Executive attended the Friday Breakfast Port Community Meeting normally held at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) Conference Room. The EPC Chief Executive was officially introduced to the members of the Port Community and promised to work closely with the stakeholders towards the export agenda.

On the same morning, the Council held a half day Forum with Mr. Biwott as the Chief Guest. Seventy six members of the business community in Mombasa, exporters and SMEs included, participated in the event at the Royal Court Hotel Mombasa. Some of the stakeholders present were; the Mombasa County Government Department of Trade, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCC&I), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), East Africa Tea Trade Association (EATTA), Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS), Kenya Investment Authority (KIA), Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) and Kenya Institute of Business Training (KIBT)

The Chief Executive and his team later visited Cesscolina East Africa Ltd in Tononoka, and Gold Crown Foods (EPZ) Ltd and Global Tea & Commodities (K) Ltd where he engaged with the Director and the Managing Director respectively.
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