The Export Promotion Council, in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is organising Export Trade Training Workshops under Phase II of JICA/EPC Trade Training Programme for SME Exporters in January - February 2011. The workshops are designed to address training needs for small and medium enterprise exporters.

Beginners Workshop  Intermediate Workshop
  • Basics of export marketing
  • Quality and production control
  • Basics of packaging and labelling
  • Exploiting Internet and ICT for business
  • Export logistics and documentation
  • The roles of banks and forwarding agencies
  • Export financing
  • Export payment and settlement methods
  • Risk management and insurance
  • Export incentive

The training will cover the following in more details than in the Beginners’ Workshop 

  • Identification of new export markets
  • Preparation of export marketing plan
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Branding Promoting your exports
  • E-Commerce
  • Export documentation and logistics
Dates and Venues
Training Module VenueTown Date
 Beginners KisiiKisii Town 26th - 28th Jan and 3rd - 4th Feb, 2011
 Intermediate NairobiSilver Springs Hotel 1st - 3rd February 2011
 MombasaRoyal Court Hotel 7th  - 9th  February 2011
 EldoretCicada Hotel 14th  - 16th February 2011
 KisumuKisumu Hotel   21st - 23rd February 2011

Target Participants
The Beginners course targets potential and new SME exporters while the Intermediate course targets existing exporters. In addition Trade Support Institutions and Trade Associations involved in international trade; and Consulting firms involved in providing export trade advisory/consultancy services to SMEs would benefit.
Previous participants of trade training under Phase I and the Beginners course qualify to attend the Intermediate Module.

Participation Details
Participants are required to pay a total of Kshs 2,500 (per participant) for the five days Beginners Workshop and Kshs 3,000.00 (per participant) for the three days Intermediate Workshop. Payments should be made at least five (5) days before the event by cash or bankers cheque to Export Promotion Council.
Course materials will be provided. Certificates will be awarded to participants who attend the training for all three days and participate for a minimum of 80% of the time.

Please note that applications will be accepted on first-come-first- served basis only for the targeted participants.

Apply to:
The Export Promotion Council
16th Floor, Anniversary Towers, University Way, P.O. Box 40247, 00100, Nairobi, Tel:  020 2228534-8, 0722 205875, 0734 228534 Fax: 020 2228539/2218013, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Mombasa Applicants:
EPC Regional Office - Coast Region,
3rd floor, Mombasa Uni Plaza, Aga Khan Road, Off Moi Avenue, P.O. Box 90143 – 80100, Mombasa, Tel: 041 2319247 / 020 3579237 / 020 3579234, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Kisumu and Eldoret Applicants:
EPC Regional Office – Western Region,
2nd Floor, National Bank Building, Oloo Street, P.O. Box 853, Eldoret, Tel. No:  053 2030154 / 2030164,
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Export Trade Training Beginners Workshop will be conducted in Kisii on 26th – 28th January and 3rd – 4th February 2011 at the … Contact above offices for more information.

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