5th CBF Conference Held

CITAM Karen was a flurry of activity from 6th to 9th June 2024 demonstrating the true meaning of a business conference and expo.

When opening the conference, which had attracted participants and exhibitors from not only Kenya but beyond,  Hon. Rebecca Miano, EGH, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Investments, Trade & Industry was elated by what CITAM was doing in promoting business and trade.

“Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are a key pillar of Kenya Kwanza administration’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda” CS Miano reiterated. “My Ministry’s goal is to double the export contribution to GDP to 20% by 2027 and boost domestic trade’s GDP contribution by 5%.” She expressed her joy of joining the CITAM fraternity at the 5th Business Conference and Expo that supports regional entrepreneurs to scale up their business and encourage local production.”  The CS encouraged the participants to leverage on Kenya’s bilateral engagements led by H.E. President William Ruto that had unlocked new market opportunities, introduced new export product lines and reduced tariff and non-tariff barriers.

Speaking during the conference, Rev. Calisto Odede, the Presiding Bishop, welcomed the participants to the 5th CBF conference whose theme was, “Breaking the Limits.”  The Bishop noted, “This conference is more than an event, it is a divine appointment where we align our businesses with God’s purpose and power.” He urged the attendees to embrace the season of breaking the limits with faith and determination. “Let us commit to seeking God’s wisdom, building strong networks, and supporting one another in our endeavours,” Bishop Odede reiterated.

David Tanki, the Chairman of CBF was joyful for what God had done in the last 4 years. “The future is incredibly promising for CBF as we continue to solidify our operations and expand our reach,” Elder Tanki was glad to observe.

Rev. Dr. Jacob Kimathi, the CBF Patron was elated by the support they received from sponsors and partners. He thanked all the people and companies that participated. “With more than 300 exhibitors, thousands of delegates from the region and beyond, with more and more corporates competing for visibility and a faculty of great preachers and movers in the marketplace shows how big CBF has become,” Rev. Kimathi said.

The delegates left the conference poised to break their limits in the marketplace for the glory of God.