The Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB)

The Lake Region Economic Bloc fraternity, in collaboration with National Government Agencies, the Private Sector and Development Partners have decided to hold the LREB’s inaugural conference entitled Trade, Investment and Blue Economy Conference on 21st to 24th October, 2018 in Bomet County under the theme, “Optimizing Shared Resources for Prosperity.” The three-day conference will be a platform to showcase the region’s investment opportunities and bring leading international, regional and national investors to engage in lively discussions with the leadership of LREB and Development Partners on increased investments to the region.

On behalf of the LREB Summit, and indeed the 14 Million people from the Lake Region Economic Bloc, it is my great pleasure to invite all our stakeholders to prepare for and actively participate in the Bomet Conference which has so far attracted a lot of interest. Members of the Press are invited to cover the event. Also, I invite all Kenyans that are keen on getting updated on our progress in this Bloc.

Wycliffe Oparanya
Chairman LREB
Governor of Kakamega County


NOTE: Keynote Speakers’/Panel Topics

Opening Ceremony: How the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) member counties can strategically place themselves to optimize on the National Government’s plan on the Big Four Agenda 

Panel 1: Integration and Optimization of Shared Resources within the Lake Region Economic Bloc: Leverage on Economies of Scale

Panel 2: Evaluation of Trade and Investment Opportunities in the Lake Region

Panel 3: National and County Government Strategies towards the Transformation of the Lake Region

Panel 4: Collaborative approaches to sustainable utilization of shared natural resources within the Lake Region

Panel 5: Collaborative approaches to mitigating hindrances to trade and investment in the Lake Region

Panel 6: Innovative approaches for transformation: Scaling the heights through research and innovation


Bomet County


October 21st to 24th 2018


Bomet County welcomes potential investors to explore opportunities that exist in various sectors. In the agriculture sector, Tourism – beautiful sites, sceneries and recreational facilities for instance, tea estates, chepalungu forest, Bosto ecotourism site, nature trails and tented camps. Mau forest is home to different tree species, wildlife and birds. There are also caves and waterfalls along Itare and Chepkulo Rivers. The potential of key infrastructures such as Kapkwen airstrip cannot be underestimated.

We expect investors together with the LREB’s leaders to discuss and exchange ideas that will lead to increased investments in the region. It is my hope that the conference will bring together the socio-economic aspirations of the 14 counties and seeks to boldly secure and shape the region’s destiny. It is my pleasure to invite the local, regional and foreign investors, delegates and exhibitors to this investment conference in Bomet County from 21st – 24th October 2018 at IAAF stadium as the main venue and Bomet Green Stadium and CDG as overflow 1 and 2 respectively. 

KaribuBomet #TwendeBomet   #LREBInvestmentCon2018

H.E Dr.Joyce Laboso 
Vice Chair LREB
and also Governor Bomet

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  • Day 1

    October 21, 2018

  • Day 2

    October 22, 2018

  • Day 3

    October 23, 2018

  • Day 4

    October 24, 2018

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LREB Trade, Investment & Blue Economic Conference 2018

H.E President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta who is the Chief Guest Speaker and is coming to officially open the Conference on the 21st. The conference will be held from 21- 24th October in Bomet County. Karibu Bomet

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The Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) consists of 14 Counties (Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homabay, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nandi, Nyamira, Siaya, Trans Nzoia and Vihiga) within Lake Victoria Basin.

The objective of LREB is to leverage economies of scale and shared resources in order to grow the economy of the region and improve livelihoods of the people. The 3 day conference shall be held in Bomet County from 21st – 24th October 2018. #TwendeBomet


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