The INC2016 was a 3-day event consisting of a conference and an exhibition. It was held in Nairobi, Kenya from November 14-16. Following this 3-day event, CRS held an internal meeting from November 17-18 at the Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]
The two-day conference took place on Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 6:30 PM at the Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel. Contact information is below:
Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel
Woodvale Close, Westlands
P.O. Box 14287 - 00800
Tel: +254 711 089 000
The one-day exhibition too place on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM at The Sarit Centre Expo. Contact information is below:
The Sarit Centre Expo
Karuna Road, Westlands
P.O. Box 14474
Early Bird - Registration Fee
Exhibition Booth Fee (for Exhibitors Only)
All conference fees may be paid by credit card, bank transfer or check. If you select to make a payment by bank transfer or check, after you register on the order form, in the payment method field, select “Pay by Invoice”. You should have received an invoice via e-mail for which payment was due by 1st October 2016. Registration fees are non-refundable after 23 September 2016. Note: CRS has made arrangements to centralize the payment of registration fees for their staff. If you are a CRS staff member you should select “Pay by Invoice” and enter your internal billing number (e.g., DSPN) for your payment. The CRS payment coordinator will receive a copy of your invoice and will arrange payment.
Participants requiring accommodations in addition to registering for the conference had to book their accommodations directly with the Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel if they wished to take advantage of the discounted conference rate of US$150 per night including breakfast. Accommodations were offered on a first come/first served basis. The Jacaranda hotel was also able to outbook any overflow into other hotels for conference participants and provide morning and evening transport at Hotel Royal Orchid Azure - www.royalorchidhotels.com, Westwood Hotel - www.westwoodhotel.co.ke and Zehneria Portico Hotel www. zehneriahotel.com
Hotel fees may be paid by credit card or bank transfer. If you selected to make a payment by bank transfer, you should have completed the transfer within two weeks of hotel booking. Note: CRS has made arrangements to centralize the payment of hotel accommodation fees for their staff. If you are a CRS staff member you should have indicate "charge CRS "+ your internal billing DSPN under “your comment” and select “Pay Offline” for your accommodation and payment will be guaranteed by the CRS coordinator.
The Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel offered transportation to and from the Nairobi airport and any of the other hotels at the rate of $35 per person each way. Transportation should have been booked and confirmed directly as you made your hotel booking. Those who di d not make arrangements with the hotel for transportation in advance, on arrival, were able to go directly to the Mantra Travel outside the arrivals terminal at the Nairobi airport. Identifying oneself as an INC 2016 Conference participant allowed you to receive transport to your confirmed hotel at the rate of $35 per person each way.
If you dis not pay for the airport transfer upon arrival, you should have paid upon hotel checkout.
For any hotel bookings done through Jacaranda Hotel for the other hotels, they ran complimentary morning and evening shuttles between the conference venue and the other hotels for the two day conference.
Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry into Kenya and that it contains at least two blank pages.
Please refer to the Kenya Government’s Department of Immigration Site to determine whether or not you need a visa to enter Kenya. It is the responsibility of each participant at the Conference to determine whether or not he/she requires a visa for entry into Kenya and, if required, to initiate the process to obtain the visa.
On visa applications, use the name and address of the Jacaranda Nairobi Hotel where contact information is requested. We suggest you apply for a single journey visa.
Please visit the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website to obtain up-to-date information on required vaccinations and health recommendations prior to travel. It is the responsibility of the traveler to obtain required vaccinations. The following are suggestions:
Cultural practices may vary significantly in different regions of Kenya. Personal conduct should be diplomatic in speech and respectful of local traditions. In a group setting or in a public place, refrain from engaging in talk about partisan politics, tribes or religion. Women should avoid wearing shorts or sleeveless tops, particularly in the Coastal or Eastern regions. Public nudity is illegal.
There is generally freedom of movement throughout Kenya, except in military and sensitive government areas which are usually well marked with warning notices. All buildings and public places will have security personnel. Always find out photography policy of the facility before taking any pictures in public places.