The Uganda Convention is taking place on Saturday 14th September.
Developed Africa is looking forward to attending the Uganda Convention of Trade and Investment tomorrow, the third annual convention to encourage investment in Uganda, as well as to showcase Uganda's business capabilities.
Three years ago, the Ugandan UK Convention, headed by Willy Mutenza and supported by UIA, MOFA, Diaspora business community, organized a conference in London, UK, to showcase the business capacity of Ugandans beyond its borders. This year, with a diverse line-up of entrepreneurs and public officials, the Ugandan UK Diaspora Trade and Investment Expo- 2013 will serve as a platform to push for better conditions to do business in Uganda, including a vast showcase of investment opportunities by the private sector and the Uganda Investment Authority.
Several senior officials from the Ugandan government will attend the expo — from Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Vice President, Republic of Uganda, Patrick Bitature – Chairman of Uganda Investment Board, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade and Industry, Ashish Thakkar, CEO and Founder Mara Group, Mr. Elly Karuhanga, President of Tullow Uganda and Director of Tullow Uganda, Dr. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda, High Commissioner to the UK, Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, Executive Director, Uganda Investment Authority, Hon. Daudi Migereko, Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Rt Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Mr. Richard Kamajugo, commissioner for customs, Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Sebaggala M. Kigozi, Executive Director, Uganda Manufacturing Authority, Hon Ajedra Gabriel, Minister of State (Investment) just to mention a few..
Yet, the key element of the conference’s success will be the various exhibitors and entrepreneurs who actually do business in Uganda. Willy Mutenza, Chairman of the Convention, says the expo is “for the diaspora, by the diaspora” and each year, the list grows — an indicator that more and more Ugandans entrepreneurs and investors see the expo as an opportunity to market their services.
With hopes that Convention can serve as a catalyst to develop infrastructure for engagement, they’re showcasing a compendium of infrastructure projects by the UIA. And as a result of the convention, Developed Africa has received over 40 new opportunities that are available from developedafrica.com totaling over $1 billion.
The event will be running 10.30-18.30 at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX