UK Convention’s Flashback: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA Eric Olanya
Eric Olanya, Head of Trade, Uganda, Department for International Trade, British High Commission.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN UGANDA
Key talking points will include:
-In which sectors are UK exports thriving and how do they remain competitive? What are the major success stories in Uganda?
-Relationship building: Forming local partnerships to greater understand market needs and to position UK exportable products and services accordingly.
-With the rise of cheaper manufacturing in emerging markets such as Asia what are the changes to business practices that UK SMEs need to adopt to remain competitive?
-Gaining competitive advantage: Are UK manufacturers currently competing on price or on quality?
-What do UK exporters need to know about entering Uganda market?
-How great a risk do breaches of contract and regulatory changes pose?
-How can companies protect their rights and manage these risks?
Eric Olanya is the Head, Department for International Trade (DIT) at the British High Commission in Kampala, responsible for providing support to UK companies interested in doing business in Uganda. He is responsible for UK-Uganda trade development, in particular developing opportunities in the oil and gas sector (Uganda), East Africa region infrastructure lead, and UKEF champion for East Africa and leads on strategic partnerships with UK companies in large projects. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a post graduate diploma in Management and International Trade, a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Finance and is currently studying an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. Over the years he has developed a good understanding of the economic and political climate in Uganda, market trends, and investment opportunities and understands the needs of UK companies in doing business in Uganda.