“Take advantage of investment opportunities in Gulu”

 “Take advantage of investment opportunities in Gulu”

 Detailed Program for Home is Best Exhibition Week 15th-19th December 2014

The exhibition is to run for the entire duration of the week, it will be starting at 9.00am and closing at 8.00pm. Alongside the main event there will be daily activities as below;

DAY ONE

Cultural Gala (Monday 15th Dec)

Presentations of the diverse cultural attributes of the people of Northern Uganda are to be exhibited on this day. The idea is to educate, inform and entertain through exhibition of cultural cuisines, dance and drama.

Time

Item

Details

9.00-11,00am

W.Nile Cultures

MDD

11.00-1.00pm

Teso Culture

MDD

2.00-4.00 pm

Langi Culture

MDD

4.00- 5.00pm

Karamajong Culture

MDD

5.00-7.00pm

Acholi Culture

MDD

DAY TWO

Conference (Tuesday 16th Dec)

During this activity, selected entities will be given time to present their role on selected topics to the audience. There will be an arranged seating area where the conference will take place alongside the exhibition.

Time

Topic

Entity

9.00-10.00am

Promoting Northern Uganda as a preferred Investment destination in Uganda

Uganda Investment Authority

11.00-12.00pm

Diaspora contributions through remittances to the development of Northern Uganda

Bank of Uganda

2.00-3.00 pm

Availability of Development Finance to potential investors in Northern Uganda

Uganda Development Bank

3.00-4.00 pm

Business for Peace as a means to Boost Investments in the Northern Uganda

International Alert

DAY THREE

B2B (Wednesday 17th Dec)

During this event, investors will be given an opportunity to make a presentation regarding their businesses. This event will involve jingles, announcements and 30 minutes sales calls by the different businesses. Preference will be given to sponsoring businesses.

DAY FOUR

Networking (Thursday 18th Dec)

This will be the “open day” of the week, when Team Uganda tents will provide business ideas especially in the top 4 sectors of Agriculture, Tourism, ICT and Minerals.

Opening Ceremony

Time

Item

9.00- 9.30  am

Arrival of the Invited Guest

9.30- 10.00 am

Arrival of the Chief Guest and tour of the Exhibition

10.00 – 10.10 am

Welcome remark by the Mayor of Gulu

10.10 – 10.20 am

Introductory  Remarks by the LCV- Gulu

10.20 – 10.30 am

Remarks by the Executive Director Uganda Investment Authority

10.30- 11.00 am

Opening Ceremony by The Minister of State for Finance Planning and Economic Development (Investment)

Sectors which directly affect the investment cycle such as Electricity, Banking, Insurance, Education, Health, etc., should be encouraged to interact with the people from the Diaspora.

No

Topic

Entity

1

Revenue services

Uganda Revenue Authority

2

Know your money

Bank of Uganda

3

Insurance Regulation

Insurance Regulatory Authority

4

Standards and Compliance

Uganda National Bureau Standards

5

Exports Promotion

Uganda Export Promotion Board

6

Business registration

Uganda Registration Services Bureau

7

Investment Promotion

Uganda Investment Authority

8

Electricity regulation

Electricity Regulatory Authority

9

Rural electrification

Rural Electrification Authority

10

Business for Peace

International Alert

DAY FIVE

Exhibition Closure (Friday 19th Dec) The Chief Guest to close the exhibition first

Time

Plenary Session

Speaker (s)

8.00-8.50 am

Arrival of Invited Guests and Registration

9.00 – 11.30 am

 Introduction  Remarks

Executive Director – UIA(5 min)

Welcome Remarks

Chairman LC 5 Gulu (5 min)

Opening Remark

Chairman of a Diaspora Association (10)

Key note Address

Prof Christine Dranzoa (30 min)

Remarks by the Minister Finance Planning and Economic Development.

 Hon Minister of Finance (10 min)

Presidential Address

H.E YK Museveni

Discussions and Q& A

11.00. 11.30 am

Health Break

11.30- 13.00 pm

Diaspora  and Investment Climate

Panel Presentations

This session will discuss

  1. a) How Uganda has made the Private sector Attractive to Diaspora Investment
  2. b) Is the Diaspora ready to Invest in Uganda and the Host Country
  3. c) Diaspora’s Contribute to Development – Investing in Government Securities
  4. d) Support for Diaspora Programs

Chair Hon Gabriel Ajedra, 

Executive Director UIA

A successful investor  from Diaspora

Governor Bank of Uganda

UNDP Country Director/Rep

12.30 -13.00 pm

Session Discussion

13.00 –14.30  pm

Lunch Break

Sponsors Presentation

14.30 – 16.00 pm

Challenges to Diaspora Investment .This Session will Cover

  1. a) Current Tax Regime
  2. b) Immigration Laws and the Diaspora
  3. c) Funding of Diaspora Investment
  4. d) Land and Security and Diaspora Investment
  5. e) Uganda  Media and the Diaspora
  6. f) Bringing up of Children in the Diaspora in the era of Social and Medical Challenges(HIV/AIDS)

Panel Presentations

Commissioner  General URA

Chairman Citizenship and I Control B

 Sponsoring Bank

Hon David Migereko

Monitor/New Vision CEO

Eng. Sam Langa

16.00- 17.00 pm

Session Discussion and Q& A

17.00- 19.00 pm

Cocktail

Sponsors Presentation

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