We are delighted to announce that organisers of the UgandaUK Convention “The Promota Africa Ltd “has been accepted to join The British Exporters Association (http://bexa.co.uk), BExA is an independent national trade association representing the interests of the export community. Established in 1940 as the National General Export Merchants Group, it became the British Export Houses Association and then in 1988 adopted the name of British Exporters Association when it recruited manufacturing companies as members.
Membership is drawn from across the exporting community, including capital goods manufacturers and international traders (large corporate, MSBs, SMEs and Micro exporters), and their bank, credit insurance and other service providers. BExA promotes the interests of all UK exporters, with a particular focus on trade finance and export credit insurance.
The Uganda UK Convention provide British businesses and international investors, investment firms, companies, entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy makers, Diasporans and financial professionals the opportunities to access high quality investment insights, share market data and analytics, learn current development projects, tenders and opportunities for investment. Furthermore, will provide a robust networking platforms and opportunities for companies to exhibit their solutions to potential consumers.
- Day 1: Friday, 13th Sept, 2019 at the London Hilton on Park Lane – FDI Focus
- Day 2: Saturday, 14th Sept, 2019, Troxy 490 Commercial Rd, London – Diaspora Focus
This year’s theme is “UNLOCKING UGANDA’S INVESTMENT POTENTIAL. The two days’ summit includes: workshops, panels, expert and practitioner talks on networking, One-on-One business and development partnership negotiations, exhibition sessions, special session at the House of Lords, Business field tours and optional excursions. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from extraordinary UK and Uganda based knowledgeable speakers.
The Uganda UK Trade and Investment Convention connects British businesses, Ugandans in the Diaspora, professionals and like-minded people seeking new business and investment opportunities in Uganda and is designed specifically for:
- Promoting and facilitating bilateral trade between Uganda, The United Kingdom and wider Europe
- Facilitating foreign direct investment in Uganda
- Providing a platform for businesses in the UK and Uganda to showcase their services and products
- Promoting British Exports to Uganda.
- Offering support and business linkages to exporters in Uganda looking to export to the UK market.
This year’s 9th UK-Uganda Trade and Investment Convention (UCUK) 2019 will have a dedicated focus on Infrastructure, Tourism, Real Estate and Fintech with the aim of increasing inward investment to Uganda within this booming sector. With London known as the Fintech Capital of the World, rivalling San Francisco for the Crown, it is expected that the UK-Uganda forum will open up opportunities for British and Ugandan firms to establish deeper relationship and unlock new economic Fintech partnerships.
This year’s 9th UK-Uganda Trade and Investment Convention (UCUK) 2019 will have a dedicated focus on opportunities in different sectors particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, transportation, finance and banking, health, fintech, tourism and natural resources sectors with the aim of increasing inward investment to Uganda within this booming sectors.
The UCUK convention, will feature high profile speakers in business, politics and economics, as well as business captains, high profile government officials from Uganda and UK committed to making business central to their development goals. The Summit will conclude with the ever popular CEO panel. A three course lunch, coffee and refreshments will be provided at London Hilton couple with a worthy networking opportunity for all participants.
The Exporters and FDI focused Convention (UCUK) is organised in partnership with Lord Popat (UK Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda), Department for International Trade (Kampala), Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK.
Uganda has undergone major economic transformation and is an attractive market for global investors and businesses. In fact, Uganda emerged in the IMF top 10 fastest growing economies for 2019 listing exciting emerging markets to invest in. It is indeed crucial to have such a continuous synergy between Uganda and the UK to reinforce the call to investors, and the call for the Diaspora to invest back in their motherland. During his 2018 presentational the Convention, Lord Dolar Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda stated that Britain UK export finance to Uganda has now been increased from £50 to £600 million, and working together this can have increased to over £1billion according to Lord Popat.
If you are interested in arguably the last untapped region of Africa where stability facilitates economic growth, register your details and I will look forward to (hopefully) meeting you then.