The organisers of the 2014 Ugandan Convention UK are delighted to welcome H.E. Berhanu Kebede, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United Kingdom as one of our VIP guests at the 4th UK-Uganda Convention on the 13th September at Troxy.
Ethiopia and Uganda share many common aspirations in terms of attracting foreign investments, and a deep commitment to transform the economic livelihood and welfare of their citizens, by improving or creating new services and projects in many sectors.
The Ugandan Convention has become the largest Ugandan gathering in Europe, attracting more than 2000 delegates designed to promote Uganda as a favoured investment destination in East Africa.
On 13th September 2014, many VIP guests, business leaders and investors from Uganda and the UK will gather and hear about the investment opportunities in Uganda.
H.E. Edward Ssekandi, Vice President of Uganda, and keynote speaker at the Convention, will speak about Uganda’s economic outlook and present specific opportunities to attendants
He will be joined by Eng. Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority, who will give an introduction to the broad investment thesis and why Diasporas and investors must explore opportunities in Uganda now. He will give updates on government incentives to investors and services offered at the one-stop Centre.
There will be a case study from Ugandan industrialist Mr. Amos Nzeyi, who is also Board Chairman of Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA). Mr Nzeyi will give an overview of Uganda manufacturing sector and its opportunities, as well as a balanced perspective including the risks and challenges.
There will be a panel discussion on opportunities in Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality sectors, promoting Uganda as a unique and ideal tourism destination, but also as a country offering investment opportunities to support the nation’s development and sustainability. Our speakers Rt Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Mr Stephen Asiimwe – CEO Uganda Tourism Board, Mr Herbert Byaruhanga – President Uganda Tourism Association and HE Mirjam Blaak, Embassy of Uganda in Brussels will focus on development costs, brands, accessibility to finance and trends in the tourism industry, the negative impact of the recent insecurity and how the government is mitigating it.
The Lord Popat, (UK) Minister of the Crown and Government Whip in the House of Lords will give a personal account and international perspective on increasing UK’s exports and attracting UK investment into Uganda.
The speakers on the Executive Private Sector Panel will talk about Agribusiness, Manufacturing and Packaging industries, Infrastructure and Regional Distribution and Warehousing, Mining and refining and Support to Oil and Gas sub sector to name just a few of the many sectors to be discussed.
The panel will welcome Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister for Trade, Industry & Cooperatives, H.E Nimisha Madhvani, Dr. Frank B. Sebbowa, CEO UIA, Mr. Amos Nzeyi (Chairman Pepsi-Uganda), Mr. Ssebagala M. Kigozi, CEO UMA and Ismail Ahmed, CEO WorldRemit
Agriculture & Agri-Processing in Uganda will feature high on the agenda. Our esteemed guest, Mr Nuradin Osman, Managing Director,Africa & Middle East, AGCO Corporation, will talk about dividends from mechanizing agriculture and innovation in the field, low productivity, disruptive impact of climate change and insufficient capital, poor access to markets. He will be joined by Hon. Mathias Kasamba (Agriculture), Mr. George Mutabaazi, (LC5) – Lwengo District, and Hon. Wafula Oguttu, Opposition leader in the Parliament.
There will be an interesting Diaspora case study presented by Mr. George Mutabaazi, (LC5) – Lwengo District, who will give a personal insight and case study on rural development and transformation of Lwengo district into a prospering district.
Hon. Wafula Oguttu will urge delegates and ministerial guests to “Keep politics out of development projects” and come back home and invest! He will explain the role of Diasporas in the transformation of Uganda’s rural areas.
Mr. Moses Wasswa Mulimira, from the Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation (Butabika link) will explain the mental health challenges affecting Ugandans in the Diaspora, how to mitigate them, and how members of the Diaspora can support and invest in health sector opportunities as a solution to the problem.
Lastly, Brussels Airways, our esteemed sponsors, will give a 10 minute presentation and announce the name of the lucky winner of a free return ticket to Uganda.
Africa is the future. Let UGANDA be your starting point TODAY!
Join us on the day and meet the people who can truly transform the business landscape of Uganda. Become part of this amazing development!
Become the King Entrepreneur that Ugandan and East Africa need today!
…and of course, join us at the after-party to get a taste of true African culture, music and dance!
DATE: Saturday, 13 September 2014 | TIME: 09.30 – 19.00
VENUE: Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, E1 0HX London UK
Register now: www.ugandanconventionuk.org
“…There are two Kings in the modern world: the entrepreneur and the consumer. Today, much of Africa has got one King ─ a capable and growing consumer society; the only King that is missing is the entrepreneur King….” President of Uganda, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Operations Director-Uganda Convention-UK