Ugandans in the UK to hold the annual Uganda-UK Investment Convention in London– 10th September 2016

 Ugandans in the UK to hold the annual Uganda-UK Investment Convention in London– 10th September 2016

Uganda – UK Investment Convention – to be held in London on 10 Sept 2016 at Troxy – London– promises to be the most timely and informative Uganda investment conference of the year.

 

Some of our speakers include:
• Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda
• Mr. Sudhir Ruparelia, MD, Ruparelia Group
• Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade and Investment
• Lord Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda
• Emmanuel Katongole, CEO-Cipla Quality Chemicals, chairman- Uganda National Oil Company
• Jimmy Mugerwa, General Manager, Tullow Uganda Ltd
• His Highness, Dr.Solomon Iguru Gafabusa II, The King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom
• His Lordship Erias Lukwago, Lord Mayor of the City of Kampala
• Zain Latif, CEO-TLG Capital
• His Highness, David Onen Acana II, Acholi Paramount Chief
• Hon. Ernest Kiiza, Minister of state for Bunyoro Affairs
• Dr Bernard Obika, Chief Executive Director, Roughton Group
•Hon. Akiror Agnes Egunyu, Minister of State for Teso Affairs
• Hon. Galabuzi Dennis Ssozi, Minister of State for Luwero Triangle

The Ugandan Convention is holding its 6th event in London on the 10th Sept 2016 at Troxy-London. It has become the only trade and investment forum attracting the largest gathering of Ugandans and investors in UK. The Ugandan UK Convention, a Trade and Investment Forum, has now become firmly established as an annual event in the UK.
The theme of the Convention is “Why Invest in Uganda Now? Enhancing Investment for Job and Wealth Creation”. Uganda continues to record remarkable economic growth. According to the latest report by the Centre for International Development (CID) at Harvard University, Uganda’s economy is projected to grow at an average annual growth projection of 7% over the next decade. At this growth rate, Uganda is projected to be the fastest growing economy in the Africa Region, and among the top 4 fastest growing economies in the world behind India at 7.9%.

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The Convention addresses the essential need-to-know topics most prevalent to Uganda, such as opportunities within the priority sectors;  infrastructure development, Power & Energy, Health-care, Agriculture & Agri-business, Real Estate, tourism, increasing intra-regional trade and developing risk mitigation strategies through collaborations and private equity, and VC finance access.
The theme for the Forum could not have been timelier, as Uganda is enduring high economic growth.   Despite the positive growth outlook, Afri­ca still faces an annual funding deficit of $31 billion for electrical power alone, while some donor countries have been falling short of their international commitments. This is an indication of trade and investment opportunities to fill the deficit gap. And given the rapid growth of the Ugandan population—three-quarters of the population are below the age of 30 years—coupled with the fact that the youth are getting better educated through higher access to primary and secondary education, a stronger focus on job creation for this cohort of people cannot be overemphasized.

 

The Forum 2016 will therefore highlight key aspects of the following thematic discussion areas:

  • What are the key opportunities available when venturing into this highly lucrative space
  • What strategies, techniques and tools needed to succeed doing business in Uganda
  • The role of Ugandan women in sustainable economic development
  • Bilateral trade arrangements between UK and Uganda
  • Increasing UK’s exports and attracting UK investment into Uganda
  • Agribusiness in Uganda; food security and value addition
  • Youth Entrepreneurship: Uganda’s key to prosperity for all
  • Case studies and challenges doing business in Uganda

 

The focus on these issues will help provide a wider platform for stakeholder participa­tion and emphasize the critical issues in each area.
Women and youth entrepreneurship and empowerment will be taken into consideration as cross-cutting issues in the discussion of all the areas mentioned above.

 

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