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Join UK's biggest Trade & Foreign Direct Investment Summit on UK to Uganda!

There are loads of reasons why you should attend Uganda-UK Convention 2019 this year. Here, we’ve assembled a list of reasons why you can’t afford to miss a show that – under one roof – will connect you with the entire business community looking to expand to Uganda (East Africa).

Uganda-UK Convention is the hub for businesses that are looking to expand to Uganda, export products or set up overseas operations. If you’re looking to take your business into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies “Uganda”, cultures and climates, this is the only show you’ll need to attend.

There are only so many ways you can market a product to the world. Chances are you’ve already identified your ideal audience or audiences for your products. Uganda Convention will provide guidance on succeeding overseas and house all the suppliers and tools needed to open up a whole new world of marketing opportunities for your business; enabling you to reach new markets in Uganda.

Uganda-UK Convention provides a strong focus on the event will cover 10 economic sectors, particularly manufacturing, agribusiness, power, construction, transportation, IT, health, FinTech, tourism and natural resources sectors to give you guidance on entering Ugandan market, and increasing your business revenue exponentially.

We’re always learning! Learning about a product, service, industry, profession, market segment, trend, process – the list goes on. Network with high calibre visitors and learn how to make your business bloom in the world’s most competitive markets.

Uganda-UK Convention expert insight from an impressive programme of sessions. The finest line-up of speakers. Doing Business in Uganda – the challenges, common practices, risks and potential rewards of being a multinational enterprise operating in Uganda.  

Ever wanted to have a chat with one of your industry’s big players? Uganda-UK Convention is a one-time opportunity to have 1-2-1 meetings with experts, government officials, Uganda Investment Authority, like-minded business owners and tap into advice and expertise that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to get hold of. And, learn about what are the major hurdles faced by UK exporters when looking to conduct business.

How can British exporters successfully tap into the economic and related infrastructure boom in Uganda/East Africa?

That’s right, tickets for the event are completely free (but in limited supply!). Uganda-UK Convention is every business’s starter-pack when it comes to expanding to Uganda; so, it’s no surprise that these tickets are so highly sought-after in the industry.

The top six reasons

to export to Uganda include:

Growing Free Market Economy:

Uganda has averaged 4.7 percent GDP growth over the past five years, and projected to average six percent growth over the next two years.

Dynamic Agricultural Market:

Uganda has abundant fertile land, favorable weather, and bimodal production throughout most of the country.

Emerging Oil Industry:

Uganda has an estimated 1.4 billion barrels of recoverable oil, and the government projects oil production will begin in approximately 2023.

EAC Customs Union:

Uganda’s membership to the EAC Customs Union enables duty free exports to the 160 million-person EAC market, as well as duty free exports of a wide range of goods to the United States via the AGOA and the Generalized System of Preferences.

Substantial and Rapidly Growing Consumer Market:

Uganda’s population of 43 million people is growing at a rate of three percent per year, with half of the population under the age of 15.

Ready labour force

An English-speaking and rapidly growing consumer demographic, with a 3 percent population growth rate and a 5 percent urbanization rate.

Why Sponsor Us

Benefits of Sponsorship

Pre-event

Press releases and email campaign designed to promote this event via direct marketing to a targeted database announcing your participation as a sponsor.

During the event

Our sponsoring partners are privileged to extensive publicity during exhibitions and panel discussions through key mentions, interviews, video presentations and brochure insertions. Sponsor logos will be visible on banners, marketing and promotional materials as well as signage on stage.

Post-event

All correspondence such as thank-you letters, media inserts and press releases will include your company profile as a sponsoring partner for the convention. Presence of the sponsor's logo on our website for 1 month.

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Packed with expert advice, world leading knowledgeable speakers, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Convention stands as the most important summit for businesses and organisations s looking to set up overseas operations in Uganda.

PRICING PLANS

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EARLY BIRD

£160

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£550

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  • Uganda Delegate: £550

EARLY BIRD

£55

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  • AFTER PARTY: Afrigo VIP Ticket

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£38.59

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INFO UPDATE

Latest News

UK Convention’s Flashback: Insight of doing business in Uganda by AMIN MAWJI -Aga Khan Development Network

UK Convention’s Flashback: Insight of doing business in Uganda by AMIN MAWJI -Aga Khan Development Network

AMIN MAWJI, Diplomatic Representative – Aga Khan Development Network gave his insight on doing business in Uganda at the12TH UGANDA-UK TRADE AND INVESTMENT SUMMIT.

With improved infrastructure and the potential spur from natural resources, Ugandans are facing the future with fresh hope.

This mood of optimism is, understandably, tempered with some caution. Floods, locusts, unpredictable weather patterns, the pandemic and international conflicts have all combined to expose frailties and exacerbate inequalities. These crises are not over. But as the country lives through these challenging experiences, Uganda is learning from them.

As businesses weigh up the new opportunities in Uganda, they will also be assessing the risk environment. There are certainly external risks emerging from regional and international conflicts which bring higher food and oil prices and continued supply chain disruptions. Policy makers recognise these factors. At the same time, to support an enabling environment for business, the Government has prioritised the enhancement of security, the rule of law and fighting corruption.

Another factor which weighs heavily on policy makers is the impact of climate change. It is recognised that unless action is taken to address the impacts of climate change, Uganda could suffer from new economic shocks. This calls for more investment in adaptation and mitigation measures. There is an opportunity to tap into global environmental and climate change financing sources.

So, as Uganda stands at the foothills of expansion, the opportunities go beyond the discovery of oil and gold. The admission of the Democratic Republic of Congo into the East African Community now opens up a local market of 300 million people with a combined GDP of cUS$250 billion and access to the larger African Continental Free Trade Area. The future is not without risk. But it is certainly not short of opportunities.

key lessons:
Some of the key lessons from the recent past have involved global supply chains. This has prompted a renewed push to support local manufacturing and value-addition.

The capitalisation of Uganda Development Bank will help medium and large-scale businesses.

Similarly, for private-sector enterprises in strategic sectors – such as agro-processing, manufacturing and minerals beneficiation – the Uganda Development Corporation’s commitment to provide joint venture investments is encouraging.

Looking to invest in Uganda:
For businesses looking to invest in Uganda, this also opens up opportunities to invest in agro-industrialisation, such as improving warehousing, reducing post-harvest losses and strengthening value chains. Government policy recognises that promoting this sector, enforcing product standards and enabling market access are key aspects to creating wealth and jobs.

It is too early to tell how well the new Parish Development Model will work but the aim is clear: to support over 3 million households in the subsistence economy and integrate them into the money economy.

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• Photos for 2022 Summit: https://ugandanconventionuk.org/2022-…
• Videos for 2022 Summit: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list…
• Registration for 2023 Summit open now: https://ugandauksummit.com/
• Bankable Projects: https://ugandanconventionuk.org/Bankable_projects2022_2023.pdf

Date: 09 Sept 2023 | Time: 09:00 – 1700. (After Party: 20:00-01:30)
Venue: London UK (TBC)
Join prominent industry leaders, investors and ministers from the UK and East Africa to forge new business deals, invest in bankable projects and reinforce economic relationships between the UK and Uganda, including the East African Community.
The theme of the 2023 Convention is “Opportunities in East Africa”
The targeted sectors for this trade summit include:
1. Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy;
2. Agribusiness;
3. Infrastructure;
4. Real Estate;
5. Mining;
6. Education;
7. Health and
8. Tourism and anything else in the Oil, infrastructure ecosystem you care to think about.
Twitter Hashtag: #ucuk2023
• https://www.facebook.com/ugandan.conv…
• https://twitter.com/UGConventionUK
• https://www.linkedin.com/company/1871…
• https://www.youtube.com/user/ugandans…

UK Convention’s Flashback: Invest with National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

UK Convention’s Flashback: Invest with National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC)

A presentation by Eng. Kenneth Kaijuka Chief Executive Officer of National Housing and Construction Company Limited (NHCC). National Housing and Construction Company Limited, is a Ugandan construction and real estate management company, partly owned by the Uganda Government. Wikipedia
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Date: 09 Sept 2023 | Time: 09:00 – 01:00. (With After Party) | Venue: TBC

Join prominent industry leaders, investors and ministers from the UK and East Africa to forge new business deals, invest in bankable projects and reinforce economic relationships between the UK and Uganda, including the East African Community.

The theme of the 2023 Convention is “Opportunities in East Africa”
The targeted sectors for this trade summit include:
1. Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy;
2. Agribusiness;
3. Infrastructure;
4. Real Estate;
5. Mining;
6. Education;
7. Health and
8. Tourism and anything else in the Oil, infrastructure ecosystem you care to think about.

• Bankable Projects: https://ugandanconventionuk.org/UgandaBankableProjects2022_2023.pdf
• Registration: https://ugandauksummit.com/

Twitter Hashtag: #ucuk2023
• https://www.facebook.com/ugandan.conventionuk
• https://twitter.com/UGConventionUK
• https://www.linkedin.com/company/1871028/
• https://www.youtube.com/user/ugandansinuk/videos

UK Convention’s Flashback: Oil & Gas | Infrastructure and updates on key projects under implementation supported by UKEF.

UK Convention’s Flashback: Oil & Gas | Infrastructure and updates on key projects under implementation supported by UKEF.

Presentation on Uganda’s energy sector updates
• The rationale behind oil and gas development in Uganda – the consequences of energy poverty
• How is Gridworks/UK Government contributing to industrial development in Uganda/Africa
• Independence in regulation is key for energy sector development – how is ERA achieving this?
• How is UNOC spearheading involvement of Ugandans in oil and gas?
• Does the current tax regime support development of the energy sector in Uganda?

Video highlights/updates on key projects currently under implementation.
– Solar Water Pumping Systems Project
– Kabaale Airport Project
– Namanve Industrial Park Project
– Gridworks Transmission Financing

Moderator: Eric Olanya, Country Director, Gridworks Development Partners LLP

Remarks by:
– Jimmy Mugerwa, Chaiman DFC Bank
– Simon Hodson, CEO, Gridworks Development Partners LLP
– Andrew Bamanya, Director & LDNL Project Director
– Gerry Cawley, Director Lagan DOTT Namanve Limited

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Date: 09 Sept 2023 | Time: 09:00 – 01:00. (With After Party) | Venue: TBC

Join prominent industry leaders, investors and ministers from the UK and East Africa to forge new business deals, invest in bankable projects and reinforce economic relationships between the UK and Uganda, including the East African Community.

The theme of the 2023 Convention is “Opportunities in East Africa”
The targeted sectors for this trade summit include:
1. Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy;
2. Agribusiness;
3. Infrastructure;
4. Real Estate;
5. Mining;
6. Education;
7. Health and
8. Tourism and anything else in the Oil, infrastructure ecosystem you care to think about.

• Bankable Projects: https://ugandanconventionuk.org/UgandaBankableProjects2022_2023.pdf
• Registration: https://ugandauksummit.com/

Twitter Hashtag: #ucuk2023
• https://www.facebook.com/ugandan.conventionuk
• https://twitter.com/UGConventionUK
• https://www.linkedin.com/company/1871028/
• https://www.youtube.com/user/ugandansinuk/videos

WHO HELPS US

Our Sponsors

Inquiries: UK: +44770890647089 | UG: +256 7739 33333
Business Dinner

Business Dinner

The focus of this dinner will be to hear from our distinguished guests on the impact Indians have made in Uganda, articulate the vision for attracting further Indian and other international interest in the country, and help participants understand some of the economic opportunities that exist in Uganda. The day after, our distinguished guests will be at the UK-Uganda Trade, Fintech and FDI Forum 2022 in London.

The UK-Uganda Foreign Direct Investment Convention

The UK-Uganda Foreign Direct Investment Convention

The forum (UCUK) is organised in support with Lord Popat (UK Trade Envoy to Uganda, DRC and Rwanda), the Department for International Trade (Kampala), Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK. The event will focus on sub sector including Topic: Manufacturing and infrastructural development, Agribusiness, Renewable Energy, Real Estate, Digital Technology, Financing Start-Ups, Public-Private Partnerships, Women in Business, Healthcare and Fintech.

AFTER PARTY: : AFRIGO BAND

AFTER PARTY: : AFRIGO BAND

The legendary Afrigo Band will perform at a live audience. The convention culminates in a spectacular after party, giving all attendees including VIPs, an opportunity to relax, un-wind, mingle and enjoy the rich cultural diversity of Uganda. Celebrating cultural exchange and diversity and to promote community cohesion is the guiding theme as the gala showcases and helps to preserve Uganda’s cultural traditions.

EVENT'S LOCATION | VENUE

Location

Park Plaza London Riverbank, 18 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TJ

Line Phone

+44207 237 7317

Mobile Phone

+44 7790647089

Email

info@ugandanconventionuk.org

Limited seats available. Hurry up to book your seat