Uganda, UK officials set for business dialogue at London convention


Government officials from both UK and Uganda will participate and dialogue among others; boosting imports from Uganda and business Partnerships, access to finance, and flagship bankable projects in priority sectors at the upcoming 7th annual Uganda Investment Convention (UCUK) slated for September 16 in London.

The one-day event is themed “Partnering for Wealth Creation”. It will be held at the Troxy in London. The convention is expected to include a strong business-to-business dimension, with a large number of exporters and importers from Uganda, United Kingdom and mainland Europe industry players from diversity sectors.
“The 2017 programme has a demanding, interesting and var-ied agenda over the course of the day, with topics such as Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Agri-business, Real Estate, Financial markets and Manufacturing,” reads a statement from the chairman and founder, Willy Mutenza.

“Investors have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings with high level government officials including the Prime Minister to discuss potential projects and investment opportunities on how to use Uganda as a hub to access an expanding market of nearly 374m consumers from the EAC and SADC Markets,” the statement continues.

In the past six years, notable names such as Vice President Edward Ssekandi, First Lady Janet Museveni, UK Trade Envoy to Uganda Lord Popat, Parliament Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga, Energy minister Irene Muloni, Mr Patrick Bitature, the CEO Simba Group as well as the Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda, have all addressed the UCUK. Last year, for the first time, former Forum for Democratic (FDC) presidential aspirant DR Kiiza Besigye attended the event.

The Ugandan UK Convention, a Trade and Investment Forum brings together experts, business leaders, professionals and representatives from prominent organisations based in Uganda, the UK and internationally. Delegates have access to up-to-date information on the vast potential for investment that Uganda offers to both the domestic and international community. They can acquire business tips, obtain relevant literature on priority sectors for investment, take part in an interactive Q & A session and hear about the realities of doing business in Uganda.

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