The 5th Uganda-UK convention is set to take place on Saturday 12th September 2015 at Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1 OHX London. Several top Ugandan personalities are slated to speak at the function that brings together Ugandans who stay in UK and Uganda as well as other areas.
Willy Mutenza, the Chairman–Ugandan Convention UK told Showbiz Uganda that the event is aimed at tackling issues of trade and investment.
Nnabagereka Sylvia Nagginda will be the guest of honour
Top Ugandan singers including Moze Radio & Weasel, Geoffrey Lutaya and wife Irene Namatovu and Bosmic Otim are slated to perform at the Convention After Party. The Nnabagereka of Buganda Sylvia Nagginda is the chief guest.
A warm welcome to the 5th Uganda-UK Convention
It is my absolute pleasure and delight to invite you to join us for the 5th Uganda-UK investment Convention, in London on 12th Sept 2015. Not only is the convention the largest in Europe but is jointly organised with the Uganda Investment Authority and the Uganda High Commission and presents an unprecedented opportunity for UK businesses to engage in bi-lateral trade with Uganda.
Uganda continues to record remarkable economic growth, and according to the World Bank has endured a GDP growth of 6.6 in 2014, and is one of the 10 fastest growing economies in Africa.
There has been much transformation in governance and in the general political atmosphere, giving potential investors greater confidence. In terms of available investment opportunities, Uganda has abundant natural resources, discovery of oil and also, infrastructure development is continuously opening more doors for potential investors.
The sharp rise in the middles-class is creating a robust demand for consumer goods, more so in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. All these attributes and more, have, and continue to place the country in the spotlight with regards to sustainable investments.
Renowned as having the highest level of both Ugandan and UK governmental and business speakers, this year we will be addressing the essential need to know topics most prevalent to East Africa (Uganda), such as opportunities within a range of sectors that include the priority sectors; infrastructure development, Power & Energy, Health-care, Agri-business, Real Estate, financial markets.
The 2015 programme has a demanding, interesting and varied agenda over the course of the day, with keynote addresses, panel discussions and break-out networking sessions involving government and officials from the private sectors, prominent Ugandan (Africa) entrepreneurs, private equity funds, asset managers, bankers, leaders and Pan-African development institutions. Additionally, a Project Centre will be in place to enable bilateral meetings and group discussions, with on hand support to facilitate business deals.
I therefore urge you to make every effort to participate in this important event and I look forward to meeting you in London on the day as we take the opportunity to continue our efforts to promote Uganda as an increasingly pivotal destination for investment.
Willy Mutenza, chairman
The Confirmed speakers to the event include:
- Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda Prime Minister
- Chief Guest, Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda Nnabagereka Queen of Buganda
- Lord Verjee
- Dr. Benon Mutambi, CEO, Electricity Regulatory Authority
- Lord Popat
- Lord Sheikh
- Rt. Hon Baroness Sandy Verma
- Doris Akol, Commissioner General-Uganda revenue Authority
- Mr. Ismail Ahmed, the Founder and CEO of WorldRemit
- Mr Ian Harrison, UK Trade & Investment-Regional Director
- Nuradin Osman, MD, Africa & Middle East for AGCO ( Massey Ferguson)
- Hon. Matia Kasaija, minister of Finance (TBC)
- Hon Irene Muloni, minister of energy (TBC)
- Hon Amelia Kyambadde, minister of trade and investment (TBC)
- Dr. Eng. Frank Sebbowa, CEO-Uganda Investment Authority (TBC)
- And many more