The organisers of the Ugandan UK Convention are happy to welcome Turkish Airlines as one of the sponsors of the 6th Ugandan UK Convention taking place on 10th September 2016 at the Luxury Troxy Arena 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX.
The Ugandan UK Convention is the largest Ugandan focused investment platform a in the UK and has now become firmly established as an annual event in the UK.
Established in August 2011, The Convention, the platform has rapidly developed into a market leading investment platform, providing a unique meeting place for experts, business leaders, professionals and representatives from prominent organisations based in Uganda, the UK and internationally, Ugandans in the Diaspora.
Following the phenomenal success of the London Convention last September (which
attracted over 1,500 delegates, the Convention is back again in September this year. Delegates will 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.
The keynote speaker is Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister, Uganda Government with other speakers include Lord Popat, Trade Envoy to Uganda, King of Bunyoro, His Highness Solomon Iguru 1, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Kampala Capital City Authority, ministers and senior officials, chief executive officers and chairmen.
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%.
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.
Isaac.L. GONZA | Sales & Marketing Representative, Uganda
Turkish Airlines Inc. Ruth Towers, 3rd Floor, Plot 15A,
Clement Hill Rd. Kampala, UGANDA
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Delegates are free to register at: https://6thugandaconventionuk.eventbrite.co.uk/