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12th UGANDA-UK TRADE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT2022

12th UGANDA-UK TRADE & INVESTMENT SUMMIT2022

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The Uganda-UK trade and Investment Convention connects ambitious firms looking for new locations to base their businesses, with Uganda.

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WELCOME TO EUROPE’S BIGGEST TRADE AND FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT CONVENTION ON UK TO UGANDA!

Welcome to the important day of the year for business owners, Exporters and professionals from Uganda, UK and Europe that are Looking to expand to Uganda, export products or set up overseas operations.

About The UK-Convention

The Uganda-UK trade and Investment Annual Convention connects ambitious firms looking for new locations to base their businesses, with Uganda offering a range of benefits and incentives to relocate.

Packed with expert advice, knowledge, world leading speakers and suppliers, the FDI Convention stands as the most important summit for businesses looking to set up overseas operations in East Africa (Uganda).

Why attend:

  • Meet top Ugandan political, business, private and development leaders who are shaping the agenda of the country, and build business relationships, network and forge partnerships with business leaders.
  • Explore financing options and investment opportunities and network with end investors looking for investment opportunities in Uganda, and forge new partnerships and business ventures.
  • Participate in an exchange of enterprise, innovation and dialogue that convenes business and policy leaders, changemakers and entrepreneurs, civil society and investors, to enhance collaboration
  • Gain an understanding of current and future developments in Uganda, the regional and global market demand.
  • High profile local, international and Ugandan speakers will offer you an exciting array of presentations, insights, that will include interactive workshops, round table discussions and bankable projects.
  • Take part in parallel sessions and curate your own, tailored agenda
  • Set up B2B meetings as part of your involvement
  • Over 500 attending from UK and Uganda.

The agenda includes: Environmental concerns and questions over whether it is too late for an oil boom in Uganda | what are the new projects and greenfield investments in oil and gas after announcing the FID | Start-up innovation in Uganda | Is Uganda still a good investment destination? | Exclusive breakfast briefings | | New investment opportunities in East Africa’s new member DRC.

Our Partners include Lord Popat (UK Trade Envoy to Uganda, DRC and Rwanda), the Department for International Trade (Kampala), Uganda Private Sector Association, Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK.

Uganda has undergone major economic transformation and is an attractive market for global investors and businesses. In fact, Uganda emerged in the IMF top 10 fastest growing economies for 2019 and exciting emerging markets which to invest in. With a population of about 38 million people, GDP Growth of 5.8%, coupled with Pivotal Regional Trade partnerships: East African Community (5 member states), Great Lakes (4 member states), COMESA (19 member states) - exporters have access to this critical market of 489 million, Uganda is a market not to be overlooked.

Uganda offers British businesses and investors lots of opportunities. With a population of about 38 million people, GDP Growth of 5.8%, coupled with Pivotal Regional Trade partnerships: East African Community (5 member states), Great Lakes (4 member states), COMESA (19 member states) - exporters have access to this critical market of 489 million.

Why Partner with us?

  • An annual recognized event, attended by the top tier government officials, investors and industry leaders in Uganda and UK.
  • A professionally managed, well organised event with a year-on-year proven track record
  • Explore new innovative ideas and opportunities to expand into new markets.
  • Quality content and knowledgeable speakers from all parts of the globe, as well as international funds sharing their views on Uganda (East Africa)
  • Further exposure for your brand through various channels of media, print, online, television, outdoor billboards and radio

Who will you meet?

  • Investors, entrepreneurs, financiers and Private equity firms
  • Business leaders and entrepreneurs
  • Infrastructure financiers and advisors
  • Development experts and Project managers Development financial institutions
  • Multilateral organisations, Trade & Business associations
  • Government Ministers and government officials
  • Ugandans in the Diaspora
  • Agriculture/agribusiness companies
  • Industry executives, business development and sales professionals looking for new business opportunities
  • Financial institutions, banks and investment funds looking for investment opportunities in the region
  • Experts, market analysts and consultants looking for new contacts and clients
  • PR, media, branding, and marketing firms

Visiting from abroad

I am from Uganda and I wish to attend this event. How can I sign up and be a part of the delegation?

We have special Hosted Delegate packages for Indian Delegates, which includes accommodation, travel and meals. Please fill in in this form and we’ll reach out to you shortly.

  • Do you have preferential room rates available?
  • We recommend you book your hotel room early: shorturl.at/twST6
  • Do you provide visa invitation letters?
  • Yes, we do for confirmed delegates, once payment is received. Please get in touch with us at info@ugandanconventionuk.org for more information.

5 REASONS TO INVEST IN UGANDA

  • Access one of the fastest growing regions in the world
  • Uganda and the East African region are growing steadily in both population and GDP.
  • Uganda is open and secure for foreign investment
  • Uganda is the most open country in the region for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
  • Highly Competitive labour Costs
  • Uganda offers the lowest cost workforce in the region and labour costs are forecast to grow more slowly than other EAC country.
  • Uganda has a strong natural resource base
  • Uganda has several unexploited mineral deposits & tourism opportunities. .
  • Uganda tops Africa in COVID-19 Response
  • Lancet COVID-19 Commission data ranked Uganda as the best country in Africa in terms of suppressing the OVID-19 pandemic

The Incentive Regime:

Along with an excellent macro-economic record, Uganda provides a competitive incentive regime for private sectors: –

  • Uniform corporation tax of 30%, which is the lowest in the region
  • Import duty exemptions for plant and machinery
  • Duty draw-back facility for exporters
  • A fully liberalized foreign exchange regime with no restrictions on the movement of capital in and out of the country.
  • A freely convertible and stable currency
  • Special initial allowance (accelerated depreciation) of 50 – 75 per cent on plant and machinery
  • 100% initial allowance for training, scientific research and mineral exploration expenditures
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) deferral facilities for plant and machinery
  • First Arrival Privileges in the form of duty exemptions for motor vehicle and personal effects to all investors and expatriates coming to Uganda

Uganda has undergone major economic transformation and is an attractive market for global investors and businesses. In fact, Uganda emerged in the IMF top 10 fastest growing economies for 2019 and exciting emerging markets which to invest in. With a population of about 38 million people, GDP Growth of 5.8%, coupled with Pivotal Regional Trade partnerships: East African Community (5 member states), Great Lakes (4 member states), COMESA (19 member states) - exporters have access to this critical market of 489 million, Uganda is a market not to be overlooked.

Uganda offers British businesses and investors lots of opportunities. With a population of about 38 million people, GDP Growth of 5.8%, coupled with Pivotal Regional Trade partnerships: East African Community (5 member states), Great Lakes (4 member states), COMESA (19 member states) - exporters have access to this critical market of 489 million.

The Conference At glance

The Conference

The 2022 programme has a demanding, interesting and varied agenda over the course of the day, with keynote speakers on topics such as Infrastructure, Power & Energy, Agri-business, Real Estate, Financial markets and Manufacturing.

Government/Investor Consultations

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.

Exhibition

Sponsorship opportunities range from exhibition stands to sponsored lunches, cocktail receptions, gala dinners and a host of other branding opportunities.

Exhibitors have a unique platform to enhance their corporate profile and expand their market by showcasing their brand, products and services to a large receptive audience of potential customers and decision makers.

Networking

Break-out sessions enable important networking opportunities to forge new partnerships, explore investment opportunities, gain valuable insights, and exchange contact details with key influencers.

Networking and information sharing are major aspects for sponsors to benefit from meeting industry leaders. Focused and high-level, the convention will provide you with the perfect environment to initiate new business relationships, identify upcoming opportunities and achieve face-to-face contact that overcrowded tradeshows cannot deliver.

After Party

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. We are proud to have The Prime Minister an avid supporter of the convention, as our chief guest. Celebrating cultural exchange and diversity and to promote community cohesion will be the guiding theme as the gala showcases and helps to preserve Uganda’s cultural traditions.

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The event will 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
  • The role of Ugandan Asians in UK, Diasporas in the development of Uganda
  • Increasing UK's exports and attracting UK investment into Uganda
  • Agribusiness in Uganda; food security and value addition
  • Case studies and challenges doing business in Uganda

The focus on these issues will help provide a wider platform for stakeholder participa¬tion and emphasize the critical issues in each area.

The objectives of the Convention are:

  • To promote and facilitate international trade between Uganda and UK.
  • Create a platform for trade, business and investment between Uganda and Europe (UK) and promote and facilitate access to trade opportunities in Uganda (East Africa) for Ugandan and European (UK) investors, including one-to-one meetings
  • To maintain a dialogue with business organisations who can promote trade opportunities in Uganda, including the Federation of Small Businesses, Chambers of Commerce, the Institute of Directors, the Confederation of British Industry and the City of London.
  • Promote Ugandan exports and identify export opportunities, so that the export earnings close the gap with the import demand and promote the transformation of Uganda from a current consuming nation into a producing nation. We will also engage closely with the Ministry of Finance and Investment Authority in Uganda for advice and information.
  • Encourage investments in the key sectors, i.e., education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, housing, sports, tourism and many more.
  • Seek investment opportunities in public and private organizations within Uganda, the United Kingdom and Europe and inform Ugandans in the Diaspora about such opportunities

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP

Sponsoring and exhibiting at the Convention will be highly beneficial to your company. The event is now the largest Ugandan gathering in Europe attracting more than 1000 delegates on the day.

Specific activities will take place in the exhibition hall, and exhibit hours will be structured to give attendees maximum opportunity to interact with your representatives. Pre- and post-program registration lists will also be made available to you upon request.

E- Marketing:

  • E-flyers and event information to our e-mailing list of over 15000 subscribers
  • Sponsorship Benefits from Uganda Convention’s Leaflets: 15,000 promotional leaflets with your company logo will be distributed in Salons, Barber Shops, Grocery Stores, High Commissions, Restaurants, Clubs, Bars and various popular locations.
  • POSTER: 3000 posters with your company logo, to be displayed at various locations in London/UK.

DURING THE EVENT

  • Our sponsoring partners are privileged to extensive publicity through exhibitions, keynotes, panel sessions, interviews, video presentations and editorial inserts. Sponsor logos will be visible on banners, marketing and promotional materials as well as signage on stage.

PRE-EVENT

  • A comprehensive press releases and email campaign designed to promote this event via direct marketing to a targeted database announcing your participation as a sponsor. Email shots and direct mail to industry leaders announcing your company as a sponsoring partner for the conference.

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 conference.
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𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟏𝟐𝐭𝐡 𝐔𝐊-𝐔𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧, 𝐔𝐊.

Apply: https://ugandanconventionuk.org/speaking-opportunities/

Previous Speakers

2019 After party

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Register as a Ugandan delegate option and the ticket will entitle you:

  • VISA/Invitation letter (This does not guarantee you a VISA).
  • A complimentary VIP ticket to the two days event.
  • One VIP ticket to the after party.
  • Free lunch voucher.
  • Facilitation of one-on-one meetings with VIP delegates.
  • Regular alerts on business opportunities, ideas and updates
  • Information on recommended hotels, apartments, transport and attraction sights.
  • Click to register: http://ugandauksummit.com/

After payment email us the following details and we will be happy to send you an official letter from the Convention to be used as part of your visa application:

  • Given name
  • Family name
  • Job title
  • Company/organization
  • Nationality

If you are coming as an exhibitor, you don’t have to register as a delegate but get back to us and we shall send you details for sponsors and exhibitors.

Convention registration are not refundable and Registration fees cannot be exchanged or transferred.

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We have always taken pride in the fact that UCUK forum brings together experts, business leaders, professionals and representatives from prominent organisations based in Uganda, the UK and beyond.

For any further information please contact:

  • Uganda Convention-UK Team
  • WhatsApp +447950 285 493 | T: (+44) 207 237 7317 | M: (+44) 7790 647089
  • W: www.ugandanconventionuk.org
  • E: info@ugandanconventionuk.org
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Park Plaza London Riverbank

18 Albert Embankment

London

SE1 7TJ

United Kingdom

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