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8th Uganda-UK Investment Convention

Ugandan UK Convention

Saturday, 15 September 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)

8th Uganda-UK Investment Convention

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
FREE - Standing (Only for UK resident) - Unreserved Seat   more info 13 Sep 2018 Free £0.00
Investment Forum VIP ticket - (Only for UK resident)   more info 13 Sep 2018 £35.00 £2.76
Investment Forum - Platinum ticket (Only for UK resident)   more info 16 Sep 2018 £55.00 £4.00
Uganda Delegate/Non-UK Resident: £550 (save £70)   more info 20 Aug 2018 £550.00 £0.00

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Event Details

The popular annual Uganda Convention UK (UCUK) returns for the 8th time on the 15th Sept 2018 with the aim of facilitating strategic partnerships among participants that will lead to wealth creation in Uganda.


The two-day event will be held at the Troxy in London on Friday 14th Sept and Sat 15 Sept 2018.This year’s UCUK is expected to include a strong business-to-business dimension, with a large number of exporters and importers from Uganda, UK and mainland Europe. It’s expected to feature a selected line up of distinguished speakers and panellists from diverse businesses and organisations across East Africa.
 
The UCUK will collaborate with government institutions like DTI and the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to present actual bankable projects, and signpost a range of attractive investment opportunities emerging from national programmes and multinational development plans as well as highlight new opportunities arising from BREXIT and bilateral trade between UK and Uganda. 
 
Agriculture is the major economic backbone of Uganda employing over 80% of the country’s labour force but contributes less than 30% to the country’s GDP. There is a big need to add value to the increased output and attracting investment in Agro processing for export and packaging.
 
Most recently, Uganda has received various accolades for its tourism potential and with increased governments investment in marketing the sector we predict more tourism interest. There is a lot of viable investment potential in the creation of new tourism products, good affordable accommodation and all the other businesses that surround tourism i.e. crafts, culture (lifestyle experience, theatres, drama, food, etc.).

“Kamuntu said the tourism sector is among the 23 sectors which the president wants to be promoted because of its capacity to create more jobs in the Economy.”

     
The other priority sectors are adding value to minerals and ICT. All these are sectors detailed for focus in Uganda’s National Development Plan. Government has even gone ahead to provide sector specific incentives in these areas in order to attract investment.
 
In regard to the above, “Facilitated networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings will be available to help companies explore and discuss future partnerships in agro-processing, horticulture, textiles and clothing, tourism, information and communication technology, business process outsourcing and other services sectors. The Event will also feature a number of exhibitors who will showcase themselves and serve as points of contact for their organisations and businesses. This is reinforced by the Chairman’s statement that “At UCUK we aim to seek the way forward for international trade and development,”
 
Any potential investors (both local and foreign) can access the UIA online One Stop Centre, eBiz via www.ebiz.go.ug which contains a number of modules like the Business Registration System (BRS), the online application for an investment licence (UIA), the online application for an environmental impact assessment (NEMA), the interface to the e-VISA to process online applications for Visas and special permits and passes, and the online application for the City Operators Identification Number (COIN).

 

Why Attend:

The UCUK brings together over 700 delegates annually including representatives of governments, the private sector, Diasporas and as well as Entrepreneurs and Investors to debate on ways to achieve trade-led inclusive sustainable development through Entrepreneurship, SME competitiveness, employment and economic growth. 

 

You can get access to the Conference and Exhibitions which provide opportunities for business to business (B2B), government to business (B2G) engagement and buyers and sellers to:

  • Strengthen entrepreneurship in the UK and Uganda.
  • Utilise this annual one-stop conference to tap into investment and trade opportunities in Uganda.
  • share experience and lessons learned by others in their quest for international trade.
  • Engage and network with prospective business partners.
  • Engage with decision makers and government representatives to specific sectors.




FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, once registered your badge will be available for collection on the badge collection desks at the entrance of the venue.

 

How to get here:

By rail: Oh so simple. Troxy is 200 metres from Limehouse Station, which is on the DLR and the C2C line from Fenchurch Street Station to Essex. When arriving at Limehouse leave via the Bekesbourne Street exit. You can pick up the DLR line from Bank (Central/Circle/Northern and Waterloo & City lines), Tower Hill (Circle/District Line) and Canary Wharf (Jubilee Line) Limehouse is only two stops (6 minutes) from these three stations.

 

By bus: The following buses either go past Troxy or serve the local area.

No 15 (Trafalgar Square to Blackwall Station) No 115 (Aldgate to East Ham) No 135 (Old Street to Crossharbour) D3 (Bethnal Green to Cross Harbour) N15 (Trafalgar Square to Romford) N550 (Trafalgar Square to Canning Town) N551 (Trafalgar Square to Gallions Reach).

For up-to-date news about London’s trains and buses visit the Transport for London website or text TFL to 60835

 

By car: We cannot tell a lie, Commercial Road is not a parking paradise. We have red lines, not yellow, so you’ll be clamped, ticketed or towed – all of which will ruin your night out. It is possible to drop off and pick up in Caroline Street down the side of the building.

 

Local streets have residents’ parking zones and we like our neighbours so would ask anyone looking for a parking space to respect them. There is a 24-hour car park next to Cineworld at West India Quay, run by Indigo Park Services. From there, you can get a taxi to us or catch the DLR at West India Quay (two stops).

 

The nearest hotel, the Holiday Inn Express at Limehouse, is just 300 metres away and has secure parking. We recommend booking in advance at justpark.com. You can take a chance and turn up on the day but you’re not guaranteed a space that way.

 

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Should you have any questions please contact us on 020 7237 7317 or email info@ugandanconventionuk.org

 

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, in order for you to gain access to the event the name given for your ticket/registration must match the person who is attending. You are, however, able to transfer your pass into someone else's name, see below.

 

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to change any details for your badge please email info@ugandanconventionuk.org with this request.

 

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your pass can be transfered into someone else's name as long as this is done more than 2 weeks in advance of the event. To do so please email info@ugandanconventionuk.org with this request.


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Troxy
490 Commercial Rd
Limehouse, Shadwell
E1 0HX London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 15 September 2018 from 09:00 to 18:00 (BST)


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