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UK-Uganda Trade and Export Promotion Forum 2017 - West Midland

UK-Uganda Trade and Export Promotion Forum

Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)

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Companies across all sectors are invited to join us at the 1st Trade and Export promotion Conference in the Midlands.

Having identified opportunities in Uganda as being of potential interest to companies, investors, manufacturers and the UK business community, Black Country Growth Hub, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub, Worcestershire Business Central and The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda to the UK invites you to this prestigious conference organised by Uganda Convention - UK (UCUK).


This event will enable delegates to:

  • Learn about Uganda as a potential investment destination and trading partner
  • Gain detailed profiling of sector investment and trading opportunities
  • Benefit from dedicated one-on-one business discussions with the High Commissioner and the team
  • Widen their network of contacts and business associates 

 

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Invest in Uganda: West Midlands Conference

Ugandan Convention-UK in Conjunction with The Uganda High Commission in London West Midlands Trade& Investment event

Date: 9th May 2017,

Venue:West Bromwich Albion Football Club, The Richardson Suite, The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LF

Time: 10am to 4pm

 

Overview

The Uganda Convention-UK (UCUK)in conjunction with the Uganda High Commission UK; along with strategic partners to include: Black Country, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Growth Hub), Worcestershire Business Central are holding their first joint investment and export promotion conference in the West Midlands

 

This event will enable businesses that will attend to:

  • Learn about Uganda's attractiveness as an investment destination and trading partner
  • Gain detailed profiling of sector investment and trading opportunities
  • Expand their network of contacts and business associates

Benefits for British businesses exporting to Uganda include:

 

  • Stable, liberalised economy
  • Strong natural resource base
  • Government commitment to private sector
  • Low cost workforce
  • Part of 2 regional blocs which increases the potential consumer base
  • Attractive investment policies
  • Investment incentives and security with repatriation of profits possible, re-export support schemes.
  • Regional markets like South Sudan, COMESA and the East African Common Market which have a market of over 160 million consumers and total GDP of USD 84.7 Billion. DRC places Uganda as a strategic hub for businesses not only in DRC but for the entire region.

 

About Uganda

  • Uganda offers exporters and investors lots of opportunities. With a population of circa 38 million and 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 rate of return on investment in the industrial sector in Uganda is currently circa 18%. With cheaper electricity, it is likely to be 25%.

 

  • Top prospect sectors for U.K. exports to Uganda include: Agro-Processing, Farm and Construction Equipment; Oil Production Technologies; Power Generation; Renewable Energy Technologies; Manufacturing Equipment; Information and Communication goods and services.

 

Programme

09:00 - 09:30

Registration & Tea

09:30 - 09:35

Chairman’s Welcome

 

  • Willy Mutenza: Chairman/Founder of Uganda Convention UK

09:35 - 09:45

Welcome Remarks

 

  • HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda, High Commissioner to the UK

10:45 - 11:05

Guest of Honour Address

The ease of Doing business in Uganda, Incentives and bankable Projects

 

  • Hon. Anite, Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment

11:05 - 11:25

Keynote Address

Benefits and Support for British Businesses Exporting to Uganda

 

  • Lord Popat-UK Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda

11:25 - 11:45

Realising Uganda’s Investment Potential in The Agriculture Sector

ü  What is the role of value addition, and what will it take to be realised?

ü  How investors make returns while addressing the needs of smallholders to access markets and finance?

ü  What opportunities lie in the push for value addition in agriculture?

 

  • Dr. Samuel Mugasi-CEO NAADS

11:45 - 12:05

Q & A – Networking break

12:05 - 13:05

Round table market discussions - A discussion on top prospect sectors for U.K. exports to Uganda:

Agro-Processing, Farm and Construction Equipment; Oil Production Technologies; Power Generation; Renewable Energy Technologies; Manufacturing Equipment; Information and Communication goods and services.

  • Hon. Anite, Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment
  • Mr. Ashok K. Verma-Founder Chairman, International Business Forum
  • Prof Sarah Dixon-Vice-Chancellor International University of Leicester
  • Dr Nik Kotecha, CEO Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd

 

Moderator: Ambassador Mumtaz Kassam, Deputy Head of Mission-Italy

13:05 - 14:10

Networking Lunch

 

Pre-arranged: One on One with:

  • Lord Popat-UK Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda
  • Dr Samuel Mugasi-CEO NAADS
  • Hon. Anite, Minister of State for Privatisation and Investment
  • HE Professor Joyce Kikafunda, High Commissioner to the UK
  • Mr. Godfrey Kwoba, Commercial Attaché, Uganda High Commission

14:10 - 14:25

Uganda Export opportunities

ü  How to comply with export and import requirements in Uganda

 

  • Mr. Godfrey Kwoba, Commercial Attaché, Uganda High Commission

14:25 - 14:50

Financing Education in Uganda (East Africa)

ü  Meeting the Challenges of Expansion, Equity and Quality of education.

 

Professor Sarah Dixon-Vice-Chancellor International University of Leicester

16:00 - 16:20

Q & A

16:20 - 16:30

Closing remarks and Follow-Up

 

  • Hon. Jaffer Kapasi OBE, Uganda Honorary Consular, Midlands

16:30 - 17:00

Delegate Networking

 

To register for one to one email: info@ugandanconventionuk.org

 



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West Bromwich Albion Football Club
The Richardson Suite
The Hawthorns
B71 4LF West Midlands
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017 from 09:30 to 16:30 (BST)


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  • Black Country Growth Hub
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  • Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub
  • Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub
  • Worcestershire Business Central

 

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