Erias Lukwago to speak at Ugandan Convention in London
The Lord Mayor of the City of Kampala will be one of the keynote speakers at the 10th Sept 2016 at Troxy-London.
The annual Ugandan Convention in UK has become the only trade and investment forum attracting the largest gathering of Ugandans and investors in UK.
Kampala City, the capital of Uganda, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. The population is reaching 2 million and its economy is booming.
Kampala is now characterised by a landscape of new infrastructures and buildings: roads, shopping malls, hotels, apartments, etc.
Kampala is becoming the best place to do business in East Africa and the city offers best business opportunities for entrepreneurs. In Kampala you can start a business with any amount you can have and make profits.
The theme of the Convention is “Why Invest in Uganda Now? Enhancing Investment for Job and Wealth Creation”.
The theme for the Forum could not have been timelier, as Uganda is enduring high economic growth.
Despite the positive growth outlook, Uganda still faces an annual funding deficit, 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.
The Convention is renowned as having the highest level of both Ugandan and UK governmental and business speakers.
This year’s invited speakers include; Rt. Hon. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda; Lord Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda; Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade and Investment; His Highness, David Onen Acana II, Acholi Paramount Chief; His Highness, Dr.Solomon Iguru Gafabusa II, The King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Emmanuel Katongole, CEO-Cipla Quality Chemicals, chairman- Uganda National Oil Company; Jimmy Mugerwa, General Manager, Tullow Uganda Ltd
Zain Latif, CEO-TLG Capital; Hon. Ernest Kiiza, Minister of state for Bunyoro Affairs; Dr Bernard Obika, Chief Executive Director, Roughton Group; Hon. Akiror Agnes Egunyu, Minister of State for Teso Affairs; Hon. Kwiyucwiny Grace Freedom, Minister of State Northern Uganda; Hon. Galabuzi Dennis Ssozi, Minister of State for Luwero Triangle; Hon. Ernest Kiiza, Minister of state for Bunyoro Affairs; Hon. Winfred Kiiza; Hon. Ssemujju Ibrahim; Hon. Joseph Ssewungu; Hon. Cecilia Ogwal, Dokolo Woman MP
Dr. Samuel Mugasi, Executive Director, NAADS; Hon. Sydah Bumba, Chairperson National Economy Committee.
We are also honoured to be hosting His Highness David Onen Acana II, Acholi Paramount Chief who will present on the vast untapped opportunities in the Acholi-land. “The region has also potential for tourism development resulting from its natural beauties such as the Kidepo Valley National Park, Alikoa pyramids and cultural tourism in traditional and cultural foods,” Mutenza noted.
The convention is unique in that it recognises the strategic role Uganda’s Kingdoms play in the development of the country and as such, every year a free platform and exhibition facilities are provided for kingdoms to reach out to investors and their subjects in the Diaspora. This year, Bunyoro-Kitara delegation will be led by His Majesty Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru 1 to promote opportunities in the Bunyoro region.Bunyoro is home to many rare and endangered species of birds and mammals. The Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area hosting 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. To date, the Kingdom has embarked on transformative programs and activities, aimed at prospering communities and developing the region at large under the theme ‘The New Bunyoro-Kitara’.
This year’s event will be held on 10th September 2016 at Troxy in London. One of the central objective of the convention is to encourage investors to expand and grow their businesses in the East African region particularly Uganda.
This year’s Convention will provide attendees with the strategies, techniques and tools that you need to successful do business in Uganda. The event will focus on the leading industries within the country – namely; Renewable Energy, Utilities, Transport, Tourism, Manufacturing and Agriculture – it will explore key opportunities available when venturing into this highly lucrative space, as well as assessing the challenges involved and how to overcome them successfully and discussion sessions to allow for expertise exchange.