Diasporas connect at virtual Uganda-UK Trade and Investment Convention

Monday 07th September 2020 05:50 EDT

This year the Uganda-UK Annual Convention will be hosted virtually in London on 12th September in line with the public health safety guidelines around coronavirus pandemic.

This first virtual networking conference of its kind between diasporas and industry experts is organised with the central theme being ‘Uganda’s Untapped Investment Potential’. The trade convention will focus on opportunities and market insights in focused sectors including Real Estate, AgriBusiness, Service industry, Banking and Finance (Investment Clubs) among others.

Speakers and panelists at the event will include keynote remarks by Her Royal Highness Sylvia Nagginda (The Queen of Buganda), Ambassador Peter West British High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E Amb. Julius Peter Moto (Uganda& High Commissioner to UK), Juzer Ali (General Manager Comfort Homes), Subhash Thakrar (former Chair of the London Chamber of Commerce), Abbas Rasheed (General Manager Universal Properties), Mathias Katamba (Managing Director DFCU Bank), Judy Kyanda (Managing Director Knight Frank Uganda), Eric Olanya (Head of Trade, DIT, British High Commission in Kampala), Anthony Kituuka (ED Equity Bank Uganda LTD) among others.

UCUK Virtual will be streaming over 10+ talks—including keynotes, tutorials, and sessions all in an engaging and interactive premium virtual atmosphere.

Uganda has undergone major economic transformation and is an attractive market for global investors and businesses. It has emerged as the top 10 fastest growing economies for 2019 in the IMF. 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 focus on these issues will help provide a wider platform for stakeholder participation and emphasize the critical issues in each area.

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