The Ugandan UK Convention, a Trade and Investment Forum has now become firmly established as an annual event in the UK.

The forum brings together experts, business leaders, professionals and representatives from prominent organisations based in Uganda, the UK and beyond. Delegates have access to up-to-date information on the vast potential for investment that Uganda offers to both the domestic and international community. They can acquire business tips, obtain relevant literature on priority sectors for investment, take part in an interactive Q & A session and hear about the realities of doing business in Uganda. The convention participants will be able to:

Meet and network with African and UK professionals marketing goods for global markets

  • Market your services and products to delegates and visitors on the day
  • Meet business leaders to discuss the major developments, challenges and success stories
  • Gain competitive advantage over competitors, broadening your marketing strategy
  • Network with like-minded businesses
  • Develop business partnerships with potential business partners both in the UK and abroad
  • Meet potential investors in order to identify funding options
  • Explore new markets for products and services
  • Identify reliable suppliers

We offer authoritative insight on development trends and opportunities in Uganda.
Our objectives encompass:

  1. “Control the Narrative: Uganda is the Land of Opportunity”: Pivoting the role of the Ugandan Diaspora from family remitters to financial and social investors
  2. Support Ugandan and UK businesses in bilateral trade, business and investment
  3. 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
  4. 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;
  5. 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.
  6. Encourage investments in the key sectors, i.e. education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, housing, sports, tourism and many more.
  7. Exhibit and celebrate the rich diversity of their cultural heritage and encourage Ugandans to be more active as ambassadors for Uganda’s culture – food, clothes, social life etc.

For Diasporas

  1. Inspire Ugandans in the Diaspora to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and business partners
  2. Encouragement of youth involvement (to understand their culture/language and the importance of upholding Uganda’s visions, promoting the entrepreneurial opportunities for them in Uganda and encourage them to have a voice and be part of the policy making process
  3. Encourage Ugandans in the Diaspora to promote a positive image of their nation
  4. Seek investment opportunities in public and private organizations within Uganda, the United Kingdom and Europe and inform Ugandans in the Diaspora about such opportunities
  5. Increase remittances inflows through targeted investment products for Diasporas
  6. Mobilize the Ugandan business communities in the Diaspora for investment and trade in Uganda
  7. Promote Career and Job opportunities in Uganda (addressing the challenges of ‘brain drain’); Skills Data Bank (holds CVs of qualified Ugandans around the world); Online Career Guidance service (to foster diversity of skills and encourage young Ugandans into the labour force); Project Announcements (to increase awareness of Ugandan-led projects); Matching of professional skills available in Uganda diasporas and job offers in Uganda·
  8. Devise and organise programs to create stronger cohesion, cooperation, and foster a spirit of unity and support between various tribal Ugandan communities in the UK. This is a big priority to ensure long term success of Diaspora members.
  9. Work closely with private and government organs to assist in creating the “enabling environments” for Diaspora engagement, including policies and programs affecting return, retention, virtual participation/contributions and investment in development.