Venue: Park Plaza London Riverbank – Albert Embankment, London

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Why Attend?

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Who Attends

Who Attends

Why Uganda?


    Gain industry insight

    Private bilateral meetings

    Exhibition Opportunities

    Networking Sessions

    • Provide a platform for a public and private sector dialogue among U.K. and Ugandan government officials and private sector leaders
    • Expand opportunities for partnerships between businesses from the United Kingdom and Uganda through meeting facilitation
    • Attend a ‘one stop shop’ opportunity to capitalise and take advantage of the best property deals, services and gain insight from industry experts.
    • Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities
    • Dedicated networking sessions
    • Build and strengthen crucial future business relationships, networks and partnerships
    • Senior government officials: Heads of state, ministers, heads of RECs, investment promotion agency leaders, and policy makers from Africa and beyond
    • Executive-level global business leaders, including: CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, Presidents, MDs, VPs, Government Relations/ Investment Banking
    • Financiers and investors: investment banks, private equity, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, family offices, UHNWIs, operators
    • International governmental organisations and multilateral agencies
    • Professionals services: consultants, legal advisors, risk consultants, academics
    • Leading international, regional and local media and publications
    • Innovators and disruptors
    • Venture capital investors
    • Policy makers and political leaders from across Africa
    • Central bankers and regulators
    • Banking and finance
    • professionals
    • Development finance
    • institutions (DFIs)
    • Economists, academics, and thought leaders from across tech and finance
    • Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and AI enthusiasts
    • Law firms involved in FinTech
    • Uganda’s potential: An evaluation of the market and economic robustness.
    • Economic reforms and privatisation agenda and progress.
    • Incentives, opportunities and benefits in the new established Uganda Free Zones Authority (UFZA)
    • Ministers to discuss incentives and favourable polices.
    • Invest in affordable housing with a s little as £19,000 with ROI of over 25% within one year.
    • Where to invest: Priority areas of industrial investment and opportunities.
    • Investment opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, FMCG, infrastructure, real estate, technology, tourism and hospitality sectors.
    • Closing energy gaps: Opportunities in renewable energy, Oil and Gas sectors.
    • Investing in the financial sector.
    • Uganda Investment Authority to discuss Investment Incentives and Guarantees for foreign companies.
    • Latest divestments, M&A deals and JVs.
    • 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
    • Access to EAC, with a market of over 135 million consumers with a total GDP of USD84.7 billion.

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    How to find Park Plaza London Riverbank

    18 Albert Embankment, LondonSE1 7TJ, United Kingdom

    Ideally situated on the south side of the River Thames, Park Plaza London Riverbank is within walking distance of Vauxhall and London Waterloo National Railway Stations and Vauxhall and Waterloo London Underground Stations.


    From London Waterloo National Railway Station

    Take bus 77 from Waterloo Station towards Tooting Station. The bus will continue heading southbound towards St Thomas’ Hospital, with the River Thames on its right-hand side. From St Thomas’ Hospital, the bus will continue straight towards Vauxhall, taking you to Lambeth Bridge. At the Lambeth Palace roundabout, it will take the second exit. After the roundabout, you will need to get off just after the bus passes the fire brigade station. The hotel is located on the left.

    By train

    From King’s Cross & St. Pancras International Railway Stations

    Take the London Underground southbound Victoria line towards Brixton. Depart at Vauxhall via exit number 3. Walk east along Albert Embankment. Park Plaza London Riverbank will be on your right.

    Get to Park Plaza London Riverbank by car

    Please use Google Maps for exact driving directions to Park Plaza London Riverbank. Park Plaza London Riverbank does not provide hotel parking for guests. For local car park information, please contact the concierge team at the hotel by calling +44 (0) 20 7958 8000 or emailing

    Parking is available onsite through a third-party valet service. Please contact Car Spa Logistics for more information or to make a booking.

    • Up to 2 hours – £20.00
    • Up to 2 hours parking for vans – £25.00
    • Up to 4 hours – £30.00
    • Up to 4 hours parking for vans – £45.00
    • Up to 8 hours – £40.00
    • Up to 8 hours parking for vans – £60.00
    • Up to 24-hours – £50.00
    • Up to 24-hour parking for vans – £80.00

    Please note the hotel is within the London Congestion Charge Area. It is the responsibility of the car owner to pay the congestion charge, not the hotel or valet parking. Pre-booking and pre-payment are strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

    Only taxis (black cabs) can be hailed off the streets. Minicabs cannot accept fares that have not been booked in advance. To pre-book a taxi with us, please contact our Park Plaza London Riverbank Concierge Team before you arrive by calling +44 (0) 20 7958 8000 or by emailing Please see approximate costs below.

    • Heathrow Airport – £70
    • London Gatwick Airport – £95
    • London Stansted Airport – £125
    • King’s Cross & St Pancras (Eurostar) – £15

    Please note that costs are approximate, based on two people and subject to change.

    Take the London Underground eastbound on the Piccadilly line. Change at Green Park Station for the southbound Victoria line towards Brixton. Get off at Vauxhall via exit number 3. Walk east along Albert Embankment. Park Plaza London Riverbank will be on your right.

    From London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

    Take the Gatwick Express train to London Victoria Station. Change to the London Underground, travelling southbound on the Victoria line towards Brixton. Get off at Vauxhall via exit number 3. Walk east along Albert Embankment. Park Plaza London Riverbank will be on your right.

    From London Stansted Airport (STN)

    Take the National Rail express train to London Liverpool Street. Change to the London Underground and take the Central line to Oxford Circus. Change to the southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall. Get off at Vauxhall via exit number 3. Walk east along Albert Embankment. Park Plaza London Riverbank will be on your right.

    • 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 a 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.

    • “Control the Narrative: Uganda is the Land of Opportunity”: Pivoting the role of the Ugandan Diaspora from family remitters to financial and social investors
    • Support Ugandan and UK businesses in bilateral trade, business and investment
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Encourage investments in the key sectors, i.e. education, health, infrastructure, agriculture, housing, sports, tourism and many more.
    • 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.
    • Inspire Ugandans in the Diaspora to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors and business partners
    • 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 policymaking process
    • Encourage Ugandans in the Diaspora to promote a positive image of their nation
    • Seek investment opportunities in public and private organizations within Uganda, the United Kingdom and Europe and inform Ugandans in the Diaspora about such opportunities
    • Increase remittances inflows through targeted investment products for Diasporas
    • Mobilize the Ugandan business communities in the Diaspora for investment and trade in Uganda
    • 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·
    • 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 the long-term success of Diaspora members.
    • 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.
    • How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

    Should you have any questions please contact us on 020 7237 7317 or email

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

    No, 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 with this request.

    • Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

    Yes, your pass can be transferred 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 with this request.

    • 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.

    • Do I need A VISA?

    To find out whether you require a visa please check the UK Border Agency website which can be accessed at

    It is highly recommended that you apply for your visa in good time before the conference as the British Visa system can be slow. If you require an international invitation letter for visa purposes, please send us an email on

    • Do you provide sponsorship to attend UCUK?

    Unfortunately, we do not provide sponsorship for prospective delegates to attend UCUK.

    Previous Speakers

    Sandip Verma
    Baroness Verma

    Suzan Kereere
    Head of Global Merchant, Visa Inc.

    Hon Irene Muloni
    Minister for Energy and MineralS

    H.E Hon. E. Ssekandi
    Vice President of Uganda

    Dr. Ismail Ahmed
    Founder, WorldRemit

    Rt Hon R. Kadaga
    Speaker, Parliament of Uganda

    Previous Speakers

    Lars P. Jensen
    Country Manager, COLAS, Uganda

    Martin Labbé
    Programme manager,
    International Trade Centre

    Hon. V. Ssempijja
    Minister of Agriculture

    Lord Sheikh
    House of Lords

    Patrick Bitature
    Chairman, Simba Group of Companies

    Zain Latif
    Founder of TLG Capital

    Virraj Jatania
    Co-Founder & CEO – Pockit

    Hon. Janet Museveni
    Minister for Education

    Lord Rumi Verjee
    Founded Domino’s Pizza

    Queen Sylvia Nagginda
    The Nabagereka of Buganda

    Amin Mawji OBE
    Aga Khan Development Network

    Lynda Chalker
    Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

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    Lord Popat

    Subhash Thakrar

    Magulu Bernard

    HE Julius Peter Moto

    Uganda enjoys a unique location along the equator, in the heart of the Sub-Saharan Africa within the East African Region. Uganda’s land-linked location has positioned it strategically for regional trade and investment.




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    Uganda has achieved GDP growth of 6.3% on average per annum for the last 30 years. Uganda’s population is estimated to be 40 Million in 2019 and expected to increase to 45 Million by 2023.

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    There are several unexploited mineral deposits and tourism opportunities. Confirmed deposits include Iron Ore, Phosphate, Gold, Zinc, Petroleum, Diamond, limestone, etc.

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