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04/05/2013

Mr. Willy Mutenza

Willy Mutenza is an enterprising businessman who has lived and worked in London for the last 22 years. Having graduated in 2002 with a BA in Digital Arts and Multimedia Computing from Thames Valley University, London, he has put to good use the skills he learnt in Information and Computing Technology. His host of certificates in courses such as Computer Design, and Printing & Publishing has resulted in a number of successful SME ventures.

Willy founded The Promota Group in 1998 and has expanded its business interests in magazine publication, events management, private equity bridging, printing and design, web and multimedia design and property in Uganda.

 

Willy Mutenza is also a senior marketing consultant at the Promota marketing agency, specialising in the African ethnic community.

Willy publishes the Promota Africa magazine, one of the most popular high quality gloss and ethnic focused magazines published in the UK, targeting a broad African readership.
Over the past 12 years, Willy has engaged the UK business community as a trade and investment consultant and advisor for the Ugandan Government and Uganda Private Sector.
Willy has been a Marketing Ethnic Consultant for Western Union from 2005 to 2010 and subsequently for Brussels Airlines.
In 2011, Willy initiated and championed the annual Uganda UK Convention, a Trade and Investment event which has been highly successful, and continues to grow from strength to strength every year. These prestigious conventions have been presided over by several high profile speakers and delegates both from the UK and Uganda, such as Uganda Vice President Hon Edward Ssekandi, Lord Popat, Patrick Bitature, First Lady of Uganda Janet Kataaha Museveni, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Hon. Irene Muloni, Lord Sheikh,  Elly Karuhanga,  Amos Nzeyi, Bulaimu Kibirige (BMK), Eng. Dr. Frank Sebbowa-CEO-UIA, Lord Verjee, Kasekende MD Stanbic Bank, Hon. Oryema Okello, Hon. Sam Engola, Hon Wafula Oguttu, various Members of the Ugandan Parliament and several senior executives representing the private sector.

Willy is also a Director at MM2 Capital; MM2 is developed as a pan-African capital investment equity company.
Willy is the founder of an innovative a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi marketing device (ePRO Bluetooth Long Range advertising transmitter). The “ePro Bluetooth” a mobile marketing device, allows businesses to send adverts to mobile phones by free transfer of content between mobile devices using the Bluetooth signal. The device has now been deployed and bought by top companies like MoneyGram International.






 
 

 

THE IMPORTANCE AND RELEVANCE OF FRUGAL INNOVATION IN UGANDA

, Lecturer in Marketing School of Business, University of Leicester Exploring the nature and prospects of frugal innovation in Uganda and what are the opportunities that exist to foster frugal innovations in Uganda.   Dr W...
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Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom (MP), Minister of Lands on policies, legal frame work…

The Minister gave an overview of the housing sector in Uganda. She appreciated the fact that this year’s convention attracted a number of development companies from Uganda including Jakana heights, Roofings Ltd Uganda, Comfor...
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Lessons learned from the Uganda-UK Convention | Ade Daramy

By Ade Daramy, Writer, Broadcaster and Press Officer Is one question I will always get asked at least one question: “You’re not a Ugandan, and yet, you are here every year, why is that?”.   Ove the years, my answers ...
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Message from Vice Chairman, Uganda-UK Convention – Bernard R. Magulu

By Bernard R. Magulu, Executive Director, Bank of Africa (Uganda), (Vice Chairman, Uganda Convention UK) “Uganda the Land of Opportunities, Landlocked but Road Linked” the 360% Geographical Orientation for Investors providi...
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Examining free trade agreements (FTAs) and boosting intra-regional trade

Examining free trade agreements (FTAs) and boosting intra-regional trade Nicholas Tate, Managing Director, Tate Freight Forms Ltd. www.just-trade.co.uk In considering the positives and negatives of key agreements, are trade blo...
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Harnessing the potential of the youth to accelerate economic growth.

Presentation: Dennis Aguma, Lecturer, Kingston University, London Doctoral Student (PhD Entrepreneurship) Birmingham City University. In light of Uganda’s demographics, Dennis Aguma’s presentation was intended to challenge...
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Untapped investment opportunities Manufacturing | Agri-Business Health and Service industry

Panel discussion: untapped investment opportunities Manufacturing | Agri-Business | Health and Service industry Discussed points What are Africa’s Export Opportunities and Challenges to European and North American markets? Ho...
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ESTATE

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN CONSTRUCTION, INFRASTRUCTURE AND REAL ESTATE Panel discussion: 3-4 industry lead speakers from UK and Uganda HOUSING: Understanding market demand, and addressing the disconnection between the price o...
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Outlining the UK’s export growth strategy – Lord Dolar Popat

PRESENTATION: UK TRADE AND FDI – Outlining the UK’s export growth strategy By Lord Dolar Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda   How can investment by the United Kingdom help improve skills in U...
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2018 | Welcome remarks: H.E Amb. Julius Peter Moto Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK

H.E Amb Julius Peter Moto welcomed everybody to the 8th Annual Uganda – United Kingdom Trade and Investment Convention. He stressed that Uganda High Commission and Government of Uganda is happy to associate with Uganda UK Con...
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Remarks by Willy Mutenza, Chairman and Founder

The Chairman, also founder of the Uganda Convention, welcomed delegates to the Sixth Uganda Convention UK. In his welcome remarks, Willy informed members that the aim of the Convention was not only to make a contribution to the...
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The 3rd Ugandan UK Convention, Another successful forum

For the 3rd time Ugandans in the Diaspora hosted its annual forum with flying colours of success, investors, Ugandans, business leaders, politicians blessed the events in great numbers. We can’t attribute the success of the c...
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