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10th Annual Trade and Investment Forum
August 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Welcome to the 10th Annual Uganda/North America Trade and Investments Forum and Expo. This is an event that features presentations and discussions about trade and investments between Uganda and North America and has been a part of every UNAA convention since 1994 in Los Angeles. Initially, it was packaged as part of a more general “Business Forum” which also included discussions on entrepreneurship and business practices in North America.
However, it was at the 2009 UNAA Convention in Chicago that it was spun off as a separate entity and the very first formal “Uganda/North America Trade and Investments Forum” was held over an entire day at the start of the convention.
The principle objectives of the forum are as follows.
- Explore trading opportunities between Uganda and North America.
- Shed light on the prevailing investment climate in Uganda.
- Identify and showcase potential investment opportunities.
Topics of discussion include the following sectors.
- Uganda’s oil industry
- Real estate
- Finance and Banking
- Tourism and Hospitality
- The import and export of products such as coffee, clothing and handicrafts
- Professional services
- Infrastructure Development
- Food processing and storage
- … and many others
On occasion, speakers have made presentations on a specific project for which they sought investors. One such instance was when the Chancellor of Gulu University made a presentation seeking investors to build residential facilities for students at the University. This presentation attracted the interest of an attendee from Canada who subsequently built 2 residential facilities near the University.
This is a “must attend” forum for anyone currently engaged in any business activities in or with Uganda, or who has an interest in the potential to do the same.