UNAA Boston | The 2016 Uganda Trade & Investment Forum

Posted August 31, 2016 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in UNAA Convention Updates 2016 ~ 3,944 views



Date: Wednesday , August 31, 2016
Contact: Benedict Kazora

WHAT: The Uganda and US private and public sector leaders will present and discuss various trade and investment opportunities between the East African nation of Uganda and the US across many sectors including Manufacturing, Energy, Tourism and Finance.
TOPIC: The 2016 Uganda Trade & Investment Forum “Making Uganda Work. Translating Challenges into Opportunities”.
Event Features:
·Welcome Remarks:
Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda
.H.E Ambassador Olive Wonekha, Ugandan Ambassador the Unites States of America
Guest Speakers:
o Samuel Kirubi, CEO, Equity Bank (Uganda)
o Helena Fruscio, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Massachusetts
o Stephen Mukweli, CEO at PostBank Uganda
o Stephen Pike, Chief Executive Officer of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
o Hon. Mukasa Mbidde, Chairperson, Committee on Communication, Trade & Investment at the East African Legislative Assembly
o Mark Sullivan, Executive Director of Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI)
o Stephen Assimwe, CEO at Uganda Tourism Board
o Dr. Robert Stoner, Deputy Director for Science and Technology MIT Energy Initiative
o Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi – Minister of State for Housing, Government of Uganda
o James Paul, Director, Boston Office, US Department of Commerce
o Hon. Grace Kwiyucwiny: Minister in Charge of Northern Uganda, Government of Uganda
o Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade, Massachusetts
o Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana – Deputy Attorney General, Uganda
o Dr. Lawrence Spinelli: Director of Outreach and Public Affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
o Hon. Ruth Nankabirwa- Government Chief Whip in the Ugandan Cabinet
o Harry Sullivan, Deputy Director for Economic Affairs, US Department of State

·Context for Business in Uganda:
As Uganda’s wealth increases so does the demand for improved infrastructure, reliable energy access and high quality consumer and agricultural products. Recent oil findings in Uganda are projected to push the annual growth rates to above 10%. With the Diaspora’s increasingly developed human and financial resources, what role does this constituency play in enabling a sustainable growth? How is Uganda leveraging her ICT infrastructure to enhance service delivery and access to local, regional and international markets? How smart logistics is used to enhance intra trade?
·Key Sector and Break-Out Sessions:
o Manufacturing in Uganda: Encouraging innovation, lowering costs of labor and materials, improved supplier networks
o Closing the energy gap in Uganda: Affordable Energy. Enabling Socio-Economic Development
o Economic Justice: Fostering Inclusive Growth. Financial Access for the Excluded
o Uganda; the Gateway into East Africa
·Networking Reception.
WHEN: Friday, September 02, 2016 from 8AM-7PM.
WHERE: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116
REGISTRATION: Online and Onsite registrations available
Call UNAA Secretary General, Mr. Peter Mukunya at (972) 891-2342; Eastern Africa Diaspora Business Council at
For more information, please contact Ben Kazora for media questions and opportunities at

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