Don’t Miss Canada Day | The Uganda-Canadian Business Expo and Convention – Toronto Downtown Eaton Center Marriott, June 30th – July 1st 2018

Posted March 11, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Uganda Canadian Business Expo ~ 1,377 views


For Immediate Release — From Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 1st all roads will lead to the Marriott Hotel at the Eaton Center in Toronto as the Uganda Canadian Diaspora Community unveils their Business Expo and Convention over the Canada Day long weekend.

Co-chaired by Mr. John Naliima a software engineer based in Toronto the event will attract Ugandan Canadians interested in developing their businesses both in the diaspora and at home in Uganda. Areas and topics will range from Mobile Money Transfers, Diaspora Tourism, Affordable College Education, Diaspora Banking, Mortgage Financing, Health Insurance, Venture Capital, Diaspora SMEs, Dual Citizenship-Passport Renewal, Immigration and Resettlement tips.

The Marriott Eaton Center Hotel business meeting space

NBS TV the official media partner will be attending the Diaspora get together and has pledged to broadcast the business breakfast live giving our partners more visibility both on social media and mainstream television. Organized in partnership with the Ugandan Diaspora Network, the event organizers have reached out to Uganda investment Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Promote Uganda, Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Bank of Uganda, leading commercial banks with diaspora products and real estate developers looking for new buyers for upscale developments in Kampala.

Dr. Maggie Kigozi – Director Pepsi-Cola Uganda and Patron Ugandan Diaspora Network. Will lead the Uganda private sector delegation to Toronto

Some of the confirmed guest speakers so far include Dr. Maggie Kigozi – Patron Ugandan Diaspora Network and Director Pepsi-Cola Uganda who will lead the delegation of business entrepreneurs, Victoria Sekitoleko former Director FAO in China, Dr. Andrew Seguya – former Executive Director – UWA, Mr. Godfrey Ssemaganda a motivational Wealth Creation trainer from UK, Mr. Paul Omara – Chief Executive Officer NGETTA Holdings, Coach Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi – Queen of Katwe movie stars will also be in attendance to mentor the Ugandan youth in Toronto.

Other expected highlights will include a promotion and marketing campaign dubbed Proudly Uganda promoting Uganda’s Wildlife and scenic beauty as we tap into the Eaton Center traffic. Here we are hoping to engage Uganda Tourism Board, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary and the Uganda Canadian Diaspora to lead the mini-road show.

John Naliima, Co-chair, Uganda Canadian Business Expo and Convention – Toronto

For entertainment organizers have lined up an evening cruise on Lake Ontario that will set sail with the Toronto evening skyline in full view. This African Cruise will feature leading DJs from North America and some local artists from Uganda.

Other highlights will include a Sunday picnic lunch at the popular Centre Island. Nestled in over 600 acres of parkland, attendees will be able to choose from countless picnic areas, including lakefront, beaches, and vast green spaces. The facility offers extraordinary and picturesque settings for all kinds of events. The Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Company will also be at-hand with a full-scale restaurant, huge main patio, live performance stage, open and enclosed upper decks with stunning views of the city skyline – all ideal for your next cocktail reception. A short ferry ride from downtown, Centre Island will provide a unique opportunity for guests to enjoy the Canadian hospitality in full.

Empress of Canada – Official Convention Boat

Sunday morning will be devoted to an inter denomination church service to pray for Uganda while the evening being the grand finale and Canada Day those in attendance will wrap up the evening with the sumptuous dinner, special entertainment performances and some speeches from various stakeholders including our sponsors.

For a special registration fee of CAD$150 or USD$120 your Business Breakfast, Picnic Lunch and Grand Finale Dinner will be covered. The boat cruise will be charged a special separate rate of CAD$50 or USD$40 since it will be outsourced on a strictly first come first serve basis so early booking is encouraged to lock-in the convention special rate before expiry dates.

Toronto skyline – Globe News

Why visit Toronto — Why attend the Uganda Canadian Business Expo

Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe in Southern Ontario on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. With 2,731,571 residents recorded in 2016, it is the largest city in Canada and fourth-largest city in North America by population. Also in 2016, the Toronto census metropolitan area (CMA), the majority of which is within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), had a population of 5,928,040, making it Canada’s most populous CMA. A global city, Toronto is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

The Toronto Eaton Center — Home to the Marriott Hotel
The Toronto Eaton Centre (corporately styled as the CF Toronto Eaton Centre since September 2015) is a shopping mall and office complex in the downtown core of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview (CF). It was named after the Eaton’s department store chain that once anchored it before the chain became defunct in the late 1990s.

The Toronto Eaton Centre attracts the most visitors of any of Toronto’s tourist attractions. It is North America’s busiest shopping mall, due to extensive transit access, its downtown location and tourist traffic. With 48,969,858 visitors in 2015 alone, the centre sees more annual visitors than either of the two busiest malls in the United States (Mall of America and Ala Moana Center), or Central Park in New York City. The number of visitors to the Toronto Eaton Centre in 2015 exceeded the total 2015 passenger counts at Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest and busiest airport.

The Toronto Eaton Center Marriott Hotel.

The International Rotary Convention will also be coming to Toronto and is expected to attract many Ugandans. Toronto in partnership with Rotary International, the Host Organizing Committee invites you to join us in Toronto, Canada June 23-27 2018. With the spirit of true Canadian hospitality, we wish to welcome Rotarians from around the world to experience everything Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe has to offer.

The organizers have also been able to reach out to the honorary consul of Canada in Uganda to ensure that this event is listed at the embassies in East Africa to allow for smooth visa processing for would be applicants and sponsors.

For details on travel to Canada visit the Official Canadian Government website to learn about the type of visa you will require.

Hotel Bookings will be available at a special discount rate CAD$229 or USD $176. The Online registration link at Event-brite for early bird tickets is now LIVE – JUST CLICK
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