Don’t Miss Canada Day | The Uganda-Canadian Business Expo and Convention – Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, June 30th – July 1st 2018

Posted March 11, 2018 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Uganda Canadian Business Expo ~ 12,484 views


For Immediate Release — From Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 1st all roads will lead to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel on 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 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.

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$200 or USD$156 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.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel — The new upgraded spacious venue located in the heart of downtown Toronto and close to the city’s top attractions,  The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel is the perfect destination for both work and play. Settle into their recently refreshed guest rooms and suites and experience 4-star amenities like an on-site spa, several delicious restaurants, a full fitness center and a state-of-the-art indoor-outdoor pool. The best of downtown Toronto is at your fingertips here – the hotel is a conveniently connected to both the financial and entertainment districts by way of the PATH, a 16 mile underground network of shops and services.

If visiting Toronto on business, you’ll take delight in the comprehensive meeting and event spaces, the most impressive in all of Canada. The hotel boasts of a variety of beautiful meeting spaces, including an outdoor waterfall garden. The organizers were prompted to shift to a bigger and more spacious venue to accommodate the growing registration numbers and an affordable discount early bird hotel special.

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$199 or USD $156. The Online registration link at Event-brite for early bird tickets is now LIVE – JUST CLICK
For details visit us at email —, +1416.617.2296, +1416.820.3432, Event Marketing +1.978.235.2459

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    Ngaya Didas victor

    I would love to attend.
    I can’t miss this opportunity……😊

    Currently in Kampala, let me work on my visa application

    sekalala muhamed

    I would love to attend convention so plz give me the ditel so tha ican rigister in time



      This is Nabirongo Halima and i would like to attend the convention representing our Company (MUNYWANYI INVESTMENTS LTD), we shall cover all the costs.

      I would request you to send me an invitation in order to process the visa needed for my trip.

      NB; The Visa process is a bit a long here,so you would do me a favor and send it now.

      Thank you very much for that.


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    I want to attend dite!s

    muyimbwa nelson

    I would like to attend and visits some factories

    Please let me know where to find the local office for the convention for registration purposes


    Hakiim ssebugwaawo

    Am called hakiim ssebugwaawo,I would like to attend please send me an invitation.
    Please thanks

    Kayondo Andrew

    I want to register but i have failed.Please how do we register on line and another thing,it is very important to be sent to invitations us who are dating to attend for easy acquisition of the visa.


    Do you have any coordinator in Kampala?


    I am Namuyimbwa Lydia i would like to represent our hotel at the expo. How do i register and go through the visa application process smoothly.

    Thank you.

    Luswata timothy

    I would love to attend & exhibit too…. How do I register and go through the visa application process
    Thank u!


    I would love to attend, kindly avail me with the information on how I can get my visa as soon as possible, my name is Rhina Loy Nyinakiiza from Uganda

    Mpalanyi Julius

    Hello, Am Mpalanyi Julius I would like to actively participate but am finding issues with online registration, can you please avail us with concerned office where we can access assistance to register from Uganda


    hello my name is Ndahura Jonathan i would gladly want to attend the expo please send me the link for registration my email is here

    Catherine Nankabirwa

    What are visa requirements?

    Sabuka TIgatoola david

    Hello i want to attend but i want u to send me an invitation
    Regards sabuka tigatoola david

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