UK-Uganda Trade and Export Promotion Forum 2017 - West Midlands

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Tuesday, 9 May, 2017 -
09:30 to 16:30

UK-Uganda Trade and Export Promotion Forum 2017 - West Midlands

Organiser

UK-Uganda Trade and Export Promotion Forum

Location

West Bromwich Albion Football Club
The Richardson Suite, The Hawthorns West Bromwich, B71 4LF
United Kingdom
GB

Having identified opportunities in Uganda as being of potential interest to companies, investors, manufacturers and the UK business community, Black Country Growth Hub, Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership - Growth Hub, Worcestershire Business Central and The High Commission of the Republic of Uganda to the UK invites you to this prestigious conference organised by Uganda Convention - UK (UCUK).

This event will enable delegates to:

  • Learn about Uganda as a potential investment destination and trading partner
  • Gain detailed profiling of sector investment and trading opportunities
  • Benefit from dedicated one-on-one business discussions with the High Commissioner and the team
  • Widen their network of contacts and business associates 

Uganda offers exporters and investors lots of opportunities. With a population of circa 38 million and GDP Growth of 5.8%, coupled with Pivotal Regional Trade partnerships: East African Community (5 member states), Great Lakes (4 member states), COMESA (19 member states) - exporters have access to this critical market of 489 million.
 
The rate of return on investment in the industrial sector in Uganda is currently circa 18%. With cheaper electricity, it is likely to be 25%.
 
Top prospect sectors for U.K. exports to Uganda include: Agro-Processing, Farm and Construction Equipment; Oil Production Technologies; Power Generation; Renewable Energy Technologies; Manufacturing Equipment; Information and Communication goods and services.

Benefits for British businesses exporting to Uganda include:

  • Stable, liberalised economy
  • Strong natural resource base
  • Government commitment to private sector
  • Low cost workforce
  • Part of 2 regional blocs which increases the potential consumer base
  • Attractive investment policies
  • Investment incentives and security with repatriation of profits possible, re-export support schemes.
  • Regional markets like South Sudan, COMESA and the East African Common Market which have a market of over 160 million consumers and total GDP of USD 84.7 Billion. DRC places Uganda as a strategic hub for businesses not only in DRC but for the entire region.

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