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Invitation from HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda Uganda is one of Africa’s most dynamic and innovative economies, possessed of newly discovered energy deposits and deep reserves of natural resources and an educated and skilled workforce. I would like to invite all international investors looking to take part in the African Boom to join us in Kampala on April 11-12 2013 for the Uganda Investment Forum. The Forum, organised in partnership with the Commonwealth Business Council, will focus on Uganda as one of Africa’s leading business and investment destinations, while taking the theme ‘Driving Growth in Africa’. Uganda is ideally situated to be your gateway to the 150 million consumers in East African Community and the 1 billion across the African Continent. Uganda was the host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) 2007. CBF 2007 was the largest Commonwealth Business event ever held in Africa and resulted in over $1 Billion worth of Infrastructure proposals. By partnering with the Commonwealth Business Council we intend to build on this success and further increase investment into Uganda. Uganda’s business opportunities are attracting high levels of international interest and the reform of our country’s economy to make it more private sector friendly is already paying dividends. Now is the optimal time to visit Uganda and to meet with the Ministers and officials and hear the success stories of other international private sector leaders that are already operating here. This Forum will bring together the decision makers you need to meet to do business in Uganda as well as focusing on key issues essential to the continued growth and development of our country and continent. I hope you will join us for this important Forum and I look forward to meeting you in Kampala .

HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

Day 1 - Thursday 11 April

Draft Forum Programme


Opening Ceremony: Uganda - Driving Growth in Africa Uganda is emerging as one of Africa’s leading business and investment destinations having maintained a growth rate of well over 5% for more than 10 years. This session will set the Agenda for the Forum. Moderator: Frank SSebowa, CEO, Uganda Investment Authority Welcome: Mr Patrick Bitature, Chairman, Uganda Investment Authority Welcome: Dr Mohan Kaul, Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council Introduction: Hon Ajedra Gabriel, State Minister for Finance (Investment) Introduction: Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance Keynote Address: HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda


Networking Refreshment Break


Overview of Uganda’s Economy This session will provide potential investors with an overview of Uganda’s Economy and the sectors of key importance to the Government’s development and growth plans. Address by: Hon. Maria Kiwanuka, Minister of Finance


Investment Opportunities in Uganda This session will provide an overview of the key opportunities in Uganda with a focus on the country’s investment and business climate. Address by: Hon Ajedra Gabriel, State Minister for Finance (Investment)


Uganda, window to Africa: The EAC and COMESA Uganda’s strong relations with the East African Community and COMESA Region make it the ideal jumping off point to do business with Africa. This Session will look at ways of enhancing trade and investment. Address by: Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade and Industry


Networking Lunch


Agriculture and Agribusiness: From Comparative to Competitive Advantage Uganda has a long history of agricultural development and export, This session will look at ways of further professionalising this industry and ensuring that the maximum possible value is extracted from exports. Address by: Hon. Tress Bucyanayandi, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries


Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. ICT & BPO


Networking Refreshment Break


Enhancing Tourism Tourism is a mainstay of the Ugandan economy in terms of employment and foreign exchange. This session will examine ways of adding sustainable value to the sector without impacting on communities, economies or ecoystems. Address by: Honourable Minister of Tourism


Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Banking & Financial Services

2. Strengthening Business in the EAC

2. Strengthening Business in COMESA


Networking and One-to-One Meetings


Reception and Gala Dinner Welcome: Dr Mohan Kaul, Chairman, Commonwealth Business Council Guest of Honour: HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda

Day 2 - Friday 12 April 0900-1030

Energy & Natural Resources Large oil and gas deposits offer Uganda the potential to become a net exporter of energy. This, coupled with large mineral deposits bring Uganda to a dynamic new stage of its development. Address by: Honourable Minister of Energy and Minerals


Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Agriculture


Networking Refreshment Break


Transport & Infrastructure Development Infrastructure development is essential to continued high growth and the effective development of key sectors. This session will look at ways of engaging the private sector in cross boarder infrastructure projects. Address by: Hon. Abraham Byandaala, Minister of Transportation and Works


Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Education & Skills


2. Power Generation & Transition

2. Strengthening the SME Sector

Concluding Lunch Forum Highlights & Communiqué: Frank SSebowa ,CEO, Uganda Investment Authority Remarks By: Hon Ajedra Gabriel, State Minister for Finance (Investment) Address by: Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi, Prime Minister of Uganda


Uganda Investment Forum programme


Uganda Investment Forum programme