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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

0900-1015

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

1015-1045

Networking Refreshment Break

1045-1130

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

1130-1215

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)

1215-1300

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

1300-1400

Networking Lunch

1400-1530

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

1400-1530

Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. ICT & BPO

1530-1600

Networking Refreshment Break

1600-1730

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

1600-1730

Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Banking & Financial Services

2. Strengthening Business in the EAC

2. Strengthening Business in COMESA

1730-1830

Networking and One-to-One Meetings

1830-2200

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

0900-1030

Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Agriculture

1030-1100

Networking Refreshment Break

1100-1230

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

1100-1230

Business Opportunity Roundtables 1. Education & Skills

1230-1400

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


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