President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and his Tanzanian counterpart, John Pombe Magufuli will preside over the forthcoming Uganda – Tanzania Business Forum set to take place in September.
The forum, to be held at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania will bring together over 500 business people and investors from Uganda and Tanzania.
It will open on September 4 and will last two days.
The first of its kind event is organized by the Uganda High Commission in Dar-es-Salaam in partnership with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).
On Wednesday, Dr. Philemon Mateke, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Regional Cooperation officiated the launch of the forum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Kampala.
The Minister noted that Uganda and Tanzania enjoy excellent cordial relations and that this will be the first ever Business Forum that will take place.
Other delegates will include Cabinet ministers and other Government departments and policy makers.
Uganda’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ambassador Richard Kabonero said the forum will take place under the theme “Promoting bilateral trade and investment for growth and sustainable development”.
Tanzania’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Ambassador Aziz Mlima stressed that the key objective of this joint business forum is to create an enabling platform that allows the private sector from the two countries to share experiences, create business to business networks, identify opportunities and challenges of on-going trade and investment, and to showcase their products and services at an exhibition.
The Uganda Tanzania Business Forum will bring together participants from the business communities in Uganda and Tanzania, analysts, economists, legal experts, international organisations, multinational agencies, development partners and leading regional media houses.
Key highlights will include extensive B2B engagement opportunities, enlightening presentations and refreshing and informative plenary sessions with contemporary and relevant discussions about how best to exploit investment opportunities and overcome bottlenecks to bilateral trade between Uganda and Tanzania.
At the planned Trade and Investment Exhibition that will be officially opened by the Heads of State, businesses will have the opportunity to showcase their products and services to leading businesses and key public sector officials.
Registration and accreditation to participate in the Uganda Tanzania Business Forum and the Trade and Investment Exhibition will be managed online at www.businessforum.biz.