The second edition of the annual Kampala Business Conclave has today been launched by local law firm AB & David Advocates Africa (Uganda Office) and their partners. Under the theme ‘Regional Integration & SME Growth’, the 2nd Kampala Business Conclave will take place on the 26th November at Rivonia Suites, Mbuya.
The theme was conceptualized to create a meaningful debate and insightful discussion on the future of energy, SME’s and Regional Integration in Africa.
Some of the topics to be discussed this year include: Strides and progress in the SME Environment, opportunities for the private sector in the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), corporate governance amongst SMEs, Internet of Things, Women in Business, insurance and risk management amongst SMEs and Oil and Gas opportunities for SMEs.
Expected participants at the conference will come from a cross section including lawyers, accountants, bankers, economists, entrepreneurs, traders, manufacturers, retailers, logistics handlers, oil and gas practitioners, civil servants and politicians, among others.
The 1st Kampala Business Conclave was held on November 26th, 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Last year, the innaugural conclave brought together top business minds from across the continent to deliberate on the promise of Africa’s future under the theme: ‘Expanding Business and Trade in Uganda – the combined effect of the Economic Partnership Agreement, Continental Free Trade Area & China Belt and Road Initiative’.
The Managing Partner AB & David Uganda Mr. Daniel Lubogo stated “This event is intended to converge various business interests towards a single goal; improving business and facilitating networks in the business community.’
Speaking at the launch, Pheona Wall –Vice President Uganda Law Society-ULS and Event Chairperson–stated the importance of this conference to the future of Uganda and Africa at large:
“With Africa’s future tagged among the most impressive continental futures in the globe, the Kampala Business Conclave is an annual ‘AGM’ for like-minded individuals and businesses to talk about the economic future of Africa and, importantly, Uganda’s strategic place in that future”
The CEO of the Chamber of Commerce for SMEs Beatrice Alyanata, stated that: this is indeed what will catapult SMEs into their next growth case and appreciated the discussion of corporate governance,the internet of things and regional integration.
Other sponsors of the event include UBL, Clarkson Insurance Brokers, UWEAL, and UBC. The state minister for Finance, David Bahati is expected to preside over the conclave as guest of honour. Also expected is a visiting delegation of Ghanaian industrialists led by Grace Amey-Obeng the largest cosmetics manufacturer in Africa.
Other guest speakers will include the chairman ACETO group of Companies from Egypt, Mr.Abdel Salaam and the Territory Manager Oracle Corporation, Mr. Colin Babirukamu.