WCF supports business development opportunities in East Africa
Chambers of commerce from across East Africa and their business members are being offered an opportunity to develop trade and commercial ties at a Global Trade Forum set to take place in Kampala on 18 June.
Supporting the event, ICC World Chambers
Federation (WCF) will convene a special roundtable session and hold a meeting
of the WCF Executive Committee one day before the Forum. The WCF roundtable
will feature chamber leaders from East Africa who will present the challenges
and opportunities of their organizations in their respective countries.
“Helping our Africa chamber colleagues
benefit from the global network is a key part of the World Chambers Federation’s
three-year strategy,” said WCF Chair Peter Mihok. “This event in Kampala is
just the first of several actions planned for the region.”
Organized by the Uganda National Chamber of
Commerce, the Global Trade Forum will offer a chance for participants to foster
institutional connections with their peers from around the world.
As well as an extensive B2B business
matching programme, the event will also provide international chamber and
business delegates with a platform to engage with high-level decision makers on
the region’s wide range of trade and investment opportunities.
A keynote address will be made by Maria
Kwanuka, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, with other
speakers including Allen Kagina, Commissioner General, Uganda Revenue Authority
(on the East African Community Customs Union); Frank Sebbowa, Executive
Director, Uganda Investment Authority; and Richard Sezibera, Secretray General,
East African Community (EAC).
Olive Kigongo, President, Uganda National
Chamber of Commerce who also serves as Vice-Chair of the East Africa Business
Council said that chambers in East Africa have much to benefit from developing
their partnerships with chambers worldwide. “The Forum will help create new
business opportunities and influence public policies across the EAC business
community, improving the business environment and also helping chambers better
understand the important value-added services that they provide in achieving
economic development in their communities,” she said.
further details on registration and consult the full programme
the B2B appointment form