Private sector agency plans business expoBadagawa (centre) said they are targeting at least 1500 MSMEs and 100 companies from agriculture value chain, tourism, commerce, manufacturing, construction, financial services among others.
The Private Foundation Uganda (PSFU), in partnership with Promote Uganda, is organizing the 14th Trade Facilitation Exhibition & Symposium to showcase available business and investment opportunities across the country.
“This expo has been designed to attract high level civil servants and security personnel nearing retirement, middle class employees, enterprising youth and MSMEs that require diversification. This target group will be matched with big companies for opportunities, organizations for skilling and further support through trade facilitation institutions,” Gideon Badagawa, the PSFU executive director told a news conference recently.
Running between November 12 and 14 at Lugogo showgrounds in Kampala, the organizers said commercial enterprises and institutions can participate by offering basic business management lessons, other relevant training or provide marketing information.
PSFU is Uganda’s umbrella body for the private sector made up of 230 business associations, corporate bodies and the major public sector agencies that support private sector growth. Since its founding in 1995, PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive dialogue with the government on behalf of the private sector.
“A lot of Ugandans would want to go into agricultural or simple production, but because they do not know where to get the machinery, they end up getting discouraged. During the expo, a lot of machinery will be presented and basic use training offered. I encourage Ugandans to come and benefit from this,” David Nsubuga, the Director Promote Uganda said.
Also on display will be agricultural and manufacturing machinery that can help Ugandans in improving productivity and quality with value-addition in mind.
Badagawa said, “We are targeting at least 1500 MSMEs and 100 companies from the agriculture value chain, tourism, commerce, manufacturing, construction, financial services among others.
This year the expo will comprise of an exhibition and symposium tailored to benefit actual and potential business persons with relevant information and opportunities agriculture, tourism and construction.