The Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) are working with partner organizations to register and support companies and businesses that want to showcase their products and participate in the Dubai World Expo 2020.
It will run from October 1, 2021— March 31, 2022.
The expo was originally scheduled for October 20, 2020—April 10, 2021, but was pushed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The government of UAE offered Uganda a two-story pavilion with the ground floor dedicated to exhibition and the upper floor dedicated to meetings and conferencing.
According to UIA, Uganda will on October 3 hold a National Day aimed at promoting the country and President Museveni has been invited.
“The morning session will feature official government-to-government events, followed by an afternoon session that will include a trade and investment forum, B2B, B2G, and G2G meetings, as well as cultural events,” says a statement on Ugandainvest.go.ug.
“All of these provide opportunities for business partners to showcase their products and services in order to expand their market reach/share.”
Participation at this Expo is expected to promote Uganda’s products, culture, and diversity to the entire world.
“There is an opportunity for women-owned businesses to participate in the Dubai Expo through SheTrades, a project under Opportunity Bank. SheTrades aims to empower women entrepreneurs with financial services, managerial capacity and market linkages,” reads the statement.
“UIA is also assembling evidence-based and well-packaged investment profiles/bankable investment projects in order to attract the interest of foreign investment.”
This World Expo happens every after five years and in 2025 it will be held in Osaka, Japan.
UIA says it is collaborating with UEPB to assist private organisations with visa acquisition and accreditation process necessary to access the Expo site and secure meeting and conferencing venues necessary for B2B events and meetings in collaboration with Dubai chamber of Commerce and other partners.