The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub introduced its investment facilitation work to the Ugandan business and investment community, last week, as participants the Uganda Investment Authority’s Kampala Private Equity/Venture Capital Conference. The conference sought to promote private equity and venture capital as avenues for financing SMEs, under the theme "Introducing alternative financing options for Small and Medium Size Enterprises".
Up to 200 SMEs, private equity firms, and other stakeholder organizations attended the event. The conference proceedings comprised of keynote speeches, panel discussions involving government, industry players and private sector as well as B2B networking sessions between SMEs and investors.
The Hub’s investment team also had an opportunity to visit the Uganda Investment Authority offices where they met the Executive Director Dr. Frank Sebbowa and discussed possible collaboration to promote investments to Uganda.