Ugandan Community in the Netherlands
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Uganda Netherlands Business convention 2018


 The Ugandan Community in the Netherlands (UCN) in partnership with the Uganda Embassy in Brussels organised the 2 nd edition of the Uganda Netherlands Business Convention (UNBC) a two-day interactive event that focused on laying firm ground to boost, harness and enhance agricultural value addition between the Netherlands and Uganda. The convention brought together government officials, entrepreneurs, business owners, educationalists, end consumers and citizens from both countries. The two-day events fitted a range of activities that kicked off with field visits to Delphy BV, Ante BV, Royal van Zanten and Rijk Zwaan Distribution BV. Over 50 participants from Uganda and 31 Dutch companies attended while 15 companies were at hand to exhibit their works at the convention.The Rt. Hon. Rebecca A Kadaga Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Uganda led the government delegation to the convention. In her keynote speech, The Speaker noted that the UNBC was the best-organised convention she has ever attended, because of the organiser’s emphasis on making investment and business match making ties between the visiting participants.

The last day of the convention saw the Ugandan Community in the BENELUX interact with visiting investors and policy makers both from the Netherlands and Uganda in an exciting sporting and entertainment afternoon that was crowned off with a football match between Ugandans and the Ghana Diaspora football team. Attached are some of the pictures from the events for your personal experience.Please bear with us as we finalise the entire convention report that will follow soon. In the meantime, be encouraged to gear up for the 3rd edition of the UNBC 2019 that will take place on 21st - 24th August 2019 in Amsterdam.