Maiden Social Media Fest Confirmed for This January


The first ever Social Media Fest Uganda, an annual event organized by Spotlight Publications Ltd, the publishers of Business Focus, is slated for January 25, 2020 at Silver Springs Hotel Gardens, Bugolobi.

The festival will be running under the theme “Redirecting Social Media to impactful social networking engagements.”

The festival, whose vision is to be the biggest marketing social event in the region, bringing all brands in direct contact with their audience, is expected to showcase a real social media experience in a venue with free WiFi where all social media engagements will be live on giant screens.

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) sponsored event will see social media lovers treated to a mix of informative and fun activities among others.

Other key partners include National Information Technology Authority Uganda-NITA-U (internet partner), Next Communication, NBS TV and NXT Radio (Media Partners) and Uganda Breweries Ltd who will ensure revelers access drinks at relatively low prices.

Speaking to Chimpreports, Amon Baita, the Marketing Head of Social Media Fest explained thus;

“The event is not only aimed at streamlining the social media industry towards effective and professional communication amongst users, but also to increase awareness and promotion of digital marketing and e-commerce amongst Ugandans.


It will also amplify beneficial usage of social media through interaction with end-users.”

Amon Baita, Social Media Fest head of marketing

He added, “the Social Media Festival will bring together individuals, social media groups, influencers, bloggers, digital marketing agencies, government agencies, exhibitors, various brands and organizations under one roof to network and learn how best to benefit from social media platforms.”

Some of the companies that have already booked space to exhibit and showcase their various digital innovations and products include; Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Ecobank, Davis & Shirtliff among others.

Baita urges other companies with digital products or services and those using social media platforms to better their service delivery, to book space not only to exhibit but also network and get feedback from end users of their products physically.

According to the organizers, the event will have interactive sessions where various topics relating to ICT and internet, PR management, marketing and branding on social media among others will be discussed.

Revelers do not have to part with any penny as it’s a free entry event, but are reminded to register in advance via this link

For exhibitions and inquiries, contact Amon Baita on 0774037962

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