Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) in partnership with the National Logistics Platform and the Ministry of Works and Transport is set to host the 2nd edition of the Global Logistics Convention from 17 to September 18, 2018 at Sheraton Hotel, Kampala.
Under the theme: “Freight Logistics: The Edge to Competitiveness”,this year’s convention,sponsored by Department for International Development (DFID) through Trade Mark East Africa, will bring together over five hundred (500) participants from across the world who will include logicians, finance institutions, insurance firms, manufacturers and traders, truck and equipment dealers, Government officials, civil Society organizations, development partners, Academicians, and other private sector stakeholders from all over the region.
The highly anticipated event is to offer a unique opportunity to share best practice in trade and policy, engage with a wide range of stakeholders, and redefine the changing roles, responsibilities and emerging trends in the development of transport and trade logistics as a driver for productivity and competitiveness.
The Convention will include awide range of activities such as key note presentations, motivational talks, conferences, stimulating discussions, sharing sessions, exhibitions, media engagements and networking events which will be facilitated by experts in the sector, government officials and development partners from within and beyond the region.
While addressing journalists at Sheraton hotel- kampala,Gideon Badagawa, the Executive Director Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU),called upon concerned stakeholders to competiveness in order to be efficient and productive.
“If we are efficient in transport and Uganda being where it is today – Land linked and in the middle of the regional market, and link very well, then we can create and benefit from several opportunities. Competitivenes is about efficiency and productivity. We need to know; what are the opportunities? What are the challenges? This is what we must focus on. I thank the Government of Uganda , TradeMark and all partners for work done so far,” said Badagawa.
Badagawa also cited out the benefits of saving and urged Government and individuals to embrace the spirit of saving if investing is to be realized in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
Hussein K, Kiddedde, UFFA chair person who is also the Chairman organizing committee, commended the choice of speakers to headline the convention as those with rich successful agenda.
Hussien K, Kiddedde,addressing journalists ahead of the convention
“The conference’s list of speakers was carefully crafted by our team to deliver a wide range of topics in the Logistics industry that stretches across multiple sectors. Their success in creating an agenda with such a rich variety of key discussion points has attracted a number of leading figures and experts travelling from around the world to join us,” commended Kiddedde.
According to the organizers, Issa S. Baluch,founder of Swift Freight International, industry leaders from Harvard, Singapore,South Africa and United Arab Emirates(UAE) are expected to headline the event.
Delegates can also look forward to an insightful series of sessions spotlight
ing developments and trends centering on The changing global marketplace (integration, connectivity, consumer expectations, multi-sourcing, environment, safety, security, social responsibility, health ) and how this is increasingly underpinning the critical role of logistics as an engine of social economic growth and development among others.