EAST AFRICAN BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
THEME: TOWARDS A DIGITAL ECONOMY IN EAST AFRICA – GETTING READY FOR INDUSTRIALIZATION 4.0
DATE: MARCH 2019
VENUE: KAMPALA UGANDA


East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition

The East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition is an annual event rotating in all Partner States of the East African Community (EAC), co-organized in collaboration with the respective EAC Investment Promotion Authorities. The inaugural edition was successfully held in October 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya while the second took place in November 2017 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The conference aims to enhance policy predictability, increase business confidence, nature entrepreneurship, innovation and attract more cross border and foreign direct investments into the EAC region. It convenes together high-level government and private sector decision makers from the EAC Partner States, entrepreneurs and investors from the region and abroad to discuss policies and legislations as well as chart out appropriate recommendations in a bid to improve the EAC business environment.
The 3rd East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition
The 3rd East African Business & Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition themed “Towards a Digital Economy in East Africa – Getting ready for Industrialization 4.0” is scheduled take place in March 2019 in Kampala, Uganda.
This high-level conference is co-organized by East African Business Council (EABC), East African Community (EAC) and co-hosted by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) and Uganda Ministry of East African Community Affairs. The conference is organized in close collaboration with the Burundi Investment Agency (API), Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Burundi Federal Chamber of Commerce Industries, Agriculture (CFCIB), Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Private Sector Federation Rwanda (PSF) and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).

With a massive trend towards digitalization and online services, physical geographical borders become increasingly irrelevant. This is a chance for the EAC to ease and increase trade and investments. This year’s conference will discuss the potential impact of Digital Economy and evaluate how the EAC vision, policies, strategies and regulatory frameworks are currently set to spur growth, industrialization as well as enhance the regional Integration process. It will offer the opportunity to discuss, identify missing links and chart out appropriate recommendations to promote a conducive business environment for true innovation, economies of scale and leap to the full actualization the EAC Industrialization strategy 2012-2032.

EABC is promoting the use and trade of locally sourced and manufactured products and services. Part of this “local content” policy is the promotion of African textiles. We strongly encourage the participants of our conferences to proudly wear East African attire.

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS

AGRIBUSINESS

From subsistence to smart farming – East Africa’s potential for disruptive change

HEALTH

Increase access to health through medical entrepreneurship

MOBILITY

Virtual and Physical Connectivity, Transport and Logistics