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Uganda, often described as the Pearl of Africa, is a stable, green and fertile country in East-Africa and has become one of the most popular countries in Africa among Dutch entrepreneurs and investors in recent years. There are myriad Dutch flower farms, solar companies, tour operators, and ICT companies operating successfully in the country.

Join our webinar on June 9th to hear the stories of two Dutch entrepreneurs who have been doing business in Uganda successfully for many years, as they will also shine light on how they deal with the economic downturn caused by Covid-19. We are also joined by the Dutch ambassador in Uganda and the Ugandan ambassador for the Netherlands and we hear from NUTIP, the Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform. We'll also receive insights about the investment climate by BID Network.

Companies already active or interested in entering the Uganda market are invited to join NABC on the 9th of June, 11:00 – 12:30 CET. Participation is free of cost




11:00 - 11:02

 Introduction to the webinar

Arne Doornebal, Country Specialist, NABC

11:02 - 11:05

Introduction about NABC & Uganda

Arne Doornebal, Country Specialist, NABC

11:05 - 11:10

Brief opening remarks by the  Ugandan Ambassador

H.E.  Mirjam Blaak, The Ambassador of The Republic of Uganda in the EU

 11:10 - 11:15

Brief opening remarks by Netherlands Ambassador

H.E. Henk Jan Bakker, The Netherlands Ambassador in The Republic of Uganda

 11:15 - 11:25

Zoom in on business opportunities for Dutch companies

Inez van Oord, Chairperson. NUTIP

 11:25 - 11: 35

Story of a Dutch company in Uganda: NABC member Matoke Tours

Wim Kok,  Co-Director, Matoke Tours

11:35 - 11:45

Q&A with Dutch entrepreneur active in Uganda

Johan Verhoek, Export Manager, Koudijs Uganda SMC Ltd.

11:45 - 11:55

Investment sentiment, investors flow and the state of the economy in Uganda

Mark Mutaahi, Regional Director, Bid Network

11:55 - 12:15

Questions from the audience to the panel


H.E. Mirjam Blaak Sow,  Ambassador at Uganda Embassy Brussels accredited to Benelux and EU

H.E. Henk-Jan Bakker Ambassador of the Netherlands to Uganda,

Inez van Oord, Chairperson, The Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform (NUTIP)

Wim Kok, Co-Director, Matoke Tours  

Johan Verhoek, Export Manager, Koudijs Uganda SMC Ltd

Mark Mutaahi, Regional Director, Bid Network

Event details

From June 09, 2020
Till June 09, 2020
NABC events