Uganda’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID) appoints Uganda Trade Representatives in the United States Midwest Region, Balkans, and UK during the 1st US – Uganda International Trade Summit & Exhibition on December 16 – 17, 2022, at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel.
Chicago, Illinois, December 15, 2022 — Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) and Uganda’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID) organize the 1st US-Uganda International Trade Summit & Exhibition at Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, 1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60601 United States from December 16-17, 2022. H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda is expected to officiate the Summit & Exhibition. The purpose of the Summit and exhibition is to boost trade between the United States of America and the Republic of Uganda.
H.E. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda, will open the summit in Chicago and witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with 3 Trade Representatives. These MOUs are a demonstration of Uganda’s new approach to trade and commitment to growing its export share in the 3 regions as follows:
- Mr. Bratislav Stoiljkovic of The Balkans, which has more than 600,000 Serbian Diaspora in Chicago
- Mr. Mark Pursey for the UK and Commonwealth market
- Mr. Olivier Kamanzi in the United States Midwest Region
Mr. Cody Lorance is slated to become full Honorary counsel for the Chicago area and key point man for coffee and chocolate for Uganda.
Mr. Odrek Rwabwogo, Chairman of PACEID said, “By signing the Memorandum of Understanding with Trade Representative from the 3 regions, we intend to build linkages between Ugandan Exporters for the Republic of Uganda and US Companies to meet our target goals of $6.6 billion US Dollars by 2027 and for Uganda to access US markets”. Mr. Rwabwogo added, “30 Ugandan Companies will participate in exhibition and more than 10 Ugandan made products will be launched during the two days Summit and Exhibition”. “We are very pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with PACEID and this partnership will cement our business relationships and help to increase the volumes of trades and investments between the Republic of Uganda and United States”, commented Mr. Olivier Kamanzi, Chairman of AGCC. Mr. Kamanzi said, “Our Chamber is committed to introducing Ugandan Tourism, Coffee, Dairy (Casein), Oil Seed, Chocolates, Cocoa, Dried fruits and fish (Nile perch), Dry Beef, Banana flour, and many more products to the American Consumers.”
Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) and Uganda’s Presidential Advisory Committee on Exports and Industrial Development (PACEID) are committed to making the US-Uganda International Trade Summit & Exhibition an annual event.
The organizers also appreciate H.E. President's support, commitment, and guidance to drive this initiative. The other partners, including Invest Africa, AGCC, UNDP, and the Government of Uganda, are recognized for their support.
Africa Global Chamber of Commerce (AGCC) is a 501c (6) tax-exempt trade association and incorporated in the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation established to promote trade, commerce, economic development, education, and cultural exchange globally for Africa's socioeconomic and political interests and its partners including the United States of America. AGCC organizes advocacy policy initiatives, international trade and investment conferences and exhibitions, workshops, seminars, trade missions, Youth and Women Entrepreneurship programs, technical assistance, international import/export facilitation, Access to capital programs, business consulting and advisory services, and more.
Commissioned in March 2022 by H.E. the President of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni (PACEID), was established to serve one overarching goal: addressing and overcoming the strategic and operational bottlenecks that impede Uganda from fully harnessing its industrial and export potential. PACEID plays a coordination role for Ugandan exporters, producers, government institutions, and other stakeholders, ensuring they work together to accelerate Uganda’s exports growth and industrial development. The organization serves as a one-stop shop for training, education, guidance, promotion, and other support needed to grow Uganda’s exports in both quality and quantity.