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Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) in partnership with the National Logistics Platform and the Ministry of Works and Transport will be hosting the 2nd edition of the Global Logistics Convention from 17th to 18th September, 2018 under the theme: “Freight Logistics: The Edge to Competitiveness.” By Felix Oketcho

Gideon Badagawa Executive Director Private Sector Foundation of Uganda says although Uganda is a landlocked country, transport and logistics offers a unique opportunity for the country to become   land-linked, and the convention presents an opportunity to share best practice in trade and policy, engage a wide range of stakeholders, and define roles and responsibilities in the development process to facilitate a competitive environment for the sector.

According to Badagawa the Convention will bring together over five hundred (500) participants from across the world who will include Logisticians, 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 Convention will include a cocktail of tailor-made 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. “We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for this unique conference,” said Hussein K, Kiddedde, Chairman Organizing Committee GLC 2018 and Chairman UFFA.

“We look forward to bringing together the many business leaders in Frieght and Logistics industry for a substantive discussion of real-world solutions to key issues facing the Logistics industry today.”UFFA Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) is an umbrella association of logistics companies in Uganda.Membership includes foreign and local companies involved with freight logistics, including customs clearance, transport, shipping, ICD and warehouse operations. The association has 114 members handling over 90% of Uganda import and exports.

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