GREAT LAKES TRADE SUMMIT
Kampala will play host to the Great Lakes Trade Summit, a gathering of politicians, businesses and pro-market advocates from Europe, East Africa, and beyond. The Summit will explore the vast opportunities for greater trade and investment with the region; and make the ethical case for free trade as a means of poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and social justice.
At a time when globalisation is being contested by an organised anti-market movement, the Great Lakes Trade Summit will offer a platform for those dedicated to making a positive case for the alternative: a popular conservatism that works for the individual, not the corporates.
This conference is an initiative of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), who recognise that the European Union’s protectionist trade policies have often stunted the ability of third countries to add value.
This needs to change. Following the Brexit vote, the time is ripe for reform, away from a Europe that substitutes national protectionism for regional protectionism; and toward a Europe that advances truly global free trade with confidence.
Conservatives International is a flagship initiative of:
Great Lakes Trade Summit is supported by the following partners:
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The Speke Resort, Munyonyo, is a premier venue situated on the shores of Lake Victoria. Various high quality platforms for commercial exposure will be offered, including an Exhibition Centre, Policy Roundtables and Gala Meals.
Minister for International Development, United Kingdom (subject to General Election)
Dr. Hippolyte Fofack
Chief Economist, African Export-Import Bank
Dr. William Kalema
Country Managing Director, BDO East Africa, Uganda
Senior Director, TradeMark East Africa, Kenya
Secretary General of ACRE and Member of the European Parliament, United Kingdom
President of ACRE and Member of the European Parliament, Czechia
Kakira Sugar, Madhvani Group, Uganda
Founding Director of Sasare Associates & Tropics of Tea, UK
President of New Direction and Member of the European Parliament, Poland
Executive Director, Eastern Africa Policy Centre, Kenya
Vice-President of ACRE & Member of the European Parliament, Poland
Director of New Direction Foundation, United Kingdom
Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
Executive Director, Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education, Tanzania
House of Lords, United Kingdom
Think-Tank Central Breakfast Meeting by New Direction: the Foundation for European Reform
“Africa needs markets”
Policy Streams by Institute for Free Trade
Private companies gather by sector, to discuss key areas for trade reform
1. Financial services
Great Lakes Trade Summit, opening keynotes
Panel Session 1: Trade in Goods
“Discussing reforms to the process of trading in goods between Europe and East Africa”
Panel Session 2: Trade in Services
“Discussing reforms to the process of trading in services between Europe and East Africa”
Sundowners by Conservatives International
The Liberty Dinner on the shores of Lake Victoria
Registration deadline for Conference Passes: June 30th
two night accommodation, access to liberty dinner and receptions