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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.

WHY NOW

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.

PARTNERS

Conservatives International is a flagship initiative of:

Great Lakes Trade Summit is supported by the following partners:

JCBTradeMark East AfricaAfreximbankEast Africa Policy CentreMadhvani Group
Sasare AssociatesTropics of TeaUK Asian Business CouncilUhuru Initiative for Policy and EducationEGIC
Speke Resort

SPONSORS

Please download PDF brochure with sponsorship info:

​WHERE

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.

SPEAKERS

James Wharton

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

Richard Kamajugo

Senior Director, TradeMark East Africa, Kenya

Daniel Hannan

Secretary General of ACRE and Member of the European Parliament, United Kingdom

Jan Zahradil

President of ACRE and Member of the European Parliament, Czechia

Hrishi Madhvani

Kakira Sugar, Madhvani Group, Uganda

Oni Oviri

Founding Director of Sasare Associates & Tropics of Tea, UK

Tomasz Poręba

President of New Direction and Member of the European Parliament, Poland

Michael Rotich

Executive Director, Eastern Africa Policy Centre, Kenya

Anna Fotyga

Vice-President of ACRE & Member of the European Parliament, Poland

Naweed Khan

Director of New Direction Foundation, United Kingdom

Douglas Carswell

Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

Isack Danford

Executive Director, Uhuru Initiative for Policy & Education, Tanzania

Lord Callanan

House of Lords, United Kingdom

AGENDA




Friday 14th July
09:00-10:00

Think-Tank Central Breakfast Meeting by New Direction: the Foundation for European Reform

“Africa needs markets”

10:30-12:30

Policy Streams by Institute for Free Trade

Private companies gather by sector, to discuss key areas for trade reform

1. Financial services

2. Infrastructure

3. Energy

4. Agriculture

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Great Lakes Trade Summit, opening keynotes

14:30

Panel Session 1: Trade in Goods

“Discussing reforms to the process of trading in goods between Europe and East Africa”

16:00

Coffee/tea break

16:30

Panel Session 2: Trade in Services

“Discussing reforms to the process of trading in services between Europe and East Africa”

18:00

Keynote

18:30

Sundowners by Conservatives International

19:30

The Liberty Dinner on the shores of Lake Victoria

21:00

Drinks Reception




REGISTRATION

Registration deadline for Conference Passes: June 30th



CONFERENCE TICKET

40$




CONFERENCE PASS

250$

two night accommodation, access to liberty dinner and receptions

Conservatives International is a flagship initiative of ACRE. The ACRE is recognised and partially funded by the European Parliament. The views expressed on this website do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament. The European Parliament cannot be held liable.