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Over 500 delegates from across the world are expected to attend the Second Edition of the Global Logistics Convention (GLC) in Kampala from September 17-18, 2018, organisers have said.

The event is being organised by Uganda Freight Forwarders Association (UFFA) in partnership with the National Logistics Platform and the Ministry of Works and Transport.

The event will be held under the theme: “Freight Logistics: The Edge to Competitiveness”.

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“Uganda is a land locked country, but transport and logistics offers a unique opportunity 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” Gideon Badagawa, the Executive Director of Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).

The Convention is expected to attract 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 Organising Committee GLC 2018 and Chairman UFFA.

He added: “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.”