Uganda Communications Commission, the Uganda national communications sector regulator has agreed to headline The 2015 edition of The Social Media Summit Uganda. The nod of approval from Uganda Communications Commission comes shortly behind agreements by other sponsors to back the summit event as well which is hosting its second annual event this year.
Collins Mugume, the Social Media Summit Africa Ltd Director confirmed the development in a telephone interview and said “UCC has always been a guardian, if want to call it that, of innovation. Their decision to headline the summit affirms this position and also reinforces the strongly held belief in what we are doing here. We are more than excited they are coming on board”.
UCC Executive Director, Mr. Godfrey Mutabaazi in a letter to Social Media Summit Africa Limited expressed his approval of the summit event.
“As the regulator of the communication sector in Uganda, the Commission would like to commend Social Media Summit Africa Ltd for creating this forum, where both public and private entities converge to discuss pertinent issues on how to leverage technology to enhance business,” Mr. Mutabaazi said.
Other sponsors who have signed on to sponsor The Social Media Summit 2015 edition include Uganda National Roads Authority, NBS Television, Radio One, Royal Way Media, Zimba Women, Airtel Uganda, International Hospital Kampala insurance affiliate IAA, Century Cinemax, PC Tech Magazine, Dignited, Media Analyst, Obulamu, Roke Telkom and Plus 256 Studios.
“We are expanding the invited sectors attending from last year’s summit event where we had professionals from various industries and sectors from government ministries and entities, parastatals, NGOs and CSOs, corporate and multinational organizations, and the SME sector. This year we will have special track sessions on Tourism & hospitality, Health, sports branding, and other exciting tracks,” Colin Asiimwe the Summit Manager added.
In total there will be over 25 speakers in 10 sessions spread across the day including Bronwen Auret, Philip Ogola, Simon Kaheru, Godfrey Mutabaazi, Amos Wekesa, Jackie Namara and Albert Mucunguzi among others.
Registration is ongoing and costs 150,000/= per person which covers the summit fees, morning coffee, lunch buffet, evening coffee and the pool side cocktail.
You can reserve a seat here: http://goo.gl/forms/PzWP81xQWn
For more information, you can visit the summit website, www.socialmediasummit.ug or follow onFacebook. You can also follow the official Summit Twitter handle and join in the conversation using the#SMUg15 hashtag.