Monday, January 21, 2013

First Uganda Extractive Industry Conference in town

Uganda will hold the first Uganda, Mining, Energy and Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition from 28-30 May 2013, at the Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda with a theme ‘Development through Sustainable Management of Uganda’s Energy & Mineral Resources’.

Uganda Media Energy and Oil &Gas Conference (UMEC) 2013 is a turnkey event focusing on the Republic of Uganda’s mining, energy and petroleum potential and their sustainable development. UMEC will feature two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, round table discussions, seminars as well as touristic trips and technical visits.

Organized by the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda, in association with AME Trade Ltd, this inaugural event will gather key decision makers within Uganda’s extractive industries. The event will provide attendees with the opportunity to network with potential international investors and industry experts, says a press release from the Ministry of Energy.

Uganda has both unexploited and under explored potential in mining, oil and Gas and Energy. In terms of mining, there are many high mineral potential areas in Uganda, which remain inadequately explored despite the country’s long history of mineral exploration and production. Recent geosurveys and mineral resources assessment under SMMRP identified numerous potential mineral target areas for exploration and development.

Meanwhile, petroleum exploration has been on-going in Uganda for over 90 years. Uganda set to become a major African oil provider within a decade. Exploration efforts have led to the discovery of over 2.5 billion barrels of oil in place in the country and this is expected to increase. Uganda is also endowed with an enormous potential for hydrological and other renewable sources of energy.

UMEC 2013 is a valuable opportunity for companies who are already working in Uganda, as well as those who are new to the market, and recognize a worthwhile investment option to establish themselves with key leaders and upcoming players in the market, says the Press Release. The concurrent event exhibition will allow delegates to display and discover the latest technological advances in local and global Mining, Energy and Oil & Gas sectors.

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