UNAA Convention and Trade Expo – Seattle 2018

Theme: Science, Technology and Innovation

#UNAASeattle2018

Celebrating 30 Years of UNAA

Welcome to the 2018 annual UNAA Convention and Trade Expo. Celebrating 30 years of UNAA, the Ugandan community in Seattle and the greater Pacific region is excited to host you. In Seattle you will experience the latest in technological advancement, innovation and networking. Don’t forget to have some fun. Whether it’s just you or with family, Seattle is a city with lots of things to do and sights to see, and we’ve crowned it with a loaded entertainment line-up!

CONVENTION PROGRAM

REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITIONS
7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor Olympic Tower
Make sure to pick your convention pass from the registration desk. Enjoy the trade and investment exhibition on 2nd floor.

BOEING GROUP TOUR
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An opportunity to view 747, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliners being assembled on the production line before they take to the sky + Aerospace Gallery.

MEET AND GREET
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Suites Lounge

KARIBU NIGHT
10:00 pm – 4:00 am

Guest DJs | Curtain Raisers

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor

YOUTH ENTERTAINMENT
GOSPEL NIGHT
Faith Revival

Location: Larch Room, 3rd Floor Cascade Tower

REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITIONS
7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location:  Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor Olympic Tower
Make sure to pick your convention pass from the registration desk. Enjoy the trade and investment exhibition on 2nd floor.

TRADE AND INVESTMENT FORUM
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

PART 1

Discussions on Uganda/North America Trade
Discussion on what Uganda can import/export to North America
Debate on AGOA

Location: Grand K, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower
Moderators: Ms Angela Bukenya | Dr. Ben Abe | Kasaija Akiiki

LUNCH FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT FORUM PARTICIPANTS
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Grand I & J, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

PART 2

Investments in the Diaspora Session
Government Presentation on investment in Uganda
Presentation of “Large” Investment opportunities
NSSF | Uganda Finance Corp | Post Bank | Xeno Presentations

PART 3

Venture Podium: Attendees to pitch ideas in search of partners/investors/feedback
Agri-business | purchase of rental properties | Partnerships in IT | Partnerships in Accessories | Opportunities in representative services & Northern Uganda

Location: Grand K, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower
Moderatos: Eng. Moses Wilson

MICROSOFT GROUP TOURS
12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Go on a guided tour and dive into all things Microsoft, including Artificial Intelligence, Minecraft, Gaming and Microsoft’s company journey.

JUMA PRAYERS
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Larch Room, 3rd Floor Cascade Tower

Youth / Kids’ Activities
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MISS UGANDA NORTH AMERICA RED CARPET
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
MISS UGANDA NORTH AMERICA VIP OPEN-BAR / COCKTAILS / CURTAIN RAISERS / SPONSOR PRESENTATIONS
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

MISS UGANDA NORTH AMERICA BEAUTY PAGEANT
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

ENTERTAINMENT
10:00 pm – 4:00 am
Back in the day DJ Spinoff!

70’s Costumes – Bring those Afros and Bell Bottoms!

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

GOSPEL CONCERT

Location: Larch Room, 3rd Floor Cascade Tower

REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITIONS
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor Olympic Tower

Make sure to pick your convention pass from the registration desk. Enjoy the trade and investment exhibition on 2nd floor.

YOUTH FORUM
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Theme: Thriving in America

Location: 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

NORTHERN UGANDA FORUM
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grand I, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower: Dr. Ben Abe

The Northern Uganda Forum provides venue for Diaspora Ugandans whose home region were mired in two decades of instability. The FORUM exposes steps that have been taken during and after the instability to reestablish the cultural and economic dynamics of the people of Northern Uganda.

Northern Uganda is the biggest region in Uganda. Learn about Opportunities in Agricultural/Farming, Education, Elephants and wildlife security, Health, Natural Mineral Resources and Fossil Fuels, Ranching and Untapped Natural Resources/Vacation Venues.

Cultural Leaders from various Northern Uganda Groups, the People’s Representatives and Educators will be the presenters.

BUNYORO KITARA MEETING
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birch Room, 2nd Floor Cascade Tower: Kasaija Akiiki

BAMASABA ASSOCIATION MEETING
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grand J, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower: Dr. Peter Simbi

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY AND SUMMIT LUNCHEON
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Sponsor highlights.
Community Partnerships
Saturday Speaker; Dr. Sarah Matovu.

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Executive Reports
Council Reports
BOT Reports

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

BUSES LEAVE FOR BOAT CRUISE!
4.30 PM

Make sure you have picked your ticket at the Registration desk or purchased it online – there will not be any boat cruise tickets sold/distributed at the boat.

SATURDAY EVENING BOAT CRUISE
5.30 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring Sheebah Karungi, Irene Ntale & Jose Chameleone
Meet the new Miss Uganda North America beauty queen
Guest DJs
Great food and mixers!

FAITH REVIVAL
10:00 pm – 5:00 am

Location: Larch Room, 3rd Floor Cascade Tower

KAMPALA NIGHT – #UNAASEATTLE2018 EDITION
10:00 pm – 5:00 am

Queen Sheebah and Jose Chameleone live in concert
Featuring guest DJs

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

PRESS CONFERENCE
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor Olympic Tower

REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITIONS
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer, 2nd floor Olympic Tower

Make sure to pick your convention pass from the registration desk. Enjoy the trade and investment exhibition on 2nd floor.

INTERFAITH PRAYERS
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Grand J, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

SSENGA AND KOJJA
11:00 am – 01:00 pm

Location: Grand I, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

LUNCH (ON SELF)
POLITICAL FORUM
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Grand K, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

Moderators: Major Frank Musisi and Ms. Lydia Natoolo

UNAA GRAND BANQUET for CULTURAL HERITAGE
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
(Traditional Attire or Dinner Outfits Recommended)

Red Carpet
Sponsor Highlights
Individual Recognitions
Guest of Honor
Cultural Performances and more entertainment
Buffet Dinner
Fundraiser
Launching 2019 UNAA Convention

Keynote: Derreck Kayongo, CEO Center for Civil and Human Rights / Founder Global Soap Project

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower

GRAND CLOSING ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA
11:00 pm – 5:00 am

Featuring: Sheebah Karungi, Jose Chameleone, Irene Ntale, Saava Karim and many more

Comedy by Alex Muhangi, Mc Mariachi, Madrat & Chico

Location: Grand Ballroom, 2nd Floor Olympic Tower  

DJs:  DJD, Tony Blaze, Core, Paddy, PM, Lawrence, etc

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ON SEATTLE’S EASTSIDE

With its small-town charm and big city convenience, Bellevue, Washington is a modern oasis with endless activities and cultural attractions sprinkled in. Visitors will enjoy the natural beauty and scenery — from mountains to lakes —and the abundance of outdoor recreation. Located 9 miles from downtown Seattle, Hyatt Regency Bellevue connects you to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, and major corporate headquarters, including Microsoft.

Location

900 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue
Washington, 98004

Telephone

+1 425 462 1234

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