By Our Reporter
Kampala: Well, hundreds of Ugandan party animals, we have learnt could be eagerly gearing up for the 1st ever Social Media Fest in Uganda, the event organizers confirmed shall now be an annual one, but we need to give it to people and companies who buy sponsor these new ideas, because without them, one can die with their good ideas, never to see any goodness in them.
One such big hearted is tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia, under his Ruparelia Foundation brand. Ruparelia has among others silently supported a lot of musical talents, Education proposals, social events to mention a few.
He recently also picked up young rappers, Senyonjo Patrick aka Fresh kid, and Felista Di super star and took over their Education just to build a better for them.
Now the latest info we have landed on is that Sudhir under his Ruparelia Foundation has pumped in dime to yet another newest idea on Uganda’s social events calendar, The Social Media Fest.
When our reporter contacted the organizers to state the exact amount the tycoon offered them they declined to reveal the exact total but assured this reporter that they were ‘happy with his offer’.
The inaugural social event is also sponsored by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), National Information Technology Authority-Uganda-NITA-U, Silver Springs Hotel, Next Communication, NBS TV, Next Radio, Uganda Breweries Ltd who will ensure revelers get drinks at attractive prices and TheSpy Uganda, an online newspaper.
The event will also see social media revelers treated to a mix of entertainment, informative and fun activities including games, snap chatting and selfie challenge among others.
The event is scheduled to take place on 25th January 2020 at Silver Springs Hotel Gardens, Bugolobi and will run under the theme; Redirecting Social Media To Impactful Social Networking Engagements.
The festival will bring together real social media experience in a venue with free WiFi where all social media engagements will be live on giant screens.
Amon Baita, the Marketing Head of Social Media Fest, said the Fest is not only aimed at streamlining the social media industry towards effective and professional communication among users, but will also boost awareness and promotion of digital marketing and e-commerce among Ugandans, and amplify an impactful usage of social media through interaction with end-users.
“The Social Media Festival will bring together individuals, social media groups, influencers, bloggers, digital marketing agencies, government agencies, exhibitors and various brands and organizations under one roof to network and learn more how best to benefit from social media platforms,” he added.
Amon noted that the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Ecobank, Davis & Shirtliff among others have already booked space to exhibit and showcase their various digital innovations and products.
Baita urged other companies with digital products/services and those using social media platforms to better their service delivery to book space not only to exhibit but also network and get feedback from end users of their products physically.
“The event will have interactive sessions where various topics relating to ICT and internet, PR Management and marketing and branding on social media among others will be discussed,” he said.
Social Media Fest UG’s vision is to be the biggest marketing social event in the region, bringing all brands in direct contact with their audience.”
Now, another interesting part is that entrance to this one-day event is absolutely free, all you need is to register and confirm your participation in advance via this link https://bit.ly/2ucCBUM. This is meant to ascertain and plan better for your convenience. Now, if I were you I would have completed my confirmation by now!
Companies that want to exhibit or for any inquiries, contact Amon Baita via: 0774-037962