By Andrew Irumba
Thousands of Ugandans are eargerly gearing up for the first ever Social Media Fest in Uganda, an event organizers confirmed shall now be annual
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.
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.
This innoggural social event is sponsored by Spy Uganda, an online news paper, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and The Ruparelia Group of Companies.
Other key partner sponsors include National Information Technology Authority-Uganda-NITA-U (internet partner), Next Communication, NBS TV and Next Radio (Media Partners) and Uganda Breweries Ltd who will ensure revelers get drinks at attractive prices.
Amon Baita, the Marketing Head of Social Media Fest, said that; “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