[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The early anticipated second edition of the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo POATE 2017 has kicked off at the Kampala Sheraton Hotel grounds in Kampala, Uganda. Events kicked off at 09:00 this morning at the Victoria Room of the hotel with a forum tagged “Tourism is Everybody’s Business.”

Present at the forum were several big names in the tourism and hospitality industry, such as UNWTO Secretary-General aspirant and former Tourism Minister of Seychelles Alain St. Ange who was the Special Guest of honor. Other include the Chairman of the East African Tourism Platform EATP, Boniface Byamukama, Carmen Nibigira (Regional Cordinator, EATP), Godfrey Kiwanda (State Minister for Tourism, Uganda), Betty Radier (CEO, Kenya Tourism Board KTB), Anastancia Ndhlovu (Deputy-Minister of Tourism, Zimbabwe), Professor Wolfgang Thome, Ikechi Uko among other…

Exhibition kicked off at the Sheraton gardens with some stands still being set up. There was live cultural music as locals from Kampala and other parts of the country intermingled with international guests to see what the various exhibitors had on offer…

A Ministerial Roundtable discussion is slated for 15:00, while the POATE Welcome Dinner will kick off later in the evening at 18:00 at the Sheraton Ballroom.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”26334″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26335″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26336″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26337″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26338″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26339″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26340″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26341″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26342″ img_size=”600X400″][vc_single_image image=”26343″ img_size=”600X400″][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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