Social Programme

The vast Speke Resort offers a variety of venues for social events conveniently located within the same site, but with different surroundings and character.

Cultural excursion

Monday 12 April

An excursion will take place before the conference, beginning mid-morning and including lunch. Details will be announced in due course.

Reception for Chairpersons & Speakers

Monday 12 July

The Stables Restaurant offers an ideal venue for the Speakers’ and Chairpersons’ dinner, before the conference begins. It has a large decked terrace, overlooking a lawn and scenic gardens with blossoming trees.

Welcome Reception

Tuesday 13 July

The Welcome Reception is planned to take place on a vast lawn, directly overlooking Lake Victoria; apéritifs will be followed by a buffet supper and musical entertainment.

Networking Party in the Exhibition

Wednesday 14 July

On the second afternoon of the conference, the exhibition area will remain open into the early evening for a Networking party, giving participants extra time to meet exhibitors and establish new business contacts. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Farewell Dinner

Thursday 15 July

The AFRICA 2021 Farewell Gala Dinner will provide a chance to discover another area of the resort. Apéritifs will be taken beside an Olympic-sized swimming pool, before dinner, with entertainment, in a semi-outdoor venue surrounded by palm trees.

Conference Programme

AFRICA 2021 will take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo beside Lake Victoria, Uganda. The fourth in the AFRICA regional conference series, previous events have been held in Ethiopia, Morocco and Namibia. 


Monday 12 July

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons' & Speakers' meetings and reception.


Tuesday 13 July

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Wednesday 14 July

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Thursday 15 July

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors


  • 13 - 15 July 2021
  • Lake Victoria, Uganda
Harbin Electric Machinery
Harbin Electric Machinery