One lucky business person stands a chance to win a free return ticket to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, aboard Etihad Airways, following a sponsorship partnership between superfast internet service provider Vodafone Uganda and the airline.

The lucky winner will get the opportunity to experience Abu Dhabi’s first class tourism and hospitality when Vodafone and Etihad Airways conduct a raffle draw during the 5th Edition of Vodafone PowerTalks, a forum held every quarter to empower business owners and managers with ICT skills.

Next week’s forum will be held under the theme; Leveraging Technology in Tourism: Lesson for Uganda. The PowerTalks are aimed at encouraging players in Uganda’s small and medium enterprise businesses to embrace the use of technology in their field so as to enhance their businesses and the industry.

“Uganda is fast becoming a leading tourism destination and the progressive SMEs involved in this space will have to be more innovative in the way they use technology to redesign tourism products to address individual needs, satisfy consumer wants and grow their businesses,” said Allan Richardson, the Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Uganda, while announcing the event last week.

The forum which, will take place on July 28, 2016 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, is expected to attract over 250 Small and medium enterprise entrepreneurs, managers and ICT enthusiasts from mainly the tourism and hospitality industry including but not limited to; aviation, media, health and cultural attachés from various institutions.

The event has also attracted a number of exhibitors including; The Pearl Guide, a tour and travel mobile app, Samsung, makers of home and mobile electronics, and Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates. The airline launched its operations Uganda in 2015 and currently flies to over 400 destinations globally.