Ruth Aine speaking at the Social Media Summit last year.
Ruth Aine speaking at the Social Media Summit last year.

The Social Media Summit Uganda returns this December after a successful event last year.

Social Media Summit Africa Limited Director, Collins Mugume confirmed in a statement that they had secured confirmations from the Keynote speakers that would be presenting at the Social Media Summit Uganda event 2015.

“We are really excited to have received confirmations from all our keynote speakers for the Summit 2015 event. It reinforces to us the belief that social really does mean business” Mr Mugume said.

“The team is great, Philip and Mark are not new to Uganda but we are really jazzed they are coming down this time round. Bronwen too will be bringing freshness out of South Africa. And Marvin will top it all off with the Tanzanian experience,” he added.

The keynote speakers for the 2015 summit event will include among others Bronwen Auret, an entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in digital publishing, media and marketing. Digital audience, content and connectivity are her lifeblood. She is currently an Executive Board member for advertising agency, Metropolitan Republic and is responsible for developing an integrated digital business across five African countries. She is an outspoken and active advocate for the digital industry.

Phillip Ogola is a new media consultant, doing work with UNHCR, Social UN, Social Good, Digital Foot Print and he is the Africa Ambassador for SMW Lagos, and Founder Digital Humanitarian Kenya.

Mark Kaigwa is the CEO for NENDO, a Nairobi-based boutique consultancy focused on Strategy and Storytelling for Digital Africa, and He was one of Forbes 30 under 30 Best Young Entrepreneurs in Africa (2013). He has spent the last 7 years helping global and African businesses, brands and nonprofits use technology to connect with Africans online. He is a consultant, strategist and speaker who likes to get hands-on solving problems and applying ideas that will change the future of this continent and emerging markets. He has a multidisciplinary background with experiences ranging in marketing & communications, design thinking, screenwriting, film production and directing as well as creative direction in advertising.

Marvin Bisanga currently Digital Account Manager with AIM group in Tanzania, has worked with the best digital agencies across East Africa from Blu Flamingo in Uganda, to Squad Digital in Kenya. Marvin was also part of the Social Media Summit last year.

The Summit this year will focus on the Business of social media; how it can affect the organizations or businesses’ bottom line; generate tangible and measurable value! It will address emerging trends from government, big business, the SME sector, civil society, and the private sector and show how social media is taking center stage in communication strategies, brand engagement as well as expansion and growth.

Social Media Summit Africa Limited, the event organizers have stated that the 2nd annual Social Media Summit Uganda event will be held on 3rd December 2015 at the Golf Course Hotel, Kampala under the theme “Social Means Business”.

For more information, you can visit the summit website, or follow on Facebook. You can also follow the official Summit Twitter handle and join in the conversation using the #SMUg15 hashtag.