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POATE 2024 is Here!!


The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) 2024 will bring together tourism and travel trade partners from Uganda and all over the world to meet new clients, network, and discuss tourism business deals. Organized by the Uganda Tourism Board, the expo will take place in Kampala from 23rd to 25th May 2024, attracting over 100 hosted buyers, 200 exhibitors including tourism Boards, Corporate Companies, and over 5,000 trade visitors and consumers.

POATE 2024 activities will include physical Business to Business engagements between buyers, exhibitors, and tour operators, as well as Business to Consumer events such as the 2024 Thematic Seminars. Registration is open for Accommodation facilities, Tour Operators, Tourism Boards, Transport Companies, Insurance, Media/Press, Associations, and Travel Tech partners to participate in this flagship event in Uganda.

The aim of POATE 2024 is to position Uganda as a preferred destination in domestic, regional, and international source markets under the theme of “Responsible Tourism.” The expo, hosted at Speke Resort Munyonyo’s newly opened Conventional Bureau, is expected to attract over 70 hosted buyers, 300 exhibitors, including tourism Boards, Corporate Companies, and over 1000 trade visitors and consumers.

POATE 2024 will offer prescheduled engagements for generating business deals and networking opportunities, with carefully approved hosted buyers exploring Uganda’s unique tourism experiences.

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Professionalizing tourism

We're AUTO Uganda’s leading tourism trade association, Representing the interests of the country’s leading and experienced professional tour operators.With a wealth of experience in Uganda's tourism industry since our inception in 1995, the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO) still stands as Uganda's leading Tourism Trade Association and a flagship of the Country's leading and experienced professional, reputable and most respected Tour companies.

AUTO members offer a range of services that cater for the luxury, midrange and budget tourists.


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