The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services is pleased to announce that it will host the 18th East African Banking School from 06th – 10th August in Kampala, Uganda.

About the School

Now in its 18th edition, the East African Banking School (EABS) is a regional conference, knowledge and interactive forum jointly organized by the Banking Institutes of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. At the East African Banking School, participants engage on key issues facing the financial services industry, regionally and globally, largely through discussion of researched papers presented by financial sector practitioners and subject matter specialists.

The School presents a unique opportunity for learning, networking and exchange of ideas with colleagues and the broader financial services fraternity that the participant will find invaluable.

In addition, the School's program structure provides for a fair amount of fun that shall include an overnight excursion to a choice nature spot away from Kampala. The School's target audience consists of middle and senior level cadres in the financial services sector as well as professionals from academia, government, development institutions and regulatory bodies with a leaning to and interest in financial sector issues.


The chosen Theme for this year's School is "The Future of Banking in a Digital and Disruptive Environment".
The Banking and Financial Services environment is changing rapidly and these changes shall require strategic rethinking, repositioning and leveraging the disruptive technologies to create a competitive edge. The Banking and Financial services players will have to be highly creative, innovative and adopt their business strategies and operations to the digital revolution.


The 2018 East African Banking School will be held in Kampala, Uganda at the Pearl of Africa Hotel.

Participation Fee

Participants shall pay a fee of USD 800 (US Dollars Eight Hundred Only). The fee covers tuition, course material/notes, meals at conference venue (teas, lunch) and one day's accommodation and meals during the excursion. Participants from Uganda shall have the option to pay the equivalent in local currency (Uganda Shillings).


Participants will arrange for their own accommodation in Kampala. A list of hotels shall be provided to enable delegates make their choice and book directly with the respective hotels. The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services will make reservations for delegates on request.

Besides accommodation, participants shall be responsible for their own transport to and from Kampala, dinner and personal/out of pocket expenses, transport to and from the School's venue. Airport Pick-up / drop will be arranged for those who advise their flight details in good time.

Visa Requirements

There are no visa requirements for participants from East African Community member states (Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan). However, participants from other countries shall check with the Ugandan Embassy (or Consulate Office) in their respective countries if they need a visa.

A more detailed Programme of the 18th East African Banking School shall be provided in due course. In the meantime, please direct your inquiries to the undersigned.