2013 Orange Expo: The Best Of The #OrangeExpo2013


The Annual Orange Uganda Expo is one unlike many events in Uganda. It’s a time when Orange Uganda showcases its products and services as the leading telecommunications solutions  provider in Uganda. The event is punctuated with crazy discounts and deals on lots of gadgets and devices, launches of products and services, showcasing of futuristic technology and lots of fun and entertainment. Even though we still have a long way to go, this is probably the closest we shall get to having an event like the popular Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the US or the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain.

Under the theme “Come Get Wowed” The Expo ran from 17th – 20th of October attracting large numbers of people. Orange out did themselves showing some awesome products and services in a very beautiful set up. Just in case you missed the Expo, here is a quick recap. There was the “Future Booth” where  Orange  showed the “Nikomimi BrainWave Controled Ears”, the “Epson Movero” Multimedia glasses, the Sony Smart Watch, the Yamaha Flat Speakers and  The Ink Case that wowed many. Check out some of the  “Must See Gadgets” 

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The entire venue had Wi-Fi with an internet experiential area where people could access the internet cafe, internet classes, Smart TV demo and also experience 4G LTE internet. The area also had the “Internet For All”  and GSM Camera Surveillance products. Next to the internet area was the 3D Cinema and the Football Area where many fans kept busy with Foosball and Soccer Video games.

We also had the innovations booth that had the Orange Community Innovation Award winners showing their Apps. Among the Apps were MensPreg, First Aid, Luunda Lite, Agro Market Day among others

Next to the Innovation Booth was the “Device Area” where Orange had a team to help people find out what devices they needed before proceeding to the Orange Shop. Here is where they explained to customers the different functionality of whatever device they were interested in so as to get the device that suited them best. Adjacent to this was the “Nerd Area” where customers could have issues about their devices fixed.

Orange also had partner booths that were showcasing  products with some good deals too. The partners were Nokia, Samsung, Acer, Intel, Barefoot Power, ZTE, Huawei, Inspector Gadget, Payway and Coca Cola. Orange also showcased Orange Business in a dedicated Business booth with Orange Solutions to business like Orange Money, Fleet Control, My Office, Business Internet and  Communication Solutions for Business.

The 4 day event was often punctuated with the “Orange Mascot” who was generously  giving away lots of freebies to Orange customers. Crazy Sales hours and Double delight where customers purchased gadgets at amazingly low prices or purchased one device and got the other at half price. They crowned each day of the Expo with entertainment from a host of musicians like Vampino, Tonix, Mun G and Comedian Dikanio not to mention the G-Force Dancers.

Techpost did a full coverage of the Orange Expo 2013 giving everybody a chance to follow the event online in a unique and customized page and also on Social Media via the hash tag #OrangeExpo2013. In wrapping it up, we now present a gallery showing the “Best Of The Orange Expo 2013”

We are looking forward to next years Orange Expo and are hoping that Orange can keep wowing us in this dynamic world of technology. What were your highlights of the 2013  Orange Expo? Share with us in the comments.

  • BenjaminLutaaya

    Yes indeed the OrangeExpo was a total success. I was fascinated by the TechHub. Cool tech innovations especially the apps. Though the prices of the of the Orange products where still high! 🙂 And i also expected some really cool state-of-the-art tech devices like the Google Glasses, Galaxy Gear

  • picked_a_name

    This expo was greatly disappointing.
    -No LTE Speeds. Atleast not when I arrived.
    -No ‘new’ devices. It was the same old same old. [FYI the One and 5S don’t count as ‘new’.]
    -I loved the speaker blanket, until I was told I couldn’t own one.
    -I loved the Matatu guys. Unfortunately, they only gave out MBs to ORANGE customers.
    -3D booth was switched from Active to Cinema Magic’s Passive. meh.
    -I loved the fact that there was an Internet/computer CLASS. Good effort!!