NOVEMBER 12-13, 2019 | SHYMKENT, KAZAKHSTAN

THE NINTH CENTRAL ASIA TRADE FORUM

HORTICULTURE INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT

USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia cordially invites you to participate at the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, a flagship international event for companies and exporters, that will take place on November 12-13, 2019 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

The theme of this year’s Forum will be Horticulture Innovation and Investment. We expect attendance of over 450+ government, business and civil society leaders, as well as think tanks from Central and South Asia and Europe.

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About the Central Asia Trade Forum

The Central Asia Trade Forum is one of the largest annual events promoting regional trade and connectivity in Central Asia and has evolved into a widely-recognized brand. Last year the forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan brought together over 2,000 entrepreneurs, private firms, technical experts, and policy makers from 27 countries including Asia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East to exchange ideas, stay abreast of new technologies and trade developments, make trade deals and forge new partnerships for future cooperation.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Gold sponsors are free to propose topics and speakers for a breakout session. You will have prominent exposure during a key breakout sessions/roundtable on boosting the region’s competitiveness and securing its long-term success.

List of Sessions

• Investment opportunities
• Pest and Disease Identification and Control, Techniques and Equipment
• Irrigation and Water Resource Management – BOOKED!
• Greenhouse Technology and Production Techniques
• Food Processing
• Organic Horticulture: Production and Certification Issues – BOOKED!

Exhibition

This year’s forum explores investment and innovation in the horticulture sector across the region. It will leverage the 8th International Exhibition for Agriculture, Horticulture, and Stock Breeding in Southern Kazakhstan – a trade-in industry exhibition, including technology, equipment, manufacturing and horticultural production, among others, scheduled for November 13-15, 2019.

SPEAKERS

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

PARTNERSHIPS

A variety of partnerships and in-kind contributions are welcome, including:
• Official Travel Partner
• Beverages Partner for the Dinner
Please contact us to book a sponsorship package, discuss a customized contribution & partnering opportunity, or obtain more information.

PARTNERING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

We highly value the support provided to the Central Asia Trade Forum by International Organizations over the years and welcome your organization's contribution to this year's event. We welcome any form of cooperation and contribution. Please share your ideas with us.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2019

GOLD

$10,000+

  • Opportunity to co-develop and co-host a forum session or roundtable
  • Opportunity to provide speakers for the session / roundtable
  • Sponsor’s logo and promotional information to feature at the mobile application
  • Sponsor’s logo (with hyperlink to sponsor’s website) and description of the Sponsor organization displayed at the Forum’s website
  • Logo placement on main Central Asia Trade Forum banners and signage
  • Two Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed in prominent locations
  • Place at any VIP lunch and seating area if arranged at the Networking Reception

SILVER

$7,500+

  • Opportunity to be a speaker at a session / roundtable
  • Sponsor’s logo and promotional information to feature at the mobile application
  • Sponsor’s logo (with hyperlink to sponsor’s website) and description of the Sponsor organization displayed at the Forum’s website
  • Logo placement on main Central Asia Trade Forum banners and signage
  • Two Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed in prominent locations
  • Place in at any VIP seating area if arranged at the Networking Reception

BRONZE

$3,000+

  • Sponsor’s logo and promotional information to feature at the mobile application
  • Sponsor’s logo (with hyperlink to sponsor’s website) and description of the Sponsor organization displayed at the Forum’s website
  • Logo placement on main Central Asia Trade Forum banners and signage
  • A Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed
  • Place in at any VIP seating area if arranged at the Networking Reception

HIGHLIGHTS

The Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum in Almaty, Kazakhstan was a record-breaking event with more than 1,100 government and business leaders from 18 countries in Central Asia, South Asia, and Europe with 70% of the private sector representation.

The two-day event focused on the theme of Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture. Attendees discussed how enterprises throughout Central Asia can better compete in the global economy and provide jobs for the region’s growing workforce. More than $26 million in letters of intent to conduct future trade in Central Asia were signed. Over 50 private sector firms participated in a concurrent trade exhibition that showcased technology, equipment, service providers and a variety of horticultural goods from around the region.

$56 million

in letters of intent to conduct future trade in Central Asia

2000

government and business leaders

27

countries

100

companies took part in a concurrent trade exhibition

Media

2018

{Exclusive Video} with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross The interview highlighted the Central Asia Trade Forum in Tashkent.

New Ideas, New Contracts, New Markets

Tashkent hosts Central Asian Trade Forum

2017

Video from the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum

Letters of intent for future trade for US$26 million signed during the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum

Golden Dried Fruit Export, Uzbekistan

Gallery

Innovation Facility

USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia (hereafter abbreviated CTJ) is a five-year (2016-2021) project focused on increasing the competitiveness of Central Asian economies and creating jobs. CTJ focuses on three primary sectors: 1) Horticultural; 2) Transportation & Logistics and 3) Tourism and works with governments and private sector firms to facilitate the removal of barriers that impede trade and timely delivery of quality goods and services.

The CTJ project is implemented in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan and maintains an office in each country.

COMPETITIVENESS, TRADE, AND JOBS

ACTIVITY IN CENTRAL ASIA

USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs Activity in Central Asia (CTJ) facilitates trade and employment in horticulture, tourism, transport and logistics across the five Central Asian economies. By incentivizing firms to become more regionally competitive and by addressing cross-border impediments to trade, USAID helps to develop a more diverse and competitive private sector and generate export-driven growth.

THE NINTH CENTRAL ASIA TRADE FORUM

HORTICULTURE INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT

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List of Sessions

  • Investment opportunities
  • Pest and Disease Identification and Control, Techniques and Equipment
  • Irrigation and Water Resource Management – BOOKED!
  • Greenhouse Technology and Production Techniques
  • Food Processing
  • Organic Horticulture: Production and Certification Issues – BOOKED!
  • Meeting CIS and European Retail Requirements
  • Regional Transit / Phytosanitary Requirements: Greatest Barriers for Exporters
  • Cooperative and Association Building to Generate Sustainable Supply Volume
  • Development a Tashkent – Shymkent Corridor
  • Wholesale Distribution Centers – Investment and Operation
  • Trade Facilitation, Export Promotion and Transport & Logistics Development
  • Business Training on ISO – BOOKED!