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Future Growth:
Trade, Transport, and Horticulture

2 Days of intensive networking!

500+ government and business leaders from Central and South Asia and Europe.

The Central Asia Trade Forum has become an established brand name in the region and beyond. Over the past six years, more than 4,000 business executives, policy makers, and industry experts from over 25 countries have attended the Forum, increasing understanding of trade issues and promoting greater trade volume across the region.

Enhancing the competitiveness of horticultural exports and transport and logistics services

This year’s Central Asia Trade Forum will focus on the competitiveness of enterprises in the horticulture, transport, and logistics sectors, and will work to increase participation in global trade and provide jobs for the region’s growing workforce. As in the past, we will also provide practical business support for SMEs with an exporting workshop describing necessary steps, useful tools, and international certification requirements.

More specifically, the Forum will discuss impediments to trade in horticultural products and unlocking the potential of transport corridors by strengthening cross-border cooperation and trade facilitation. The Forum will help participants jointly explore new market opportunities and new technologies in storage, packaging and transport.

AGENDA

SESSIONS

• Transport and Logistics: Connecting Central Asia to Markets
• Challenges and Opportunities in Regional Trade. Public-Private Dialogue as a Solution
• Competitiveness of the Horticulture, Transport and Logistics Sectors
• Horticulture: New Market Opportunities
• Transport and Logistics Partnership, 3PL
• Frontier Technologies with Crown Agents
• Advanced Horticulture Trade
• Advanced Trade Logistics

Targeted Seminars

• Business training on ISO / Mini-exporting “MBA” for SMEs
• Entrepreneurship training for women

Audience

• Horticulture exporters
• Horticulture producers
• Transport & logistics companies
• Freight forwarders
• Implementers of new technologies and innovations in agriculture, transport & logistics services (solar and drones in the production purposes)
• Packaging, cold storage companies
• Customs services, customs brokers, customs declarants
• Academia in agriculture, transport & logistics curricular
• Public sector representatives

SPEAKERS

Aleksi Aleksishvili

Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG)

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Kanat Almagambetov

"KAZLOGISTICS", the Union of Transport Workers of Kazakhstan

General Director

Raimbek Batalov

Raimbek Holding

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hicham Belmaachi

Special economic Zone Khorgos in Kazakhstan

DP World Chief Operating officer

Jamshed Buzurukov

Isfarafood Ltd. Tajikistan

Director

Oleg Degtiariov

Euromonitor International, Vilnius

Senior Consulting Business Development

George Doborjginidze

Logistics Expert

Marina Dziuge

Euromonitor International, United Kingdom

Consultant

Max Ee

SCMi Group LLP

Founder and Principal Consultant

Ildar Ineleev

CERT International, Slovakia

Country Director for CIS of the European Certification Body

Riad Ibragimov

CERT Group for International Development

Director

Yerkhat Iskaliyev

INSTITUTE "SILK WAY"

Member of Trustee Board

Alma Kassymova

EBRD

Principal Manager, Advice for Small Businesses programme

Arman Kashkinbekov

Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan

CEO

Cornelius Johannes Jacobus Koeleman

EBRD

International Advisory Projects Coordinator

Larissa Kokareva

Crown Agents

Regional Manager, Central Asia

Marat Khabibulin

CERT Academy

Regional Director for Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Marina Krivoshlykova

DAI

the Global Practice Leader for Private Sector Development

Evgeny Litvinov

CERT Academy, CERT International

Teacher, Auditor

Yuriy Lavrinenko

KAZLOGISTICS

Deputy Chairman

Gulnora Makhmudova

Business Women’s Association of Uzbekistan

Chairperson

Roman Mogilevskii

University of Central Asia

Associate Director and Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Public Policy and Administration
Kyrgyz Republic

Phill Norley

Crown Agents

Customs and Trade Facilitation Expert

Timur Nuratdinov

International Expert

Daniel Ronen

UAVaid Ltd

Co-founder

Raushan Sarsembayeva

Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan

President

Marie Staunton CBE

Crown Agents

Chair (non-executive)

Bulat Sultanov

Kazakh-German University

Director of Scientific Institute of International and Regional Cooperation

Samir Taghiyev

ICD/Islamic Development Bank Group

Head Of ICD/ Regional Office in Almaty

Anneke Voss

GLOBALG.A.P.

Team Leader of the Capacity Building team

PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNERS

CONTRIBUTION & PARTNERING PACKAGES

OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2017

GOLD
$30,000+


  • Opportunity to co-develop and co-host a forum session or roundtable
  • Opportunity to be a speaker at the session/roundtable
  • Opportunity to deliver a 20-minute speech or presentation during once of the Forum’s plenary sessions (content of the speech or presentation to be agreed upon and approved by organizer)
  • A full page colorful advertisement in the Forum’s Program Book
  • Booth space (2x2m) at Forum’s exhibition to display informational material and/or commercial products
  • Sponsor promotional materials or company brochure inserted into delegates’ bags
  • 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
  • Promo video clip to appear at screens 3 times on the screen in conference breaks time
  • Two Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed in prominent locations
  • VIP seats and prominent exposure at the Networking Reception

SILVER
$10,000+


  • Opportunity to be a speaker at the session/roundtable
  • Opportunity to deliver a 15-minute speech or presentation during once of the Forum’s plenary sessions (content of the speech or presentation to be agreed upon and approved by organizer)
  • ½ page colorful advertisement in the Forum’s Program Book
  • Booth space (2x2m) at Forum’s exhibition to display informational material and/or commercial products
  • Sponsor promotional materials or company brochure inserted into delegates’ bags
  • 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
  • Promo video clip to appear at screens 2 times on the screen in conference breaks time
  • Two Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed in prominent locations
  • VIP seats and prominent exposure at the Networking Reception

BRONZE
$5,000+


  • Opportunity to deliver a 10-minute speech or presentation during once of the Forum’s plenary sessions (content of the speech or presentation to be agreed upon and approved by organizer)
  • ¼ page colorful advertisement in the Forum’s Program Book
  • Booth space (2x2m) at Forum’s exhibition to display informational material and/or commercial products
  • Sponsor promotional materials or company brochure inserted into delegates’ bags
  • 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
  • Promo video clip to appear ones at screens on the screen in conference breaks time
  • A Roll-up banner stands with organization information displayed
  • VIP seats and prominent exposure at the Networking Reception

Exhibition

A concurrent trade exhibition will bring together different technology, equipment, and service providers that have the capacity to lower production and transport costs in the region.

Reserve a booth and stay closer to your partners and clients!

THE PURPOSES OF THE TRADE EXHIBITION

1. To showcase and promote innovative products
2. To expand access to new markets
3. To establish new business contacts, find new clients and partners

THE MAIN CATEGORIES OF THE EXHIBITION

• Horticultural products (processing, labeling, storage of fruit and vegetable products)
• Transport & logistics
• Innovative technologies, equipment, and new approaches in the above areas
• Packaging
• Retail chains

EXHIBITION ARRANGEMENT PLAN

Opportunities for Trade Exhibitors 

The two-day-long trade exhibition will be concurrently with the Central Asian Trade Forum.

Each exhibition both is provided with: socket 220V - 1 item, the frieze panel (with your company name) – 1 item, table (80*80) – 1 item, chairs – 2 items, bulb – 1 item, recycle bin – 1 item.

Participation in 7 CATF is free. Transportation and lodging costs to Almaty are paid by your company.

During the forum lunches and coffee breaks are at the expense of organizers.

All participants of the forum and exhibition need to be registered on this website.

Exhibitors’ Fee

$100 < for companies with less than 50 employees
$200 > for companies with over 50 employees

* Payment for any additional equipment as well as for delivery, custom clearance, insurance, handling and storing of exhibits shall be done by the exhibitor.

To include the company’s brief in the catalog of exhibitors, please send information about your company: logo, company name, product name, services, brief information about your company.

TRAVEL SUPPORT

VISA REQUIREMENTS

To check if you need a visa to enter Kazakhstan please visit the link www.mfa.kz

Citizens of following countries as well as citizens of CIS except Turkmenistan may enter Kazakhstan without applying for visas if the period of stay in the Republic of Kazakhstan does not exceed 30 calendar days from the moment of crossing the state border of the Republic of Kazakhstan:

Australia Austria Belgium
Brazil Bulgaria Canada
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece
Hungary Iceland Ireland
Israel Italy Japan
Jordan Latvia Lithuania
Luxembourg Malaysia Malta
Monaco Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Oman Poland
Portugal Qatar Republic of Korea
Romania Saudi Arabia Singapore
Slovakia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland United Arab Emirates
UK Northern Ireland USA

 

If you need a visa we will be able to arrange a letter of invitation (LOI) to be provided to the Kazakhstan Embassy in the respective country. The LOI costs $80.
The filled application form together with the copy of your passport please send to Mr. Olzhas Bozayev (Olzhas_Bozayev@dai.com). You will be provided with a LOI number as soon as it is processed. Please allow for additional time required for visa issuing by the Kazakhstan Embassy in your respective country.

THE LATEST DATE OF APPLICATION SUBMISSION IS SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

REGISTRATION WITH MIGRATION POLICE
You should be provided with registration card during your flight or at the check point of airport. After filling the registration card you will get stamps. Unless you have 2 stamps in your passport, foreign citizens must register within 5 calendar days upon arrival to Kazakhstan with the migration police of Kazakhstan.
If your stay in Kazakhstan is less than 5 days (or you are leaving on the 5th day), the registration is not required. Hotel reception may assist you in providing registration service at additional cost. Please carry your passport, migration registration certificate, and business trip certificate with you at all times. According to Kazakhstan Law, it is prohibited for an individual to stay in the country beyond the validity period of visa & registration. Failure to observe the law will result in fines, imprisonment or both.

HOTELS

We are able to assist you in accommodation arrangements. Please note we have special corporate rates at the following hotels:
RIXOS Almaty Hotel – 41,000 KZT
Holiday INN – 20,000 KZT
KazZhol Hotel – 19,300 KZT

You may make a reservation at the hotels using the attached form. Please complete the form of the hotel you wish to stay in and send it to the hotel directly (cc Irina Ivanova (Irina_Ivanova@dai.com).

There are also other hotels available nearby:
Grand Opera Hotel grandopera-hotel.kz
Ramada Almaty Hotel ramadaalmaty.com
Grand Voyage Hotel grandvoyage-hotel.kz

BECOME A PARTNER  

We cordially invite you for the partnership. To become a partner, please fill the application form, we will contact you for details.

Please contact us for any questions T.: +7 727 311-04-05
Zaure_Abdiraman@dai.com

EXHIBITION

October 18-19   |   Central Asia Trade Forum   |   Exhibition   |   Almaty 2017

Please contact us for any questions T.: +7 727 311-04-05
exhibition@catradeforum.org

ORGANIZER

OPERATOR

USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs in Central Asia Almaty, Kazakhstan
Phones: +7 727 311-04-05, +7 727 311-04-03
E-mail: info@catradeforum.org

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