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.

AGENDA SUMMARY

SITE VISIT AT THE CONTINENTAL LOGISTICS CENTER

On Day II, November 13, 2019, participants of the Ninth Central Asia Trade Forum will have an opportunity to join a two-hour Cold Chain roundtable discussion focusing on modernizing and strengthening the cold chain development across the region, that might become a “force multiplier” for generating exports and opening new markets for Central Asian agricultural producers. The event will be followed by a site visit to Multimodal Logistics Center “Continental Logistics Shymkent”.

About Continental Logistics Shymkent
Continental Logistics Shymkent (www.cl-s.kz) has been commissioned by the Ministry of Transport as the Transport and Logistics Hub in Shymkent. CLS provides integrated and high-quality transportation and logistics services in accordance with property consultancy, Knight Frank’s, international classification of a Class A warehouse.

Participants of the site visit will explore the terms and conditions of transportation and logistics services, storage cargoes in general temperature class A warehouse, climatic class A warehouse, container freight station, customs control areas, customs clearance center with customs representatives’ offices and other support services (freight railway ticket office, acceptance/delivery inspection, veterinary and quarantine control).

Please register prior November 7, 2019 and learn more about the site visit to “Continental Logistics Shymkent” by contacting:
Aizhan Beiseyeva, USAID CTJ Coordinator
Email: Aizhan_Beiseyeva@dai.com
Phone: +7 701 981 41 00

The 8th International Exhibition for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Stock Breeding In Southern Kazakhstan

Participants in the Trade Forum are also cordially invited to attend the 8th Annual International Exhibition for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Stock Breeding in Southern Kazakhstan. The exhibition runs from November 13th - 15th at the exhibition center Korme.

At the exhibition, more than 50 exhibitors from the United States, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other countries will showcase agricultural machinery and equipment, spare parts, irrigation and fertilizer technologies, greenhouses, agricultural inputs, animal husbandry technologies, etc.

The exhibition is organized by TNT Productions, LLC and its partner in Kazakhstan, TNT EXPO LLP.

Official support: Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akimat of Shymkent, JSC "NMH" KazAgro, Union of Farmers of Kazakhstan, Union of Poultry Farmers of Kazakhstan, Association of Greenhouses of Kazakhstan.

The official partner of the exhibition is KazAgroFinance JSC.

Venue: exhibition Center “Korme Ortalygy”

For more information please contact:
Phone: +7 727 250-19-99, Fax: +7 727 250-55-11
E-mail: agri@tntexpo.com
www.agrishymkent.kz, www.tntexpo.kz

TRIP TO TURKESTAN

On November 13, 2019 we are offering an optional self-paid trip to Turkestan, the spiritual and historical center of Kazakhstan.

The trip is organized by Quanysh Tour.

To register, please, contact Quanysh Tour
Phones: +7 701 258-36-30, +7 701 451-88-40
E-mail: kuanysh_shm@mail.ru
Website: www.kuanysh-tour.kz

Discover Kazakhstan’s tourism potential, including sightseeing and visits to select locations!

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

MEDIA PARTNERS

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 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.

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

$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.