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.
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.
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.
• 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.