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Future Growth:
Trade, Transport, and Horticulture

Next year’s Central Asia Trade Forum 2018 will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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More than $26 million in letters of intent to conduct future trade in Central Asia were signed during the October 18-19 seventh annual Central Asia Trade Forum - Future Growth: Trade, Transport & Horticulture in Almaty, Kazakhstan. More than 1,100 government and business leaders from 18 countries in Central Asia, South Asia, and Europe participated in the two day event, which also brought the U.S. Ambassadors to Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan to lead session and provide remarks.

Over 50 companies took part in a concurrent trade exhibition that showcased technology, equipment, and service providers that have the capacity to lower production and transport costs in the region. The event organizers are also provided well-attended practical training sessions on quality and food safety standards.

The first day of the successful event concluded with awards that recognized achievements in regional horticulture and transport and logistics. The three winners were:

Award for Excellence in Horticulture Production, Processing, and Storage – Gold Dried Fruits LLC: This horticulture producer from Uzbekistan was recognized for introducing innovative approaches in its production.

Award for Excellence in Transport and Logistics – Transline LLC, a Kazakhstan based transport and logistics company was recognized for introducing innovations that are preparing the next generation of logistics experts.

The Best Trade Exhibition Booth – JSC Apricot & Co from Tajikistan, one of the leading producers and exporters of fresh and dried apricots to Russia and Kazakhstan, won the award for best exhibition booth.

B2B APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

Forum participants will be able to invite any of the participants to the B2B meeting right at the forum through a special appointment system.

OBJECTIVE OF THE B2B APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

• Establish contacts – 500+ contacts from more than 18 countries – CEOs, Government, and industry experts from Central Asia, Asia and Europe.
• Find buyers – this is a real chance to find buyers among those who come to the Forum.
• Expand your clients base – connect directly with company representatives without intermediaries and unnecessary emails.

FILL OUT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPANY RIGHT NOW TO BECOME CLOSER TO YOUR PARTNERS AND CLIENTS

CONDITIONS

• After registration for the 7th Central Asian Trade Forum, you were provided with a unique code
• Please click below and enter the required information about your company
• Appoint meetings with potential partners and clients

AGENDA

SESSIONS

• Transport and Logistics: Connecting Central Asia to Markets
• Modernizing Regional Trade
• Advanced Trade Logistics and Transport
• Horticulture: Market Challenges and Opportunities
• Women Entrepreneurship Development
• Competitiveness of the Horticulture, Transport and Logistics Sectors
• A New Horticulture Export Strategy
• Frontier Technologies “Maximizing the impact of technology on trade”
• Horticulture Innovation

BUSINESS TRAININGS

• The practice of independent transition to the new version of ISO 9001: 2015 More
• The new version of ISO 22000: 2018 (HACCP), GLOBALG.A.P More

ROUND TABLE

• Development of GLOBALG.A.P in Central Asia

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

Detailed agenda

Information Guide

Registration for the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum is now closed.

Due to the over expected interest, the registration for the forum is no longer available.

SPEAKERS

Yerzhan Ashikbayev

DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

Omirtai Bitimov

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

George A. Krol

United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan

Pamela Spratlen

United States Ambassador to Uzbekistan

Allan Mustard

United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan

Mark Moody

Consul General

Eldar Abakirov

Deputy Minister of economy of Kyrgyz Republic

Zavqi Zavqizoda

Administration of the Assistant to President of the Republic of Tajikistan on Economic Issues

Senior Advisor

Nurzat Abdyrasulova

Kyrgyz Sustainable Energy Financing Facility (KyrSEFF)

National Manager

Zhaniya Adilbek

Finpro Kazakhstan, Finland Trade Center

Trade Commissioner

Aleksi Aleksishvili,
former Minister of Finance of Georgia

Policy and Management Consulting Group (PMCG)

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Kanat Almagambetov

"KAZLOGISTICS", the Union of Transport Workers of Kazakhstan

General Director

Nurzhan Altaev

National Chamber of Entrepreneurs “Atameken” in Kazakhstan

Deputy Chairman

Umed Aslanov

Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA)

Project Coordinator and Head of Mission

Gulnaz Atamkulova

JSC «National Holding Company KazAgro»

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Raimbek Batalov

Raimbek Holding

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Hicham Belmaachi

Special economic Zone Khorgos in Kazakhstan

DP World Chief Operating officer

Vladimir Braun

HIGH STANDARD SYMBOL COMPANY

CEO

Berik Bulekbaev

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Kazakhstan)

Senior Research Specialist, Member of the Professional Development Council

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

Riad Ibragimov

CERT Group for International Development

Director

Ildar Ineleev

CERT International, Slovakia

Country Director for CIS of the European Certification Body

Yerkhat Iskaliyev

INSTITUTE "SILK WAY"

Member of Trustee Board

Alikhan Kanapiya

Ordabasy Group

Representative

Arman Kashkinbekov

Association of Renewable Energy of Kazakhstan

CEO

Alma Kassymova

EBRD

Principal Manager, Advice for Small Businesses programme

Cornelius Johannes Jacobus Koeleman

EBRD

International Advisory Projects Coordinator

Marat Khabibulin

CERT Academy

Regional Director for Kazakhstan and Central Asia

Larissa Kokareva

Crown Agents

Regional Manager, Central Asia

Marina Krivoshlykova

DAI

the Global Practice Leader for Private Sector Development

Yuriy Lavrinenko

KAZLOGISTICS

Deputy Chairman

Evgeny Litvinov

CERT Academy, CERT International

Teacher, Auditor

Gulnora Makhmudova

Business Women’s Association of Uzbekistan

Chairperson

Turusbek Mamashev

DASMIYA company

Owner

Khokim Matchanov

Association of International Freight Forwarders of Uzbekistan

Founder, Chairman

Malika Mirzobakhodurova

National Association of Business Women of Tajikistan (NABWT)

Acting Executive Director

Roman Mogilevskii

University of Central Asia

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

Sardor Mukhamedaliev

Zoodel “OrientSwiss”

CIS General Director

Natalia Musina

Caravan Group (Uzbekistan)

Founder

Mansur Nasimov

"GOLD DRIED FRUITS" Ltd.

Finance Director

Phill Norley

Crown Agents

Customs and Trade Facilitation Expert

Timur Nuratdinov

International Expert

David Oberhuber

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Programme Manager "Trade Facilitation in Central Asia”

Akmalkhon Olimkhonov

"Alimkhan Exim Group" LLC

Expert in foreign trade, PhD, candidate of economic sciences

Kubatbek Rakhimov

Committee for Industrial Policy, Export, Infrastructure and PPP of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

Chairman

Daniel Ronen

UAVaid Ltd

Co-founder

Malika Saidkhodjaeva

GMAX Energy Consulting

Principal

Roman Salamatov

«RED PACK» - Export of Horticulture Products

Founder, Director

Raushan Sarsembayeva

Association of Business Women of Kazakhstan

President

Makhmud Shadiev CBE

“Organic Kazakhstan” Public Fund

Entrepreneur, Founder, Chairman

Marie Staunton CBE

Crown Agents

Chair (non-executive)

Bulat Sultanov

Kazakh-German University

Director of Scientific Institute of International and Regional Cooperation

Sergei Svystil

Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vice-President

Samir Taghiyev

ICD/Islamic Development Bank Group

Head Of ICD/ Regional Office in Almaty

Richard Tracy

International Programs at Global Cold Chain Alliance

Vice President

Anneke Voss

GLOBALG.A.P.

Team Leader of the Capacity Building team

James Winkler

DAI

Global Practice Leader for Trade, Competitiveness & Investment and a senior manager since at DAI

Geoff Wright

USAID Competitiveness, Trade, and Jobs in Central Asia

Chief of Party

Aziza Yuldasheva

Association of Agribusiness of Kyrgyzstan
"Jer Azygy"

Director

Aigul Zhanserikova

Aigul Line

Founder, Director

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 booth 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.

AWARD

Announcement of the Contest in the framework of the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum

Dear participants of the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum!

We are pleased to inform you about the contest among the registered participants of the Central Asia Trade Forum in the following categories:

1) Award for Excellence in Transport & Logistics - 2017
2) Award for Excellence in Horticulture Production, Processing, and Storage - 2017

The purpose of the contest is to recognize achievements and to encourage use of high standards and best practices in the sectors of horticulture and transport and logistics.

To participate in the contest you need to fill out an entry form and meet the minimum requirements listed below.

Please submit the completed entry form by no later than October 10, 2017 to an email address provided in the bottom of the entry form.

Minimum requirements:

The participants of the contest shall represent small and/or medium size businesses operating in the non-oil sector, that are registered in one of the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan); AND they must meet the following minimum requirements:

• Be privately owned
• Provide (a) transport and logistics services at the regional and / or international level; Or (b) be engaged in the production or processing of horticulture products
• Produce and export value-added products with high added value,
• They must also:

o not have overdue debts for tax and other mandatory payments to the budget;
o not undergo the process of reorganization, liquidation, bankruptcy;
o not be bound by the production sharing agreements;
o not be engaged in the entrepreneurial activities in the field of gambling, production and sale of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, weapons and narcotic drugs;
o have at least two years of relevant work experience at the time of the announcement of the contest;
o agree to provide data on their activities required to decide on the winners of the contest.

In order to verify the information provided, the organizers of the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum reserve the right to request supporting documents.

Participation in the contest is free of charge!

The awarding ceremony will take place on October 18, 2017 at the Rixos Almaty Hotel in the framework of the Seventh Central Asia Trade Forum.

The winners will be chosen by the members of the award committee upon completion of the registration of the Trade Forum participants.

PRESENTATIONS

DOWNLOAD LINK

To download all presentations please visit the link GET PRESENTATIONS

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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