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.
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
Phone: +7 701 981 41 00
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”
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.
Discover Kazakhstan’s tourism potential, including sightseeing and visits to select locations!
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.
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.
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.
We received a lot of Innovation Concept Notes from the private sector players across Central Asia.
Applications for co-financing projects from the Innovation Facility are no longer available.
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.