EXPERT INTERVIEWS

Christopher Edwards, USAID’s Regional Mission Director for Central Asia
Closing remarks​
SESSION 9: CENTRAL ASIAN WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SESSION 8: REGIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR START-UP COOPERATION
SESSION 7: POWERING CENTRAL ASIA
SESSION 6: ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF IMPROVED WATER MANAGEMENT AND COOPERATION
ROUND TABLE WITH THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT
SESSION 5: GROWING PUBLIC-PRIVATE DIALOGUE
SESSION 4: GROWING BUSINESS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN CENTRAL ASIA AND AFGHANISTAN
WEBINAR ON E-COMMERCE
SESSION 3: REGIONAL CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN E-COMMERCE
SESSION 2: TOURISM RECOVERY IN CENTRAL ASIA
OPENING SESSION | SESSION 1: COVID-19'S IMPACT ON REGIONAL SUPPLY CHAINS
CENTRAL ASIA TRADE FORUM: TEASER
William Moser, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Opening remarks
Mikheil Janelidze, Former Vice Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Georgia
Opening remarks
William Tompson, Head of OECD Eurasia Division
Opening remarks
Javier Piedra, Acting Assistant Administrator, USAID Asia Bureau
introduction of the Panel Session 1
Matus Samel, EIU Consulting - Public Policy
Topic: Key takeaways from the EIU report
Daniel Rosenblum, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan
Introduction to Panel Session 6
Eric Meyer, U.S. Consul General in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Introduction to Panel Session 7

Transport & Logistics

Paulo Fernandes, Vice President, Business Development Mastercard, USA
Topic: Port Ecosystems
Sean Culey, Supply Chain Expert, UK & Jon Harris, International Education Strategy and Business Development Lead, CILT, UK
Topic: Insight with Sean Culey: Embracing Change and the “New Normal”
Jon Harris, International Education Strategy and Business Development Lead, CILT, UK & Lawrence Tweed, Market Systems Advisor, USAID CTJ activity, Kazakhstan
Topic: Insight with Jon Harris and Larry Tweed: Human Capital: Skills Issues and Opportunities
Nurlan Igembayev, Deputy CEO for Logistics, KTZ Express, President of CILT Kazakhstan & Manas Usserbayev, Director of Logistics, Kagazy Recycling, CILT Kazakhstan
Topic: Impact of COVID-19 on Railway Industry
Marina Kuznechevskaya, Area Manager Kazakhstan, FlyDubai Airlines & Aizhan Beiseyeva, Transport and Logistics Lead, USAID CTJ activity, Kazakhstan
Topic: Women in Logistics & Transport in Central Asia (WiLAT): Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment, Mentorship in the New Economy
Yerlan Absatov, General Director, KAZLOGISTICS, Kazakhstan & Aizhan Beiseyeva, USAID CTJ activity, Kazakhstan
Topic: Digitalization of Road Freight Transportation
Roni Saab, Project Coordinator for Transport, Logistics and Warehouses, EBRD Kazakhstan
Topic: Future of seaports and multimodal logistics centers
Marat Zhuman, President, Atasu group, Kazakhstan
Topic: Reply of Kazakhstani Transport and Logistics Company to COVID-19 Global Pandemics
Yernar Aralbayev, Director of Sales & Development, Adal Sut Group of Companies, Kazakhstan
Topic: Logistics and Export of Dairy Products during the Global Pandemic
Larisa Kislyakova, Chairperson, Central Asia Transport and Logistics Partnership, Tajikistan
Topic: Current situation in Transport and Logistics sector in Central Asia under the global pandemic of COVID-19
Lowell W. Randel, Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs, GCCA, USA
Topic: GCCA – Leading the Cold Chain

Tourism

Natalia Bayona, Innovation, Digital Transformation and Investments Strategy Director, UNWTO
Topic: Innovation and Sustainability as the New Normal
Stephen Lioy, Travel Writer and Photographer, Lonely Planet
Topic: Marketing Strategy in the COVID era
Patrick Fritz, Technical Coordinator, Technical Cooperation and Silk Road Department, UNWTO
Topic: Tourism development in times of uncertainty: UNWTO's COVID-19 response, and the role of Silk Road tourism
Ati Tosun, Co-founder, IndyGuide
Topic: Online networking and travel community
Gergana Nikolova, Regional Director Europe and Central Asia, Adventure Travel Trade Association
Topic: Perspectives and Challenges in the Tourism Industry
Marco Barneveld, Creative Director/Owner, WideOyster
Topic: Central Asia. Discover the Last Frontiers
Claude Blanc, Portfolio Director, World Travel Market
Topic: Re-start the tourism economy in Central Asian countries
Anna Bolengo, Junior Policy Analyst, OECD Regional Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Topic: Tourism policy responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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