Navigating the Changing Business and Investment Dynamics in Kazakhstan and the Region

Date: 5/9/15

The USKZBA is delighted to invite you to a luncheon discussion in Washington, DC:

Navigating the Changing Business and Investment Dynamics in Kazakhstan and the Region

Kazakhstan introduced significant measures to improve the busines and investment climate in 2014, with the goal of attracting increased levels of foreign investment, and President Nazarbayev recently announced a new program, “100 Concrete Steps,” outlining specific steps that will be taken to this end. 19 of the 100 steps are devoted to increasing the rule of law in the country, and “Assurance of the Supremacy of Law” is identified as one of the programs most important tasks. This new program of reform, coupled with the Eurasian Economic Union coming into force in January, plus the current economic situation make this a good time to reexamine opportunities and investments in the region. Kazakhstan is positioning itself as a platform for business to operate and export throughout the region, and implementation of these reforms are integral to acheiving these objectives. The future of Russian influence in the region, growing levels of Chinese investment and activity in Kazakhstan and goals to diversify the economy will all affect business operations and encouraging international best practices is vital to continued growth and reform.

Ambassador Bill Courtney, USKZBA President will moderate a roundtable discussion focusing on these issues featuring three partners from USKZBA member, Dentons, Almaty office, who specilaize in working with international firms doing business and investing in Kazakhstan, including tax and customs laws, multilateral financing, judicial reform, intellectual property protection. (Please see their bios below.) We look forward to a discussion of the practical issues related to doing business in Kazakhstan and the region and hope that you will attend.

Wednesday, June 24 2015
nopa Kitchen + bar, Gallery Room.
800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Participation Fee (including lunch): $75