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** Qualified U.S. firms interested in both Ukraine and Kazakhstan segments need only complete one
application, noting interest in both markets.

The Washington, D.C.-based U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association (USKZBA) and the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), in close collaboration with the U.S. Commercial Service, are organizing the first-ever Executive Business Development Mission to Kazakhstan and Ukraine to facilitate U.S. export sales into these developing markets. The Mission, to include select U.S. business executives, will visit Astana and Almaty, Kazakhstan and Kyiv, Ukraine on October 24-30, 2018.

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With a combined GDP of $230 billion, Kazakhstan and Ukraine offer short and medium-term market opportunities in the energy, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors. With world-class hydrocarbon reserves and a growing consumer class, Kazakhstan has become the leading market in Central Asia and is uniquely positioned as a key logistics route between Europe and China. Strengthening domestic demand, Ukraine’s large, well-educated population and an economy increasingly oriented to European Union markets present many ongoing opportunities for U.S. companies. Over 300 American companies are active in Kazakhstan and Ukraine, across all industry sectors.

Kazakhstan and Ukraine boast significant sub-surface resources including oil, gas, coal, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and minerals. Machinery, parts, valves, and tubes make up a sizable portion of Kazakhstan's and Ukraine’s imports used in the mining and energy sectors. Chevron’s $37 billion investment in the Future Growth Project to expand Kazakhstan’s hydrocarbon transport capacity and Ukraine’s continuing drive for energy diversification offer many downstream opportunities for U.S. companies.

Ukraine’s, once known as the breadbasket of Europe, is a major agricultural exporter to global markets, including wheat, barley, corn and poultry. Its world renowned black earth and long agricultural history require increased agricultural efficiency through high quality inputs of U.S. seed, fertilizer, agricultural machinery and storage technologies. Kazakhstan also boasts a significant agricultural sector, given strong grains, oilseeds and cotton production. Further efficiency gains through U.S. suppliers and technology offers are targeted in crop management, harvesters, cultivators, seeders and combines, as well as food processing and packaging, particularly in fruit and vegetables.

The recent start of visa-free travel from Ukraine to the European Union has spawned greater demand for infrastructure development across all infrastructure segments. General Electric’s landmark $1 billion locomotive framework agreement will create further opportunities in rail transportation into the next decade. Planned public-private partnerships in road improvements, inland waterways, and port development have attracted American OEM’s and technology providers. The $9 billion Nurly Zhol economic stimulus package in Kazakhstan is aimed at further modernization of roads, railways, ports, and IT infrastructure. Air Astana continues to position itself as a hub between Europe, Asia and across Central Asia. Kazakhstan, the size of western Europe, is investing in its logistics backbone to attract further transportation and cargo flows between Europe and China. By following the money, American suppliers and technology and solution providers can position themselves in Kazakhstan for working throughout Central Asia.

As a participant in this first-ever Executive Business Development Mission to Kazakhstan and Ukraine, you will:

  • Expand your network with key government decision makers, in country private sector executives and U.S. companies on the ground through invitation-only business receptions, luncheons and dinners;
  • Obtain market intelligence from public and private sector executives on major infrastructure, energy, and agribusiness projects to come on line in 2018-2021;
  • Meet with pre-screened business partners, distributors or other reputable local firms seeking partnerships that match your business goals in the market;
  • Receive private briefings from U.S. Embassies and well-connected business associations on practical considerations to doing business in the region;
  • Benefit from pre-departure market briefings on your business segment to better prepare you for success;
  • Secure follow on, in country support to initiate or expand your business in Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
 

October 24, 2018 – KAZAKHSTAN

  • Arrive Astana, Kazakhstan by morning or early afternoon
  • Welcome and Logistics Briefing
  • Executive Networking Reception

October 25, 2018 - KAZAKHSTAN

  • Executive Briefing Series
  • U.S. Embassy, Major Business Association, Kazakhstani Government
  • Executive Session with Senior Kazakhstani official(s)
  • Sponsored Luncheon
  • Follow the Money: Private Discussions with International Financial Institutions on 2018-2021 Project Timelines in Agriculture, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Programming TBD
  • Departure to Almaty, Kazakhstan (90 minute flight)

October 26, 2018 - KAZAKHSTAN

  • Business Plenary with keynote remarks from senior U.S. and Kazakhstani public and private sector executives.
  • Deep Dive: Concurrent Sessions on Agriculture, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Mission members discuss their solutions offer in moderated panels before audience of targeted Kazakhstani private sector firms.
  • Sponsored Luncheon
  • Targeted B2B Matchmaking
  • Sponsored Evening Executive Reception

October 27, 2018 – TRAVEL DAY

  • Travel Day (flight to Kyiv, Ukraine about five hours)

October 28, 2018 - UKRAINE

  • Executive Time
  • Optional City Tour of Kyiv
  • Welcome and Logistics Briefing

October 29, 2018 - UKRAINE

  • Executive Briefing Series
  • U.S. Embassy, Major Business Association, Ukrainian Government
  • Business Plenary with keynote remarks from senior U.S. and Ukrainian public and private sector executives.
  • Deep Dive: Concurrent Sessions on Agriculture, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Mission members discuss their solutions offer in moderated panels before audience of targeted Ukrainian private sector firms.
  • Sponsored Luncheon
  • Executive Session with Senior Ukrainian official(s)
  • Follow the Money: Private Discussions with International Financial Institutions on 2018-2021 Project Timelines in Agriculture, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Sponsored Evening Executive Reception

October 30, 2018 - UKRAINE

  • B2B Matchmaking
  • Outbrief with Mission Participants
  • Executive Time
  • Departure.

Kazakhstan
(Two Stops: Almaty and Astana)

Ukraine
(One Stop Kyiv)

Small Business: $2,700
Medium Business: $3,700
Large Business: $4,700

Small Business: $2,500
Medium Business: $3,200
Large Business: $3,900

Small Business (1-50 employees); Medium Business (51-500 employees); Large Business (500+ employees).

Above fee schedule includes one representative per company. Discounted rate of $750 per additional delegate per company. This $750 fee is waived for the Ukraine segment when joining all three stops on this mission.
Airfare, meals and lodging not included, however discounted airfare and hotel rates will be provided to mission members. Both Kazakhstan and Ukraine offer visa-free entry to U.S. passport holders.

Apply now and pay by August 31, 2018 and receive an additional 10% discount.

 

Qualified U.S. firms interested in both Ukraine and Kazakhstan segments need only complete one application, noting interest in both markets.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES: Contact us to get exclusive benefits for your company to be recognized and featured as an official sponsor of this Executive Business Development mission.

Sarah (Frese) Nickel
Executive Director
U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association
sfrese@uskzba.org
; +1 (202) 464-2034

Michael Datsenko
Director
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council
mdatsenko@usubc.org
; +1 (202) 216-0995


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