3rd KAZAKHSTAN - U.S. CONVENTION

3rd KAZAKHSTAN - U.S. CONVENTION

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 07:00 to 14:00

3rd KAZAKHSTAN - U.S. CONVENTION

"Road to the Astana EXPO 2017:

Shared Prosperity and Dynamic Development"

(U.S. Institute of Peace, Dec 8, 2015)

 

 
                         

REGISTRATION
07.00-07.30

CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST
07:30-09.00

“Growing Comprehensive Partnership”

Moderator: Congressman Don Bonker

Speakers:

  • His Excellency Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the U.S.
  • Her Excellency Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration
  • Ceremony of presenting a medal "20th Anniversary of the Kazakhstan's Constitution" to Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in North Dakota Howard Dahl  
  • Group Photo 
  • Yeshayah Elazar Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Kazakhstan
  • Members of Congress

1.      Chairman Ed Royce R-CA
2.     Congressman Dana Rohrabacher R-CA
3.     Congressman Robert Aderholt R-AL
4.     Congressman Xavier Becerra D-CA
5.     Congressman Alcee Hastings D-FL
6.     Congressman Mark Meadows R-NC
7.      Congressman Henry Cuellar D-TX
8.     Congressman Mike Doyle D-PA
9.     Congressman Paul Tonko D-NY
10.    Congressman Scott Perry R-PA
11.    Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick R-PA

  • T.W. Dittrich, Global Sales Director, Spancrete
  • Tom Stepien, CEO, Primus Power
  • Dr. Nansen Saleri, President, QRI


OPENING CEREMONY
09.15-09.45

Moderator:  Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman,  Central Asia - Caucasus Institute

Opening remarks: Ambassador William B. Taylor, USIP Executive Vice President

Keynotes:

  • Senator John Hoeven R-ND
  • Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration
  • The Honorable Dr. Celeste A. Wallander, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and
    Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia, the U.S. National Security Council

PANEL SESSION 1
9.45-10.45

“Silk Road: Path to Prosperity?”

Moderator: Mr. David Dollar, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Speakers:

  • Mr. Kurt Tong, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs
  • Mr. Brien Desilets, Managing Director, Claret Consulting
  • Mr. Yerkin Tukumov, Bolashak presidential fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Dr. Ronald E. LaPorte, Ph.D., Emeritus Director WHO Collaborating Center, University of Pittsburgh

NETWORKING BREAK
10.45-11.00

PANEL SESSION 2
11.00-12.15

“EXPO 2017: Future Energy and Clean Power“

Video Intro

Moderator: Michael Whitehurst, Director, Business Development, Centrus Energy Corp

Speakers:

  • Dr. Bob Simon, Principal Advisor to the Director for Energy, Transportation, and Resources, for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Mr. Anuarbek Mussin, Director, Department of International Relations, National Company "Astana EXPO 2017" 
  • Mr. Prabhakar Nair, Executive Vice President Business Development Asia, LanzaTech
  • Mr. Maksat Tuzelbayev, Advisor to Samruk Energy
  • Mr. Terrence B. Adamson, Chief Legal Officer and Board of Trustees Secretary, National Geographic

BUSINESS LUNCHEON
12.20-14.00

"Kazakhstan and U.S.: New Partners in WTO"

Moderator: Mr. Daniel Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Center

Speakers:

  • Her Excellency Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration, Kazakhstan
  • The Honorable Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
  • Mr. Ermek Kosherbayev, Vice Minister of Agriculture, Kazakhstan
  • Ms. Marcia Favale-Tarter, Independent Board Member, Kazakhstan Development Bank

 

 

A short video of last year's convention is made available below: