The 3rd Kazakhstan - U.S. Convention
The Road to Astana Expo 2017: Shared Prosperity and Dynamic Development
This year, the 3rd annual Convention will be held at the U.S. Institute of Peace on December 8, 2015. The theme is The Road to Astana Expo 2017: Shared Prosperity and Dynamic Development, reflects the exciting prospects for opening the U.S. National Pavilion at EXPO 2017. The Expo's theme is "Future Energy" and will introduce the burgeoning opportunities the Kazakhstan - U.S. partnership presents through the New Silk Road Initiative in Central Asia and Kazakhstan's successful accession to the WTO.
Given the importance of the Convention, it is expected to be keynoted by His Excellency Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, and distinguished members of the U.S. congress. Members of Friends of Kazakhstan Caucus will start off the Congressional Breakfast session.
The Convention provides an important and timely opportunity for participants to join the Government of Kazakhstan and the leadership of the United States Departments of State, Energy and Commerce, as well as Kazakhstan and U.S. business executives, to explore prospects for strengthening strategic partnerships and identifying new business and trade opportunities in shared priority sectors: agriculture, environment, renewable energy, infrastructure, IT, tourism and transportation. As a member of the WTO, new vistas and opportunities have been made available to Kazakh and American businesses.
The Convention will consist of the following:
- Congressional breakfast "Growing Comprehensive Partnership"
- Opening ceremony
- Panel Session One "Silk Road: Path to Prosperity?"
- Panel Session Two "EXPO 2017: Future Energy and Clean Power"
- Business luncheon "Kazakhstan and the U.S.: New Partners in WTO"
- National Day reception in the evening featuring the celebration of the 550th Anniversary of Kazakhstan’s statehood
The Convention agenda can be accessed here.
The event is by invitation only.
Please enjoy our video from the 3rd annual Kazakhstan - United States Convention: