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5 December 2017, HILTON ASTANA, Astana, Kazakhstan

5 December 2017, HILTON ASTANA, Astana, Kazakhstan

The Roundtable is a by-invitation-only exclusive gathering of 150+ senior international and Kazakh business and financial executives, investors, thought leaders and international media - convened by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev with the participation of key government economic officials.

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WHY KAZAKHSTAN?

- Kazakhstan provides easy access to the large and relatively affluent EAEU market – total population of 183m and GDP (in PPP) of US $4 trillion;

- Due to Kazakhstan’s unique geo-economic position the country is front-and-center to a new impetus to develop Central Asian economies - driven in large part by China’s “New Silk Road” initiative to more efficiently link China and the European Union economies.

- Kazakhstan is responding to these trends with a comprehensive economic reform agenda to unleash the potential for investment in advanced manufacturing technologies (on demand, 3-D component manufacturing, AI-empowered inventory management, etc.) while expanding agro-industrial development, downstream commodity production, etc. – creating modern production platforms to service newly emerging global supply chains.

The Roundtable provides an opportunity to:

Explore new developments in the country’s business environment and help shape and actively participate in Kazakhstan’s next generation of development;


Identify and execute specific projects capitalizing on the massive logistics infrastructure build-out germinating from regional initiatives such as “New Silk Road” and others;


Gain a comprehensive understanding of the government’s new investment strategy underscored by President Nazarbayev’s Modernization 3.0 policy platform, privatization measures, the Astana International Financial Center initiative and resulting business opportunities.

Venue, time


5 December 2017, HILTON ASTANA, Astana, Kazakhstan

Programme


 

08:15 - 09:00

 

 

Registration and Networking Coffee

 

 

09:00 - 09:15

 

 

Opening Plenary 

Opening Remarks

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Ministerof the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

09:15 -10:45

 

 

 

THE KAZAKH ECONOMIC REFORM AGENDA:  CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Recently President Nazarbayev announced a comprehensive economic modernization strategy: Modernization 3.0, in which the country would leverage its two decades’ success story in building energy resource and extraction industries and invest in the next generation of knowledge intensive manufacturing, logistics, agro-industrial and financing industries. What are some of the global trends and natural attributes that will allow Kazakhstan to pursue such a strategy? How can international business community capitalize on these initiatives? What obstacles must policy makers and investors overcome?

 

Moderator

Oriel Morrison, Co-anchor, CNBC's Street Signs (Singapore)

 

Panelists

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Ministerof the Republic of Kazakhstan

John Campbell, Global Head of Strategic Clients, Aberdeen Asset Management

Christopher Marks,Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

Rafael Santana, CEO, General Electric Transportation

Stefka Slavova, Lead Economist for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, the World Bank Group

Vladislav Soloviev, CEO, RUSAL

 

 

11:00 – 12:15

 

 

Parallel Roundtable Discussions 

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE INVESTMENT IN KAZAKHSTAN’S INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR AS A DRIVER OF GROWTH 

Standing at the heart of the emerging land-bridge linking Europe and Asia and benefiting from its membership in the US$ 4 trillion Eurasian Economic Union market, Kazakhstan is fast becoming a global hotspot for infrastructure development - unlocking its economic potential. Coupled with and expansion of logistics capability is the need to strengthen telecommunications, health and education services, water management, power generation and digital services. What policy initiatives and development bank support are necessary to bring private investment into Kazakh manufacturing and transport sectors? What innovative PPP approaches can help build critical mass and spur private capital participation?

 

Moderator

Daniel Salter, Equity Strategy (Global), Renaissance Capital

 

Panelists

Yeldar Abdrazakov,CEO, Centras Capital

Joerg Bongartz, Managing Director Regional Management Central and Eastern Europe, Deutsche Bank

Alexander Misharin, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways

Natasha Khanjenkova,Managing Director for Central Asia and Russia, EBRD

Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Shin Sang Ho, CEO and Managing Director, Kolon World Investment,

Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Korean Business Council

 

Front row

Giovanni Capannelli, ADB Country Director for Kazakhstan

 

 

 

INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE NEXT PHASE IN KAZAKH ECONOMIC MODERNIZATION   

Leveraging substantial investments delivering state of the art transport and logistics systems, Kazakh-based enterprises have the opportunity to deploy advanced manufacturing technologies (on demand 3-D component and robotic manufacturing, AI-empowered inventory management, etc.), playing a central role in servicing newly emerging global supply chains.  What steps do policymakers need to take to make Kazakhstan fertile ground in pioneering Industry 4.0 manufacturing approaches? What industrial sectors and corporate players are likely to be first movers?

 

Moderator

Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent

 

Panelists

Askar Zhumagaliyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

Dr. Wolfgang Büchele, Chief Executive Officer, M+W Group

Prof. Burghard Scheel, Chairman of Advisory Board, Frauenhofer Institute for Automation and Manufacturing

Dion Vaughan, CEO, METALYSIS

Yuksel Yildirim, CEO, Yildirim Holding

Alexander Mashkevich, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Eurasian Resources Group

 

Front Row

Bertrand Barriquand, Vice-President, Large Industriesm  Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Air Liquide

Andreas Giallourakis, Trade Commisioner, Russia, Business Sweden

 

 

12:30 - 14:00

 

 

Executive Luncheon

 

 

14:15 – 15:15

 

 

Government Briefings and Q&A on Investment Opportunities in Specific Sectors

INVESTOR DEEP DIVES 

Each of these “Deep Dive” sessions begin with a brief presentation(s) by the relevant government official (or company head) outlining key investment opportunities for the sector or asset.   A moderated Q&A and discussion session will follow with a focus on audience participation.

 

 

 

 

NEXT STEPS IN PRIVATIZATION

Co-ModeratorOriel Morrison, Co-anchor, CNBC’s Street Signs (Singapore)

 

Opening Remarks

Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Speaker:

Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Panelists

Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of International Finance Center Astana (AIFC)

Nurlan Rakhmetov, Managing Director, Government Relations  Samruk-Kazyna

Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

 

 

ENERGY & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS

Co-Moderator – Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent

 

Panelists

Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Investor Voices

Oyuna Luksha, CFO, GE for Central Asia and Azerbaijan

Xiucau Liu, Chairman, Cathay Industrial Biotech

Xeniya Rogan, Banker for Energy, Russia and Central Asia, EBRD

Olivier Lazare, Chair Shell Kazakhstan

 

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS

Co-Moderator - Piers Cumberlege, Board Director and Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)

 

Panelists

Kanat Alpysbayev, Chairman of the Management Board, President of JSC NC KTZ Temir Zholy company (Kazakh Railways)

 

Investor Voices

Anil Singh, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World

Alexander Misharin, First Deputy Managing Director, Russian Railways

Bernard Peille, General Director / Managing Director, South CIS Cluster, Alstom

Rafael Santana, CEO, General Electric Transportation

Siddique Khan, Chairman of Transportation Committee, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce

 

 

15:30-16:30

 

Government Briefings and Q&A on Investment Opportunities in Specific Sectors

INVESTOR DEEP DIVES 

Each of these “Deep Dive” sessions begin with a brief presentation(s) by the relevant government official (or company head) outlining key investment opportunities for the sector or asset.   A moderated Q&A and discussion session will follow with a focus on audience participation.

 

 

 

 

AIFC: ASTANA’S AMBITIONS IN REGIONAL FINANCE

Co-Moderator –Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent

 

Panelists

Stephen Glynn, Director General, Committee for Regulatory Affairs, AIFC

Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of International Finance Center Astana (AIFC)

 

Investor Voices

Meyer “Sandy” Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ

David Jennison, Cofounder, STJ Advisors

Eric Lalo, Managing Director, Lazard Freres Banque SA

Liu Shaotong, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Stock Exchange

Marc Uzan, Chairman, Reinventing Bretton-Woods Committee

 

 

 

AGRO-INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

Co- Moderator - Pan Pan, Founder, Pantèra Ventures; Deputy Director, Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use, Climate-KIC

 

Panelists

Askar Myrzakhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan    

 

Investor Voices

Animesh Shrivastava, Program Leader for Natural Resources Management and Competitiveness in Central Asia, World Bank

Ashish Kaul, Director, Phoenix Global, Kazakhstan

Bernard Warwzhin, Representative, Mareven Food Holding

 

Front Row

Simon Quist, Financial Director, Farm Frites

Giovanni Capannelli, ADB Country Director for Kazakhstan

Georgi Nikolov, CEO, Boni Holding

 

 

 

MINING AND METALLURGY

Co-moderator - Piers Cumberlege, Board Director and Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)

 

Panelists

Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Investor Voices

Gary Hodgkinson, Head for Central Asia, RioTinto

Qin Jun Man, Vice President, China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction (NFC)

Dr. Alp Malazgirt, CEO, Yilmaden

Anthony Thornton, General Director, Iiuka Exploitation Kazakhstan

 

 

16:30 – 18:30

 

Bilateral Meetings Timeslots

 

 

19:00 – 21:00

 

 

Networking Reception

Kazakh Government and Private Sector


  1. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  3. Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  4. Askar Myrzakhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan       
  5. Askar Zhumagaliyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan 
  6. Zhenis Kassybek, Minister of Investment and Development, Republic of Kazakhstan
  7. Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  8. Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  9. Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  10. Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, International Finance Center Astana (AIFC)
  11. Kanat Alpysbayev, Chairman of the Management Board, President of JSC NC KTZ Temir Zholy company (Kazakh Railways)
  12. Umirzak Shukeyev, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Samruk-Kazyna

International participants


  1. Huseiyn Arslan, CEO, YDA INSAAT VE SANAYI
  2. Bertrand Barriquand, Vice-President, Large Industriesm  Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Air Liquide
  3. Dr. Wolfgang Büchele, Chief Executive Officer, M+W Group
  4. Ahmet Calik, Chairman of the Board, Calik Holding
  5. John Campbell, Global Head of Strategic Clients, Abredeen Asset Management
  6. Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter
  7. Piers Cumberlege, Board Director and Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)
  8. Salter Daniel, Head of EMEA Strategy, Renaissance Capital 
  9. Silvère Delaunay, Vice President, CIS-Airbus Group          
  10. Meyer “Sandy” Frucher, Vice Chairman, NASDAQ
  11. Rakesh Kumar Gaur, Chief Executive – railways, KEC International Ltd.
  12. Sergey Gorkov, CEO, VEB            
  13. Shin Sang Ho, Managing Director, Kolon World Investment, Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Korean Business Council
  14. Gary Hodgkinson, Head for Central Asia, RioTinto
  15. David Jennison, Cofounder, STJ Advisors
  16. Siddique Khan, Chairman, Transportation Committee, Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce
  17. Natalia Khanenkova, Managing Director for Central Asia and Russia, Europaen Bank for Resconstruction and Development (EBRD)
  18. Eric Lalo, Managing Director, Lazard Freres Banque SA
  19. Xiucau Liu, Chairman, Cathay Industrial Biotech, Ltd.
  20. Christopher Marks, Executive Director, Head of Emerging Markets, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
  21. Toshioka Maruoka, Managing Officer, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Head Office, Chief Representative of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in CIS, and General Director of Mitsui & Co. Moscow LLC
  22. Maxim Mayorets, Member of the Executive Board, Director for Mergers and Acquisitions, Renova Group
  23. Oriel Morrison, Co-anchor, STREET SIGNS, CNBC's (Singapore)
  24. Bernard Peille, General Director / Managing Director, South CIS Cluster, Alstom
  25. Olivier Randet, Vice-President Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Air Liquide
  26. Pawel Rychlinskiy, Divisional President of the High-Growth European Markets (HGEM), MasterCard
  27. Prasanna Tukaram Sarambale, CEO – Data Centre &Group Head – Business Development, Sterling and Wilson Pvt.Ltd.
  28. Naguib Onsi Sawiris, Chairman, Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E.
  29. Stefka Slavova, Lead Economist for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, the World Bank Group
  30. Prof. Burghard Scheel, Chairman of Advisory Board, Frauenhofer Institute for Automation and Manufacturing
  31. Alois Schonberger, CEO, Cottonex
  32. Liu Shaotong, Executive Vice President, Shanghai Stock Exchange
  33. Li Shuoyi, Executive Director, Bond Financing, Department of Fixed Income, China Merchants Securities
  34. Ali Raza Siddiqui, Co-Chairman JS Group & Vice Chairman Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation 
  35. Vladislav Soloviev, CEO, RUSAL
  36. Golamreza Suleimani,  President, Ghadir Investment
  37. Kazunori Takeda, Regional COO for CIS, Marubeni
  38. Dion Vaughan, CEO, METALYSIS
  39. Hongxin Wang, Chairman, Xinjiang Zhongtai Group, Ltd.
  40. Yuksel Yildirim, CEO, Yildirim Holding

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