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3 July 2018, RITZ CARLTON ASTANA, Astana, Kazakhstan

3 July 2018, RITZ CARLTON ASTANA, Astana, Kazakhstan

By-invitation-only, the Roundtable is an intimate gathering of around 500 senior international and Kazakh business and financial executives, investors, technologists and thought leaders - convened by Kazakhstan Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev and coupled with a wide range of top government economic officials 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 “New Silk Road” and other regional initiatives;
  • gain a comprehensive understanding of the government’s new investment strategy underscored by President Nazarbayev’s Modernization 3.0 policy platform, and explore resulting business opportunities.

 



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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.

Programme

Bakytzhan Sagintayev

Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Oriel Morrison

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

CNBC


08:15 - 09:45

 

Registration and Networking Coffee

 

09:30 – 10:30

Singing Ceremony of Bilateral Agreements

 

To allow the Opening Plenary of the Roundtable to begin punctually, participants are requested to be seated in the plenary hall by 10.45 a.m.

11:00 -12:15

Ballroom 1

 

Opening Plenary 

In partnership with CNBC

MEETING KAZAKHSTAN’S FUTURE CHALLENGES

 

Where global GDP totals about $75 trillion, Kazakhstan stands between Europe (an approximately $20 trillion economy) and Asia (nearly $30 trillion). In line with President Nazarbayev’s Modernization 3.0 strategy, Kazakhstan has the opportunity to create new markets and capitalize on the strong demand emanating from neighboring economies, underpinned by the build out of major new logistics ties with Europe.  What are some of the global trends and natural attributes that buttress this strategy and what further policy measures are needed? How might international business make the most of the new dynamics in Central Asian economic development?

 

Moderator

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

 

Opening remarks

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Panelists

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Jamal Saif Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAE International Investors Council

Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, Sun Group

Mikhail Lifshitz, Chairman, ROTEC

Charles Robertson, Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

 

12:30 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

12:30 - 13:45

 

Roundtable/Working Lunch

By invitation only, co-hosted by Bloomberg

NEW SILK ROAD INVESTOR ROUNDTABLE

 

Moderator

Torrey Clark-Shirnina, Managing Editor for Russia and Kazakhstan, Bloomberg

 

14:00 – 15:15

 

Parallel Roundtable Discussions 

 

Ballroom 2

Roundtable

CREATING NEW MARKETS FOR A DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY

 

While state-owned resource extraction still plays a leading role in the present-day Kazakh growth story, the government has laid out a strategy to expand private sector activity, with particular focus on creating an environment where innovative, vibrant privately-held firms can thrive.  What measures should Kazakhstan put in place to strengthen its technological and management talent base to assure sustained innovation and enhanced productivity and competitiveness?  What sectors are likely to benefit most from rebalancing of the economy and a shift away from public sector output? What impediments must be overcome if the country’s private sector is to reach its full potential?    

 

Moderator

Nik Gowing, Independent TV Anchor

 

Opening Remarks

Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Panelists

Maxim Korzhov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank

Jochen Berbner, Managing Partner, Kazakhstan, McKinsey

Joseph Chu Jeong, Investor, Digitalisation Expert, Hong Kong, PRC

Christopher Marks, Managing Director Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group 

James Morgon, Managing Director, Milken Institute, Europe

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

 

Front row

Rustam Ageyev, Chairman, Happylon

Graham Duce, Senior Director, Global Clients, Aberdeen Standard

Kanat Idrissov,  Deputy Akim (Mayor) of the Akmola region

Almas Madiev, Deputy Akim (Mayor) of the Almaty city

Serik Shapkenov, Deputy Akim (Mayor) of the Atyrau region

 

Ballroom 3

Roundtable

REALIZING THE POTENTIAL OF EURASIAN LOGISTICS

 

Of the almost 2 billion people who are expected to join the global middle class over the next decade, 85 percent live in China and India. The growth in demand emanating from such regional economic juggernauts offers enormous opportunities for Central Asian countries to broaden and deepen economic ties  - especially for Kazakhstan as it is central to “New Silk Road” logistic strategies.  How might Kazakhstan better position itself to capture growing regional demand stemming from improved European-Asian shipping and logistic systems? What steps are needed to attract sufficient private investment into Kazakh infrastructure projects and related supporting businesses? What are the next steps in advancing such ambitious plans and

assuring that necessary economies of scale and efficiency goals are met?

 

Moderator

Charles Robertson, Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital

 

Opening Remarks

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

 

Panelists

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

Lauren Johnston, Founder, New South Economics; Fellow, Global Labour Organisation

Andres de Leon, Chief Operating Officer Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Theodore H. Moran, Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance, Georgetown University

Agris Preimanis, Head, EBRD, Kazakhstan

Vladimir Salamatov, CEO, Research Center International Trade and Integration, Chairman, EAEU Business Council Committee on Trade and Economic Relations, Roscongress Foundation

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

 

Front row

Altay Kulginov, Akim (Mayor) of West Kazakhstan region

 

15:15 – 15:30

Networking Coffee

 

15:30 – 16:45

 

Parallel Roundtable Discussions and Investor Deep Dives (Government Briefings and Q&A on Investment Opportunities in Specific Sectors)

 

Vienna hall

INVESTOR DEEP DIVE 

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.

ACCELERATING KAZAKHSTAN’S PRIVATIZATION PROGRAMME

 

Moderator

Nik Gowing, Independent TV Anchor

 

Opening Remarks

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

 

Contributors

Huseyin Arslan, Chairman, YDA Holding

Olivier Kueny, Chief Investment Officer, AMEA Power

Christopher Marks, Managing Director Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group 

Nurlan Rakhmetov, Managing Director, Government Relations, Samruk Kazyna

Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Peter Tils, former CEO, Central and Eastern Europe, Deutsche Bank AG

 

Ballroom 3

Roundtable

KAZAKH ENERGY – INVESTING IN THE NEXT GENERATION OF DEVELOPMENT

 

Moderator

Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter

 

Opening Remarks

Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Panelists

Kerry Adler, President & CEO, SkyPower Global

Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs Europe, The Dow Chemical Company and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel, EC

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev, CEO and Deputy Chairman, KazMunayGas

Venu Nambiar, CEO, AMEA Power

Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit

 

Front row

Bulat Bakauov, Akim (Mayor) of Pavlodar region

Oleg Dyakonov, Director, LUKOIL Overseas Karachaganak BV, Representative of LUKOIL LLK-International

Almas Madiev, Deputy Akim (Mayor) of the Almaty city

Wang Min, Vice-President, China Huaneng Group

Asset Magauov, Director General, KAZENERGY Association

Yu Bing, Chairman and CEO, China Power International Holding

 

Ballroom 2

Roundtable

AGRO-INDUSTRY – PROVIDING FOOD SECURITY ALONG THE NEW SILK ROAD

 

Moderator

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

 

Opening Remarks

Umirzak Shukeyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan    

 

Contributors

Bruce Cowley, Head of Business Development - Middle East & Central Asia,

Agriprotein technologies

Gauran Dharvan, CEO, Phoenix Global DMCC

Tony Kairouz, CEO, Cedar Meats

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

 

Front row

Ravinder Sandhu, Director, Sandhu Poultry

 

Moscow hall

Presentation

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL CENTRE ASTANA - GATEWAY TO EURASIAN FINANCIAL MARKETS

 

Moderator

Torrey Clark-Shirnina, Managing Editor for Russia and Kazakhstan, Bloomberg

 

Keynote address

Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, Astana International Financial Center (AIFC)

 

Panelists

Altay Kulginov, Akim (Mayor) of West Kazakhstan region

Gary Campkin, Managing Director, External Relations & Strategic Issues, «TheCityUK»

Andras Hemberger, Senior Vice President, Country Manager in Israel, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Mastercard

Theodore H. Moran, Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance, Georgetown University

Kevin R Smith, Founder and CEO, AWS International Business Development; Joint Managing Director, Capital PI

 

16:45 - 17:00

Networking Coffee

 

17:00 – 18:15

Parallel Roundtable Discussions and Investor Deep Dives (Government Briefings and Q&A on Investment Opportunities in Specific Sectors)

 

Ballroom 3

Roundtable

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.

 

EURASIA’S DIGITALISATION AGENDA – BUILDING INDUSTRY 4.0 INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Moderator

Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter

 

Opening Remarks

Askar Zhumagaliyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

Panelists

Gabidolla Abdrakhimov, Akim (Mayor) of Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Marc Boissonnet, Executive Vice President - Corporate & External Affairs, Bureau Veritas

Jens Dallendoerfer, Group Vice President, Sales Area Eurasia and Director General, WILO Russia

Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University

Francois Perrachon, Senior Vice President Global Sales, Public Security Business Unit, IDEMIA

Esim Salahattin, CEO, Esimyazilim

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

Kevin R Smith, Founder and CEO, AWS International Business Development; Joint Managing Director, Capital PI

 

Vienna hall

16.45.-18.00

Deep Dive

CAPTURING OPPORTUNITIES IN METALS AND MINING SECTOR

 

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

 

Opening Remarks

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

 

Panelists

Wan Kong Man DesmondDeputy Director General, Jiaxin International Resources Investment Limited

Boris Matveev, Managing Director – Geology & Mineral Resources, Ordabasy Group, Kazakhstan

Anna Shabarova, Vice president of Russian Copper Company

Sinan Yildiz, Deputy Chairman, Yildizlar SSS Holding (Turkey)

 

Front row

Almas Aidarov, Deputy Akim (Mayor) of Karaganda region

Serik Sadykov, Independent Mining Expert, Member of the Academy of Natural sciences of Kazakhstan

Zhaiyk Sharabasov, Deputy Akim (Mayor) of Pavlodar region

 

18:30-19:30

Bilateral meetings

 

19:30 – 21:00

 

 

Networking Cocktail

 

«Vechnoye Nebo» (18 Dostyk Str., 18, «Moscow» Business Center, 25th floor)

 

International participants


  1. Shiv Khemka, Vice Chairman, Sun Group
  2. Nik Gowing, Independent TV Anchor
  3. Oriel Morrison, Co-anchor, CNBC's Street Signs (Singapore)
  4. Charles Robertson, Chief Economist, Renaissance Capital
  5. Agris Preimanis, Head, EBRD, Kazakhstan
  6. Ryan Chilcote, Economics and Global Affairs TV Presenter
  7. Animesh Shrivastava, Program Leader for Natural Resources Management and Competitiveness in Central Asia, World Bank
  8. Piers Cumberlege, Board Director and Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)
  9. Stefka Slavova, Lead Economist for the Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, the World Bank Group
  10. Howard Chase, Director of Government Affairs Europe, The Dow Chemical Company and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Panel, EC
  11. Joseph Chu Jeong, Investor, Digitalisation Expert, Hong Kong, PRC
  12. Daniel Yergin, Vice Chairman, IHS Markit
  13. Jochen Berbner, Managing Partner, Kazakhstan, McKinsey
  14. James Morgon, Managing Director, Milken Institute, Europe
  15. Mikhail Lifshitz, Chairman, ROTEC
  16. Christopher Marks, Managing Director Mitsubishi UFG Financial Group
  17. Theodore H. Moran, Marcus Wallenberg Chair in International Business and Finance, Georgetown University
  18. Sang Ho Shin, CEO & Managing Director, Kolon World Investment, South Korea
  19. Marc Boissonnet, Executive Vice President - Corporate & External Affairs, Bureau Veritas
  20. Kevin R Smith, Founder and CEO, AWS International Business Development; Joint Managing Director, Capital PI
  21. Maxim Korzhov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank
  22. Torrey Clark, Managing Editor for Russia and Kazakhstan, Bloomberg
  23. Andres de Leon, Chief Operating Officer Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
  24. Venu Nambiar, CEO, AMEA Power
  25. Kerry Adler, CEO, SkyPower Global
  26. Gary Campkin, Managing Director, External Relations & Strategic Issues, CityUK

Kazakh Government and Private Sector


  1. Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  2. Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, International Finance Center Astana (AIFC)
  3. Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  4. Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  5. Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  6. Askar Zhumagaliyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan