Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable 2017

KAZAKHSTAN GLOBAL INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE

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.

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 - 09:30

Opening Plenary 

Opening Remarks

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan**

09:30 -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

Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, RDIF**

Shiv Khemka, Vice-Chairman, Sun Group**

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

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan**

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 

 

 

FINANCING KAZAKHSTAN’S COMPREHENSIVE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS TO DRIVE 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, logistics, transportation and associated financing and services. Coupled with this is the need to strengthen telecommunications, health and education services, water management, power generation and a host of other infrastructure requirements. What policy initiatives and development bank support are necessary to bring private investment into Kazakh infrastructure projects? What innovative PPP approaches are needed to build critical mass in the sector and how might the International Finance Centre Astana spur innovation and further attract needed capital to bring the sector to full fruition?

Moderator

Daniel Salter, Equity Strategy (Global), Renaissance Capital**

Panelists

Oleg Belozerov, CEO, Russia Railways**

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

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

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

Krupiński Michał, CEO, Bank Pekao*

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

Co-Chairman of the Kazakhstan-Korean Business Council**

Akash Deep, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Havard Kennedy School**

 

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?

Opening Remarks

Borge Brende, President, World Economic Forum*

Moderator

Ryan Chilcote, Correspondent, PBS**

Panelists

Sergey Gorkov, Chairman, VEB**

Olivier Randet, Group Chief Customer Officer, Air Liquide*

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

Kazunori Takeda, Regional COO for CIS, Marubeni*

Dion Vaughan, CEO, METALYSIS**

Yuksel Yildirim, CEO, Yildirim Holding*

 

12:30 - 14:00

 

Executive Luncheon

THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE NEW SILK ROAD INITIATIVE

Akash Deep, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Havard Kennedy School**

 

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)**

Panelists

Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan**

Peter Foster, President and CEO, Air Astana**

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

Saken Sarsenov, Chairman and CEO, KazPost**

Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan**

 

ENERGY & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS

Co-Moderator – Ryan Chilcote, Correspondent, PBS**

Panelists

Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan**

Kurmangazy Iskaziyev, CEO, KazMunaiGaz**

Galymzhan Pirmatov, Chairman of the Management Board, Kazatomprom**

Mazhit Turmagambetov, CEO of Management Board, Member of Board of Directors, Tau-Ken Samruk**

 

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS

Co-Moderator - Daniel Salter, Equity Strategy (Global), Renaissance Capital**

Panelists

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

Umirzak Shukeyev, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Samruk-Kazyna**

 

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, Correspondent, PBS**

Panelists

Baur Bektemirov, Managing Director, AIFC**

Chris Campbell-Holt, International Legal Consultant, former Acting Registrar at the Qatar Financial Centre Civil and Commercial Court**

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

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

Temirlan Mukhanbetzhanov, Managing Director, AIFC**

Asel Zhexembayeva, Director for Digital Technologies, AIFC**

 

 

AGRO-INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION

Co- Moderator - Pan Pan, Investor, Climate Smart Agriculture**

Panelists

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

 

MINING AND METALLURGY

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

16:30 – 18:30

Bilateral Meetings Timeslots

19:00 – 21:00

Networking Reception

International participants

  1. Kiril Dmitriev, President, RDIF       
  2. Sergey Gorkov, CEO, VEB            
  3. Salter Daniel, Head of EMEA Strategy, Renaissance Capital 
  4. Deep Akash, Senior lecturer at the Department of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy Harvard School of Management.
  5. Xiucau Liu, Chairman, Cathay Industrial Biotech, Ltd.
  6. Hongxin Wang, Chairman, Xinjiang Zhongtai Group, Ltd.
  7. Li Shuoyi, Executive Director, Bond Financing, Department of Fixed Income, China Merchants Securities
  8. Jiang Zhixiang, CEO, China Minsheng Bank Co (wrong position)
  9. Yuksel Yildirim, CEO, Yildirim Holding
  10. Huseiyn Arslan, CEO, YDA INSAAT VE SANAYI
  11. Ali Raza Siddiqui, Co-Chairman JS Group & Vice Chairman Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation 
  12. Piers Cumberlege, Board Director and Vice-Chair of the Investment Committee, Global Sustainable Capital Management (GSCM)
  13. Dion Vaughan, CEO, METALYSIS
  14. Bernard Peille, General Director / Managing Director, South CIS Cluster, Alstom
  15. Krupiński Michał, CEO, Bank Pekao
  16. Alois Schonberger, CEO, Cottonex
  17. Shiv Khemka, Chairman, SUN Group
  18. Olivier Randet, Group Chief Customer Officer, Air Liquide
  19. Oriel Morrison, Co-anchor, STREET SIGNS, CNBC's (Singapore)       
  20. Chilcote Ryan, Correspondent, Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)              

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 Investment and Development, Republic of Kazakhstan
  4. Erbolat Dossaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  5. Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  6. Askar Myrzakhmetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan       
  7. Timur Suleimenov, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  8. Peter Foster, President and CEO, Air Astana
  9. Saken Sarsenov, Chairman and CEO, KazPost
  10. Kanat Bozumbayev, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
  11. Kurmangazy Iskaziyev, CEO, KazMunaiGaz
  12. Galymzhan Pirmatov, Chairman of the Management Board, Kazatomprom
  13. Mazhit Turmagambetov, CEO of Management Board, Member of Board of Directors, Tau-Ken Samruk
  14. Kanat Alpysbayev, Chairman of the Management Board, President of JSC NC KTZ Temir Zholy company (Kazakh Railways)
  15. Umirzak Shukeyev, Chairman of the Management Board, Member of the Board of Directors, Samruk-Kazyna