Wednesday, September 28, 2011
9.15 am - 4.00 pm
Altitude Rooftop Ballroom
515 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
IMPORTANT: Due to the positive developments during the recent Annual Bilateral Consultations between the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Uzbek Government has decided to substantially increase its level of participation at the AUCC Annual Business Forum. The Uzbek delegation to the Republic of Uzbekistan will be led and represented by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Elyor Ganiev, who will attend the events organized by the AUCC and its members. In this regard, the AUCC was asked to change the date of the 2011 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum from Tuesday, September 13, 2011 to Wednesday, September 28, 2011.
The U.S. - Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum is a long-standing tradition of the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce (AUCC) which was originated at the request of the leading U.S. companies with significant investments in the Uzbek market. The aim of the 2011 U.S.-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum is to promote and endorse better bilateral trade relations between Uzbekistan and the U.S. This year's event features the Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Elyor Ganiev, who will be accompanied to the U.S. by senior Uzbek officials, representing various sectors of the Uzbek industry.
The AUCC members' choice of this Central Asian state as an investment hub was driven by the business rationale, geopolitical reasoning and historical significance. Today, many of our members are celebrating almost a twenty-year old history of investing and doing business with Uzbekistan. The longevity of such developed business relations and ties is atypical to most countries of the Former Soviet Union. In the case of Uzbekistan, however, it validates the companies' belief that this country is a market with opportunities to be explored and the place where businesses can make profit, expand their networks, and most importantly, make a meaningful impact on the the quality of life of those who reside and work in Uzbekistan.
The AUCC Annual Business Forum is an opportunity for new businesses and investors to learn about the Uzbek market potential. The forum's speakers include officials from the U.S. and Uzbek governments, U.S. businessmen and investors as well as experts representing leading U.S. think tanks. The AUCC members hope that the 2011 U.S. - Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum will strengthen our countries' understanding of the urgency and importance to engage more at the commercial, political and other levels. As they often say it in the East: Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid of only standing still. The AUCC members are confident that our nations dialogue on furthering bilateral cooperation will continue and the AUCC stands ready to give a further impetus for it to grow.
The 2011 U.S. - Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum is fully sponsored by the
members of the AUCC.
Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are provided.
The event is free of charge and by invitation only.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 20, 2011.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!