Organisers





Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Kazakhstan​




KAZAKH INVEST
National Company




Oslo Chamber of Commerce


In partnership with


Astana International Financial Centre

About

Kazakhstan has come a long way in a few short decades. But the ambitious country has much further to go and bigger development dreams to achieve. The world-changing Covid-19 crisis presents both challenges to overcome as well as an opportunity for Kazakhstan to place itself at the heart of the new global economy and accelerate its digital transformation.
Since acquiring its independence in 1991, Kazakhstan has transitioned to upper-middle-income status, increased GDP per capita significantly and attracted over $350 billion in foreign direct investment from more than 120 countries. Now a leading business hub and premier financial centre for the region, Kazakhstan has set its sights on becoming a top global investment destination.
Drives toward diversification and digitalisation have opened up sizeable opportunities for foreign investors in such sectors as manufacturing, mining and metallurgy, chemicals, financial services, agro-industry, alternative energy and cleantech, infrastructure, logistics, and digital industries.
All this sits against the backdrop of massive changes in global value chains and shifts in trade corridors which Kazakhstan is perfectly primed to take advantage of and which will continue to evolve post-crisis. Large infrastructure development programmes are being carried out to bolster Kazakhstan’s logistics capabilities, and foreign investors have a major role to play through participation in public-private partnerships and other vehicles.

Agenda


13:30 -14:00 (KZ)
08:30 -09:00 (CET)
09:30 -10:00 (EET)

Registration of participants

14:00-14:20 (KZ)
09:00-09:20 (CET)
10:00-10:20 (EET)

OPENING OF THE EVENT


Moderator: Patrick Hamilton Walsh, Head of House of Digital Innovations (Sweden)
Welcoming remarks
1. Almas Aidarov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Sweden
3. John Mikal Kvistad, Ambassador of Norway to the Republic of Kazakhstan
4. Jens Holst-Nielsen, Director of Danish Industry (Denmark)

14:20-15:00 (KZ)
09:20-10:00 (CET)
10:20-11:00 (EET)

SESSION №1: «COOPERATION IN THE NEW ECONOMIC CONDITIONS: POTENTIAL OF THE KEY INDUSTRIES»


Moderator: Patrick Hamilton Walsh, Head of House of Digital Innovations (Sweden)
Speakers:
1. Nurbek Dairbekov, Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan
2. Kenneth Alness, CEO of ThermoSeed Global AB (Sweden)
3. Yerlan Nysanbayev, Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
4. Hans Erik Bylling, CEO of Aller Aqua (Denmark)
5. Dinara Shcheglova, Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
6. Kairat Rakhimov, Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
7. Pavel Koktyshev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the National Infocommunication Holding Zerde (Kazakhstan)
8. Heikki Cantell, General Counsel, Head of Legal, Secretary of the Statutory Organs, Nordic Investment Bank

15:00-15:15 (KZ)
10:00-10:15 (CET)
11:00-11:15 (EET)

Q&A / Discussion

15:15-15:25 (KZ)
10:15-10:25 (CET)
11:15-11:25 (EET)

BREAK

15:25-16:05 (KZ)
10:25-11:05 (CET)
11:25-12:05 (EET)

SESSION №2: «INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN»


Moderator: Patrick Hamilton Walsh, Head of House of Digital Innovations (Sweden)
Speakers:
1. Baurzhan Sartbayev, Chairman of the Management Board of Kazakh Invest National Company JSC (Kazakhstan)
2. James Martin, CEO of AIFC Business Connect (Kazakhstan)
3. Yerzhan Tutkushev, Managing Director for Logistics and International cooperation – Member of the Management Board of Sovereign Wealth Fund «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC (Kazakhstan)
4. Joakim Dahl, Member of Board of Directors in several industries in Sweden, senior Business Advisor to major Swedish investors in venture capital and investments. Honorary Consul
5. Aslan Kaligazin, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Export Insurance Company KazakhExport JSC (Kazakhstan)
6. Martin Sturinge, Country Analyst for Kazakhstan of EKN (The Swedish Export Credit Agency) (Sweden)
7. Dinmukhamed Absattarov, CEO of Management Company of the Special Economic Zone Khorgos, International Center for Border Cooperation (Kazakhstan)
8. Sabina Voetmann, Regional Director for CIS countries Videometer A/S. (Denmark)

16:05-16:20 (KZ)
11:05-11:20 (CET)
12:05-12:20 (EET)

Q&A / Discussion

16:20-16:25 (KZ)
11:20-11:25 (CET)
12:20-12:25 (EET)

CLOSING OF THE EVENT


H.E. Mr Sven-Olov Carlsson, Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan

16:25 (KZ)
11:25 (CET)
12:25 (EET)

End of the Event

Speakers


Kairat Abdrakhmanov

Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Denmark

H.E. Mr Sven-Olov Carlsson

Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan

Almas Aidarov

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Patrick Hamilton Walsh

Head of House of Digital Innovations (Sweden)

John Mikal Kvistad

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Kazakhstan

Jens Holst-Nielsen

Director of Danish Industry (Denmark)

Nurbek Dairbekov

Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kenneth Alness

CEO of ThermoSeed Global AB (Sweden)

Yerlan Nysanbayev

Vice Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Hans Erik Bylling

CEO of Aller Aqua (Denmark)

Dinara Shcheglova

Vice Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kairat Rakhimov

Vice Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Baurzhan Sartbayev

Chairman of the Management Board of Kazakh Invest National Company JSC (Kazakhstan)

Yerzhan Tutkushev

Managing Director for Logistics and International cooperation – Member of the Management Board of Sovereign Wealth Fund «Samruk-Kazyna» JSC (Kazakhstan)

James Martin

CEO of AIFC Business Connect (Kazakhstan)

Ruslan Iskakov

Chairman of the Executive Board of Export Insurance Company KazakhExport JSC (Kazakhstan)

Martin Sturinge

Country Analyst for Kazakhstan of EKN (The Swedish Export Credit Agency) (Sweden)

Dinmukhamed Absattarov

CEO of Management Company of the Special Economic Zone Khorgos, International Center for Border Cooperation (Kazakhstan)

Joakim Dahl

Member of Board of Directors in several industries in Sweden, senior Business Advisor to major Swedish investors in venture capital and investments. Honorary Consul

Aslan Kaligazin

Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Export Insurance Company KazakhExport JSC (Kazakhstan)

Pavel Koktyshev

Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of the National Infocommunication Holding Zerde (Kazakhstan)

Heikki Cantell

General Counsel, Head of Legal, Secretary of the Statutory Organs, Nordic Investment Bank

Sabina Voetmann

Regional Director for CIS countries Videometer A/S (Denmark)

Contact us

For any enquiries, please contact:

Almira Mardenova

PROGRAMME ENQUIRIES

+7 705 888 93 98

a.mardenova@invest.gov.kz

Nikolay Putilin

MEDIA ENQUIRIES

+7 701 959 12 26

n.putilin@invest.gov.kz



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