The Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum Goes Online

November 03, 2020 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will virtually host the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia, on November 16 – 20, 2020. 

This year’s theme Central Asia – Growth and Prosperity will explore new trends and market reactions in Central Asia during the post COVID-19 economic recovery. The four-day event will be completely virtual across multiple online platforms, including Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube, bringing together global and local experts, innovators and engaging experts.

Registration for #CATF2020 is free. The full agenda and information about speakers is available on the website: www.catradeforum.org

Participants can connect to online live sessions, keynotes and workshops and participate in discussions about COVID-19’s impact on regional supply chains, the recovery of tourism in Central Asia, developments toward a regional energy market, regional e-commerce challenges and opportunities, building public-private dialogue, experiences from women entrepreneurs from the region, and more. 

In addition, the forum offers business-to-business negotiation opportunities for more than 20 horticulture producers from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan with potential partners across the region and beyond through the World of Trade retail forum [www.eximexpo.kz]. 

Over the last decade, the Central Asia Trade Forum has brought together more than 5,000 government officials, business people and thought leaders from over 30 countries to learn about new trends, exchange ideas, build relationships, and conduct business. Trade among the nations of Central Asia has more than doubled during the past decade to around $6 billion dollars annually.

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USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. For more information, visit the USAID Central Asia website: https://www.usaid.gov/central-asia-regional and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDCentralAsia

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