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10th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2014 (BMC 2014)

The main event in the world for doing business in Afghanistan is celebrating a 10th Anniversary!

The Afghan American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) 10th Annual U.S. Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2014 (BMC 2014) coincides with a year of change when whole new, ground-floor-entry, regional business opportunities will open up in Afghanistan and when governance and security will see major improvement.

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Please click to PRE-REGISTER to BMC 2014.

BMC 2014 - Kabul, Afghanistan: September 2014 | Detailed information on the date, venue & location will be emailed to the participants/registrants prior to the Conference in Kabul. AACC Members and/or Conference Sponsors will receive invitations by e-mail. Please click on the AACC Membership Application to become a Member or to Renew your Membership with AACC. For Sponsorship opportunities and packages or other matters regarding the BMC 2014, please contact AACC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

BMC 2014- Dubai, UAE: October 14-15, 2014 | Hyatt Regency Dubai | More info.

BMC 2014- Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: December, 9, 10 & 11, 2014 | Venue will be announced shortly.

Detailed information will be coming soon regarding the BMC 2014 Dates | Location & Venue | SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES | Registration Fees and Form | Lodging Info & More

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Starting in Kabul in early September, AACC 10th Anniversary BMC activities then move to Dubai on October 14-15, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency and culminate in a grand finale matchmaking event in Washington D.C. on December 9-11. Pre-Matchmaking Conference informational exposure of the subsequent year’s activities to the Afghan business and government communities in Kabul will be followed by bringing the international business and donor community to Dubai to convene with Afghan and regional businessmen and women. The business matchmaking grand finale, based on AACC’s experience with (9) previous business matchmaking conferences, will be the third and culminating event of the 10th Anniversary trio.

For Dubai in particular, AACC will be supported by ConfLinks, a terrific group of conference-producing colleagues whom we have worked with over the years.

Package deals for all three events are available if potential attendees subscribe now!

4 Reasons Why we at AACC firmly believe that Afghanistan’s economy is about to take off:

  1. It has the potential of becoming the regional HUB as the most modern, market-oriented and developed-nation-engaged economy in the region,

  2. The Afghan government will enjoy strong support of the Afghan people,

  3. The security forces are steadily improving as U.S. and NATO assistance continues… and we believe it will continue well beyond 2016!

  4. An economic and business shift is happening now…. from doing business in one country to investing in the markets of the entire region.

You will want to hear the latest information from those in the know… about opportunities in different economic sectors, in education and workforce progress and about progress regarding security and governance.

Last Updated (Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:44)

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AACC Symposium on Afghanistan as Hub: The Role of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), June 26, 2014, N. Virginia, USA

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The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) cordially invites you to attend the 2nd “Afghanistan as Hub” Symposium Series on the theme of “The Role of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), plus Networking Opportunities & Reception.

Event Date, Time and Location:
Thursday, June 26, 2014. | 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM
The Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City | Salon II
1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia 22202, U.S.A. | Tel: (703) 415-5000 | Directions
 

Speakers & Panelists Presentations 

Video Coverage: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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EVENT OVERVIEW: The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) welcomes you to the 2nd AACC business symposium. The first symposium was successfully held on April 18, 2013, entitled “The Role of Transport, Logistics & Critical Infrastructure". On June 26, 2014, AACC is hosting Afghanistan as Hub: The Role of Information & Communications Technology (ICT)”. This symposium will include detailed presentations, interactive discussions combined with business networking opportunities and a cocktail reception.

Keynote Speaker: His Excellency Amirzai Sangin, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

His Excellency Minister Amirzai Sangin has been one of the most successful leaders in Afghanistan’s industrial development. Over the last eight years Minister Sangin has spearheaded a robust telecommunications and internet industry development plan. As one example, with a population of 34 million and per capita GNI of just over US$410 he has helped to forge a mobile phone subscription rate of nearly 50% and has extended mobile-cellular coverage to more than 80% of the population --- including a high percentage of women as well. 

WHO’S PRESENTING: The Ambassador from Afghanistan to the U.S., H.E. Eklil Hakimi and panelists from key Federal agencies active in ICT in Afghanistan such as DoD, and USAID; The World Bank will describe its crucial role in promoting ICT; The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will present Afghanistan’s ICT sector potential in a regional context;  The Japan Int’l. Development Agency (JICA); Pioneering Afghan ICT companies such as Afghan Wireless (AWCC) -- Arianna TV, Roshan and RANA will outline future opportunities; U.S. ICT companies working-in and considering Afghanistan will present their experiences and their requirements; all this taking  place interactively with perhaps Afghanistan’s most successful  Minister and its most successful Ministry!

Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 July 2014 15:36)

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AACC Executive Committee Members and Officers for 2014-2015

On April 23, 2014, the Board of Directors of AACC in its first Post-General Assembly Meeting for 2014, elected AACC Officers and Executive Committee Members of 2014-2015. 

Sulaiman Lutfi Hon. Don Ritter, Sc. D. Jeffrey_Grieco Yama Azami William C. Joern Assad Mattin Arnold Fields
Chairman of the Board President & CEO Vice President Treasurer Secretary of the Board At-Large I At-Large II

Last Updated (Tuesday, 29 April 2014 09:37)

 

12th Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2014

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UPDATED:  Agenda  and Documents of the 12th Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2014

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Speakers' Bios | 2014 - 2015 BoD Candidates Bios

Names, Bios and Photos of Board of Directors Members for 2014 - 2015

Results for the 2014 Board of Directors Election 

The Newly Elected Board of Directors Members Include:

Col. James L. Bullion (Ret’d.)Recently, Director; DoD Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFBSO); 

Maj. Gen. Arnold Fields (Ret'd.)U.S. Marine Corps and former U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR); President, PeacefulQuest LLC;

Mr. Jeffrey Grieco, Senior Consultant, Foreign Policy, Foreign Assistance and Government Affairs.

The Re-Elected Board of Directors Members Include:

Mr. Yama Azami, President of the Washington Mortgage Group; 

Mr. Sulaiman LutfiChairman of the Board, AACC; President & CEO, TriVision; 

Mr. Qasim TarinBoard of Directors Member, AACC; CEO & President, Electro Imaging Systems, Inc.;

Ambassador Said T. JawadCEO, Capitalize LLC.

Last Updated (Thursday, 03 July 2014 10:28)

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9th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2013

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Post Conference Materials:

PHOTOS |  AGENDA | SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHY | SPEAKERS' PRESENTATIONS 

SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS | SPONSORS' COMPANY PROFILE

Pre Conference Materials:

 MEDIA ADVISORY | FLYER | LODGING | MORE INFO.  

LIVE BROADCASTING 

The main event in the world for doing business in Afghanistan is once again coming up and you sure don't want to miss it. Opportunities are shifting from contracts to markets, from one country to the region, and you will want to hear the latest information from those in the know … about the climate for investment in different economic sectors including security concerns, governance issues, etc.

Last Updated (Monday, 07 July 2014 17:07)

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AACC Symposium on Afghanistan as Hub: The Role of Transport, Logistics & Critical Infrastructure, April 18, 2013

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1st in a Series Symposium 
Afghanistan as Hub: "The Role of Transport, Logistics and Critical Infrastructure" 
and Networking Opportunities Reception

Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM

THE RITZ-CARLTON, PENTAGON CITY

1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington

Virginia 22202 USA

Phone:  +1 (703) 415-5000 | Map & Directions 

 

Last Updated (Friday, 25 April 2014 12:50)

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Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2013

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Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. 
11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway 
Fairfax, Virginia 22033 U.S.A.
Tel: 703-352-2525

Last Updated (Friday, 25 April 2014 12:56)

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AACC Preliminary-to-Business Matchmaking Conference 2013, Kabul, June 22, 2013

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Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Safi Landmark Hotel & Suites | Kabul, Afghanistan

AGENDA | SPEAKERS' BIOS | ANNOUNCEMENT

The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is holding a special 1-day Seminar event, on June 22nd 2013 and we welcome your attendance. The venue and precise times for the event will follow shortly.

Attendance will highlight the world’s leading U.S. and Afghan business promotion event later this year on December 1 to 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

AACC is coming to Kabul to alert Afghan businesses, early-on, to the opportunities to engage with American businesses and to allow AACC and U.S. colleagues more time to develop appropriate matches pre-the December Conference so as to optimize the value of the Conference to Afghan businesses who decide to attend.

Last Updated (Thursday, 03 July 2014 17:24)

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AACC Working Group Workshop and Welcome Spring 2013 Networking Reception, March 28, 2013

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The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)

Cordially Invites You to Attend

A Working Group Workshop & A Welcome Spring 2013 Networking Reception

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Workshop: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM  | Reception: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Click HERE to download the Invite in PDF

Last Updated (Friday, 25 April 2014 12:50)

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The Afghanistan Summit III-2013

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The 3rd Afghanistan Summit (TAS III) is fast approaching and will be welcoming the largest delegation of officials and businesspeople yet. This important event, in partnership with the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) is the third time AACC has worked with CWI on a Dubai “Summit”. The Afghan Builders Association (ABA) and the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) are also involved. The event is being held on the 15-16 January 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Dubai Hotel, UAE and is crucial to all those looking to develop or commence business in what is quickly becoming the hub nation in the region.

Last Updated (Friday, 25 April 2014 10:30)

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