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

 The 10th Anniversary of AACC U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference (BMC) in 2014

A TRIO of EVENTS:

Kabul, Afghanistan | Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Washington, D.C., United States of America

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AACC Kabul-BMC 2014 Flyer - September 10 2014
BMC 2014 - Kabul, Afghanistan: 

Monday, September 29, 2014. | Online Registration Form

AACC Members and/or Conference Sponsors will receive invitations by e-mail.

To become a Sponsor of Kabul-BMC 2014, please contact AACC via BMCinfo@a-acc.org. 

Detailed information on the venue & location will be emailed to the participants/registrants prior to the Conference in Kabul. 

Please click on the AACC Membership Application to become a Member or to Renew your Membership with AACC.

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

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

Washington, D.C., U.S.A. | December 9, 10, 11, 2014

Sponsorship Packages (PDF) Registration Fees & Form (PDF)
Invitation Lodging Info. (PDF) Directions 
Welcoming & Networking Reception
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
JW Marriott Washington, D.C. Hotel
Tell: 202-393-2000
10th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Tell: 202-312-1300
Mix & Mingle/AACC Award Reception
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. ‎
JW Marriott Washington, D.C. Hotel
Tell: 202-393-2000
10th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Tell: 202-312-1300 
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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.

Starting in Kabul on September 29, 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.

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, 16 September 2014 17:03)

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Post-Event Summary: The Role of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Symposium, June 26, 2014, U.S.A

NEWS & EVENTS
Flyer AACC ICT Symposium
POST-EVENT SUMMARY | Prepared by AACC V.P. Mr. Jeffrey Grieco

The Key Points of H.E. Minister Amirzai Sangin's Speech, (MCIT-GIRoA)
 
Presentations and Key Takeaways from Speakers and Panelists Speeches. Representatives from: The World Bank Group, USAID, ADB, JICA, USTR, DoD, Rana Technologists, Paywast, DigitalGlobe, Inc., Level3 Communications, LLC, Globecomm, Inc., IZ Technologies, and Talia Limited.

Last Updated (Thursday, 14 August 2014 13:24)

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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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Flyer AACC ICT Symposium

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
 
 

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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 (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:13)

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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

NEWS & EVENTS
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12th Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. 
Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

Last Updated (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:24)

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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 (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:10)

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

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Reminder--AACC Working Groups Workshop and Spring Networking Reception 2013-March 28th-Large-Web Version
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 (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:23)

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

MATCHMAKING
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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, 04 August 2014 11:08)

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

NEWS & EVENTS - Past Events
Afghanistan Hub April 2013 Invite
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 (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:09)

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Annual General Assembly Meeting for 2013

NEWS & EVENTS - Past Events
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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 (Monday, 04 August 2014 11:21)

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