9th Annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2013
- AFGHANISTAN AS REGIONAL BUSINESS HUB -
Washington, D.C., U.S.A. | December 1, 2, & 3, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Monday, Dec. 2, 2013: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) will hold its 9th Annual U.S. - Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference on December 1-3 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., 1300 Pennsylvania Ave N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004.
This year's Conference (BMC) will include presentations by U.S. and Afghan business and government leaders. Panel discussions will be held on opportunities in critical sectors such as mining and natural resources, agribusiness, information and communications technologies (ICT), construction and infrastructure, energy and power, and transportation and logistics. How these sectors relate to regional opportunities will be a new focus.
People you want to meet - The Conference will host high-level officials from various Afghan Ministries: Mining, Agriculture, Information & Communications, and Finance. From the USG: USAID; DoD – including Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Business Stability Task Force (TFBSO), OSD, USACE; Department of Commerce (DOC), State Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, OPIC and other organizations to facilitate promotion of business-to-business relationships and investment and trade between the U.S. and Afghanistan. Also present are top- officers of a wide range of Afghan companies.
One-on-One private networking sessions with representatives of the above organizations provide attendees with a unique experience to capture information focused on their specific business interests from conference speakers, panelists and select attendees. This has proven very effective. ….just ask past conference attendees!
Build business relationships - Previous conferences have provided many opportunities for Afghan firms to learn about U.S. companies interested in doing business in Afghanistan and for American firms to learn about business opportunities and connections in Afghanistan. The Conference also provides a useful forum to develop mutually beneficial business relationships including Memoranda of Understanding, joint ventures, new business relationships, sales of products and services, new investments, etc.
More Networking Opportunities - The U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2013 will include “Welcoming”, “Mix & Mingle” and “AACC Business of the Year Award” receptions on the evenings of Sunday, December 1st and Monday, December 2nd, 2013. Meals and refreshments are provided to attendees throughout the event.
For those doing business in Afghanistan and the region, the AACC conference is ‘the’ main event of its kind in the world and you simply can’t afford to miss it. You will not be disappointed.
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Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 | 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM | Safi Landmark Hotel & Suites | Kabul, Afghanistan
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.
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AACC Symposium on Afghanistan as Hub: The Role of Transport, Logistics & Critical Infrastructure, April 18, 2013
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H.E. Dr. Omar Zakhilwal
Minister of Finance,
Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Hon. Robert O. Blake, Jr.
South and Central Asia,
U.S. Department of State
AACC Chairman, Mr. Lutf; ACCI CEO, Mr. Haqjo; H.E. Noorullah Delawari, Governor, Central Bank of Afghanistan; ABC-Moscow President, Mr. Mokhammad; ACCI Chairman, Mr. Fahim; AACC President & CEO, Hon. Ritter
1st in a Series Symposium Afghanistan as Hub: "The Role of Transport, Logistics & Critical Infrastructure" and Networking Opportunities & Reception
Thursday, April 18, 2013 | 1:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A.
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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
Our Working Groups Include:
Access to Capital, Agriculture and Livestock, Construction and Infrastructure, Culture and Tourism, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Mining and Natural Resources, Transportation and Logistics, Women and the Economy
Click HERE to download the Invite in PDF
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