Mission Economique Kazakhstan
- Event type
- Trade Mission
- 09.06.2017 - 14.06.2017
- 9th to the 14th of June 2017
the Chamber of Commerce of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Ministry of the Economy, will organise an accompanied visit to the Expo 2017 Astana followed by an economic mission to Almaty. The accompanied visit of the Expo 2017 Astana, focusing on “Future Energy” will be led by H.E. Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister, and H.E. Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy and will last from the 9th to the 11th of June 2017. Luxembourg will be present with a stand and will be hosting a “Luxembourg Day” on the 11th of June. Thereafter, from the 11th to the 14th of June, the Chamber of Commerce will lead the economic mission to Almaty, the country’s economic capital.
The country hosting the 2017 Specialized Expo in its capital Astana is the strongest economy in Central Asia. Strategically situated between Russia, China, the European Union and the Middle East, the Republic of Kazakhstan – with a land area equal to Western Europe yet one of the lowest population densities in the world – is striving to become the go-to hub for intercontinental exchange along the New Silk Road.
According to the STATEC, Luxembourg’s exports to Kazakhstan have almost doubled since 2012. Kazakhstan is an industrial country, with mining, oil and gas operations currently as its main prospects for economic development. However, the government has been attempting to change the priority on a more varied range of industries. By having made important efforts to minimize bureaucratic obstacles and affording international investors equal rights and obligations as Kazakh nationals, the government of Kazakhstan conceived a business environment in which foreign financiers can invest themselves into all sectors.
A seminar followed by a business reception will be organised in Almaty. Participating companies from Luxembourg may request business meetings with local companies or institutions over the entire duration of our stay in Almaty.
In case of interest, you are kindly requested to duly complete the linked registration form no later than April 10, 2017. For further information about this upcoming mission/visit, feel free to contact Mr Steven Koener (tel: 42 39 39 - 379) or Mrs Sarah Nilles (tel: 42 39 39 - 316).
Mission led by the Chamber of Commerce in close collaboration with its international networks, the Luxembourg trade or diplomatic network abroad, the Belgian trade representatives and/ or the relevant government department