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Event Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Fox School of Business, Temple University, 1801 Liacouras Walk,The Fox Board Room, 3rd Floor, Alter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6038
An upcoming roundtable on November 20, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA, featuring the new Uzbek Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov and representatives of the local businesses, will mark yet another step towards advancement of business relations between the US private sector and the Government of Uzbekistan. The meeting, organized jointly by the American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, the US Commercial Service, Philadelphia and Fox School of Business, Temple University, will serve as the first-time opportunity for the top diplomatic envoy to present Uzbekistan’s economic and business potential to US exporters and manufacturers based in Pennsylvania.
JOINT ROUNDTABLE ON
PROMOTION OF STRONGER U.S.-UZBEKISTAN TRADE RELATIONS: Views by H.E. Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov on Commercial Opportunities for US Companies in Uzbekistan and His Assessment of Bilateral Business Cooperation
THE AMERICAN-UZBEKISTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, US COMMERCIAL SERVICE, PHILADELPHIA AND FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Time and Date: 9.00 AM – 11.00 AM on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Location: Fox School of Business, Temple University, 1801 Liacouras Walk,The Fox Board Room, 3rd Floor, Alter Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6038, http://sbm.temple.edu/global/
- Bakhtiyar Gulyamov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the United States of America
- Laziz Kudratov, Trade and Investment Counselor, Uzbek Embassy in Washington, DC
- Dr. Ram Mudambi, Executive Director, Temple CIBER
Located in the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan is home to almost 30 million people, has rich natural resources base and enjoys a GDP growth of 8%. The country's established infrastructure and well-skilled workforce are an attraction to U.S. companies. AUCC members are currently negotiating contracts and projects, which, if implemented, will total about billion invested in the next 2 - 3 years. During the period of 1992 to 2012 U.S. exports to the Republic of Uzbekistan amounted to more than .3 billion and American companies have invested more than 0 million in the Uzbek economy. In 2012 the US exports to Uzbekistan totaled more than 5 million compared to 0 million in 2011 and 1 million in 2010. While this is good news, the volume of U.S. exports and investments in this largest Central Asian marketplace is lower than those of Uzbekistan's near neighbors, including Russia with its exports to Uzbekistan reaching more than .3 billion in 2012.
Trade benefits everyone and should be explored in full so that the benefits for the security, cultural and education cooperation can derive from it. Please join our discussion with H.E. Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov, on his assessment of the present and future of our countries' bilateral business cooperation and presentation on issues such as:
- What are the business opportunities in the Central Asia’s most populous market?
- What trade and investment incentives are in place in Uzbekistan to encourage U.S. businesses to be more assertive towards the Uzbek market?
- What obstacles do U.S. businesses face in Uzbekistan and how does the Uzbek Government help companies resolve them?
- What are the Uzbek government’s views on WTO, Customs Union and Free Trade Zone memberships?
- What influence do these unions and collective agreements have on the US relations with Uzbekistan?
8:30am Networking and Registration
9:00am Opening Remarks by Dr. Ram Mudambi, Executive Director for Center for International Business Education and Research at Temple University
9:15am Overview of Uzbekistan's Economic and Business Potential by Uzbek Ambassador Bakhtiyar Gulyamov
9:30am Video Presentation about Uzbekistan
09:45am Meet US business participants of the Round table: Brief Company Introductions
09:55am Q&A and Networking
11:00am Conclude Business Roundtable
Separate Briefing Room:
11:15am International Business Student Briefing