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INVITATION: Panel Discussion with 6 Central Asian Ambassadors on Doing Business in Central Asia

29 March 2019


Panel Discussion with 6 Central Asian Ambassadors on 

Doing Business in Central Asia 

(breakfast will be served)



Friday, March 29, 2019

Hosted by Baker McKenzie LLP

White House Conference Room

815 Connecticut Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20006

(Due to limited space, we ask all guests to arrive at 7.45am)


Please RSVP by Monday, March 25, 2019 




Featured Speakers (in countries' alphabetical order):

H.E. Afghan Ambassador Roya Rahmani

H.E. Kazakh Ambassador Erzhan Kazykhanov

H.E. Kyrgyz Ambassador Bolot Otunbaev

H.E. Tajik Ambassador Farhod Salim

H.E. Turkmen Ambassador Meret Orazov

H.E. Uzbek Ambassador Javlon Vakhabov


Moderated by

Thomas Firestone, Partner

Baker McKenzie LLP




8.00am - Welcome by Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker McKenzie

8.05am - Opening Statement by the USG (to be announced)

8.25am - Opening Statement by Elena Son, Executive Director, 

 The American-Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce, The U.S.-Kyrgyzstan Business Council, The U.S.-Tajikistan Business Council and

The U.S.-Afghanistan Business Initiative

8.30am - Discussion led by Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker McKenzie

10.00am - Q&A

10.30am - Closing by Thomas Firestone, Partner, Baker McKenzie



Please join us on Friday, March 29 for a unique panel discussion with six Central Asian Ambassadors on opportunities for U.S. companies in Central Asia. What are the best opportunities in Central Asia? How can companies manage the risks? What are governments in the region doing to create a more transparent and secure investment environment?  How can companies simultaneously comply with both local and U.S. legal requirements? For the first time, all six Central Asian Ambassadors will gather to discuss these and related issues. We hope you will join us for what promises to be an interesting and unique discussion. 


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