UK-Tajikistan Trade and Investment Forum

Date TBC, London

EVENT DESCRIPTION

On 22nd April, DMA, the Tajik-British Chamber of Commerce, British Embassy Dushanbe, in partnership with DIT and DFID presents the first ever Trade & Investment Forum on Tajikistan

Supported by both the British and Tajik governments, this invitation-only event will give business its first chance to explore the opportunities of this extraordinary emerging market which saw an economic growth rate of over seven per cent in 2019. 

A wide-ranging programme will focus on infrastructure, the energy sector, industrialisation, tourism and the extractive industries. As well as panel discussions, case studies and speeches, there will be opportunities to meet senior figures in UK and Tajikistan government agencies and industry. 

DRAFT PROGRAMME 

09.00 - 10.00 - Registration and Refreshments 

10.00 - 10.20 - Opening Remarks

  • Lord Sheikh
  • Head of Delegation, Government of Tajikistan

10.20 - 11.00 - Panel 1: High Level Economic Overview

  • Masud Khalifazoda, Ambassador of Tajikistan to the UK
  • Matthew Lawson, British Ambassador to Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade Representative 
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • HMG, Senior Representative

11.00 - 11.45 - Panel 2: Infrastructure 

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Trade
  • State Committee on Investment and State Property Management Representative
  • Private Sector Speaker

11.45 - 12.15 - Coffee/Tea Break 

12.15 - 13.00 - Panel 3 - Investing in Energy 

  • Ministry of Energy
  • Private Sector Speaker
  • Private Sector Speaker

13.00 - 14.00 - Networking Lunch 

 

 

14.00 - 14.45 - Panel 4: Industrialisation

  • Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy Representative
  • National Bank of Tajikistan
  • Private Sector Speaker

14.45 - 15:30 - Panel 5: Tourism 

  • National Tourism Portal
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Private Sector Speaker

15.30 - 16.00 - Coffee/Tea Break 

16.00 - 16.45 - Spotlight: Extractive Industries

  • British Geological Survey
  • UK Export Finance
  • DFID

16.45 - 17.15 - Case Study - Aluminium 

  • Ministry of Finance
  • Private Sector Speaker 

17.15 - 17.30 - Closing Remarks 

17. 30 - 18.30 - Gala Drinks Reception