The seventh annual Central Asian Trade Forum Future Growth: Trade, Transport, and Horticulture will be held on October 18-19, 2017, at the Rixos Hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Central Asia Trade Forum (CATF) has become an established brand name in the region and beyond. Over the past six years, more than 4,000 business executives, policy makers, and industry experts from over 25 countries have attended the Forum, increasing understanding of trade issues and promoting greater trade volume across the region.
This year’s CATF will focus on increasing the competitiveness of enterprises throughout Central Asia so that they can better compete in the global economy and provide jobs for the region’s growing workforce.
Central Asian firms must increase their competitiveness or risk losing both domestic and international market share. The region needs not only to meet the enhanced quality standards of traditional and new markets but also overcome numerous bureaucratic hurdles to expedite delivery. The Forum will present technological, policy, and institutional solutions to address these impediments while increasing public-private dialogue.
This year’s CATF will place particular focus on trade issues affecting the horticulture and transport and logistics sectors. An exhibition will also bring together different technology, equipment, and service providers with the capacity to lower production and transport costs in the region, and we will continue to provide practical business support through an international certification requirements workshop.
Stay tuned for more news and looking forward to welcoming you at the Forum!