All Trade Forum members who made exports between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2016 will be automatically entered into the “The Best Exporter Contest. During the course of registration, participants shall answer questions regarding the quantity, type, and geographical scope of their exports and trade. Based on this information, as well as additional interviews taken, Forum organizers will determine winners in the following categories:

  • The Biggest Export Volume
  • The Biggest Export Geography 
  • The Best Exhibition Booth

The contest involves small and medium-sized non-oil sector enterprises, registered in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and meeting the following requirements:

  • producing and exporting high added value goods;
  • having no outstanding tax or other obligatory payments to the state budget system;
  • not currently in a process of reorganization, liquidation, or bankruptcy;
  • not a party to any production sharing agreements;
  • not running business in gambling, production and sale of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, weapons or narcotics;
  • having at least two years of experience in the production and sale of goods or services intended for export.

The Trade Forum organizers reserve the right to request supporting documentation to confirm the above-mentioned information.

The Award ceremony shall take place during the official Gala Dinner on October 28, 2015 at the Rixos hotel as a part of the Central Asian Trade Forum V. The winners will receive sponsor prizes, a certificate and an award statuette.

The Award committee will define the winners after the closure of the Trade Forum participants’ registration and at least 10 days before the start of the Forum. The decision will be announced as part of a protocol that also includes:

  • a list of the Award committee members present at the meeting
  • a summary of applications
  • voting results
  • a list of the winners

The list of 2016 Award committee members includes:

  • Sabit Narbaev, the National Agency for Export and Investment «KAZNEX INVEST», Director of the Almaty office
  • Shara Akylbayeva, Deputy General Director of LLP “Almaty Chamber of Trade and Investments”
  • Victor Prodedovich, USAID REC Project, Chief-of-Party
  • Margarita Batyrbek,USAID REC Project, CATF and Export Development Coordinator

The Award will be a well-deserved reward for your employees and the best recommendation for your partners and customers!

Winners of the Contest in 2015:

  • JSC “Rakhat”
  • JSC “Chemfarm”
  • LLP “Ordabasy Kus”
  • Company “Artel” – winner in the nomination “Exports to developing markets”
  • LLP “Domashnee s Lubov’u” - winner in the nomination “The Best Exhibition Stand

  • “Participation in this contest is very important for Shymkentmay JSC and we are glad that our company became the best in the category “Export Volume” among similar exporters participated the Trade Forum. We already have an Award “Fastest Growing Exporter of Central Asia” given at the Central Asian Trade Forum II. Hope that our partners are also glad to share with us this success”

    Baurzhan Adirbekov, Commercial Director, Shymkentmay JSC, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, winner in the category “Export Volume”

    “For us, the Award has boosted the credibility and reputation of our company. This award is a testament to the hard work of all our employees. We would like to thank the organizers for this excellent opportunity to prove ourselves. This recognition of our achievements has strengthened the company's market position as we keep exploring new areas. We also would like to mention that the company is running continuous work on maintenance and improvement of our goods’ quality, introducing new production process technologies and developing new pharmaceuticals. I would like to encourage all the participants to keep up with the times, to reach new frontiers and not rest on the laurels".

    Olim Haydarovich Abbasov, Director General of LLC JV "Novopharma PLUS" ( Tashkent, Uzbekistan), the Award-holder as The Fastest Growing Exporter of Central Asia 2012;.

    "Any competition is an opportunity for the participants to show their business achievements, their products and to increase brand awareness. We would like to thank the organizing committee and the jury for their willingness to invest time and energy in projects such as the CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM.”.

    Alexey Mombekov, Expert on Marketing Department, JSC "Shymkentmay" (Shymkent, Kazakhstan), the Award-holder as Fastest Growing Exporter of Central Asia 2012.

    "Elevation of the company’s status has enabled a new level of work with state regulatory agencies, trade associations and regional enterprises. Gaining the Award gives one confidence in their own abilities. In an increasingly competitive market and with the background of Tajikistan’s accession to the WTO, this recognition is of great importance to us. Participation in the CENTRAL ASIAN TRADE FORUM II enabled our company to strengthen existing business relationships with companies in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.”

    Anwar Bozorovich Kurbanov, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, LLC "PO Nascochii Tochik" (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) the Award-holder as The Fastest Growing Exporter of Central Asia 2012 and The Best Exporter of 2012 to Developed Country Markets.

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