Shymkent city of Kazakhstan will host the Ninth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum, a flagship international event for companies and exporters, on November 12-13 this year.
As part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) project on competitiveness, trade and job creation in Central Asia, the theme of this year’s Forum will be Horticulture Innovation and Investment.
The organizers expect attendance of over 450+ government, business and civil society leaders, as well as think tanks from Central and South Asia and Europe.
This year’s forum will focus on investment and innovative approaches in the fruit and vegetable sector of the entire Central Asian region.
In conjunction with the forum, Shymkent will host the 8th International Exhibition for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Stock Breeding in Southern Kazakhstan. It is a trading platform for manufacturers to present agricultural machinery and equipment, spare parts, irrigation and fertilizer technologies, greenhouses, seeds and seedlings and technologies for animal husbandry.
The Central Asia Trade Forum is one of the largest annual events promoting regional trade and connectivity in Central Asia and has evolved into a widely-recognized brand.
In 2018, the forum in Tashkent, Uzbekistan brought together over 2,000 entrepreneurs, private firms, technical experts, and policy makers from 27 countries including Asia, the United States, Europe and the Middle East to exchange ideas, stay abreast of new technologies and trade developments, make trade deals and forge new partnerships for future cooperation.