SARD III and EBRD Organize Export Promotion Seminar in Ashgabat

SARD III and EBRD Organize Export Promotion Seminar in Ashgabat

A three-day seminar on “Export Practice and Procedures for New Exporters”, designed to develop export potential of entrepreneurs, inaugurated in Yyldyz Hotel of Turkmenistan’s capital, Ashgabat. European Union funded project “Support to Further Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Turkmenistan – SARD III” in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development organized the seminar.

Turkmen entrepreneurs, business and export managers from all velayats of Turkmenistan participate in the event. Mr. Jonathan Ian Walden, international trade and facilitation expert, specializing on all elements of international trade, transport and supply chain, with over 30 years of experience in the field leads the seminar. Mr. Walden has provided consulting and training services for a number of reputable companies, including SITPRO, Xerox, and Adidas.

The seminar is specifically designed to guide new exporters in their quest to develop concrete export strategies and access foreign markets, where to obtain market information and how to achieve export competitiveness. The participants of the training will be able to improve understanding of export opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), learn about steps for a company to undertake in order to export successfully, as well as use the acquired knowledge and skills in exporting goods and services abroad and entering new markets.

Turkmen entrepreneurs will be able to present their products to and interact with the representatives of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan, representatives of the local Embassies and international organizations involved in export development and promotion at the Export Promotion Event that will be held on the third day of the Seminar.

This event is part of SARD III activities aimed at supporting the Government of Turkmenistan in increasing productivity and competitiveness of the agro-food sector through activities that improve production, processing and marketing, as well as strengthening the capacity of supporting public sector agriculture institutions.