USAID to Virtually Host Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum

USAID to Virtually Host Tenth Annual Central Asia Trade Forum
USAID Headquarters. Washington, D.C. United States (Source: GAO)

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will virtually host the tenth annual Central Asia Trade Forum, an international event promoting regional trade and connectivity across Central Asia, on November 16-20, the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan said in a Monday press release.

According to the statement, this year’s theme Central Asia – Growth and Prosperity will explore new trends and market reactions in Central Asia during the post COVID-19 economic recovery.

The four-day event will include discussions about COVID-19’s impact on regional supply chains, the recovery of tourism in Central Asia, developments toward a regional energy market, regional e-commerce challenges and opportunities, building public-private dialogue, experiences from women entrepreneurs from the region, and more.

In addition, the forum offers business-to-business negotiation opportunities for more than 20 horticulture producers from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan with potential partners across the region and beyond through the World of Trade retail forum.

Over the last decade, the Central Asia Trade Forum has brought together more than 5,000 government officials, business people and thought leaders from over 30 countries.