16.11.2017 International Forum focused on Kazakhstan

Forum Kazakhstan

The Federal Association of German Silk Road Initiative (BVDSI), based in the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen, is organizing an international forum for the 13th of November this year, focusing on Kazakhstan. As part of this forum, the German small and medium-sized economy, a driving factor of German innovation and investment capacity, will meet and get to know the projects, plans and contacts of the Republic of Kazakhstan. “We welcome this forum very much and therefore plan to bring a high-caliber delegation to Bremen,” said Ambassador Bolat Nussupov.

The newly founded Federal Association BVDSI eV (www.bvdsi.eu), which has set itself the task of being the competence center for the interests of the German economy to participate in the value creation potentials of the New Silk Road, is for the first time taking the initiative to open up new economic prospects for Kazakhstan and Germany. “We are planning a close cooperation with the Chinese Initiative “One Belt, One Road”, and not a counter-movement.” German know-how and German innovations are in demand, both by the Chinese and by the economies along the New Silk Road. This has to be coordinated and channeled for the benefit of all,” said Hans v. Helldorff, spokesman of BVDSI. A lively participation is expected from the German economy and a number of high-profile representatives from German politics have already registered for the Forum. The invitations will be sent out shortly. Online registration will be available in the near future.

German-Kazakh Economic Forum on 16.11.2017 in Bremen under the motto:
Kazakhstan as a central economy on the New Silk Road


Registration of participants
09:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Opening of the event and welcoming of participants by BVDSI representatives

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Keynote Speeches by:
Martin Günther – Senator for Economy and Ports of the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

S.E. Bolat Nussupov – Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan
N.N. – State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics

10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Refreshment Break

11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Begin of panel discussions
Panel 1: Potential for transport and transit projects.
Facts and visions

Enak Ferlemann – State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport
Plus 2 panelists from Kazakhstan n.n.
Plus 2 panelists from the German industry n.n. e.g. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hickel

Panel 2:
Policy framework for a safe investment climate in Kazakhstan.
From the current state to the short-term realization of European standards

N.N. – State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics
Plus 2 panelists from Kazakhstan n.n.
Plus 2 panelists from the German industry n.n.

Panel 3:
Opportunities for the German small and medium-sized enterprise sector. Ideas, investments, impulses.
Early Bird Opportunities and Sustainable Growth

N. N.
Director of the Foreign Trade Chamber, Berlin
Plus 2 panelists from the Mittelstandsvereinigung (Small and medium sized enterprise association) and the Wirtschaftsrat Deutschland (Economic Council of Germany)
Plus 2 Panelists from the German industry n.n. e.g. Folker Hellmeyer, Chief Economist of the Bremer Landesbank

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch Break

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Mini trade fair and contact exchange.
Projects and processes are presented. The participants have the opportunity to hold direct conversations with representatives from Kazakhstan and to build contacts.

1:45 PM to 3:00 PM
End of the event and individual departure

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