Minneapolis - EBRD, USUBC & USKZBA Business Roundtable
Time & Location
About the Event
Thank you to our local partners and host for this event - the Minnesota Trade Office!
Expand Your Business in Two of the Region’s Most Promising Markets!
Learn More About Doing Business in Kazakhstan & Ukraine
With a combined GDP of $230 billion, Kazakhstan and Ukraine offer unprecedented market opportunities in
energy, infrastructure, and agriculture sectors. With a growing middle class, Kazakhstan has developed into the
leading market in Central Asia and is positioning itself as a transit route between Europe and China. In Ukraine,
strengthening domestic demand led by solid private consumption and sustained investment activity present new
opportunities for U.S. companies.
A working lunch will be served.
Business Roundtable Discussions with:
Michele Small, Head of Washington Representative Office, EBRD
Sarah (Frese) Nickel, Executive Director, USKZBA
Morgan Williams, President, USUBC
Representatives of the US Department of Commerce and Embassy of Kazakhstan in the US TBC
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was founded in 1991 to create a new post-Cold
War era in central and eastern Europe, furthering progress towards ‘market-oriented economies and the promotion of
private and entrepreneurial initiative’. The EBRD seeks to develop a sound investment climate based on an effective
legal and regulatory framework which promotes corporate governance, including sound management practices, a firm
stance against corrupt practices, disclosure of information, and clear and consistent accounting and auditing practices.
All EBRD operations are guided by the need to promote environmentally sound and sustainable development as well as
appropriate procurement practices. www.ebrd.com
The U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association (USKZBA) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes U.S.
economic and commercial cooperation with Kazakhstan. Since 1999, USKZBA has engaged industry leaders and
policymakers from the United States and Kazakhstan to foster a positive business and investment climate in
Kazakhstan, one which enables companies to be productive and the country to grow and prosper. www.uskzba.org
The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) is a private, non-profit trade association representing the interests of
the U.S. businesses active in Ukraine and Ukraine businesses in international markets. With over 200 members,
USUBC has been promoting Ukraine as a place to do business, encouraging international companies to operate and
invest in Ukraine, and working on reforms to make Ukraine a better and easier place to do business since 1995.