Membership Benefits

USKZBA Members are an active, engaging community of business leaders and experts, representing all sectors and sizes of business, with a common goal of increasing U.S. economic and commercial cooperation with Kazakhstan. 

Through regular events, trade missions and opportunities for ongoing discussions with U.S. and Kazakhstani government officials, USKZBA members build relationships, develop business opportunities and support the continuing development of a positive business climate in Kazakhstan. 

The Association provides a 'one-stop-shop' for all things Kazakhstan - resources and analysis on current events and policies in the U.S. and Kazakhstan that affect business, support for any specific issues that businesses face and specifically tailored advice and support as members' work towards achieving their business goals in Kazakhstan. 

Membership levels and benefits are outlined below. All levels and benefits can be customized to best fit your business goals and needs. Please contact the USKZBA Executive Director with any questions or to discuss further. 

The USKZBA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Dues are to be paid annually on the anniversary of membership for the following year. Please inquire about non-profit and individual Associate Memberships.

Benefactor Level

  • All rights of Sustaining Membership, plus

  • Customized, annual briefing in corporate headquarters or venue of choice

  • Eligible for a permanent seat on the Board of Directors

  • Eligible for election to the Executive Committee of the Board

Benefactor Members play a key role in setting the direction and approving the activities of the Association. Board members chart overall policy and provide guidance either directly or through representatives on issues before the Association.

Sustaining Level

  • All rights of Regular Membership, plus:

  • Invitations to quarterly breakfast discussions with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan or other high-level officials

  • Eligible for a rotating seat on the Board of Directors

  • Eligible for election to the Executive Committee if
    serving on the Board

  • New Sustaining Members first enjoy a courtesy period of being treated as a de facto board member until the next annual board meeting. They then have an opportunity to be elected to fill rotating board member seats, created one for every three companies in that membership class.

Contributing Level

  • Company logo featured on Association website

  • Opportunity to host a working luncheon on topic of choice, facilitated and arranged by the USKZBA

  • Receive information about matters affecting the Association and company interests in Kazakhstan

  • Invitation to USKZBA annual meeting

  • Eligible to vote in general membership elections

  • Entitled to attend all open meetings and program events

Membership Criteria:

A member may be a corporation, partnership or other business organization; a public association, trust, or foundation; or an individual. A key criterion of membership is that any such entity should have its principal office located in the United States, or, in the case of individuals, reside there. However, any such entity or individual that does not meet these criteria, but, in the judgment of the Association’s Board of Directors, has other substantial contacts with the United States, may be admitted as a member.

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