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ASTANA | 2nd Meeting of the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council

  • 22 Jun 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • 23 Jun 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • Astana Marriott Hotel, 2 Dostyq Street, Astana, 010000


The Chamber of International Commerce of Kazakhstan (CICKaz) and Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA) are pleased to announce that the second meeting of the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council (KCBC) will take place in Astana on June 22-23, 2017 in conjunction with World Expo 2017 and the Foreign Investors Council meeting.

WHEN: June 22-23, 2017

WHERE: Astana Marriott Hotel, 2 Dostyq Street, Astana, 010000


We are excited to share that more than 20 Canadian companies have already decided to join CERBA on the mission to Kazakhstan for the second meeting of the Kazakhstan Canada Business Council (KCBC). The main program of the event is organized on June 22-23, 2017 and includes plenary sessions, sector working groups, B2B meetings and two high-level networking events. The attendees are also invited to visit EXPO 2017 on June 21 and 24, 2017.

The concurrent sector Working Groups will be held on Thursday, June 22nd in the afternoon, followed by a reception in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary taking place at the Embassy of Canada residence (Qabanbay Batyr Ave 13, Astana 010000)

We invite you to contact the person in charge of the working group of your interest with a request to speak or to participate:

The KCBC meeting will host the representatives from both governments, academia, NGOs and business. The KCBC 2017 participants are offered an opportunity to schedule a series of one-on-one meetings in Kazakhstan – please contact us to request a business program to make your visit to Astana more productive. 


Please note that Canadian passport holders can travel to Kazakshtan for business visa-free for 30 days.


The following accommodation options in Astana are recommended:


Creation of a Kazakhstan Canada Business Council (KCBC) became one of the key measures to promote bilateral business ties. Given the fact that the uranium industry occupies the leading position in bilateral cooperation, CEO of Kazatomprom Askar Zhumagaliyev and CEO of Cameco Corporation Tim Gitzel agreed to become co-chairs of the Business Council (representing the Kazakh side and the Canadian side, respectively). Mr. Gitzel is a member of the Foreign Investors Council, which operates under the auspices of the President of Kazakhstan. The main goal of the KCBC is to promote cooperation, trade and investment between companies and organizations of Kazakhstan and Canada. The KCBC is comprised of Canadian and Kazakhstani businesses meeting once per year (alternating between Kazakhstan and Canada) to address issues pertinent to cooperation and bilateral trade between the two countries. The council is supported by the governments of both sides and forms a platform to promote a stronger and more multi-faceted relationship between Canada and Kazakhstan.


Download the KCBC 2016 report

We look forward to your participation!

For more information or to register, please contact your CERBA Chapter