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Partner event| Toronto: Kazakhstan- Ontario Business Forum

  • 18 Dec 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce proudly presents  

Kazakhstan-Ontario Business Forum

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge Street, 35th floor
Toronto, ON M5B 2L7

               Join us for the Kazakhstan-Ontario Business Forum!

Join the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Canada on Wednesday, December 18 to learn about business and investment opportunities in Kazakhstan.

We are pleased to be joined by H.E. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada for this event.

Kazakhstan is home to 18.5 million people and boasts the largest economy in Central Asia in both absolute and per capita terms. Strategically located near rapidly growing markets in Asia and Eastern Europe, Kazakhstan is an emerging gateway to trade and investment in the region. Known for its rich natural resources and agricultural lands, Kazakhstan has also developed a growing industrial sector. The country has received praise for rapidly improving it's position on the World Bank's "Ease of Doing Business Ranking" to #25 in the world.

Morning refreshments will be served.
Please note seating is limited and there is no cost to attend. 


  • 9:00 am - Registration, networking, refreshments
  • 9:30 am - Opening remarks 
    • Mr. Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
  • 9:40 am - Welcome remarks 
    • H.E. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada
  • 9:50 am - Presentation of the business climate in Kazakhstan
  • 10:10 am - Presentation of the main sectors of the economy in Kazakhstan
  • 10:30 am - Remarks by the Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan in Ontario 
    • Mr. Stan Bharti, Founder of Forbes & Manhattan
  • 10:45 am - Doing business with Kazakhstan: Perspective of a Canadian businessperson
  • 11:00 am - Q & A
  • 11:30 am - Closing remarks
  • 11:35 am - Networking