As CWI Summits proudly continues its series of Afghanistan initiatives alongside the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, we will host our third Afghanistan Summit working to promote Investment and Economic Development across Afghanistan and fulfil the country’s potential of becoming the hub of the region. The Afghanistan Summit (TAS) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dubai hotel, United Arab Emirates on 15-16 January, 2013. The Summit will welcome key figures and sector leaders in the efforts to develop Afghanistan’s economy, and once again
|H.E. Taj Ayubi , Advisor to President Karzai for International Affairs (right) and Mr. Assad Mattin, Conference Chair & President of OXUS Consulting Group (left) |
enjoy great support from the Government of Afghanistan, senior members of U.S. and Coalition Forces, UN Agencies & Industry Associations active in the region. The Summit’s objective is to allow each Ministry, Military Branch, International Agency and NGO the opportunity to present their current challenges, detail the help and assistance they need, and inform attendees how the international private-sector can help them achieve their goals; a key element, acknowledged by government policy, to the economic stability of Afghanistan. During the Summit, investors and businesses wishing to begin or expand their operations in Afghanistan will have the opportunity to meet with these senior decision makers on a private one-to-one basis. There will also be ample opportunity to meet with participating trade organisations and other donor agencies. These afternoon meetings, requested in advance using CWI Summits scheduling website, will be dedicated to finding solutions to those requirements and entering into possible contractual agreements and MOUs.The Background and potential
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The geographic location of Afghanistan provides an ideal platform on which to build, with a wealth of natural resources such as energy supplies, mining and fertile land for agriculture. Further combined with an urgent need for security, education and construction, a picture emerges of an economy with vast growth potential given the right amount of support. With the ever improving security situation in the country allied to the inviting taxation and investment laws, Afghanistan is fast becoming a unique and realistic business and investor destination. The need for complete modernisation and reconstruction in the infrastructure creates tremendous opportunities across all sectors. To continue the great work already being undertaken, the expertise of the private-sector is being used ever more frequently to plan and carry out projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and NATO members. Billions of dollars have been set-aside for the renovation of Heart International Airport, the construction of new terminals, major dams to facilitate the construction of renewable energy sources which leads to vast agricultural and irrigation opportunities. Not to mention the need for long-lasting and stable security solutions, improved infrastructure across the entire country and better transportation links, locally sourced and/or produced materials and subsistence together with locally trained and skilled workers; the possibilities are truly endless.
The people of CWI Summits bring together years of experience and a highly successful concept which allows for attendees to meet face-to-face with the Summits’ official delegation through pre-scheduled, private roundtable meetings. Our easy to navigate scheduling website will furnish attendees with information about participating Ministries, U.S. & Coalition Forces, International Agencies and NGOs, allowing you to make an informed decision on the senior decision makers your company would benefit from meeting with. CWI Summits then schedule your meeting requests with all participating officials accordingly and your company has a personalised list of appointments prior to the Summit commencing.
Summit participants will be key decision makers representing Afghanistan; contractors, consultants, major donors, procurement officers, international, regional and local NGOs, UN agencies, NATO, government officials and international associations. The Government of Afghanistan will be well represented at this important event through
|MG Arnold Fields, Former SIGAR & President of PEACEFULQUEST LLC|
Minister’s and their director generals. Critical agencies from across Afghanistan will be invited to attend, including the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) and the Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan (EPAA) whilst host country the United Arab Emirates will also be asked to provide a significant presence. Trade organisations such as the International Security Operations Association (ISOA), Afghanistan Business Council Dubai (ABC), Dehsabz City Development Authority (DCDA) and many others will also contribute significantly to the success of the event.
CWI Summits enjoys tremendous support from the international community, and will be requesting the participation of the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Forces – Afghanistan, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), United States Department of Commerce; Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force (AIRTF), UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS), United States Agency for Inter-national Development (USAID), United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), World Bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Joint Contracting Command - Afghanistan.
Who should attend?
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Attendance is crucial for all companies that are not only looking to foster stronger relations and create real business opportunities in the region, but also keen to solve a variety of humanitarian and logistical issues. High ranking representatives from the private-sector would find this summit crucial in fostering relationships with key decision makers and procurement officers from the Government, International Organisations, NGOs and Trade Associations. By bringing these key decision makers together under one roof, sector leading companies will gain an unrivalled opportunity to meet in a confidential manner and demonstrate how their experience, knowledge and skills can offer solutions to the various challenges faced by Afghanistan. As well as offering the chance to meet with the key players listed above, TAS will present attendees with an unparalleled opportunity to network with other attending private-sector companies. With a broad range of multinational, regional and local businesses in attendance, the two networking coffee breaks per day, networking luncheon each day and an evening drinks reception provide an unrivalled platform for partnership creation and multi-company cooperation could prove invaluable to your organisation.