Sessions

2ND KAZAKHSTAN-US CONVENTION

“Working Together for A Secure Future”

December 10, 2014

The Willard Intercontinental, Washington, D.C.

OPENING CEREMONY

CONGRESSIONAL BREAKFAST

December 10, 2014 – 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Speakers:

Ambassdor Kairat Umarov

David M.Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Carlyle Group

Jerry Nichols, CEO and President, Allen Global

Christopher W DeWitt, Regional Director Central and Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Sikorski Aircraft

Islambek Salzhanov, Director General, Altyn Kyran Group

Alan Spence, CEO, Strategic Matters LLP

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POLITICAL SESSION

Turning Great Games into Great Gains

December 10, 2014 – 09:15 – 10:45 AM

 

– Global and Regional Security: Challenges and Opportunities

– Non-proliferation

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Moderator:

Frederick Kempe CEO and President of the Atlantic Council

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Keynote Speakers:

Erlan Idrissov Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

Madeleine Albright former Secretary of State

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Speakers:

Nisha Biswal Assistant Secretary of State

Anne Harrington Deputy Administrator, National Nuclear Security Administration

Daniel Poneman former Deputy Secretary of Energy

Andrew Kuchins Senior Fellow and Director, CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program

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Q&A

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BUSINESS SESSION

Kazakhstan Gateway to Central Asia

December 10, 2014 – 11:00 – 12:30 PM

 

– New Investment Opportunities

– EXPO 2017: Future Energy and Climate Change

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Moderator:

William Courtney President, USKBA

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Short Video on Investment Opportunities

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Keynote Speaker:

Zhanar Aitzhanova Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan

Catherine Novelli Under Secretary of State

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Speakers:

Ainur Kuatova Deputy Chair, Astana EXPO-2017

Assel Yergaziyeva Deputy Chair, KAZNEX INVEST

Robert Hormats former Under Secretary of State

Steven J. Green President, Guggenheim International

Sabr Yesimbekov Executive Secretary, National Chamber of Entrepreneurs

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Q&A

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