Sessions

PROGRAM

UNITED STATES – KAZAKHSTAN CONVENTION

December 11, 2013

Hyatt Regency Washington

 

7:30 – 9:00

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US-KAZAKHSTAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPBreakfast & Opening CeremonyModerated by Nebi Demirsoy, Vice President of the Council of Turkic Americans Associations.

Welcome address by H.E. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the U.S.

Address by Rose Gottemoeller, Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. State Department (08.00 a.m.)

Address by Serik Nugerbekov, Senator, Parliament of Kazakhstan

Confirmed speakers from Congress:

  1. Representative Henry Cuellar, TX
  2. Representative Jim Bridenstine, OK
  3. Representative Ted Poe, TX
  4. Representative Dana Rohrabacher, CA
  5. Representative Steve Stockman, TX
  6. Representative Leonard Lance , NJ
  7. Representative Bill Pascrell, NJ
  8. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick , PA
  9. Representative Rob Andrews, NJ
  10. Representative Michelle L. Grisham, NM
  11. Representative Pete Olson, TX
  12. Representative Pete Gallego, TX
  13. Representative Mark Meadows, NC
  14. Representative Chris Gibson, NY
  15. Representative Doug Collins, GA
  16. Representative Hakeem Jeffries, NY
  17. Representative Grace Meng, NY
  18. Representative Stephen Lynch, MA
  19. Representative Corrine Brown, FL
  20. Representative Donna Edward, MD
9:15 – 10:45

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S E S S I O N   I U.S. – KAZAKHSTAN RELATIONS: STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPModerated by James F. Collins, Carnegie Endowment Director for Russia and Eurasia 

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Introductory Remarks by Senator Kelly Ayotte, NH

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U.S. – KAZAKHSTAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP: WHY IT MATTERS?   Richard Hoagland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, U.S. State Department

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KAZAKHSTAN AS A HUB OF REGIONAL COOPERATION AND SECURITY Frederick Kempe, President and CEO, Atlantic Council;

David Sedney, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia

 

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ENERGY PARTNERSHIP AND GREEN DEVELOPMENTAriel Cohen, Senior Research Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy, Heritage Foundation

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DOING BUSINESS IN KAZAKHSTAN: SUCCESS STORYIslambek Salzhanov, General Director of Altyn KyranSandy Merber, Executive Counsel of the General Electric Company

 

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Q & A 
10:45-11:00

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NETWORKING BREAK
11:00 – 12:30

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S E S S I O N  II STRATEGY “KAZAKHSTAN 2050”: LONG-TERM VISION Moderated by Frederick Starr, Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University 

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Short Video Presentation “Kazakhstan 2050″ 

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Introductory remarks by  Representative Robert AderholtIntroductory remarks by Representative Mike Honda, CA

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SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. State Department

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ASTANA ECONOMIC FORUM: NEW DAVOS Serik Nugerbekov, Senator of the Parliament of KazakhstanAlan Spence, CEO, Newsdesk Media 

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EXPO 2017: ENERGY FOR FUTUREPavel Chemeris, Senior Representative, National company “Astana EXPO-2017”Robert Forest, Partner, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

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MACROECONOMIC PROSPECTS OF KAZAKHSTANDaniel Heller, IMF Executive Director, Switzerland Group

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Q & A