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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. 

The KCBC meeting will host the representatives from both governments, academia, NGOs and business. The meeting will be co-chaired by Mr. Tim Gitzel, President of Cameco Corporation and Mr. Askar Zhumagaliyev, Chairman of the Board of JSC "NAC Kazatomprom".

WHEN: June 22-23, 2017

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


The KCBC will be opened on June 22, 2017 by concurrent Working Groups in the afternoon, followed by a reception at the Embassy of Canada in Kazakhstan in celebration of Canada's 150th Anniversary (TBC). The following working groups have been scheduled:

  • Mining& Natural Resources
  • Agriculture&Agrifood
  • Oil&Gas
  • Transportation
  • Construction&Infrastructure 
  • Innovation
  • Finance

This year, out of the expected 200 participants, we will be welcoming representatives of leading Kazakhstani and Canadian companies, investors, suppliers, Kazakhstani and Canadian government officials. 

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