KBF 2011 / Agenda

London, 20-21 October 2011

Being organised by the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce in close partnership with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan and with personal support of Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Kazakhstan Business Forum is one of the prominent international gathering aimed at bringing to discussion key trends and emerging prospects of the economic and business environment in Kazakhstan. The Forum is expected to convene Kazakhstan’s key policy-makers, government officials, business leaders and entrepreneurs to encourage open and interactive dialogue between Kazakhstan and foreign business community on a range of topical issues, including:

08:30
(THE COURTROOM)
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:15
(THE BALLROOM)
Opening of the Forum

Video Address - Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Welcome Address - Kairat Abusseitov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK.
Welcome Speech - Sir John Stuttard, Chairman of Kazakh-British Trade and Industry Council. Ex-Lord Mayor of the City of London, Chairman of PwC Kazakhstan Advisory Board.
Keynote Address - Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment, UK.
10:00 – 11:00
(THE BALLROOM)
Kazakhstan's Economic Outlook in the context of Global Economy
What are the challenges and prospects of Kazakhstan’s economy in the light of growing global economic uncertainty?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Balancing growth and inflation
- Access to capital markets and other funding sources
- Deleveraging

Panelists:
- Kairat Kelimbetov, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan
- Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment
- Yelena Bakhmutova, Director General of Samruk-Kazyna Finance, former chairperson of Financial Supervision Agency
- Nienke Oomes, Chief Economist for Central Asia, EBRD
- Robert Gray, Chairman, Debt Finance & Advisory, HSBC
- Paolo Raimondi, Editorialist of the Economic Daily “italia Oggi”

Moderator: Linda Yueh, Bloomberg Television Economic Reporter
11:00 – 11:30
(THE COURTROOM)
Coffee-break
11:30 – 12:30
(THE BALLROOM)
People’s IPO
What are implications of the announced people’s IPO program for corporate governance at state-owned enterprises and for domestic capital market development?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Framework of state privatization program
- Role of retails investors in equity market
- Corporate governance at SOE’s

Keynote speaker: Marcia Favale Tarter, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Panelists:
- Kairat Kelimbetov, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Kazakhstan
- Xavier Rolet, CEO of London Stock Exchange
- Lady Barbara Judge, former commissioner of US Securities Exchange Commission, member of the management board of Statoil
- Peter Howes, Managing Director of Sovereign Wealth Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”
- Michael Carter, CEO, Visor Capital
- Natasha Ansel, Managing Director of Financial Institutions & Public Sector Group, CITI
- Peter Guenthardt, Managing Director, Head Equity Capital Markets EMEA, UBS

Moderator: Marcia Favalle Tarter, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

12:30 – 13:30
(THE NORTHALL)
Lunch
13:30 – 14:30
(THE BALLROOM)
Kazakhstan’s Industrialization-Innovative Agenda
How successful will Kazakhstan be in their attempts to diversify away from mineral resource based export orientation towards industrial-innovative development?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Role of government and development institutions
- Joint ventures
- Engineering human resour ce base

Panelists:
- Kanatbek Safinov, Executive Secretary, Ministry of Oil and Gas of Kazakhstan
- Nurlan Sauranbayev, Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan
- Nurlan Kussainov, CEO of Development Bank of Kazakhstan
- Zaure Zaurbekova, Chief Financial Officer of ENRC
- Tim Moody, Managing Director, Rio Tinto
- Grant Peggie, Head, UK Innovation Investment Fund
- Fadi Farra, Policy Adviser to Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

Moderator: Alexander Van de Putte, Senior Director of PFC Energy
14:30 – 15:00
(THE NORTHALL)
Coffee-break
08:30 – 09:00
(PRE-FUNCTION AREA)
Welcome Coffee
09:00 – 10:00
(THE BALLROOM)
PARALLEL PANEL 1 - Agricultural potential
Will Kazakhstan be able to employ its agricultural potential to meet its domestic demand and develop exporting capabilities?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Technological resource base
- Foreign investments: risks and challenges
- Transportation and Logistics

Panelists:
- Assylzhan Mamytbekov, Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan
- Dauren Toleukhanov, Member of the Board, Kazagro
- Fadi Farra, Policy Adviser to Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- Suresh P Prabhu, India’s former Federal Cabinet Minister of Industry, Energy, Environment and Forests, Chemicals and Fertilizers, Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises

Moderator: Lord Dan Brennan, Queens Counsel, Bar Representative on the Council of the International Bar Association.
09:00 – 10:00
(THE COURTROOM)
PARALLEL PANEL 2 - Developing Transportation and Communication Infrastructure
How can Kazakhstan overcome difficulties impeding infrastructure development to realize its potential to become a transit route between Asia and Europe?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Financing mechanism
- Public private partnerships
- Cargo transportation

Panelists:
- Kanat Alpysbayev, Vice-President, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy
- Carlos de Palacio Oriol, President of Talgo
- Niklas Sonkin, Vice President CEE of Tele2 Group of Companies
- Pawel Karlowski, Managing Director, CEE Russia and CIS, BT plc.
- Daryn Tuyakov, Member of the Board, Managing Director of Kazaktelecom

Moderator: Thomas Maier, Managing Director for Infrastructure, EBRD
10:00 – 10:30
(PRE-FUNCTION ROOM)
Networking Coffee-break
10:30 – 11:30
(THE BALLROOM)
Implications of Economic Integration
What are the prospects of economic integration in Kazakhstan and how will it impact the competitiveness of local firms?

Expected dimensions to be addressed:
- Customs Union & single economic space
- Implications of EU experience
- Integration vs. protectionism

Panelists:
- Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Integration of Kazakhstan
- Konstantin Zhigalov, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan
- Dmitry Golukhov, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Belarus
- Yuriyi Gromyko, Director of Institute of Advanced Studie
- Charles Grant, Director of Centre for European Research

Moderator: Kairat Kelimbetov, Minister of Economic Development and Trade
11:30 – 12:30
(THE NORTHALL)
CLOSING LUNCH

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