KBF 2012 / Agenda

London, 18 October 2012 (Please note – all speakers are subject to confirmation)

Being organised by the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce in close partnership with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and with personal support of Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov, 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:

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08:30
(THE DRAWING ROOM)
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9:15
(THE BALLROOM)
Opening of the Forum
Welcome Letter - Serik Akhmetov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Welcome Speech - Kairat Abusseitov, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UK
Welcome Speech - David Moran, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Closing Speech - Lord Waverley, Chairman of British‐Kazakh All-­Party Parliamentary Group, Advisor to CEO of KazMunaiGas
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, Vice Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- Kuandyk Bishimbayev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board “Samruk-­Kazyna” JSC
- Robert Gray, Chairman, Debt Finance & Advisory, HSBC
- Christopher Hartwell, Senior Research Fellow, The SKOLKOVO Business School – Ernst & Young Institute for Emerging Market Studies

Moderator: Dudley Fishburn, Executive Editor of The Economist and Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
11:00 – 11:30
(THE DRAWING ROOM)
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: Samruk‐Kazyna

Panelists:
- Kairat Kelimbetov, Vice Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- Kuandyk Bishimbayev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC
- Bolat Zakirov, KazTransOil
- Lady Barbara Judge, former commissioner of US Securities Exchange Commission, member of the management board of Statoil
- John Edwards, Deputy Head of Primary Markets of London Stock Exchange
- Natasha Ansell, Managing Director of Financial Institutions & Public Sector Group, CITI
- Bakhytzhan Kazhiev, Chairman, KEGOC

Moderator: Marcia Favalle Tarter, Senior Adviser to the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
12:30 – 13:30
(THE DRAWING ROOM)
Lunch
13:30 – 14:30
(THE BALLROOM)
Kazakhstan’s industrialization-innovation 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 resource base

Panelists:
- Nurlan Kussainov, CEO of Development Bank of Kazakhstan
- Safinov Kanatbek, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of Kazakhstan
- Fadi Farra, Policy Adviser to Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- Kuanish Tuleushin, Vice-Minister of Ministry of Industry and New Technology
- Olivier Descamps, Managing Director for Central Asia, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, EBRD
- Ken Tainton, Exploration Director, Rio Tinto

Moderator: Prof. Siddharth Saxena (Montu), Chairperson of the Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Director of Cambridge Kazakhstan Centre
14:30 – 15:00
(THE DRAWING ROOM)
Coffee-break
15:00 – 16:00
(THE BALLROOM)
Managing Kazakhstan’s natural endowment
With growing uncertainty and volatility at global markets, how will Kazakhstan meet challenges of managing its abundant natural resources?

Dimensions to be addressed:
- Commodity market development
- Oil&gas perspectives
- Realizing agricultural potential

Panelists:
- Kairat Kelimbetov, Vice Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- Nurlan Kussainov, CEO of Development Bank of Kazakhstan
- Assylzhan Mamytbekov, Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan
- Safinov Kanatbek, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of Kazakhstan
- Yuri Makarov, Senior Economist, International Grains Council

Moderator: Lord Dan Brennan, Queens Counsel, House of Lords
16:00 – 17:00
(THE BALLROOM)
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?
- Developing the new routes to explore export potential of Kazakhstan
- Further investments into transport infrastructure
- Development of transport and communications complex with worldwide standards

Panelists:
- Iskaliev Yerkhat, Vice President of Logistics of JSC "NC “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”
- Sir Richard Harry Evans, Independent Director of “Samruk-Kazyna”JSC
- Kuanyshbek Yessekeyev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kazaktelecom
- Jose Maria de Oriol, CEO of Talgo
- Niklas Sonkin, Vice President CEE of Tele2 Group of Companies

Moderator: Thomas Maier, Managing Director for Infrastructure, EBRD
17:00 – 17:30
(THE BALLROOM)
CLOSING CEREMONY
- Kairat Kelimbetov, Vice Prime Minister
- Kuandyk Bishimbayev, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board “Samruk-Kazyna” JSC
20:00
(THE BALLROOM)
DINNER
by separate invitation only

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