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Kazakhstan-US Investment Forum 2009

Posted on 27/11/2009

New York: Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, made the opening keynote address to delegates at the second Kazakhstan-US Investment Forum, organised in partnership with Newsdesk Media.

Prime Minister Massimov, speaking via a video-link from Hong Kong, outlined the effectiveness of the economic measures taken by his government to help weather the global economic crisis, and highlighted the importance of building long-term investment partnerships with Kazakhstan.

The subsequent Q&A session with the Prime Minister featured questions about the country's current political and economic situation, its business and investment climate, the principal sectors for foreign investment, and developments in Kazakh-US relations.

The Forum was introduced by HE Erlan A. Idrissov, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the US and HE Richard Hoagland, US Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan, and chaired by Newsdesk Media CEO Alan Spence.

Speakers comprised a range of leading Kazakh ministers including Bolat Zhamishev, Minister of Finance, and Kairat Umarov, Deputy Foreign Minister; Ross A Mauri, General Manager, IBM; Sandy Merber, Vice-President of General Electric; David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Aydan Karibzhanov, Managing Director, Member of Board, Samruk-Kazyna Fund; Todd Levy, Director General, TengizChevroil; John Carrig, President and COO, ConocoPhillips and US Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman.

For further information, please visit: www.kazakhinvest.com