Almaty Healthcare Reform Working Group

                                             Challenges to Economic Diversification for Kazakhstan:                                                                                                  Technology, Renewable Energy, Mining, Agriculture

                                                                               25 April 2018                                                                                                                                                       Marriott Astana Hotel                                                                               
                                                                              09:30-16:00hrs

09:30      Keynote Speakers
                •  U.S. Ambassador George Krol
                •  Canadian Ambassador Nicholas Brousseau
                • Zhenis Kassymbek, Minister of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan
                • Umirzak Shukeyev, Minister of Agriculture of Kazakhstan

10:15      Morning Session: Innovation: Technology and Energy
                Panel Discussion: Part 1 - Innovation and Economic Development

                    Moderator: Peter van der Gracht, Senior Industry Advisor for Information and Communication                     Technologies, Global Affairs Canada; Innovation Advisor,Canadian Science, Technology,
                    and Innovation Council (Government of Canada)
                    • Presentation: Innovation, a Pre-Requisite to Economic Development

                     Panelists:
                    • Bela Ferenczi, CEO, GE Central Asia and Azerbaijan 
                    • Alexander Komarov, General Director, Beeline Kazakhstan
                    • Ahmed Ben Messaoud, General Director, Ericsson Kazakhstan 
                    • Gani Uzbekov, CEO, S1LK

                                                              Interactive Discussion: Panelists and Audience
                                                                               11:15 - 12:00  Coffee Break

12:00      Panel Discussion: Part 2 - Renewable Energy Today and the Future
                Moderator: Agris Preimanis, Country Director, EBRD
                • Presentation: Renewable Energy: Today and the Future

                 Panelists:
                 • Maksim Ageev, General Director, Schneider Electric Kazakhstan
                 • Marcis Maurins, Kazakhstan Manager, ALD Automotive
                 • Almas Chukin, Managing Partner, Visor Kazakhstan; CEO, Green Power
                 • Taylan Karamanli, CEO & Founder, KB Enterprises

                                                          Interactive Discussion: Panelists and Audience                                           
                                                     13:00 - 14:00   Luncheon for Speakers and Participants

14:00     Afternoon Session: Mining and Agriculture- Kazakhstan's Under-Utilized Natural Wealth  

14:15     Panel Discussion: Part 1 - Mining - A Consideration of the New Mining Code               
               Moderator: Mac Canby, Vice-President Exploration, Freeport McMoRan
                      • Presentation:

               Panelists:
               • Darryl Clark, President, Cameco Kazakhstan
               • Igor Novachuk, Chief Executive Officer, KazMinerals
               • Alexander Khmelev, Chief Executive Officer, Kazzinc

                                                       Interactive Discussion: Panelists and Audience

15:00     Panel Discussion: Part 2 - Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Food Security
               Moderator: Raimbek Batalov, Founder and President, Raimbek Group
                      • Presentation:

               Panelists:
               • Gilles Bourlot, General Director, Danone Berkut
               • Anton von Gorp, General Director, Metro Cash and Carry
               • Sergey Glokke, General Director, Eurasia Group

                                                           Interactive Discussion: Panelists and Audience                                                                                                                    16 HRS - CONFERENCE ENDS - RECEPTION

16:00       Reception for Council Speakers and Participants
                 Marriott Astana Hotel
                 Vista Lounge, 27th Floor
                 Drinks and Light Refreshments will be Served

Friday, April 21st

Almaty Healthcare Reform Working Group 

Rixos Almaty Hotel506/99 Seifullin Ave, 8th floor - 10:00-11:30am