Business Mixer on October 27, 2017
Members and friends of AmCham were invited by our Gold member Perspektiva Stroy Invest, who volunteered to be a sponsor of the October Business Mixer, enjoying the great atmosphere of the Turkuaz restaurant in Wyndham Tashkent Hotel. The weather that evening cheered up the mood of the event as the guests had a chance to taste Turkish cuisine and discuss business opportunities not only in the inside the cozy restaurant, but also on the terrace under the open sky. AmCham President Mr. Hugo Minderhoud started the evening by introducing five new members: PepsiCo, DGP Research and Consulting, My Taxi, National Association of Financial Market Participants, and Aggreko, who joined AmCham Uzbekistan in October 2017. Mr. Uḡur Akin, Director and shareholder of Perspektiva Story Invest, who has lived in Uzbekistan since 1991, made a brief presentation about his company. He thanked guests for accepting the invitation, and also thanked AmCham Uzbekistan for many years of warm relations. Ambassador of France H.E. Violaine de Villemeur, Head of the EU Delegation H. E. Eduards Stiprais, as well as representatives of Exxon Mobile and CBRE, were among th...
Business Mixer on September 26, 2017
Members of AmCham enjoyed the warmth of autumn evening with a glass of good wine and tasty food accompanied by beautiful music at Tashkent International School which hosted a Business Mixer on the 26th of September 2017. The evening began with live music performed by TIS students including “Wild flower” by Park Hyo Shin and “Becoming Dust” by Roy Kim and Jung Joon Yeong. The guitar accompaniment was in perfect harmony with the autumn air. The official portion of the evening was opened by AmCham President, Hugo Minderhoud, who welcomed all guests, and introduced the new AmCham Uzbekistan Board of Directors who were elected on the 16th of May (amcham.uz/board-of-directors/). He also welcomed new members who attended the event. It’s worth noting that the AmCham family has grown over the summer holidays. New members include: KPMG; Bureau Veritas; Council Law Firm; UzCarlsberg; Prae Legal; Avrora Legal; EDU-Action; Birches Group; Gross Insurance; and VILLETON SAGL. Director of Tashkent International School (TIS), Myna Anderson, thanked AmCham for their multiyear partnership. “Our greatest asset is not our outstanding curriculum, our beautif...
Business Mixer on May 19, 2017
The Business mixer which took place on the 19 of May was hosted by the Tashkent International Clinic (TIC). A live music performed by a violinist kicked off the event with a truly emotional start. The guests, among whom were representatives of local and foreign businesses, diplomatic organizations, including Ambassadors of foreign countries, were invited to the event. Mr. Hugo, newly elected president of AmCham, gave welcoming remarks emphasizing how the AmCham family is honored to have the Tashkent International Clinic on board. The Director of TIC, Matthew Kushel, presented an overview of the services TIC provides, while the Medical Director of the Clinic, Dr.Mark Kuiper, gave some practical examples of what TIC can do for their patients. One point worth mentioning is that the Clinic medevacs an expat every 10-14 days ! Guests enjoyed delicious food, pleasant company and atmosphere and special gifts by “Anor” producer of hand made products in Uzbekistan. ...
Business Mixer on March 29, 2017
Business Mixer in March was hosted by the British School of Tashkent. The warmth of Tashkent spring opened the floodgates to our members and let them to spend a couple of evening hours in the yard of British School of Tashkent under the open air. Hugo Minderhoud, AmCham Treasurer, opened an evening and presented Distinguish Service Award to Khalid Farooq in recognition of his outstanding commitment to the AmCham. Khalid Farooq was Director of Global Link in Uzbekistan and a member of AmCham for almost two decades. The floor was given to Adrian Macaulay, Director of British School of Tashkent, who welcomed all guests and made a presentation of the new campus which was planned to open in August 2017. The new campus includes 26 new classrooms, laboratories, library, canteen, theatre, 3 sports halls, 25 meters swimming pool and toddler pool. There is also recreational playgrounds and an outdoor 5 a side football AstroTurf pitch. BST began its history in Uzbekistan in the year 2010 with the opening of a single small campus. Over the next five years the school experienced continuous growth and expanded to include both a Lower and Upper campus...
Business Mixer on February 23, 2017
Stomatologiya Budushego LLC (Sadaf), a chain of dental clinics, sponsored February Business Mixer in Radisson Blu Hotel Tashkent. It was a gorgeous event in the best traditions of hospitality. Tõnu Grünberg in his opening remarks has thanked Sadaf for its ability to turn a social event into a gala dinner. The dentists of Sadaf told about the services they provide and invited our members to visit their dental clinics. The evening went on to the accompaniment of a beautiful life music and delicious food. Lamb on a grill served by a chef became an apotheosis of gastronomic part of the evening. Founded in 1988, Sadaf was the first private dental clinic in the USSR. Now Sadaf is a chain of premium affordable dental clinics in Tashkent, equipped by up to date equipment of the world leaders from USA, Germany and Switzerland. Highly skilled medical staff is one of the most important competitive advantages of Sadaf.
Business Mixer on January 31, 2017
January Business Mixer, which opened a season in 2017, was very successful and well attended. It was a great example of a team work of our outstanding members and sponsors of the event - SEAF, OLSOFT and AKTE. The event coincided with 2017 US-Uzbekistan Annual Business Forum which was held in Uzbekistan by our sister organization, the AUCC. So we had a chance to invite businessmen and officials who came on the delegation from US to participate in the Forum to the Business Mixer in Radisson Hotel . Vice Speaker of the Senate, Mr. Safaev and American Ambassador HE Pamela Spratlen extended us a courtesy to be honorary guests of the event. During the Business Mixer two Distinguished Service Awards were presented. One was given to PricewaterhouseCoopers on the occasion of 20th anniversary in recognition of their long standing dedication and commitment to their clients, stakeholders, host authorities, and the business community at large. Another one was given to Charles Leo Rudd on the occasion of his 80th anniversary for his long standing membership and unfailing commitment to the principles of better business and professional standards - esp...
Business Mixer on November 18, 2016
The year of 2016 was topped off by a Business Mixer which was hosted by a Gold Member of AmCham Uzbekistan “Central Asia Seed Company” (CASC). It was a great event, made all the more memorable by the music and lively presence of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Mr. Mansur Tashmatov. The President of AmCham Uzbekistan, Donald Nicholson II, has welcomed the guests of the evening, among whom were members of AmCham, representatives of diplomatic circles and guests, invited by the organizers of the Business Mixer. The floor was given to the honorary guest of the event, Deputy Chairman of Senate of Uzbekistan, Mr. Sodik Safoyev. In his speech, Mr. Safoyev thanked AmCham Uzbekistan for its diligence and long-standing fruitful cooperation and support in developing businesses between Uzbekistan and US and told that expected positive changes in Uzbekistan will positively influence AmCham’s activities in Uzbekistan and attract more foreign investments. Mr. Azizkhan Akhmedov, the General Director of CASC and host of the event thanked all guests for coming and introduced the farmers and president of Agro Bank that the Central Asia Seed Company works ...
Business Mixer on October 19, 2016
The Business mixer which took place on the 19th of October was hosted by the Radisson Blu Tashkent Hotel. Beautiful music performed by a violinist kicked off the event with a truly emotional start. The guests, among whom were representatives of local and foreign businesses, diplomatic organizations, including Ambassadors of foreign countries, were invited to a gorgeously decorated Grand Ballroom. Mr. Tõnu Grünberg, AmCham Vice-President, gave welcoming remarks emphasizing how the AmCham family is honored to have the Radisson Blu Tashkent as a member. Situated in the heart of Tashkent’s business district, the Radisson Blu Tashkent Hotel is widely regarded one of the premier places for accommodation in the region. Hotel General Manager, Mr. Peter Andersen, addressed guests with an inspirational speech, during which he offered the following remarks - “If you have any suggestions or remarks concerning our services and facilities, please contact me directly any time. I am here to propel hospitality to the highest level”. Guests enjoyed delicious food, pleasant company and atmosphere for the remainder of the evening thanks to the outstandin...
Business Mixer on September 14, 2016
It was symbolic that the sponsor of the Business Mixer in September was Tashkent International School, which serves the needs of an expanding international population, including children of expatriate business people and children from the diplomatic community. The event turned into an open air season closing party and at the same time the opening of the school year season. The magnificent spirit of the place reflexively evoked memories of the visitors about the years they spent at school. The evening was opened by Donald Nicholson II, the President of AmCham who in his opening remarks presented the new Director of TIS, Myna Anderso and the new Executive Director of AmCham Uzbekistan, Nazi Aripdjanova. Myna Anderson in her speech has emphasized that TIS commits to being not just international by merit of the passports, but to being internationally-minded. The guests had a chance to see facilities of the school and to try delicious meal. The evening continued to the accompaniment of the beautiful music performed by the students of TIS.
Business Mixer on June 10, 2016
The June 2016 AmCham business mixer was sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Platinum Member of AmCham in Uzbekistan. The Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace courtyard provided the beautiful venue for the networking event. “We are proud to have such a successful member like PricewaterhouseCoopers “ - stated AmCham president, Donald Nicholson II, in his introductory remarks. General Director of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Uzbekistan, Mr. Otabek Muhammadiyev, took the floor to welcome participants. In his welcoming speech, Mr. Muhammadiyev underlined the importance of value and trust in business relationships. “As the world's leading professional services firm, we know that value and trust are also the ingredients of a quality relationship, and that they are earned over more than a single engagement.” PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients in order to build public trust and enhance value through the application of what they call Connected Thinking. PwC is organized around industry to share the latest research and points of view on emerging industry trends, to develop industry-specific performance benchmark...