Meeting with the Ambassador of South Africa to Turkey, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan
On March 7, 2017 the President Hugo Minderhoud and Executive Director Nazi Aripdjanova met with South African resident Ambassador to Turkey and non-resident Ambassador to Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan HE Pule I Malefane. Future collaboration between AmCham Uzbekistan and South Africa and other African countries was discussed during the meeting. It was decided to sign Memorandum of Understanding during Ambassador’s next visit in May 2018.
Meeting with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells and US Ambassador to Uzbekistan H.E. Pamela Spratlen
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells and H.E. Ambassador of H.E. Pamela Spratlen, U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan visited AmCham Uzbekistan office to meet with our Platinum Members on January 31, 2018. Our Platinum members, among which are General Motors Uzbekistan, PWC, Beeline and AKTE LLC, shared their impressions from the recent progress in doing business in Uzbekistan. During her official visit to Tashkent, Alice Wells met with senior government officials to discuss progress made under President Mirziyoyev’s reform agenda. International and regional affairs, economic and security cooperation were discussed as well. Alice G. Wells, a career Foreign Service Officer, assumed her duties as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia on June 26, 2017. She previously served as the United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; a senior adviser in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau in the Department of State, as Special Assistant to the President for Russia and Central Asia in the White House (2012-2013); Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton (20...
Message from the Chair of CSR Committee to the Members of AmCham Uzbekistan. Charity Action Photo Report
Dear AmCham members! Happy New Year!!! I hope you had a great New Year’s holiday and came back to your regular business. We are starting 2018 with fresh ideas for CSR committee perspective. The success of our mission depends on everyone that contributed with fair share to the common good. As the result on 20th of December 2017, CSR committee organized the initial meeting with CSR members, where the members shared with their own experience and discussed about further implementation of some social corporate start up projects together. The next meeting was scheduled for 23rd of January 2018. We are welcome new members to join us. One of the first initiative that we succeed at the end of 2017 it was a Charity Action. On the eve of New Year with our short notice and your quick responds we were able to gather 68 New Year presents for kids! We are truly thankful to everyone who volunteered their time and found funds to prepare boxes of sweets for children. With the support of our local volunteers’ groups we could manage with the short period of time to share among the children from low income families, the children who are blind o...
A Message for the New Year 2018 from the President of AmCham Uzbekistan
Dear friends, We have said farewell to a very exciting and dynamic 2017. It has been a year full of events for Uzbekistan and AmCham. Many delegations visited the country and we have welcomed a lot of new members. One of the highlights was, of course, the long awaited liberalisation of the foreign currency market in September, which came much earlier then expected. We all have felt the wind of change introduced by President Shavkat Mirzoyoyev and we applaud his tremendous efforts to open up the country for more foreign investment and trade. The pace of the liberalisation is very fast and it is even difficult to keep up with all the daily changes. We at AmCham are very pleased with the continuing interaction and co-operation with the government. I myself was privileged to be able to participate in the US-Uzbek Business Forum in New York last September and the Gala dinner with the President, truly an historic event. We are looking forward to continue our dialogue with the government and I hereby wish our members and all citizens of Uzbekistan a very prosperous and healthy 2018 !! President of AmCham Uzbekistan Hugo Minde...
Meeting with USTR Delegation – December 14th 2017
Members of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) delegation visit to Uzbekistan in December of 2017 invited AmCham members to participate in a luncheon during the Council Meeting of the U.S. – Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA). During the luncheon, AmCham members had the opportunity to meet with senior officials from the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan who were participating in the council meeting. Representatives from Afghanistan were also participating as observers. The Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) was signed in Washington, DC, in June 2004, between the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. TIFA is a high-level platform for dialogue intended to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States, the nations of Central Asia, and Afghanistan. AmCham Uzbekistan members and USTR delegation representatives discussed the trade, transit, and investment environment in both Central Asia, and the United States. USTR representatives spoke of the challenges of expanding Central Asian expor...
Human Resources Committee was set up within AmCham Uzbekistan
In the recent years we feel more and more that the demand for the human capital in the organizations is increasing. Many business owners and CEOs are expressing need how to attract, manage and retain talents, high potential employees. The main reason behind these to meet the Company’s objectives and enhance its business performance. Human Resources as one of the function which responsible to develop People Strategy, is required to be a leader and a business partner in this term. During the last 5-7 years in our country we are observing that the perception about role of Human Resources is started to change. However there are areas for development and improvement. There is a tendency to effective HRM but still not many Companies or HR teams understand that their responsibilities beyond hiring and firing and , unfortunately the real tendency to increase HR role in organization is rather slow. That’s why Uzbekistan AmCham Human Resources Committee has been created. The goal is to set up an HR Committee within AmCham Uzbekistan to help its members to get acquainted with the latest Human Resources trends and news. We want members ...
The Members of AmCham Uzbekistan were invited to the Reception with US Congressmen
The Board of Directors of AmCham Uzbekistan and AmCham members among whom representatives of Central Asian Seed Company, OASIS, Wakefield Inspection Service, General Motors and General Electric were invited by US Ambassador HE Pamela L. Spratlen to the Reception held on November 22, 2017. The reception was organized in honor of a delegation of the US Congress led by a member of the House of Representatives Trent Kelly. Our members had a great chance to discuss the possibilities of strengthening and developing relations with US business circles.
AmCham Uzbekistan took part in an International Round table “Improving the investment climate of Uzbekistan, achieved results and future priorities”
The Vice President of AmCham Uzbekistan, Tõnu Grünberg and Executive Director, Ms. Nazi Aripdjanova participated in an International Round table on improving the investment climate in Uzbekistan which was held on the 8th of November 2017 and brought together representatives of state and international organizations, the largest foreign and local companies. AmCham Uzbekistan Vice President gave interview to Uzbek television. It stands to mention that the majority of participants were presented by members and partners of AmCham Uzbekistan. The round table forum was organized by the Senate of the Oliy Majlis together with the State Investment Committee, the UNDP ‘Improving the Investment Climate in the Republic of Uzbekistan’ project and the EBRD Office to Uzbekistan. Positive changes in investment climate were observed by all speakers, and undertaken measures led to changing the foreign investments inflow decrease tendency, which marked a drop from 3.3 to 1.9 billion US dollars in the period between 2011 and 2016. Participants of the round table as the cause undermining the overall level of investment pointed out the shortcomings of the ...
1st Annual Global Entrepreneurship Week
AmCham Uzbekistan Members are invited to take part in the 1st Annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Uzbekistan organized by our member AMBiT (Association of International Business and Technologies) on November 13-19. Please download the Program of GEW in Uzbekistan to see the information about events and venue. The Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is a year-round platform of programs and initiatives created by the communities that celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week each November. GEW unifies 17 018 partners, 170 countries, 37 862 events and 10 000 000 participants every year all over the world. During GEW in Uzbekistan more than 3000 people will take part in more than 30 events (on Russian, English and Uzbek languages). Outstanding entrepreneurs, experts from different countries, representative of Uzbek Government will be honorary speakers and moderators on those events during upcoming week. Part of the GEW program will be contests among startup entrepreneurs. Winners will be invited to travel to China and Israel to participate in further contests. Please check the link below for more information: http://www.genuzbe...
Doing Business 2018 Report: Uzbekistan is a global top improver of the business environment.
President of AmCham Uzbekistan Hugo Minderhoud and Executive Director Nazi Aripdjanova joined the Doing Business 2018 Report Launch where Uzbekistan overall performance on the ease of doing business was discussed. The event has started with welcome speeches of Galina Saidova, the Minister of Economy of RUz and World Bank Governor for Uzbekistan, Lilia Burunciuc, World Bank Director for Central Asia and Cecile Fruman, World Bank Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice Director. Stefka Slavova, Lead Economist of World Bank made a very comprehensive presentation on the results of Doing Business 2018 report. Uzbekistan is placed 74th among 190 countries. The country went 13 positions up compared to last year. Moreover, Uzbekistan is among top ten countries-reformers to create the most favorable conditions for doing business. Hereby the reforms have allowed Uzbekistan to become the leader among the countries of Europe and Central Asia in terms of improving the business environment and simplifying the doing business. Adkham Ikramov, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, has acquainted the participants with the pl...