Mission and Purpose

Organized in 1997 by members of foreign business community resident in Uzbekistan, the AmCham Uzbekistan is a voluntary, independent association of businesspersons and entities that unites mostly foreign companies originating from US, Europe and South Pacific Asia.

AmCham’s membership is diverse, representing all types and sizes of businesses and their interests.  Currently there are over 100 members of our organization.  AmCham is an affiliate and a fully accredited member of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, and as such, is eligible to use that organization’s informational and other facilities.

Management Structure

The AmCham is managed and directed by a nine members of the Board of Directors, which includes four officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Purpose

AmCham supports the business interests of our member companies in several ways, including:

AmCham is unique in that its goals are determined by the membership.

Activities

AmCham activities serve to facilitate members’ business operations in Uzbekistan via holding monthly meetings with prominent guest speakers, from Government of Uzbekistan, business or diplomatic community, organizing monthly business gatherings for networking purposes.
In the past 5 years, our guest speakers have included representatives of the Uzbek Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the American Ambassador to Uzbekistan, World Bank, ADB, UNDP, honorable Ambassadors of different countries.

We also organize events and meetings with visiting delegations including U.S. Government officials, Members of Congress, and think tanks.  Visited speakers in 2015 included  Arun M. Kumar,  Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Services and Assistant Secretary for Global Markets, United States Department of Commerce,  Deputy  Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia, United States Department of Commerce Matthew Murray, IMF Article IV Mission and others.

AmCham Working Committees

The bulk of the substantive policy work prepared by the AmCham is generated through our committee system.

Each member company is able to influence the agenda of the AmCham by participating in the committees described below:

Special Events

Additionally, the AmCham sponsors several social events to provide networking opportunities to our members and promote greater interaction between the AmCham and the official community.  Each month, the AmCham organizes a Business Mixer that is held at a local restaurant or a member’s home or office. The AmCham also sponsors major social events surrounding the July 4th and celebrations.  These events are open to the entire expat community and Uzbek Government officials.