On behalf of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, I wish to welcome you to the AmCham website, which outlines our mission, objectives, and activities conducted in conjunction with Kazakhstan’s trade and investment community, both foreign and domestic. Like all AmChams world-wide, AmCham in Kazakhstan is affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. and represents a diverse community of investors internationally. Roughly half of our 200 plus member companies are American, while the remainder represent Canadian, European, Middle-Eastern, Turkish, and Kazakh businesses.
The Chamber maintains an active schedule of member activities not only in Almaty, where the Chamber is located, but also in the Caspian oil and gas hubs (Atyrau and Aktau) and the country’s capital, Astana. AmCham Resident Representatives in each city maintain on-going contact with members and ensure that their interests are communicated to the Almaty office for inclusion in our on-going efforts.
Regularly-scheduled AmCham activities include monthly Business Roundtables with prominent speakers, monthly social networking events at local restaurants, twelve Working Groups focused on priority topics in investment and trade, and a range of publications headed by our flagship magazine, Investors’ Voice, which visitors may view on this website.
In addition, the Chamber engages in on-going dialogue with the Government of Kazakhstan at senior levels, in particular through the AmCham Economic Policy Advocacy Initiative, a program that aims to provide a channel for the voice of Kazakhstan’s business community on possible improvements to the business environment. The program is a natural outgrowth of the U.S.-Kazakhstan Public-Private Economic Partnership Initiative (PPEPI), which was administered by AmCham on behalf of the private sector with support from USAID.
The Chamber is also a member of the Eurasia Business Platform, a program uniting AmChams in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Turkey under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to promote business and trade expansion in the region.
AmCham in Kazakhstan is a vibrant association that is growing yearly as trade and investment expands in this dynamic country—the region’s success story in the heart of Central Asia.