About the Chamber

What we do

The American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan (AmCham) serves as the voice of the international and local business community by creating an open forum to exchange information, ideas, and experience doing business in Kazakhstan.

AmCham was founded in 1999 by an initial group of thirty-five American member companies. Today the Chamber represents over two hundred member companies, not-for profit organizations, international financial institutions, and individual members. AmCham’s membership is diverse in every respect, both in industry sector, size, and national background: American, Canadian, European (Old and New, East and West), Middle Eastern, Turkish, Asia-Pacific, and last but not least, Kazakhstani. This diversity is our unique strength.


Improving the business environment through on-going dialogue

Through its policy advocacy initiatives, AmCham provides opportunities for its members and host government officials to engage in an on-going dialogue with the intention of improving the business environment for foreign and local investors alike.  Advocacy initiatives such as the AmCham Economic Policy Program (AEPP) and the Prime Minister’s Council to Improve the Investment Climate (CIIC) bring together Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials with leaders in the business community to discuss and implement recommendations on improving the business environment in Kazakhstan.

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Working groups

Working groups bring members together for discussion and advocacy

AmCham Working Groups are led by specialists in their fields and aim to understand, analyze, and improve the business environment in Kazakhstan. The 20 groups meet in Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Aktau, and Shymkent to exchange ideas, educate members, and contribute to the policy debate in Kazakhstan. 

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Business and social networking - the foundation of the AmCham community

AmCham organizes Business Roundtable Luncheons with prominent speakers and Sundowner networking events at 5-star hotels and restaurants on a monthly basis. American holiday events such as U.S. Independence Day and U.S. Thanksgiving bring member families together and the Annual Spring Awards Gala is an occasion for corporate CEOs and staff to gather and celebrate member achievements.

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Publications and communications - the voice of AmCham

One of the most important areas of AmCham activity is its publications and communications strategy that ensures the broadest possible visibility for the Chamber and makes the AmCham voice heard where it matters. Our publications are distributed not only to members in Kazakhstan, but to AmCham member companies around the world.

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Board of Directors

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