2010 AFGHANISTAN EVENTS

Kabul International Exhibition

October 24 – 27, 2010

As part of the Afghanistan Investment and Support Agency’s (AISA) new Image Building Campaign for Afghanistan, AISA will have its second Kabul International Exhibition from October 24 – 27, 2010. The first exhibition – a smaller version of the upcoming - took place during the Kabul Conference in July 2010.

U.S. and other international businesses are invited to attend. This opportunity allows attendees to be exposed to Afghan products and services, attend an exhibition featuring Afghanistan’s capacities in their various business sectors, see Afghanistan’s recent economic achievements, and more. To learn more about the Exhibition, please view flyer or contact the Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force.

Kabul International AgFair 2010: Agribusiness Industry, and Investment Opportunities

October 6 - 8, 2010

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invite U.S. and international companies to attend the Kabul Fresh Fruit and Vegetable International AgFair at the Badam Bagh Fairgrounds in Kabul Afghanistan from October 6-8, 2010.  This will be the fourth AgFair held in Kabul.  The previous fair, which had 220 exhibitors, was attended by 70 international business representatives and had over 120,000 visitors.

The AgFair provides an excellent opportunity for international business to: 1) Discover new investment opportunities in Afghanistan, 2)Participate in business-to-business meetings, roundtable and business networking sessions with firms involved in the export, transport,  processing, and packaging of fresh and dried fruit and vegetables, cashmere and other products , and 3) Gain market share in the expanding Afghan retail market.

There will be opportunities for U.S. participants in the following subsectors (but not limited to): Agro-business products and technology, Machinery and Equipment, Seeds and Inputs, Livestock health, Irrigation Technology, Agricultural technology, Cold-chain management, Pesticides, Cultivation Techniques.

Visit the official website http://www.agfair.af/ for more information about the 2010 Kabul AgFair and contact Noor Alam at the Afghanistan Investment and Reconstruction Task Force at (202) 482 - 1421 or reach her by e-mail at Noor.Alam@trade.gov for more information on the USAID business mission. In Kabul, you may also get in touch with: Wazma Ayoubi, Phone:  93 (0) 794 10 04 29, Email: agfair2010@asap-af.com or Sophie Barry, Phone: 93 (0) 793 41 08 11, Email: sbarry@asap-af.com.

U.S. – Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2010

The Afghan American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)

November 7 - 9, 2010

The U.S. – Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference 2010 presents an opportunity for U.S. businesses to 1) obtain information about business and investment opportunities in Afghanistan, 2) meet representatives of Afghan companies based in Afghanistan and Dubai, 3) network with key private sector, financial and government contacts, 4) participate in the AACC Trade Fair and benefit from greater exposure, 5) learn about contract work and related business from officials in the U.S. and Afghan governments, and 6) participate in one-on-one private sessions with key panelists and government officials (new).

Highlighted business sectors include: Construction and Materials, Mining and Minerals, Agribusiness and Food Processing, Energy and Infrastructure, IT and Telecommunications, and more.

To register or to learn more about this event, please visit AACC’s website.

The Great Game: Afghanistan

September 15-26, 2010 Washington, DC

From September 15-26, ”The Great Game: Afghanistan” play will play at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall. During the play, there will be a textile exhibit featuring traditional clothing, headdresses, jewelry, rugs, and pottery in exhibition cases located throughout Harman Hall. Also, a market inspired by the markets of Afghanistan with selected pieces from the Zamani Gallery in the Shakespeare Theatre Company gift shop. For more information, visit: http://thegreatgameonstage.org/

Afghan – Iraq Investment Summit 2010

2-3 June, 2010 Istanbul, Turkey

Visit the website: http://www.investmentsummits.com/summit/aiis/index.htm.

The Second Afghanistan International Marble Conference Hosted in Herat

April 12-16, 2010

In April 2010, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and USAID/Afghanistan Small and Medium Enterprise Development (ASMED) hosted the Afghan International Marble Conference II in Herat.

International investors, Afghan quarry and processing operators, industry experts, local and international business and government leaders attended to learn about important trends in Afghanistan’s fastest-growing marble sector, to discover investment and partnership opportunities.

For more information, contact Ariana Monti at ariana.monti@trade.gov or (202) 482-3754.



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