Opportunities for US-Afghanistan Trade & Investment

World Trade Center Harrisburg

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Date(s) - 03/09/2021
8:30 am - 10:00 am


Join us for a Virtual Conference
“Afghanistan Beyond the Headlines”

Opportunities for US-Afghanistan Trade & Investment



Tuesday, March 9
8:30 am – 10:00 am
$30 for WTC Members – $50 for Future Members

This conference has been organized by World Trade Center Kabul and World Trade Center Delaware,
with support from World Trade Center Washington DC and World Trade Center Harrisburg  

This virtual conference will showcase the significant opportunities for two-way trade and capital investment for US companies in the Afghan market. Trade prospects range from the traditional, such as spices, carpets and precious and semi-precious gemstones, to the contemporary, including telecommunications, Fintech, transport and logistics, construction, healthcare and biotechnology. The program will also address capital investment opportunities for US companies in Afghanistan.

At this workshop, participants will learn how to:
  • Determine which sectors provide the greatest opportunities for trade
  • Identify and build relationships with buyers
  • Identify and build relationships with suppliers
  • Determine which sectors provide the greatest opportunities for foreign investment
  • Position their company to become attractive to foreign investors
  • Identify and secure types of financing

Keynote Speakers Include:
Senator Chris Coons, US Senate
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, US House of Representatives
H.E. Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani, Minister of Industry & Commerce
H.E. Roya Rahmani, Afghan Ambassador to the United States
Ian J. McCary, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan

Conference Panelists:
Kabir Khan Isakhel, Chief Legal Advisor to H.E. President of I. R. Afghanistan
Atta Nasib General Director, Afghanistan Investment Facilitation Unit
Harris Manan, Director General of Afghanistan President’s Office for Policy and Strategy
Abdul Hadi Nijrabi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington, D.C.
Zabihullah Ziarmal, CEO of CEFE Group, Chairman of WTC Kabul Afghanistan
Alexander Hawkes, Economic and Trade Officer at the US Embassy in Kabul
Jocelyn A. Steiner, Attorney Advisor, Office of the General Counsel of the US Dept. of Commerce
Nancy Bikondo-Omosa, Senior Procurement Specialist, The World Bank
Christopher D. Clement, Senior Director, Government Affairs, Siemens Energy Inc.
Eric Casey, Gulftainer, GT USA, Wilmington

Abdul Quadir Bahman, Founder and CEO of WTC Kabul
Carla Stone, President, WTC Delaware

email info@wtccentralpa.org for your member discount code before you register