JUNE 12-14, 2019
JUNE 12-14, 2019

2019 CAMCA Regional Forum

TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN - June 12-14, 2019

Important conversations and premier networking with top professionals from the CAMCA Region and beyond

About the 2019 camcA regional forum



Dates: June 12-14, 2019 

Location: Hyatt Regency Tashkent in Tashkent, Uzbekistan



“CAMCA: Shared Interests, Shared Aspirations”

Topics include intraregional trade, transport and transit, regional business and investment opportunities, geopolitical and economic developments, entrepreneurship and innovation, human capital and education initiatives and much more.



Forum speakers and participants include international leaders, high-level government representatives, stakeholders, policymakers, researchers, private sector executives, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives from across the CAMCA region and beyond.

2019 FORUM Speakers - More to be ANNOUNCED...

Dr. S. Frederick Starr


Chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Senator Sodiq Safoev


First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan

Dr. Svante Cornell


Director of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center

Ruslanbek Davletov


Minister of Justice of Uzbekistan

Dr. Arthur Laffer


Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates

Giorgi Kvirikashvili


EBRD International Advisor and former Prime Minister of Georgia

Shigeo Katsu


 President of Nazarbayev University 

John Batchelor


Host, The John Batchelor Show

Jargalsaikhan Dambadarjaa


 Executive director of DeFacto Institute, research think tank, Editor 'The Defacto Gazette', a columnist, radio presenter and host of TV show DeFacto

FORUM Events

Please note: Evening programming including receptions and dinners is limited to international Forum participants.  Attendance for local guests is by invitation only.



8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lobby of Regency Ballroom

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Registration and credential pick-up

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Lobby of Regency Ballroom


DAY 1 Programming

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM

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DAY 1 Programming

9:00-09:30 AM - Opening Session (Regency Ballroom)

09:30-10:00 AM - Keynote Address: Senator Sodyq Safoev (Regency Ballroom)

10:00-10:30 AM - Networking Break

10:30-11:00 AM - Keynote Interview with Dr. Arthur Laffer (Regency Ballroom)

11:00-11:20 - Presentation by Tigran Poghosyan, IMF Resident Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic

11:30-12:30 PM - Plenary - "Intraregional Trade  within CAMCA: Signs of Progress?" (Regency Ballroom)

12:30-13:30 PM - Luncheon (Hyatt Regency TERRACE)

13:45-14:45 PM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 1- "What Attracts Quality Investment in the CAMCA Countries? What Doesn't?" (Conference Room BUKHARA)

13:45-14:45 PM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 2- "Models of Regional Coordination" (Conference Room FERGANA)

14:45-15:30 PM - Networking Business Expo

15:30-16:30 PM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 3- "Building Modern CAMCA Skills: Innovation, Education and Training" (Conference Room BUKHARA)

15:30-16:30 PM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 4- "Meet Some CAMCA Entrepreneurs" (Conference Room FERGANA)

16:30-16:45 PM - Networking Break

16:45-17:45 PM - Plenary - "Intraregional Finance: A Growth Industry?" (Regency Ballroom)

9:00 AM - 5:45 PM


Day 2 Programming

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Day 2 Programming

8:30-9:30 AM - Registration 

9:30-10:00 AM - Keynote Interview  with Ruslanbek Davletov, Minister of Justice of Uzbekistan (Regency Ballroom)

10:00-10:15 AM - Networking Break

10:15-11:15 AM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 5- "Afghanistan: A New Factor in Intraregional Trade and Investments?" (Conference Room BUKHARA)

10:15-11:15 AM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 6- "Is Digital Transformation Happening in CAMCA?" (Conference Room FERGANA)

10:15-11:15 AM (Parallel Session)- Breakout Session 7- "Will there be Regional Media?" (Conference Room TASHKENT)

11:15-11:45 AM - Networking Break

11:45-12:15 PM - Keynote Interview with Giorgi Kvirikashvili (Regency Ballroom)

12:15-13:30 PM - Luncheon (Hyatt Regency TERRACE)

13:30-14:30 PM - Plenary - "Transport: Opening Windows to West, South and Southeast"  (Regency Ballroom) 

14:30-15:30 PM - Plenary - "Culture and Tourism: Regional Project?"  (Regency Ballroom) 

15:30-16:00 PM - Networking Break

16:00-17:00 PM - Plenary - "CAMCA Spotlights: Meet the CAMCA Network"  (Regency Ballroom) 

17:00-17:15 PM - Closing Remarks, Announcement of 2020 Location, CAMCA Flag Handover Ceremony (Regency Ballroom) 

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Hotel Reservations

 A special discounted hotel room rate has been arranged at the Hyatt Regency for Forum participants and is available for the dates of June 11-15. To reserve your room, access the room block online reservation system at the RESERVATIONS button below and enter the Corporate code: “g-s9wh” in the “Special rates” section for your room search to activate the discounted rate. 


Forum Organizers


2019 Forum Sponsor

Central Asia Seed Company


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About the camca regional forum


The CAMCA (Central Asia-Mongolia-Caucasus-Afghanistan) Regional Forum is a non-political and non-partisan Forum established to promote region-wide discussions on means of advancing economic growth and development in Greater Central Asia (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). It promotes this goal by fostering dialogue and interaction among rising young leaders from all sectors in the 10 countries of the region, as well as with international leaders and stakeholders. The Forum organizers believe that expanded communication and collaboration among talented professionals from a range of fields can significantly contribute to economic, political and social development on both a national and regional basis.


The Forum is a premier opportunity to engage with prominent influencers and leaders in the CAMCA region and to gain firsthand insights on the region’s pulse and latest developments. The Forum’s non-political and non-partisan mission facilitates an environment for open conversation aimed toward the prosperity of the region and its people. The Forum was established as one of the first and only platforms to bring together representatives of the 10 CAMCA countries, spanning from the South Caucasus to Mongolia, to discuss emerging opportunities for regional cooperation and integration. Due to the diverse and impressive pool of participants, the Forum essentially serves as a ‘one-stop shop’ for professionals of all sectors who are interested in regional cooperation and partnerships, as well as for outside nations, businesses and organizations that have an interest in engaging with the region. 


Forum Facts since 2014:

  • More than 730 Forum attendees
  • More than 160 Forum speakers 
  • More than 25 countries represented 
  • Over 150 companies represented  including nearly 100 regionally-based companies, more than 30 American and EU-based companies, as well as businesses from Australia, Dubai, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam and more.


The 2018 CAMCA Regional Forum was held in Baku, Azerbaijan over June 21-23, 2018. The Forum brought together over 220 international participants to discuss issues and trends central to the region. Conversations centered around the Forum theme, “Emerging Regionalism.” 

Main Forum events included plenary sessions, roundtables, keynote interviews, a regional business showcase, breakout sessions and  opportunities for guests to further network throughout receptions and dinners. Read more here. 


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