Kazakhstan Global Investment Forum 2018 in London

Kazakhstan’s new investment opportunities were presented in London at the Kazakhstan Global Investment Forum 2018. At the event, the parties discussed the prospects of the fastest growing sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. The Kazakh delegation showed the interest in British investments, which are necessary for successful diversification of Kazakhstan’s economy and integration into the global system.

ARYSTAN KABIKENOV, KAZAKH VICE MINISTER FOR INVESTMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT:

 - The large British companies were introduced to opportunities in Kazakhstan. Thus, the main task was set. This is about explaining that this a moment to go to Kazakhstan and the state will do and to what extent the state is ready to support.

SAPARBEK TUYAKBAYEV, CHAIRPERSON, KAZAK INVEST:

 - Now the British business perceives Kazakhstan in a completely different way. First, according to the Doing business rating, we have the highest rating in the region. In addition to this, access to large markets such as the markets of China, Central Asia, and Russia opens up through Kazakhstan.

More than 200 company executives from manufacturing, agricultural, chemical, mining and financial industries, as well as metallurgy, renewables, logistics and digital technologies, attended the forum. The opening of the Astana International Financial Center, on the territory of which the norms of English law are valid, was mentioned, too.

EMMA NICHOLSON, PRIME MINISTER'S TRADE ENVOY TO KAZAKHSTAN:

 - More of the globe knows about Kazakhstan than ever before. Magnificent promotion and publicity that has been going on. That is being based on tremendous investment opportunities.

JOHN CAMPBELL, GLOBAL HEAD, ABERDEEN STANDARD INVESTMENTS:

 - Which of course has a great impact on Kazakhstan. It is very interesting to see what opportunities are coming up in Kazakhstan because of those communication routes.

The United Kingdom is one of the largest investors in Kazakhstan. Over the years of independence, the UK has invested nearly US$13 billion in Kazakhstan’s economy.