PASSAGE TO PROSPERITY

INDIA-AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT SHOW

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

◉    9:00 – 18:00   -    Registration and Booths Open

◉    10:00 – 11:35     -     Passage to Prosperity Inaugural Festivities
        Ms. MaryKay L. Carlson, Chargé D’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in India
        Mr. John R. Bass, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan
        Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
        Senior Representative, Government of India
        Mr. M. Ismail Ghazanfar, Chairman & CEO, Ghazanfar Group
        Mr. Praveer Sinha, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Tata Power

◉    11:30 – 12:00   -    Partnership Announcements by Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi,
        Acting Minister of Finance, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

◉    12:00 – 15:00   -    Lunch

◉    14:00 – 15:30   -    Panel: Doing Business in Afghanistan,

◉    15:30 – 15:45   -    Memorandum of Understanding Signing between Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Indian Merchants Chamber

◉    16:00 – 17:30   -    Panel: Promoting Women’s Entrepreneurship

◉    17:30 – 17:40   -    Closing Remarks by Ms. Karen Freeman,
        Assistant to the Administrator for the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID

◉    17:40 – 20:00    -    Reception and Brand Launch for Afghan Treasures

◉    9:00   -    Registration Opens

◉    9:00 – 18:00   -    Business-to-Business Matchmaking and Booths Open

◉    9:00 – 9:15   -    MC Announces Deals and Partnerships Formed on Wednesday

◉    9:15 – 9:30   -    Opening Remarks by Mr. Mustafa Mastoor,
        Minister of Economy, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

◉    9:30 – 10:45   -    Panel: Business Opportunities in the Afghan Telecom Sector

◉    9:30 – 10:45   -    Presentation: Power-Up Afghanistan – Government of Afghanistan Afghan Energy Sector Overview

◉    11:00 – 12:15   -    Panel: Investing in Afghanistan’s Health Care Sector

◉    11:00 – 12:15   -    Panel: Power-Up Afghanistan - Lessons Learned in the Afghan Energy Sector

◉    12:00 – 15:00   -    Lunch

◉    14:00 – 15:15   -    Panel: Exploring the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor – Economic Opportunities in Southeast Asia and Australia

◉    15:30 – 16:45   -    Panel: Afghan Treasures - Facilitating High-Value Exports to Global Markets

◉    9:00   -    Registration

◉    9:00 – 18:00   -    Business-to-Business Matchmaking and Booths Open

◉    9:00 – 9:15   -    MC Announces Deals and Partnerships Formed on Thursday

◉    9:15 – 9:30   -    Opening Remarks by Mrs. Heidi Kuhn,
        Founder & CEO, Roots of Peace

◉    9:30 – 10:45   -    Panel: Increasing Afghan Agricultural Exports to India: New Opportunities and Emerging Developments

◉    11:00 – 12:15   -    Panel: Secrets of the Trade – Indian Companies Successfully Operating in Afghanistan

◉    12:00 – 15:00   -    Lunch

◉    14:00 – 15:15   -    Panel: Gaining Altitude – Investment Openings in the Afghan Aviation Sector

◉    15:30 – 16:45   -    Panel: Why Chambers Matter – The Role of Business Associations in Promoting and Facilitating Trade

◉    16:45 – 17:00   -    Closing Remarks by Mr. Loren Stoddard
        Director, Office of Economic Growth, USAID/Afghanistan

◉    17:00 – 19:00   -    Closing Reception

◉    18:00   -    Booths Close

◉    Afghan Treasures - Consumer Sales Day
        (Open to Public – No Registration Required)

◉    10:00 –18:00    -    Afghan Products for Sale to the General Public:

  •      ◊    Gemstones and Jewelry
  •      ◊    Carpets and Rugs
  •      ◊    Apparel – Shoes, Coats, and Accessories
  •      ◊    Fresh & Dried Fruit
  •      ◊    Spices & Nuts

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