World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan hosted the meeting of the Afghanistan اتحادیه شرکت های مشورتی مالی Association of Financial Consultancy Companie (AFCC) on April 29, 2021. In this meeting, the coordination and cooperation of tax and financial consulting firms and provision of professional tax consulting services and solving existing challenges were discussed.
World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan signed Memoranda of Understanding with Shajjan & Associates, A Full Service Law Firm, BrightPoint Consulting Servicesand Staicha Financial Consultancy on April 24, 2021. Based on these MoU’s, the #companies will be connected to the global network of World Trade Centers and World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan will use their capacities to provide better services to its partners and members. Members and partners of the World Trade Center can benefit from the significant discounts on corporate, tax, business, legal and other services of the companies.
Strengthening Trilateral Cooperation through Public-Private Partnership (PPP): Afghanistan Tajikistan and the U.S. Webinar:
Thursday, April 15, 2021A unique virtual discussion on Central Asian #connectivity through Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects involving Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and the U.S. co-organized by World Trade Cent
er Kabul Afghanistan, US-Tajikistan Business Council and US-Kyrgystan Business Council, on Thursday, April 15, 2021 and attended by more than 90 people from #Afghanistan #Tajikistan and the #UnitedStates. The #webinar started by welcome and greeting remarks of Ms. Elena V. Son, Executive Director of USTBC, Mr. Abdul Qadir Bahman, CEO of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan and Lars Hickey, Managing Director of Sales and Project Finance, Wabtec Corporation. Mr. Dean Thompson, Acting
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, poke about the #trade and #investment cooperation between Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and shared the US Government’s vision to the participants of the webinar.
Panelists: Sharaf Sheralizoda, 1st Deputy Chairman, State Committee on Investment and State Property Management of the Republic of Tajikistan Talha Hidayat, PPP Technical Director, واحد تسهیل سرمایه گذاری -Afghanistan Investment Facilitation Unit
Matthew Jordan Tank , Director of Sustainable Infrastructure Policy and Project Preparation, EBRD
Jan-Peter Olters, Country Manager, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, World Bank
Moderator: Christopher J. Weafer, Chief Executive, Macro-Advisory Ltd. The panelists presented their governments’ vision for the #PPP #opportunities in #transportation, #energy, #agriculture, #logistics, #telecommunications, and other #industry sectors that will contribute to the #economic #prosperity, better #connectivity, and #stability in Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Other specialized webinars will be organized for the members of World Trade Center soon.
Strengthening Banking Cooperation between Afghanistan and Russia:
Monday, April 12, 2021
“Strengthening Banking Cooperation between Afghanistan and Russia” virtual meeting organized and hosted by by the Embassy of Afghanistan in Russia and World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan in #partnership with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Russian export center on April 12, 2021. The meeting was attended by Ambassador Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Russia, Abdul Qadir Bahman CEO of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan, representatives of Russian Export Center, CCI Russia and EximBnak of Russia and the following commercial banks of Afghanistan:
– Afghanistan International Bank
– Azizi Bank
– Afghan United Bank
– Bank-e Millie Afghan – BMA
– Islamic Bank of Afghanistan
– Ghazanfar Bank
Establishing direct contacts between the banks of Afghanistan and EximBank of Russia, implementing joint business projects and much more-such prospects were discussed by the participants of this virtual meeting.
A productive virtual meeting organized between officials of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan, Zabihullah Ziarmal the Chairman, Abdul Qadir Bahman the CEO, Meena Wardak the Event Director, and officials of World Trade Center Kyiv Ukraine Henry Shterenberg the President, Sergiy Nizhynskyi the Board Member and Nadiia Yeroshenko Executive Assistant on 30 March 2021.
The two sides discussed and agreed to exchange of trade missions and organize the businesses conference in #Kyiv and #Kabul in the months of June and September 2021. More detail are coming up
I. Welcome and introduction
II. Priorities for 2021:
a. Increase numb er of WTCs on MAC
b. Branding business clubs to all WTCs (through starter guide and webinars, including topics of hybrid model and profitability)
c. Expanding WTC business club global visibility (through open webinars open to all WTCs and their bussines club members
III. Discussion of 3 projects for 2021
IV. Other business
Mr. Abdul Qadir Bahman, CEO of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan, #virtually met with Mr. Wahid Waissi Ambassador of Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Canberra Australia on March
4, 2021. The two sides discussed the effective use of existing opportunities and potentials of trade and investment of the two countries and agreed to hold a joint trade and investment conference in the near future in cooperation with the World Trade Centers based in Australia. And subsequently to exchange trade delegations between the two countries. Program details will be shared with members of the World Trade Center as soon as possible.
Mr. Abdul Qadir Bahman CEO of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan virtually met with Mr. Neil Kidd Business Development Director of the World Tr
ade Center Perth Australia on March 4, 2021,
Discussed and agreed to organize a joint “Mining Investment Conference” in cooperation with the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Canberra and Mining Chamber.
On March 4, 2021, Mr. Zabihollah Ziarmal, the head of the leadership board and respected Abdul Qadir Bahman, the executive head of the World Trade Center of Kabul, Afghanistan during a virtual meeting with Mr. Seyyed Tayyip Javad, the ambassador of Afghanistan They met and had a conversation. Besides discussing the development of Afghanistan-Russia trade and investment relations, the two parties agreed to hold the ′′ Afghanistan-Russia Economic Conference ′′ with the participation of the Moscow World Trade Center and the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industries at the earliest opportunity Details of the program will be shared with the members of the World Trade Center soon.
The meeting of the Advisory Council (Real Estate) of the World Trade Center was held on Wednesday, February 25, 2021 according to the following agenda:
Real Estate Member Advisory Council (MAC) meeting held on Wednesday, February 25 2021 under the following agenda:
attended in the meeting as a member of the council and provided information about the past activities and future plans of the organization and also invited them to organize joint events with #WTCAFG in the near future, which was welcome by the participants.
With the rising demand for diversification of the global supply chain, Central Asia is well-positioned to scale up production unique to the world market.
Officials of World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan and World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur Malaysia virtually met on February 23, 2021.
Afghanistan and India Trade & Investment Opportunities Conference will be held soon:Mr. Abdul Qadir Bahman, CEO of World Trade Center (WTC) Kabul had a virtual meeting on Tuesday 25 January 2021 with Ms. Rupa NaikSenior Director of World Trade Center Mumbai. The meeting continued with a discussion on bilateral trade and investment opportunities between Afghanistan and Mumbai and potential areas of collaboration between WTC Kabul, WTC Mumbai and other WTCs based in India. For introducing Trade & Investment Opportunities and connecting the businesses of both countries, they have agreed to organize the Afghanistan – India Trade & Investment Opportunities Conference in the month of February 2021. The program and date of the conference will be shared with the business community soon.
World Trade Center Kabul officials met with Ms. Khair Ull-Nisa, Executive Director of the World Trade Center Noida of India and Board Member of World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) based in New York, on January 27, 2021 in a friendly virtual environment. The two sides discussed greater co-operation between WTC in Afghanistan and the World Trade Centers based in India to provide more facilities for two countries’ businessmen and investors. The meeting continued with a discussion on better ways to expand bilateral trade and investment relations between Afghanistan and India. For introducing Trade & Investment Opportunities and connecting the businesses of both countries, they have agreed to organize many joint business events in 2021.
Partnership between WTC Kabul and WTC Washington DC:World Trade Center Kabul Afghanistan officials met with Mr. Andrew Gelfuso, Director of the World Trade Center Washington DC, and his colleagues on January 27, 2021 in a friendly environment via video conference.The two sides discussed the capacity of their institutions and stressed the need for
further cooperation to achieve common goals, namely the improvement of trade and investment relations between Afghanistan and the United States. It was agreed in this virtual meeting to make effective use of the existing capacities of the World Trade Centers so that the private sector can find the right trade and investment partners by participating in the business conferences of both countries. The WTC Washington DC will play an active and valuable role in connecting traders and investors of two countries at the forthcoming Afghanistan – USA Trade & Investment Opportunities Conference will be held on 9 March 2021.
MoU’s signed between World Trade Center and Chambers of Afghanistan: Kabul – 13 January 2021 The World Trade Center held its first introductory and networking event with the leadership of the Afghanistan Chambers on January 13, 2021, and hosted a two-hour discussion on cooperation between private sector entities and the trade and investment. On the sidelines of the meeting, MoU’s were signed between the WTC Kabul and the following Chambers:
– International Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan (ICC Afghanistan)
– Afghanistan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AWCCI)
– Afghanistan Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock Products (ACALP)
– Afghanistan Craftsmen and Shopkeepers Chamber (ACSC)
– Pakistan-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industries (PAJCCI)
Based on these agreements, the World Trade Center and the Chambers will work together on the following areas:
– Connecting the members of the chambers with businessmen and investors of different countries through the network of world trade centers located in 322 cities of the world and paving the way for the participation of Afghan businesses in the various events of these centers.
– Cooperation in holding programs, dialogues, conferences, exhibitions and other national and international conferences inside and outside the country.
– Marketing for Afghanistan’s export products in international markets through the World Trade Centers network.
– Sharing Afghanistan’s trade and investment opportunities with international traders and investors through the World Trade Centers Network and finding foreign trade and investment partners for Afghan traders and investors.
– Coordinating and arranging Afghan trade and investment missions and delegations to different countries and hosting trade and investors missions from different countries in Afghanistan.
– Prepare joint business projects proposals for the development of private sector activities and improving of business enabling environment, and presenting it to the government and international institutions for political, technical and financial support.
– Use of other facilities and services of the World Trade Center Afghanistan to hold various programs.
More MoU’s to be signed between WTC and other chambers, unions and various institutions and companies in Afghanistan to further strengthen private sector activities through cooperation and partnership.
World Trade Center Kabul officials attended the INTERACTIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE SESSION ON “TRADE & INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN INDIA & AFGHANISTAN POST COVID-19” on Monday, 18th January 2020. The event was organized by Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO) in cooperation with Indian embassy in Kabul and attended by the Afghan and Indian private sector leaders and government representatives from Afghanistan and India. The Afghanistan private sector representatives shared the trade & investment opportunities between Afghanistan and India and invited the vibrant Indian business community to invest in Afghanistan and seize the opportunities. Domestic products and local industry is a priority for Afghanistan, and agriculture, medicine, energy and mining have huge potential for investment and are ready to be explored. WTC Kabul act as regional window of trade & investment for international partners focusing on matchmaking opportunities and it serves as a resource hub for companies around the world seeking trade and investment opportunities in Afghanistan and in the region. Its ready to host nay foreign investors and delegations.
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) launched the “FICCI Annual Expo” which is a yearly virtual expo and B2B platform ongoing from 11 December 2020 to 11 December 2021, where leading Indian and international manufacturing companies from multiple sectors are participating. FICCI in cooperation with Indian Embassy in Kabul hosted an online information session for the business community of Afghanistan on 25 January 2021 and presented the demo version of the expo features aimed at facilitating the B2B connection between Indian and Afghan companies. WTC Kabul will coordinate the participation of afghan companies to this virtual platform. The platform also giving the opportunity for Afghan exporters to exhibit their products and services to the expo.