American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic held its traditional Annual General Meeting for members and partners
On November 17 2017, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Kyrgyz Republic held its traditional Annual General Meeting for members, partners and honorary guests at Orion Hotel Bishkek.
The Minister of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic Novikov Artem Eduardovich opened the evening emphasizing the partnership with AmCham and importance of business community in contributing to economic growth. The Chargé d’Affaires Alan Meltzer talked about sharing a commitment to promoting business opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic and thanked AmCham for its significant engagement with the government and with the international business community to promote a more vibrant economic and business environment.
AmCham BOD Chairperson Mr. Erkinbek Jumabaev thanked AmCham BOD, members, partners and AmCham for leveraging collective efforts to keep enhancing business climate. In her welcome speech, Executive Director of AmCham Ms. Zarina Chekirbaeva presented AmCham Yearbook for 2015-1017 as well as a video-report on activities and projects conducted by AmCham and shared plans and initiatives to promote positive changes in the business environment.
The event was attended by 170 guests – top government officials, company CEOs, heads of diplomatic missions, heads of business associations and special guests such as Ms. Anastasia Novikova, Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Kazakhstan, Ms. Mirgul Omurzakova, Managing Director of Capital Partners, a leading real estate developer with offices in Almaty, Istanbul and Moscow, and Cisco Kazakhstan Mr. Dmitry Shuster and Ms. Aigerim Taizhanova.
AmCham extends sincere gratitude to GOLD PARTNERS of 2017 AmCham Annual Gala Event – Arabis Group Law Firm, Alfa Development Construction Company, Cisco Kazakhstan, Integra Engineering LLC, Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB), Kumtor Gold Company, Sky Mobile (TM beeline.kg) and Turkish Airlines and SILVER PARTNER – FINCA Bank Kyrgyzstan. The Media Partners of the event were Forbes Kazakhstan and Аkchabar Financial Online Portal.
To celebrate AmCham members’ excellence and recognize their accomplishments, the AmCham Awards 2017 ceremony took place during the gala-dinner. This year, over 20 companies competed in 8 nominations. Based on the results of the independent commission, comprising of prominent representatives of government and private sector, we sincerely congratulate the winners-recipients of 2017 AmCham Awards in the following nominations:
- Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award – Sky Mobile (TM beeline.kg);
- Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Demir Kyrgyz International Bank;
- Most Exciting Product of the Year Award – Orion Hotel Bishkek;
- Executive of the Year Award – Timur Fayziev (Elite House construction company);
- Partner of the Year Award – Integra Engineering LLC;
- Best Company to Work For – Kumtor Gold Company;
- Most Customer-Friendly Business – Kulikovskiy Confectionery House;
- Best Selfie of the Year – Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers.
For the first time in the history of business community of the Kyrgyz Republic, this year, Special AmCham Awards for Excellence in Innovation and Technology were presented to two government institutions in recognition of their collective efforts to put government services on-line – the State Registration Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the State Committee of Information Technologies and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Honorary Partnership Awards were granted to long-time AmCham members – Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB), Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers and Kumtor Gold Company.
AmCham welcomed new AmCham members – Alfa Development Construction Company, Arabis Group Law Firm, Bank of Asia, Mirsoft LLC(Mobile Applications Development Company), Microsoft LLP, UNIS Kurulush Construction Company, Spark Design & Communication, Redem LLC, Plasform LLC, and World Class Bishkek.
As part of the traditional raffle, TWO round-trip tickets to/from Istanbul were generously provided by Turkish Airlines with validity up to 1 year. Additionally, Samsung Galaxy S8 was kindly provided by AmCham long-term member and partner – Sky Mobile (TM beeline.kg). We thank our lottery partners for their support – Bellagio Coffee, Bank Bai-Tushum, Beren Kurulush, Health Club, Jannat Regency and Jannat Resort, Kulikovskiy Confectionery House, Martell AlcoMarket, Orion Hotel Bishkek, ORO (multi-brand boutique of premium jewelry), Sierra KG and World Class Bishkek fitness club and Beauty SPA. Collected funds will be in support of mental arithmetic courses for children from an orphanage in Tokmok city.
Our special gratitude goes to Aviabileti.kg and Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers for their in-kind support.
We sincerely thank our Board of Directors, members and partners for their continued support and cooperation! Looking for another fruitful and productive year ahead!