AmCham KR held its Annual General Meeting 2016
American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyz Republic (AmCham-Kyrgyz Republic) hosted the Annual members and partners meeting on November 4, 2016 in Hyatt Regency Bishkek, Shaiyr hall. The meeting was dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the business association. Grand gala dinner gathered old and new friends and partners of AmCham-Kyrgyz Republic.
The annual meeting was in the format of grand gala dinner. The Head of AmCham’s board Mr. Ulanbek Termechikov, Deputy Minister of Economy of Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Eldar Abakirov, the U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic Ms. Sheila Gwaltney, Executive Director of American Chamber of Commerce in Kyrgyz Republic Ms. Zarina Chekirbaeva greeted guests of the evening, amongst which were AmCham’s members, partners, and diplomatic missions representatives. The Chamber’s last year activities results were presented to the audience. It is important to notice new useful projects, such as:
- First international exhibition EXPO “Made in Kyrgyzstan”, earlier held in Bishkek, where more than 50 leading companies presented their services and products. Its goal is to represent the industrial potential of local enterprises and to promote domestic productions and services on local and international levels. The rewarding of EXPO “Made in Kyrgyzstan” participants took place at the meeting.
- Business tours to USA and UAE – the uniqueness of these tours is provision of exclusive possibility to become acquainted with work techniques of leading American world companies, and international business networking. Third business tour to USA is to be held in November. This is the index of such kind of projects for Kyrgyz entrepreneurs, who learn the best business practices.
- Business forum “Doing Business Globally”, dedicated to questions of business performance and development of export activities for domestic enterprises to global markets.
At the annual meeting, the first award ceremony of AmCham-Kyrgyz Republic members and partners had part. Seven nominations were on stage: “Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award”, “Most Exciting Product of the Year Award”, “Community Service Award”, “AmCham Service Award”, “Executive of the Year Award”, “Entrepreneurship Award”, “Best Company to Work for Award”. Selection of nominees was conducted very carefully, since it is very important to give the true leaders of Kyrgyz business sector their due. The list of winners is below.
AmCham Awards Winners:
- Community Service – presented to FINCA Bank by restaurateur and businessman Aibek Djangaziev, the Vice-President of Triathlon Federation, member of Rotary Club, member of the board of Enactus Enactus;
- Excellence in Innovation and Technology Award – presented to KICB Bank by the Head of National Bank of Kyrgyz Republic Tolkun Umaraliev;
- Best Product of the Year Award – presented to UNI YURT by Azis Abakirov, the Head of KARPOU Association of software engineering;
- Entrepreneur of the Year Award – presented to Bradley Brenneman, the Director-General of Sierra LLC, by Nurlan Musuraliev, the Vice-President of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Executive of the Year – presented to Denis Gaivoronsky, Director-General of “Kulikovsky” confectionery net, by Alymbek Orozbekov, Director of Investment and Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic;
- AmCham Service – presented to Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers by Zarina Chekirbaeva, Executive Director of AmCham-Kyrgyz Republic;
- Best Company to Work For – presented to “Sky Mobile” LLC by Jumadil Egemberdiev, co-founder and actioner of “Shoro” company, founder and CEO of “Kara-Bulak Eco Resort”.
Partners of the event: CJSC “Coca-Cola Bishkek Bottlers”, “Sky Mobile” LLC, CSJC “Companion Bank”, CJSC “KICB”, CJSC “Demir Kyrgyz International Bank”, «Smart Development» building company, and “ExpertWinClub”.
The grand prize, air ticket to Dubai, was kindly given by our partner, «Travel Emirates Bishkek–flydubai» during the traditional lottery. There were other prizes by Hyatt Regency Bishkek, Orion Bishkek Hotel, Club Dostuk Hotel, “Kulikovsky” confectionery net, Sierra Coffee net, «Bellagio» Italian restaurant, «Giovane Gentile Bishkek» classic men’s wear & shoes shop, «Adidas» brand, «Steppe Learning KG» language center, and British Embassy to the Kyrgyz Republic.