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“Bringing together the entrepreneurial insight and energy of businesses from Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom”
Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (“KBCC”) is a primary bilateral business association created with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in London and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
KBCC’s main objective is to help UK and Kazakh members of the Chamber to establish new and develop existing business relationships with a particular focus on promotion and development of exporting capabilities of SME companies in both countries.More about us
Kazakhstan Enters Top Fifty World Economies For Doing Business, Continues March Up World Bank`s Rankings
Kazakhstan’s business climate has improved dramatically in 2011, climbing 11 places in the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings to enter the top 50 world economies for the first time.Read more
The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2012, released today, showed that Kazakhstan has moved up 11 places to 47, with strong progress in protecting investors and paying taxes. The success continues a steady trend for Kazakhstan, the world’s fastest reformer in last year’s rankings, when it rose 15 places to 58.
“The resource curse, the financial crisis and Kazakhstan’s long-term strategy”- The Lecture at the London Business School delivered by Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov
On the 19th of October the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Kairat Nematovich Kelimbetov, delivered a lecture at the London Business School on the topic: “The resource curse, the financial crisis and Kazakhstan’s long-term strategy”. Organised by the Kazakh–British Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with London Business School’s Energy Club, the event was attended by Kazakh and international students from top UK Universities including the LBS, Cambridge, Oxford, Warwick, UCL, Imperial College, King’s College, CITI, and others.Read more
Have a happy celebration of Nauryz!
Dear KBCC members and friends, KBCC is pleased to congratulate you with Nauryz, which marks the beginning of a new year in Kazakhstan, symbolizes goodness and wealth, happiness and great friendship. May prosperity and success be the two sides of the coin for you and your business this year and always. In warm appreciation of our association we extend our Best Wishes for Happy Nauryz! On this occasion we are delighted to announce our forthcoming events which might be interesting for you: The 5th Mining and Mineral Exploration Forum will be held in Astana from 31 March to 2 April…Read more
Business Brunch within KBF2012 with participation of Academicians and Professors from UK’ s top UniversitiesRead more
Speech of N.Nazarbayev, president of Republic of Kazakhstan at V Astana Economic Forum
Dear Participants of the Forum! Dear guests! Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! Astana Economic Forum already has become an important part of global dialogue of politicians, scientists and experts. This is proven by quality of participants. Nearly 8 thousand people from more than 90 countries of the world sent their applications for participation in various sessions. Among the Forum participants there are 12 Nobel Prize Laureates, 4 members of the global top list “Hundred Modern Thinkers”.Read more
Kazakhstan Spotlight/The Latest News from RK
Nazarbayev Presents Plan for Renewed Global Islamic Progress (The Daily Telegraph)Read more
Kazakhstan seeks to establish itself as a leader within the Muslim world and a bridge between Islam and the West. The latest evidence was its hosting of the Seventh World Islamic Economic Forum in Astana this month, where President Nursultan Nazarbayev offered proposals for Muslim nations to modernize and progress. Kazakhstan this month will also become chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
The delegation of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna» discussed the cooperation with the British business community
On the 7th of March in London, the Parliament building, in the framework of the working visit, the delegation of the companies’ group of JSC «Samruk-Kazyna», headed by the Chairman of the Board Umirzak Shukeyev, met with business community of the UK. British side was headed by Charles Hendry, Member of Parliament, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Great Britain.Read more
Kairat Kelimbetov appointed as new head of Kazakhstan National Bank
By the decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kairat Kelimbetov appointed as new chairman of the National Bank, the press service of Akorda reports.Read more
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has commented on the decision to appoint Kairat Kelimbetov as the chairman of the National Bank. “He is 45 years old, he is a graduate of Moscow State University and Georgetown University. He served as Minister of Economy and Budget Planning and later – Deputy Prime Minister, held talks on the functioning of the Customs Union and the formation of the Eurasian Economic Union…”
Success stories: foreign investors in Kazakhstan
Those who have visited Kazakhstan have had the opportunity to experience the energetic and dynamic environment of our country. This year, 2011, is a jubilee year for Kazakhstan as we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the nation’s independence. During the years of sovereignty, Kazakhstan has attained success levels recognized all over the world. Since 1991, the Kazakh economy has attracted over US$136b of foreign direct investment, and this indicator is 14 times greater than the one we had at the start of sovereignty. Kazakhstan’s GDP per capita is 13 times what it was 1991…Read more
Welcome address of the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the United Kingdom and the President of the Chamber of Commerce.
As a Patron and the President of the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber” or “KBCC”), we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to become a member of this growing organization. Our mission, as a primary business association promoting the countries of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom, is to further the business interests of all our members using the collective energy and efforts, which is achieved through an active membership.Welcome Address
David Cameron’s historic visit to Kazakhstan
David Cameron became the first serving prime minister to visit Kazakhstan as he began a visit to the mineral-rich country with hopes of boosting British trade. Discussions with president Nursultan Nazarbayev are set to focus on trade and using Kazakhstan as an exit route for British equipment as combat forces withdraw from Afghanistan. Cameron follows in the footsteps of former prime minister Tony Blair who has played a key role in helping Kazakhstan’s development since leaving office. Kazakhstan’s foreign minister Erlan Idrissov said: “We are very honoured and privileged to have such attention on the part of two prime ministers (towards) Kazakhstan – Tony Blair and David Cameron.”Welcome Address
Kazakhstan Business Forum 2012. Press release
18 октября в городе Лондон, Великобритания, состоялся Третий Казахстанский Бизнес Форум, организованный Казахстанско-Британской Торгово-Промышленной Палатой при поддержке Правительства Республики Казахстан и Посольства Республики Казахстан в Великобритании. Проведенный Третий Казахстанский Бизнес Форум (далее КБФ 2012) был призван способствовать укреплению атмосферы доверия между деловыми людьми, дальнейшему развитию межкорпоративных отношений, стимулированию уверенности в необходимости новых инвестиций в Казахстан, а также знакомству с главными бизнес-идеями в Республике по широкому ряду направлений.Read more
Our Opening Presentation
The official launch of the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce took place on June 17, 2009 at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel. The opening reception was hosted in partnership with Adam Smith Conferences on the first day of the Kazakh Growth Forum, one of the Europe’s largest and most prestigious international forums on Kazakhstan.Read more
Reception in Vienna on June 8, 2011
The Breakfast Meeting hosted by Minister for Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan Mr Kairat Kelimbetov in partnership with Managing Director of Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce Mr Artur Krivov took place in Vienna, Austria on June 8 , 2011. The Reception was held in the course of World Economic Forum.
The Breakfast Meeting took place in Hotel Sacher Wien.Read more
Astana elected to host Expo 2017
In a secret ballot, the representatives of 161 member States of the International Exhibitions Bureau voted to select Astana as the host of international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017. “Application of Astana was supported by 103 member countries of the International Exhibitions Bureau, “no” vote – 44″, bid committee EXPO-2017 Astana said in a Twitter-account. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev made a video message to the participants of the 152 th General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau in an hour before the final vote to host the exhibition EXPO-2017.Read more
Receptions in Davos 27 and 29 January
On 27 and 29 January 2011 in Davos, Switzerland The Cocktail and Lunch Reception were hosted by the CEO of Kazakhstan’s National Welfare Fund “Samruk –Kazyna” Mr Kairat Kelimbetov and Mr Arur Krivov on behalf of Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce to coincide with the World Economic Forum.
The events were held at ArabellaSheraton Hotel Seehof and Steigenberger Belveder , in Davos.Read more
Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus Agree On Economic Union
Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan have agreed to create a body regulating their trade and economies that could eventually become a Eurasian economic union. The presidents of the three former Soviet republics — which have recently set up a common customs union that allows a free movement of labor and goods between the countries — signed a declaration in the Kremlin targeting a full “Eurasian economic union” by 2015. Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev, Belarus’s Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan also signed an accord on the creation of a super-national executive body to oversee tighter economic integration.Read more
4th Mining and Exploration Forum & Expo “MINEX CENTRAL ASIA 2013″
Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan sent welcome address to the Forum participants, which was presented by Mr. Kairat Kelimbetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan who took part in the Forum opening on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The opening session of the Forum was also attended by the senior officials of the foreign governments – Mr. Jan Vapaavuori, The Minister of Economy, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland, and Mr Charles Hendry, member of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, UK Prime Minister’s Special Trade Envoy to Kazakhstan.Read more
Annual Address of the President Nursultan Nazarbayev – to the people of Kazakhstan
Dear fellow citizens!Read more
Distinguished Members of Parliament!
A year ago I announced the new political course for Kazakhstan until 2050.The main goal is to join the group of 30 most developed countries. This project is called “Eternal Kazakhstan”. It is a mature vision of a new era in the history of our country. Over the last 22 years Kazakhstan has accomplished a great deal. We have created our own successful model of development. Every citizen is immensely proud of their country. They have faith in tomorrow and believe in the future of Kazakhstan. 97 percent of our citizens recognize the stability of their social-economic condition and its continuous improvement year to year.
In partnership with the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce and with the support of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, The Banker, fDi Magazine and Financial Times Live is delighted to present “Financing Growth in Kazakhstan” a high level forum exploring the investment potential of this newly redefined financial hub of Central Asia. For more information, please visit: https://www.ft-live.com/
- March 25, 2014: ZAKIRYANOV LAUNCHES LATEST INSTALLMENT OF KAZAKHSTAN'S UNKNOWN HISTORY
On Tuesday 25th March 2014, Hertfordshire Press hosted the book launch of Dr Kairat Zakiryanov’s latest book titled, “The Turkic Saga of Genghis Khan & The KZ Factor”. This is Zakiryanov’s second book and follows hot on the heels of his first book, “Under the Wolf’s Nest” that has received worldwide academic acclaim.
- March 12, 2014: Kazakhstan understanding of Russia’s position on defending the rights of national minorities in Ukraine – Nazarbayev
The president of Kazakhstan and Russia, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Vladimir Putin, discussed over the telephone some pressing problems on the international agenda - including the recent developments in Ukraine, the Kazakh president’s press office says in a press release.
- March 12, 2014: Kazakhstan ready to contribute to peaceful resolution of situation in Ukraine, Nazarbayev told Merkel
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone talk to discuss a wide range of issues, the president’s press office says in a press release.
- March 12, 2014: Nazarbayev and Obama focus on diplomatic solution to Ukraine crisis
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev and U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone call exchanged views on international and regional security with the focus on a peaceful solution to the political situation in Ukraine, the Kazakh president's press office said.
- March 7, 2014: Kazakh army needs to be rearmed – Nazarbayev
President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered to rearm the Kazakh army. "We need to intensify the modernization and rearming of our military forces. The military industry should produce more equipment and goods not only for the army but also for the police and special services,” the president is quoted as saying at a Thursday meeting at the Kazakh Defense Ministry in a press release of his press office.
- March 7, 2014: Aeroflot returns to Kazakhstan
The Russian airline Aeroflot will resume flights to Kazakhstan after a few years’ break, the company says in a press release. “The airline is launching a regular flight between Moscow and Karaganda from March 10,” the press release says.
- March 5, 2014: Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus agree on equal representation in the governing bodies of Eurasian Economic Union – Nazarbayev
All disputes arising from the draft treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) should be resolved, said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev. “I have carefully read all the documents [relating to the creation of the EEU] and have come to a conclusion that our experts have done a great job. I hope that we will be able to reach consensus on all moot points,” Nazarbayev said at a Wednesday meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council in Moscow.
- March 3, 2014: Nazarbayev discusses situation in Ukraine with International Advisory Board members
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting in Astana on Monday with members of the International Advisory Board, the press office of the head of state has said in a statement.