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Market visit to Kazakhstan (Astana & Almaty)

Commercial opportunities in Kazakhstan to be highlighted during the UKTI market visit to Astana and Almaty.

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Market visit to Kazakhstan

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is organising a market visit to Kazakhstan on 17-21 February 2014 to explore export opportunities in the Kazakh market for UK companies. The visit includes:

  • support from an experienced group leader before, during and after the visit

  • in-market briefing and evening networking reception in Astana and Almaty

  • pre-mission briefing in London

  • business focused events and site visits in Astana and Almaty

  • help to identify potential customers or partners and to arrange meetings with them via our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS)

The visit programme will include B2B meetings, sector programmes, networking reception with the participation of the Kazakh British Business Group’s members, individual OMIS meetings and some media activity.


UKTI has identified the following opportunity sectors for UK companies:

  • education

  • green technology

  • infrastructure

  • commercial security

  • entertainment

  • nuclear energy

  • agriculture


Located between Europe and Asia, Kazakhstan is one of the leading economies in Central Asia. After the Prime Minister’s visit in 2013, trade with Kazakhstan has received special attention. Concerning Kazakhstan’s untapped potential, Trade and Investment Minister Lord Green recently stated:

Kazakhstan is emerging as the dominant economy in central Asia and offers many opportunities for British businesses small and large across a wide variety of sectors.

The World Bank forecasts that Kazakhstan will become a high income country by the end of the decade. Moreover, Kazakhstan has ranked among the ten highest performing economies in the world since 2002.


Kazakhstan will be hosting two major international events: the Expo “Future Energy” and the Winter World Student Games in 2017. Significant commercial opportunities across a variety of sectors will arise for UK companies from these events.

Market visit fees and funding

Delegate fee: £250 (+VAT)

Additional costs for flights, accommodation in the designated group hotel and in-market activities to be covered by the companies.

There is a limited number of Market Visit Support (MVS) financial assistance of £650 available for eligible companies on a first come, first served basis. If you are currently on UKTI’s Passport to Export or Gateway to Global Growth Programmes, please contact your International Trade Adviser.


If you would like to book onto this market visit or find out how we can develop your business overseas, please contact:

Lena Muxfeldt Tel: +44 (0) 20 7940 1557

Published 13 December 2013
Last updated 17 December 2013 + show all updates
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