Central Asian Trade Forum

The sixth annual Central Asian Trade Forum (CATF VI), hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched with a ribbon cutting on  7 September 2016 at the Rixos hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

More than 500 participants took part in plenary sessions, master classes, roundtables, a trade exhibition, business-to-business meetings, a fashion show featuring South and Central Asian designers, and an award ceremony.

GAIN’s session will be dedicated business to business networking session, facilitating new connections between producers, exporters and other stakeholders as well as providing an opportunity for participants to have one-on-one meetings with panellists. GAIN received excellent feedback following the same session at CATF 2015 with participants praising the session as an invaluable opportunity to form and strengthen business connections as well as exchange views with key stakeholders.


Dora Panagides

Senior Manager, Large Scale Food Fortification, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)