2009 AFGHANISTAN EVENTS
“Afghan Allure” Exhibit
September 20 – 22, 2009
October 14-15, 2009
The AIRTF hosted the Afghan Allure Exhibit at the New York International Carpet Show from September 20 – 22, and at the Seattle Design Trends show from October 14 – 15 in the Fall of 2009. This special exhibit sampled a variety of the finest Afghan hand-woven rugs from savvy Afghan rug companies. The exhibit also featured jewelry, and other cultural items, promoting the rich culture and art of Afghanistan, which dates centuries back and is known to be the Heart of the Silk Road. For information on this event, please contact Noor Alam of the Afghanistan Investment & Reconstruction Task Force of the Department of Commerce at email@example.com or (202) 482-1421.
U.S. Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference
October 18-20, 2009
May 20-22, 2009
The Kabul International Fresh Fruit and Vegetable AgFair showcased Afghanistan's fresh fruits and vegetables and offered the opportunity for networking with hundreds of leading business representatives while exhibiting U.S. products and new technologies.
This was the fourth AgFair held at the Badam Bagh Fairground, with the featuring hundreds of exhibitors, 35 international business participants from countries including, the United States, China, Turkmenistan, India, Tajikistan, and the Netherlands. The Fair had over 30,000 visitors, with projected sales of up to $900,000. The AIRTF facilitated the attendance of four U.S. companies to attend the Fair.
Business matchmaking visits were available to participants, with key foreign investment opportunities across a range of infrastructure sectors from cold-chain management to import/export brokerage services as well as modern farming inputs spanning environmentally safe pesticides and the latest cultivation techniques.
For information on future shows, please contact Noor Alam of the Afghanistan Investment & Reconstruction Task Force of the Department of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 482-1421. Learn more
U.S. Business Roundtable with Afghan Minister of Commerce, Mr. Shahrani, and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Rahimi
May 8, 2009
The Commerce Department hosted a U.S. Business Roundtable that presented over 20 U.S. Company participants interested in Afghanistan’s agribusiness and mining sectors the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the Afghan Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Minister Shahrani and Afghan Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Minister Rahimi.
The event featured a discussion led by H.E. Minister Shahrani and H.E. Minister Rahimi on the opportunities and challenges to doing business in Afghanistan. The International Trade Administration’s Acting Undersecretary, Michelle O’Neill provided welcoming remarks to the Ministers and participants.