2007 AFGHANISTAN EVENTS
US-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference 2007
November 11-13, 2007
The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), in cooperation with the Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce (AICC), presented the 2007 US-Afghan Business Matchmaking Conference from November 11-13 in Washington, D.C. The conference was a great place for attendees to learn more about exciting investment opportunities in Afghanistan, meet representatives of Afghan companies, as well as gain exposure in the AACC Trade Fair. Business sectors such as construction and materials, agribusiness and food processing, energy and infrastructure, and many more were well represented.
Afghanistan International Carpet Fair: Trade Mission
August 26-28, 2007
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gutierrez’s priorities for Afghanistan include helping the country develop three sectors in which it has a comparative advantage: rugs, dried fruits and nuts, and mining. The International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce is organizing a U.S. rug business carpet trade mission to Kabul, Afghanistan for the Afghanistan International Carpet Fair on August 26-28, 2007. The mission will assist U.S. rug businesses exploring trade and investment opportunities in Afghanistan’s rug sector. Assistant Secretary David Bohigian will lead a delegation of U.S.-based executives of U.S. firms interested in pursuing business in Afghanistan’s rug sector. The mission will include participation in the Carpet Fair, matchmaking, and a potential site visit to a rug production facility. The mission will reaffirm the U.S. Government’s support towards bilateral relations and seek to expand opportunities for U.S. companies in Afghanistan.