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7 November 2014 | The Ritz Carlton, Almaty, Kazakhstan
08:15 - 08:50Registration and refreshments
08:50 - 09:00Welcome remarks from the Chairman

Brian Caplen, Editor, The Banker

09:00 - 09:10Keynote Conference Opening Address
SESSION 1: Macroeconomic outlook for Kazakhstan
09:10 - 09:20Keynote Address: Kazakhstan as the financial hub of Central Asia

  • Strengthening Kazakhstan’s defining characteristics as strong inclusive economy
  • Outlining Government strategies for further growth and expansion in the coming years
His Excellency Karim Massimov, Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan
Akhmetzhan Yesimov, Mayor of Almaty,
Republic of Kazakhstan

09:20 - 09:30Address: Fostering and facilitating the growing opportunities for trade and investment between the UK and Kazakhstan
Professor Charles Hendry MP, UK Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan & Turkmeneistan
09:30 - 09:50Address: The outlook for Kazakhstan and financial services in Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan’s economy in the context of regional and global recovery
  • Reviewing the structural reforms underway to improve the economy’s resilience and long-term prospects
  • Taking the necessary steps to effectively managing financial services into the future
Jonathan Dunn, Deputy Division Chief, Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund

09:50 - 10:10Perspectives: Taking the next steps to deliver growth and competitiveness in Kazakhstan banking sector

  • Ensuring decisive action to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth
  • Capitalising on the country’s key location and unique resources to drive investment
  • Working with Government and international agencies to build a strong banking sector for the future
Magzhan Auezov, Managing Director, Kazkommertsbank and Chief Executive Officer, BTA

10:10 - 10:30Morning refreshments
SESSION 2: A banking system for the future in Kazakhstan
10:30 - 11:00Address: Regulation and governance in the Kazakhstan financial sector

  • Challenges and opportunities facing the banking sector in Kazakhstan
  • Outlining the agenda for reform of governance and regulation
  • Assessing the quality of banking assets and the steps to drive improvements
Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan
Miklos Dietz, Managing Director, McKinsey & Company 
Timur Suleimenov, Member of the Board-Minister in charge of Economy and Financial Policy, Eurasian Economic Commission

11:00 - 11:20Consolidation in the banking sector

  • Key drivers behind plans for consolidation – meeting Basel III requirements
  • Reviewing steps taken to date and investment interest
  • How many banks does Kazakhstan need into the future?
Nurlan Abdrakhmanov, Director of Department for Methodology of Control and Supervision,
National Bank of Kazakhstan

11:20 - 11:40Capitalising on consumer and business demand through the modernisation of banking systems

  • Critical business drivers for modern banking and payment systems
  • Harnessing innovation in banking systems to capitalise on opportunities in the new global economy
  • The relationship between Payment Institutions, retail banks and business
  • Prospects for a Kazakhstan based payment processing system – how would this work in tandem with international systems and standards?
Matthieu de Heering, Head of Russia, CIS and Mongolia, SWIFT

11:40 - 12:00Towards effective management in capital and exchange rate markets

  • Common challenges facing oil exporters: capital liberalisation, capital inflows, the choice of the exchange rate regime and the Dutch disease
  • Lessons from theory and experience; where does Kazakhstan stand?
Livio Stracca, Head of International Policy Analysis, European Central Bank

12:00 - 13:00Panel: The outlook for financial services in Kazakhstan

  • Reviewing the Government’s actions to date – is enough being done to restore confidence to financial markets?
  • Facing the challenges of maintaining liquidity and capital adequacy
  • Dealing with non-performing loans
  • Working within an environment of increased consolidation
  • Where are the opportunities for expansion of services and lending?
Janet Heckman, Director, Kazakhstan,
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Anthony Espina
, Chairman, Management Board, ATFBank JSC 
Michael Eggleton, Chief Executive Officer, Eurasian Bank JSC (Kazakhstan) 
Mikheil Lomtadze, Chairman of the Management Board, Kaspi Bank 
Antonio Riera, Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group 
Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan 

Moderator: Brian Caplen, Editor, The Banker 

13:00 - 14:10Lunch
14:10 - 14:20Government Address: Restarting growth and competitiveness in the Kazakhstan economy
  • Setting out the plans for driving growth in Kazakhstan's economy
  • Working with the banks to get credit moving
  • Key sectors targeted for growth - what incentives are available?
  • Opportunities for SMEs
Yerlan Sagadiyev, Vice Minister of Investment and Development, Republic of Kazakhstan
SESSION 3: Driving growth in key markets
14:20 - 14:45Address: Prospects for Kazakhstan as a key Islamic Centre in Central Asia

  • Government progress in facilitating the expansion of Islamic Finance in the country
  • Getting the legalities right
  • Islamic financing opportunities across key growth sectors including energy and SME lending
Roslan Ahmad, Chief Financial Officer,
Amanie/Axis; ex-Head of Islamic Business, Cagamas Berhad (National Organization of Securitization of Mortgages of Malaysia)

14:45 - 15:20Sector Focus Panel: Financing growth and investment in energy

  • Identifying the opportunities and growth potential
  • Working with business to mitigate the risks
  • Assessing Government support and plans
Fatih Aydin, Emerging Markets, Investment Banking,
Goldman Sachs
Duncan van Bergen, Vice President and Country Chair, Kazakhstan, Shell 
Andrey Kurilin, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Kazakhstan

Moderator: Jack Farchy, Moscow and Central Asia, Financial Times

15:20 - 15:40Afternoon refreshments
15:40 - 16:20Panel: Infrastructure financing in Kazakhstan

  • Reviewing the Government’s infrastructure programme
  • What are the risks vs. rewards in financing infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan?
  • Evaluating upcoming projects in construction, utilities and energy and transport
Moazzam A. Mekan, Regional Manager, Central Asia, International Finance Corporation
Aaron Rubin, CEO, Macquarie Russia & CIS Infrastructure Fund
Askar Namazbayev , Principal Banker, Infrastructure Group, Central Asia & Russia,  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) 
Yerlan Sagadiyev, Vice Minister of Investment and Development, Republic of Kazakhstan

Moderator: Jack Farchy, Moscow and Central Asia, Financial Times
16:20 - 16:50Panel: Financing and investment opportunities in Kazakhstan’s property and real estate

  • Trends and developments in the real estate market
  • Investor appetite in the retail and commercial sectors
  • Commercial real estate financing in the current environment
Moderator: Jack Farchy, Moscow and Central Asia, Financial Times
Ogeday Sogut, Director Capital Markets, Sales & Marketing, Scot Holland - CBRE
Colin Breeze, Vice President of Private Equity, Excel TriGlobal Property Fund 
Palymbetov Bolat Abylkassymovich, Chairman, Samruk Kazyna Property Fund
Umirzak Shukeyev, Chief Executive Officer, Samnuk Kazyna

16:50 - 17:00Closing Address:
Umirzak Shukeyev, Chief Executive Officer, Samnuk Kazyna
Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, National Bank of Kazakhstan 

17:00Closing remarks and close of Conference