• Kazakhstan, Astana

Bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Wallonia

2017

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, November 2017

The event took place on November 23-24, 2017, in Nivelles, Belgium. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the agribusiness. Kazakh companies such as Adal and Amiran attended the event in Belgium.

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, September 2017

The event took place on September 21-22, 2017, in Spa, Belgium. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the food industry. The Kazakh company Ramstore attended the event in Belgium.

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, June 2017

The event took place on June 15-16, 2017, in Mons, Belgium. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the Security & Safety. The Kazakh company Video Security attended the event in Belgium.

 

§  Multisectoral trade mission to Kazakhstan (Almaty and Astana), March 2017

AWEX Almaty organised the Economic mission to Kazakhstan in collaboration with AWEX Brussels on March 15-18, 2017.

In total, 8 Walloon companies took part in the mission:

1.     BBG: exporter of the Blanc Bleu Belge breed bull semen.

2.     DRYTEC: manufacturer of compressed air products (refrigerant dryers).

3.     D-TEK: manufacturer of diagnostic kits for autoimmune diseases.

4.     ECOPLAST-TECHNOLOGY: design and manufacturing of accessories for cars, trucks, bus and boats.

5.     LE CHALET: manufacturer of probiotics food supplements

6.     MULTIVISION SCREENS: manufactures of projection screens.

7.     PHACOBEL: manufacturer of probiotics.

8.     TILMAN: distribution of pharmaceutical products and food supplements.

During the mission, 52 B2B meetings were organised in Almaty and Astana.

 

2016

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, April 2016

The event took place on April 21st and 22nd 2016. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the medical and paramedical industry. Kazakh companies such as Medicus Eurasia, Amity and Beauty Prof attended the event in Belgium.

§  Multisectoral trade mission to Kazakhstan (Almaty, Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk), June 2016

AWEX Almaty organised the Economic mission to Kazakhstan in collaboration with AWEX Brussels from June 20th to June 24th 2015.

In total, 7 Walloon companies took part in the mission:

-        Agrostar: Producer of microorganisms for environmental use.

-        AMB Ecosteryl: Designer and producer of special machinery for the extraction industries.

-        ANB Rimex: Designer and manufacturer of advanced security systems.

-        Brasserie du Bock: Producer of top-fermentation Belgian beers

-        CEFALY Technology: Company working in the neurology domain, developer of a unique medical device for the prevention of migraines.

-        Ensival-Moret: Designer and manufacturer of industrial pumps.

-        Expertise CEI: Company creating jewellery in accordance with Muslims ethics.

During the mission, 43 B2B meetings were organised in Almaty, Astana and Ust-Kamenogorsk.

 

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, December 2016

The event is expected to take place on December 8th and 9th 2016. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector this year is the Broadcasting and Event  industry.

 

2015

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, March 2015

The event took place in March 2015. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sectors were ITC and media industries. Kazakh channel such as Kazsport / RTRK Kazakhstan, 7 kanal and 31 kanal attended the event in Belgium. 

 

§  Invitations of buyers and decision-makers, September 2015

 

The event took place on September 16th, 17th and 18th, 2015. Foreign buyers and decision-makers are invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the food-processing industry. Kazakh companies such as Esentai Gourmet and Alligator attended the event in Belgium.

 

§  Multisectoral trade mission to Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan-Tajikistan, November 2015

AWEX Almaty organised the Economic mission to Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan-Tajikistan in collaboration with AWEX Brussels from November 21st to November 27th 2015. Mrs. Chantal de Bleu chaired the mission and H.E. the Ambassador of Belgium in Kazakhstan Mr. Michel Peetermans was part of the official delegation.

In total, 6 Walloon companies participated in the Kazakh part of the mission:

 

1.         Almadius: Consulting company active in the fields of engineering and environment.

2.         Agrostar: Producer of microorganisms for environmental use.

3.         Asia Europe Trade: Importation/Exportation of consumer goods (food and non-food products) in-to Europe, China, Taïwan and the USA.

4.         Balteau / Groupe CMI. This company masters the design and construction of global turnkey solutions in the fields of drinking water, waste water, energy, industry and infrastructure.

5.         Chamber of Commerce Belgium-Luxembourg for Russia and Belarus: Consulting services.

6.         Lionel Plaquette: Production of butter, cheese and yoghurt of superior quality.

 

 

The delegation visited Almaty on the 23rd and 24th of November. During the mission, several official visits of the following organisations were organised:

 

-          Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Atomic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan

-          «KTZE- Khorgos Gateway» company

-          Akimat of Almaty city (city council)

-          EBRD

-          EUROBAK

Statistics of B2B individual meetings in Almaty:

Date

Organised meetings

23 November

20

24 November

20

Total

40

 

In total, 6 Walloon companies participated in the Kyrgyz part of the mission: Almadius, Asia Europe Trade, Balteau / Groupe CMI, EVS, Chamber of Commerce Belgium-Luxembourg for Russia and Belarus, Lionel Plaquette.

The delegation visited Bishkek on the 21st and 22th of November. During the mission, several official visits of the following organisations were organised:

-          Ministry of Economy/ Investment Agency of Kyrgyzstan

-          Chamber of commerce of Kyrgyzstan

-          EBRD

-          CAREC (Régional Envoronmental Center for Central Asia)

-          Bishkek city council   

 

Statistics of B2B individual meetings in Bishkek:

Date

Organised meetings

21 November

27

22 November

6

Total

33

 

In total, 5 Walloon companies participated in the Tajik part of the mission: Almadius, Asia Europe Trade, Balteau / Groupe CMI, EVS, Lionel Plaquette.

The delegation visited Dushanbe on the 27th of November. During the mission, several official visits of the following organisations were organised:

-        Ministry of the economic development of Tajikistan

-        EBRD

 

Statistics of B2B individual meetings in Dushanbe:

Date

Organised meetings

27 November

12

Total

12

 

 

2014 

§  Multisectoral trade mission to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, November 2014

 

AWEX Almaty organised the joint Economic mission to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in collaboration with AWEX Brussels and Flanders Invest & Export from November 2nd to November 8th 2014. Mrs. Chantal de Bleu chaired the mission. H.E. The Ambassador of Belgium in Kazakhstan M. Michel Peetermans, Mrs. Julie Pirotte, Mrs. Karine De Vleeschouwer and Mr. Tijl Vanpraet were members of the official delegation.

In total, 46 companies from Wallonia and Flanders took part in the Kazakh part of the joint mission.

The delegation visited Almaty on the 6th and 7th of November. Some companies went to Astana on the 7th of November. Moreover, a number of Flemish companies took part in the mission as members of the Flemish association VLAM and ran a collective stand at the food-processing exhibition World Food 2014.

 

During the mission, several official visits of the following local organisations were organised:

 

-          Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Atomic Committee of the Republic of  Kazakhstan

-          Akimat of Almaty city (city council)

-          The national company “Universiade -2017”

-          IFC / World Bank

-          Investment fund “DAMU” 

Statistics of B2B individual meetings:

Date

Organised meetings

6 November

270

7 November

132

Total

402

 

 

2013

§  Invitations to buyers and decision-makers in February 2013

The event took place on the 5th and 6th of February 2013. Foreign buyers and decision-makers were invited to Belgium to meet Belgian companies whose products or services may be of interest to them. The targeted sector was the medical industry in Belgium. Kazakh companies such as Medicus Eurasia, Medtechnika and Medservice Plus attended the event in Belgium.

 

§  Multisectoral trade mission of the «Greater Region» in Kazakhstan, November 2013.

 

AWEX Almaty organised the multisectoral economic mission of the «Greater Region» from November 17th to November 23rd 2013. Mr. Philippe Suinen chaired the mission. Mrs. Chantal De Bleu, M. Niels Dickens and Mrs. Julie Pirotte were members of the official delegation.

In total, 25 companies from Wallonia and Luxembourg took part in the mission.

The delegation visited Astana (November 18th and 19th), Karaganda (November 20th) and Almaty (November 21st and 22nd).

 

In Karaganda, a business forum was organised to introduce the different organisations of the region:

-        Mr. Anuar Ahmetzhanov, the Deputy Mayor of Karaganda Region, presented the Karaganda region.

-        Mr. Avdilda Talgat, General manager, presented the Socio-Entrepreneurial Corporation «Saryarka».

-        Mr. Vladimir Chizhinkov, Marketing manager, presented the metallurgical sector and the company «Arcelor Mittal Termirtau». 

 

The business forum ended upon the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Socio-Entrepreneurial Corporation Saryarka and the AWEX agency.

During the mission, several official visits of the following local organisations were organised:

-          Ministry of Industries and New Technologies of Kazakhstan

-          National Medical Holding

-          KAZNEX Invest

-          The national company «Astana Expo-2017»

-          The national Chamber «Souz Atameken»

-          The national space agency «KAZCOSMOS»

-          Arcelor Mittal Temirtau

-          SEC «SaryArka»

-          Akimat of Almaty city (city council)

-          EUROBAK

-          Investment fund «DAMU»

Statistics of the B2B individual meetings:

City

Date

Organised meetings

Astana

18 November

97

19 November

146

Karaganda

20 November

51

Almaty

21 November

66

22 November

226

 

Total

586

 

 

2010

§  Belgian Economic mission to Kazakhstan presided by HRH Prince Philippe, October 2010

The economic mission to Kazakhstan, more specifically to the cities of Astana and Almaty, was presided over by HRH Prince Philippe, in the company of Mr Steven Vanackere, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs. This mission was organised by Belgian Foreign Trade Agency in close collaboration with AWEX, FIT and Bruxelles Export from October 11th to October 15th 2010.

Nearly 70 companies and professional organisations took part in the mission, represented by 90 professionals. The Belgian delegation was made up of about 130 participants, including public officials and members of the press. The following Belgian sectors were extensively represented: construction and infrastructure, energy and the environment, health, transport and logistics, equipment and machinery.

The Belgian delegation was received at the highest level. The following political contacts were scheduled during the official programme:

-         Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan This meeting was extremely constructive and the President was interested in Belgium and its health industry offering.

-        A. Issekeshev, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and New Technologies

-        A. K. Kusainov, Minister of Transport and Communications

-        S. Z. Kayrbekova, Minister of Health

-        K. Sultanbekov, Deputy Mayor of Astana

-        A. S. Yesimov, Mayor of Almaty

The Belgian companies were involved in every ministerial meeting and in the meeting with the two mayors, thanks to B2B activities or working meetings.

Generally speaking, the prospects in Kazakhstan are the most promising in the following sectors: transport, health, waste processing, water purification and water supply. During this mission, several contracts were signed.

In Astana:

-        Solvay Chemicals International – Kazatomprom

-        Aquaplus - Aquafin - National Company SRC Caspiy

-        Applitek - E.C.M. Medintech

-        SCK-CEN (Belgian Nuclear Research Centre)- National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan(NNC)

-        VOKA - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan

-        Belgian Federal Public Service of Finance / General Administration of Customs and

-        Excise (Belgian Customs) - Customs Control Committee under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan

-        HOWEST, IMOG, MAES Jonker - AO KazakhEnergoExpertiza, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies, KAZADI (Kazakh Auto Road Institute) and KazNTU

 In Almaty:

-        Texnokom - Discovery aviation and Point of Admission Control Signal – Kazakhstan

-        U.C.L. - Suleimenov Institute of Oriental Studies of the Committee of Science, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

-        Lydian Lawyers - Aequitas Almaty

 

 

§  Official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, in Brussels in October 2010 and signature of two Memorandums of Understanding.

The official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazkhstan in Brussels in October 2010 led to the signature of two Memorandums of Understanding. The first one was signed between East Kazakhstan Region Akimat (Administration) and Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX); the second between National Exportation and Investment Agency Kaznex Invest and Brussels Export Agency.

 

2009

§  Multisectoral economic mission to Kazakhstan (Astana and Almaty), September 2009.

AWEX Almaty organised the multisectoral economic mission to Kazakhstan from September 2nd to September 5th 2009. Mr. Philippe Suinen chaired this event. In total, 17 Belgian companies took part in this mission.

 

2008

§  KAZBUILD - Kazakhstan International Building & Interiors Exhibition in Almaty, March 2008.

The Kazakh International Exhibition for Construction and Interiors, Windows, doors and facades, Ceramics and Stone KazBuild was held in Almaty from March 12th to March 15th 2008. Belgian companies were invited to participate in this exhibition. Mrs. Chantal De Bleu chaired this event. In total, 6 Belgian companies ran a collective stand.

-        BOCAD Sevice International: А Company that allows you to build your project in 3D.

-        Coversys: Manufacture, sales and marketing of a complete range of tiles and accessories made of steel.

-        FIT (Flanders Investment and Trade): the Agency that facilitates investment projects in Flanders and give support to Flemish export companies.

-        Husqvarna: Producer of diamond tools for the stone industry.

-        NMC: Producer and distributor of decorative elements for interior and exterior façade.

-        Spanolux: MDF producer.

 

2007

§  Exploratory multisectoral trade mission to Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, May 2007

The very first economic mission to Central Asia took place from May 20th to May 27th 2007, even before the opening of the official AWEX office in Almaty, which opened in 2008. Committed to help Belgian companies to explore this huge and still developing market, AWEX invited Belgian companies to join this economic mission in Central Asia. During that mission, Belgian companies respectively spent two days in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Mrs. Chantal de Bleu chaired the mission. Mr. Fabrice Dereuysscher and Mr. Philippe Suinen were members of the official delegation.

The Mission offered a varied and well-rounded programme combining information sessions, seminars, B2B meetings, appointments between individual Belgian entrepreneurs and their Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Uzbek counterparts.

In total, 33 Belgian companies took part in the economic mission in Central Asia, including 11 from Wallonia, 19 from Flanders and 3 from Brussels. In Kazakhstan, 26 companies were present and participated actively in meetings, including 10 companies from Wallonia and 3 from Brussels. Seven of those companies went to Astana, the political-administrative capital of Kazakhstan.