2017 CAMCA Regional Forum

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Jun 30-02, 2017

The 2017 CAMCA Regional Forum in Dushanbe, Tajikistan brought together over 100 international participants to discuss issues and trends central to the region.

Key Forum Events

Main Forum events included plenary sessions, roundtables, keynote interviews, a regional business showcase, breakout sessions and more. Beyond the formal sessions, the Forum provided opportunities for guests to further network throughout receptions and dinners highlighting the unique culture and cuisine of Tajikistan.

Forum sessions included: Keynote Welcoming Address from the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Davlatali Said; Interview with Ambassador Bilhari Kausikan; Address by Mr. Salim Hatloni; Address on “Afghanistan's Security and its Implications for the CAMCA Region: ISIS in Afghanistan, Delusion or Reality?” by Mr. Amrullah Saleh; Closing Remarks from Director Khudoberdi Kholiqnazar and U.S. Ambassador Elisabeth Millard; and much more.

Forum Speakers

Forum speakers included distinguished professionals from a variety of sectors representing 18 countries including each of the 10 CAMCA countries, China, the EU, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States and more.

Forum speakers included: H.E. Davlatali Said, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan; Mr. Amrullah Saleh, Former State Minister for Security Reform of Afghanistan; Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador at Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore; Mr. Salim Hatloni, Deputy Head of the Information and Analysis Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan; Dr. S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute; Ambassador Elisabeth Millard, U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan; and more.

Forum Topics

The Forum discussions focused on timely themes and issues including geopolitics, international trade, geo-economics, regional and international security, entrepreneurship, investment opportunities, transport and transit, government transparency and accountability and more. Session topics included: 

• Geopolitics and Geoeconomics Across CAMCA

• Borders and Beyond: CAMCA Security Outlook

• Achieving Transparency and Accountability: Enhancing the Dialogue between Government and Civil Society

• Investing in CAMCA: Business Opportunities in the CAMCA Region

• Borders and Beyond: CAMCA Security Outlook

• The Coming Transport Revolution

• Regional Developments: What’s Possible? What’s Likely?

• Is Something Stirring Across CAMCA?


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