ANHAM Participates in 7th Annual U.S. – Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference

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ANHAM Sponsors Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce Conference

We are proud to support The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the effective conference that they have put on

ANHAM FZCO, a leading contracting firm working throughout the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"), Central Asia, and European regions, participated and helped sponsor the 7th Annual U.S. – Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

The conference was hosted by The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) on November 13th through the 15th. The goal of the conference was to help facilitate business-to-business relationships between the U.S. and Afghanistan and to provide a place to promote networking for organizations that support the private sector in Afghanistan.

“We are proud to support The Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and the effective conference that they have put on," said A.H. Farouki, Chairman and CEO of ANHAM. “The opportunity to bring together so many important Afghan and U.S. business people and officials is unequaled.”

Keynote speeches and panel discussions covered many important sectors including Transportation and Logistics; Agriculture and Food Processing; Information and Communications Technology (ICT); Mining and Natural Resources; Construction and Infrastructure; and Organizations Supporting the Private Sector in Afghanistan.

ANHAM participated as a Platinum Sponsor for the conference and also provided a key panel member to contribute in the Transportation and Logistics discussions.

“It is important to recognize the vital role of the private sector in Afghanistan and the potential jobs it can bring to the Afghan people, these are both key factors to helping the country gain stability," stated Mr. Farouki.

Participates of the conference included individuals such as Afghanistan Minister of Agriculture, H.E. Mohammad Asif Rahimi; U.S. Department of Commerce Deputy Undersecretary for ITA, Michelle O'Neill; Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth and Trade (USAID), Eric Postel; Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) Chairman, Mr. Sulaiman Lutfi; AACC President & CEO, Honorable Don Ritter, Sc. D.; Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) CEO, Mr. Mohammad Qurban Haqjo; Afghan Business Council-Dubai (ABC) Chairman, Mr. Haji Obaidullah Sader Khail; American Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan (Afghan AmCham) Executive Director, Ms. Elspeth Smith and Founding Vice Chairman Mr. Farid Maqsudi; Canada-Afghanistan Business Council (CABC) President, Mr. Saber Fermand; Afghan Builders Association (ABA) President, Mr. Naeem Yassin; and European Union Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan (EUCCA) Interim President , Mr. Ramon Mushrief.

The conference also included participation and sponsorship from companies such as Ford Motor Company, ARG, I Group, The Louis Berger Group, Unitrans International, Knowlogy Corporation, Supreme Group USA, Technologists Inc., ECC International, DynCorp, AECOM, Caterpillar and many more.

About ANHAM FZCO

ANHAM FZCO (http://www.anham.com) is a leading contracting firm working throughout the Middle East and North Africa ("MENA"), Central Asia, and Europe. With a century's worth of experience between its principal founding companies, ANHAM is able to efficiently, effectively, and affordably deliver products and services throughout the world. Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, ANHAM has international offices that specialize in providing local support and services to its initiatives, projects, and investments across diverse regions of the globe.

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