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The annual International Business Summit of Directors of the Silk Road countries will be held in Tashkent

Tashkent will host the annual International Business Summit of Directors of the Silk Road countries

On October 19, the annual International Business Summit of Directors of the Silk Road countries will be held in the capital of Uzbekistan. This landmark business event will be held for the second time, and the main topics of the upcoming forum will be: attracting international investment, IPO, professionalization of Supervisory Boards and Boards of Directors, as well as digitalization of companies and financial institutions in the new economy.
The annual International Business Summit of Directors is a landmark business event in the region and a permanent platform for directors to exchange experience and best business practices.

The forum program includes four panel discussions on the following topics:
• "Government, business and corporate governance: new opportunities and rules of the game",
• "Formation of Boards of Directors: from formality to value",
• "New Economy" and new management practices",
• "The Community of Directors of the Silk Road countries: integration of experience and competencies for business development in the region".

About 400 top managers, owners of the largest local, regional and international companies, together with representatives of the public sector and the global expert community, will consider current trends and challenges related to the transformation of the economy and governance of Central Asian countries.

The summit was organized by the Institute of Corporate Governance and Boards of Directors in the Silk Road Countries (SR BGI) in partnership with the Association of Professional Directors (ANDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), KPMG and TEAM University - with the support of Mastercard, Arthur Consulting, Cros, etc."The Directors' Business Summit is a landmark international business event and a platform for dialogue and partnership at the highest level. We are grateful for the support from reputable international development institutions, regulators, large enterprises and financial institutions in Central Asia and are focused on fruitful cooperation for the growth and economic prosperity of the region," said Alexander Ikonnikov, co-founder of SR BGI.At the end of the business summit, the presentation of the Director of the Year award, which is awarded for the best example of corporate governance in the Silk Road countries and personal contribution, will take place.

"The Business Summit deservedly becomes a meeting place for like-minded people, all those who support the development of corporate governance in the country, whether they are representatives of government, business, state-owned companies, or our foreign colleagues, international experts. In my opinion, only by joint efforts we will be able to bring the quality of governance in Uzbekistan to a new level," said Hikmat Abdurakhmanov, co-founder of THEAM University.

"One of Mastercard's main missions in Central Asia is to assist in the development of digitalization of the region, including improving the digital and financial literacy of entrepreneurs in Uzbekistan, as well as providing access to electronic payments and other e–commerce tools. Such events are a valuable opportunity to communicate with representatives of the business community and discuss key economic issues and challenges facing the region," said Denis Filippov, general sponsor of the business summit, Head of Mastercard in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The business program of the summit provides for a business mission for foreign directors with the participation of heads of large businesses and regulators of Uzbekistan, as well as a visit to the developing tourist mountain infrastructure.