On 13th July 2017 Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Uzbekistan, His Excellency Mr. Chris Allan spoke at the CATBIG event in London, organised by British Expertise International. He briefed attendees on the economic outlook and commercial opportunities available in Uzbekistan. Representatives of in the region of 40 companies attended the event, which was followed by a comprehensive questions and answer session.
Uzbekistan is undergoing a structural transformation and modernisation of the economy; there is great potential for international trade and the event highlighted some areas in which Uzbekistan can offer competitive opportunities. The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has resumed its cooperation with the Government of Uzbekistan to launch a number of projects in areas, including agribusiness, financial institutions, manufacturing and services, natural resources and transport. Other international donor organisations are implementing various development projects which offer good opportunities with assured funding for a wide range of consultants and equipment suppliers.