Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in association with the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kaznex Invest, the Kazakhstan National Agency for Export and Investments, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kazakhstan, is organising Kazakhstan, the Country Focus Briefing, at the Chamber premises on Sept.11. With its aim of providing access while enhancing the competitiveness of Dubai Chamber members in emerging markets, the briefing will explore new trade links with Kazakhstan, which is one of Central Asia’s largest economies. The briefing session will be presided over by Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, with high profile guests including Askar Mussinov, Kazakhstan Ambassador to the UAE and Sabr Yessimbekov, President Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and will be attended by a number of businessmen and investors from Dubai and Kazakhstan. The meeting will explore investment opportunities in Kazakhstan, especially in the areas of energy resources, construction, financial, logistics and transport sectors and will also have an introductory presentation on the investment opportunities in Kazakhstan by the National Agency for Export and Investments of Kazakhstan. Launched in 2010, the Dubai Chamber initiative of the Country Focus Briefing is organised in association with embassies, consulates, business councils, trade centres and representative offices of target countries. The main objective of the briefing is to introduce business opportunities in one chosen market to Dubai’s business community so as to empower them to explore emerging export destinations, develop relationships with relevant trade bodies as well as enhance their competitiveness in the global business arena. So far, the initiative has brought into focus new markets like Chile, Switzerland, Japan, Turkey Brazil, Ethiopia, Australia and the Netherlands. Meanwhile Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry-led trade mission will leave today (Wednesday) for Hamburg to participate in the 25th edition of the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM 2012 Expo). The event is being held in Germany from Sept.4 to 7. The mission is led by Hisham Al Shirawi, 2nd Vice Chairman, Dubai Chamber. With over 2,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 trade visitors from all over the world, the SMM International Trade Fair is the leading event for the international maritime industry and is an ideal platform to see innovations in the maritime sector.