Meet the British Ambassadors for a discussion of the political and economic situation and the commercial opportunities in the following Central Asia & Caucasus (CATBIG) countries: Armenia; Georgia; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan.
ARMENIA - Judith Farnworth
Judith has been HM Ambassador since September 2015, and is also well known to CATBIG members from her time as Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from 2011-15.
GEORGIA - Justin McKenzie Smith
Justin will be taking up his appointment as HM Ambassador (in succession to Alexandra Hall Hall) in August, and is keen to meet companies with experience of working in Georgia. Until recently he was DHM and UKTI Director in Mexico.
KYRGYZSTAN - Robin Ord-Smith MVO
Robin has been HM Ambassador since June 2015. He is also well known to CATBIG members from his time as Ambassador to Tajikistan from 2012-14.
TAJIKISTAN - Hugh Philpott
Hugh has been HM Ambassador since January 2015. Prior to this he was on secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills where he led the UK Science & Innovation Network.
TURKMENISTAN - Sanjay Wadvani OBE
Sanjay has been HM Ambassador since December 2013 and recently hosted a trade mission for the annual TUKTIC meeting. His tour ends later this year, so we are also very pleased to welcome his recently appointed successor, Thorda Abbott-Watt. Thorda is keen to meet members with experience of working in Turkmenistan, and is already known to many from her time as Ambassador to Armenia and to Mongolia (twice!).
Members: No charge
Non-members (including CATBIG members): £50 + VAT
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Members of D Group should contact Robyn Smith to register