Da. Ganbold, CEO of Erdenes Oyu Tolgoi LLC – the SOE which holds the Mongolian Government’s 34% stake in the vast Oyu Tolgoi mine – has joined the list of distinguished speakers at the NAMBC’s 26th Annual Meeting and Investors Forum at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown Ottawa Hotel in the Byward Market. Links to an updated schedule and a registration form follow below. Registration fees increase after the May 4 deadline. Registration is limited in order to promote real dialogue. Proceedings are under the Chatham House Rule to encourage candor and information-sharing, which means that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speakers, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.
Davaadorj Ganbold has played a central role in Mongolian governance and democracy-building for a quarter century. He was the first-ever Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia in 1990-92 and was the architect of the free market economic reforms enacted during that decade. He later served as Vice Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, home to over half the nation’s population, and as Chairman of the National Railways Authority. His distinguished political career includes serving two terms in the State Great Khural, Mongolia’s Parliament, where he was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs. He holds a PhD in economics and is a widely published author.
The AGM starts with an evening reception on Parliament Hill on May 17 and continues through a full day of sessions on May 18, 9am-5pm, including lunch. Among the outstanding line-up of expert speakers and panelists are Graham Shantz, Director General, North Asia, Global Affairs Canada; Chris Melville of Hogan Lovells Mongolia LLP, one of Mongolia’s leading international lawyers; Tom Garrett, Vice President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), who will share results of IRI’s pre-election polling and discuss progress on combatting corruption; Senator Joseph Day, founder and Chair of the bicameral Canada-Mongolia Parliamentary Friendship Group; five current and former Canadian, American and Mongolian Ambassadors, Peter Akerley, President & CEO of Erdene Resources Development Corp., Ms. Zhen Gong-Cross, head of Mongolian Affairs at the US Department of Commerce (Washington DC); Daniel Koldyk, China economics expert at Export Development Canada (EDC), David M. Hein, Vice President of 5.11 Tactical, which chose Ulaanbaatar for its first North Asia retail outlet, and Chris Johnstone, Senior Partner at rePlan Inc (Toronto), CSR and community development advisors, and formerly Honorary Consul of Canada in UB.Other speakers include Susan Steffen, Director, Asia-Pacific Sector Affairs at Global Affairs Canada, to discuss Canada’s development program for Mongolia; Wendy Harris, CEO of the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) and an executive of AgriTeam Canada.
All rooms at the Courtyard Marriott Byward Market are sold out. Go to the link below for a list of other hotels nearby which may still have available rooms.