First Mongolia Economic Forum, February 8-9, in Ulaanbaatar
jointly hosted by Prime Minister Batbold & President Elbegdorj;
stakeholders can request invitation on-line at www.meforum.m

On February 8-9, 2010, the Mongolian Government is hosting the inaugural meeting of the “Mongolia Economic Forum” in Ulaanbaatar. For further information and to request an invitation by registering on-line, go to the Forum’s website:  (There is a fee of US$350 or Tugrik 500,000 for each participant invited).

The government intends the Mongolian Economic Forum to become a permanent and independent NGO and hold an annual public meeting in succeeding years as well as serve as a permanent venue for open discussion of policy issues, especially issues affecting economic development. Click below for the agenda. The Prime Minister and President of Mongolia are jointly hosting the two-day event and both will speak.

For North American residents, if you have any questions, contact Ms. Ariunaa Adiya, commercial attaché at the Embassy of Mongolia in Washington, DC,   (202) 333-7117 ext 15, [email protected] OR Mr. Enkhbold Liguu, Second Secretary (Trade and Economic Affairs) at the Mongolian Embassy in Ottawa , (613) 569-3830; [email protected]

NAMBC Chairman Ed Story, who was in Ulaanbaatar for meetings with government officials in January, is urging all NAMBC members and friends of Mongolia “to attend, participate actively and support the Economic Forum.”

Story said, “What makes this forum unique is that that it is a project of both major political parties, of both Prime Minister Batbold and President Elbegdorj, and represents a genuine effort by the Mongolian government to reach out for the broadest possible domestic and international range of good ideas and good advice. This forum isn't merely an academic exercise or a feel-good showcase for investors. This can be the real thing if participation is broad and active.”

The Forum’s organizers say that for 2010, at the top of the agenda is finding ways to better utilize Mongolia ’s human and natural resources to improve national competitiveness. Other agenda items include budgetary reforms, development of mining and related infrastructure, developing financial markets and stock markets, “green” economy and land rehabilitation, preparing an educated workforce and improving the overall business environment.

The Forum will have plenary discussion sessions, round tables, exhibitions of companies and consulting companies, presentations of investment projects and regions, workgroup sessions and bilateral meetings. The organizers expect the Forum to adopt recommendations for key policy issues.

Click here for Agenda of Mongolia Economic Forum


Mongolia Economic Forum