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2017 NAMBC AGM, April 27-28, includes former Presidential Chief of Staff, Finance Minister, Education Minister; BCM Chairman, former CEO/Erdenes Mongol LLC; senior officers of foreign mining investors plus analysts on Trump Asia policy; reserve hotel rooms by April 5

2017-04-12T16:09:57+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert said yesterday that “we are delighted to confirm that P. Tsagaan, former Chief of Staff to President Ts. Elbegdorj, accepted our invitation” to address the 27th NAMBC Annual Meeting & Investors Forum, April 27-28, at the Residence Inn Pentagon City Arlington, adjacent to Washington’s Reagan National Airport. “Tsagaan was part of the team that advanced Mongolia’s peaceful democratic transition and subsequently has been a leader in Mongolian government, business and civil society for over a quarter century,” Herbert said. Tsagaan previously served as Finance Minister, Minister of Education and Culture and as CEO of several financial [...]

Sign up for free March 5 Mongolia@PDAC Investment Forum, Toronto; RSVP requested; updated agenda follows below

2017-03-05T16:09:28+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Last chance to sign up for the free Mongolia@PDAC 2017 Investment Forum and reception on Sunday, March 5, Level 200, Room 206D, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building (MTCC), 255 Front Street West, Toronto. A detailed schedule follows below. Free to attend but please register in advance at http://www.mongoliapdac.ca/register.html. His Excellency Ts. Dashdorj, Minister of Mining and Heavy Industry, is the keynote speaker. Speakers and panelists will include other senior Mongolian officials, senior executives of top foreign mining companies already operating in Mongolia, Mongolian Ambassador to Canada R. Altangerel, and Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia Ed Jager. Other presenters include the popular columnist [...]

Hogan Lovells supports Mongolian “Save the Children” chapter

2017-04-12T16:10:44+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Pro bono legal advice is a part of NAMBC Member Hogan Lovells' comprehensive global Citizenship program. In Mongolia last year, as part of its pro-bono (i.e. free) service to the community, Hogan Lovells Mongolia assisted the national chapter of the “Save the Children” international NGO with technical legal review of the draft Law of Mongolia on Child Rights and the draft Law of Mongolia on Child Protection, which earned the law firm a special citation (see photo above). The head of Hogan Lovells (Mongolia) LLP in Ulaanbaatar is managing partner Chris Melville, who is also a member of the NAMBC [...]

Post-election IRI-Global Affairs Canada poll shows high optimism and high expectations for new government and for future of Mongolian democracy

2017-04-12T16:10:29+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Despite the country’s continued economic crisis and public concerns about corruption, a nationwide survey of Mongolian voters released three months after the June 2016 elections shows that Mongolians have invested a great deal of faith in the new government and in their democratic system. Derek Luyten, Regional Director- Asia of the Washington-based International Republican Institute NGO, noted, “If the government is to sustain this goodwill, it will need to take effective action to address key issues of concern such as the economy and corruption and commit to working in the interest of all Mongolians.” For the full 41 page report [...]

27th Annual NAMBC AGM & Investors Forum set for April 27-28, Washington DC; prospects under the Trump Administration

2017-03-15T17:43:52+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert (President, Centerra Gold) has announced that the 27th Annual General Meeting & Investors Forum will be held April 27-28, 2017, at the Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City, adjacent to Reagan National Airport in Washington DC. The second day, April 28, will feature door-knock meetings with US government officials and on Capitol Hill. The program will commemorate the 30th anniversary of US-Mongolia diplomatic relations by presenting program segments on future investment opportunities in Mongolia, prospects for US-Mongolia and US-Asia engagement under the Trump Administration, and other matters. Speakers will include Mongolian and US officials and business leaders. [...]

Register now for Oyu Tolgoi LLC Supplier Forum in Ulaanbaatar, January 31

2017-01-30T01:52:11+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

Another open Oyu Tolgoi LLC Supplier Forum will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Ulaanbaatar. This forum is in furtherance of Oyu Tolgoi’s continuing commitment to building an in-country supply chain with a focus on Life of Mine goods/ services, covering both operations and underground development. This event follows the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Development Supplier Forum hosted by the company on November 4, 2015.  To register online, go to: http://ot.mn/welcome-to-oyu-tolgoi-supplier-s-forum-registration-page/  . If you have any questions, please write to SupplierForum@ot.mn. Further details will be communicated to registrants after their registrations are confirmed by the [...]

First class of 30 Mongolian “Leaders Advancing Democracy” (LEAD) Fellows appointed, will visit USA in January

2017-03-13T02:59:00+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Archives|

The first class of 30 young Mongolian fellows has been competitively selected for the USAID-funded “Leaders Advancing Democracy” program (LEAD). The fellows had their first meeting at a Democratic Foundations Workshop, November 28-December 2, in Ulaanbaatar. They will visit the US in January for a three-week series of meetings, discussions and other events. In Washington, DC, and at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, they will take part in study sessions, site visits, discussions with advocates and policy makers, and networking events, during which they will explore issues of poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and transparency and anti-corruption. For more information [...]

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert and board delegation meet with President, Parliament Chairman and Prime Minister

2017-04-12T16:11:37+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Chairman Frank Herbert and a delegation of the NAMBC board of directors held meetings over a period of four days with senior Mongolian Government leaders in late October and came away cautiously optimistic about Mongolia’s economic recovery and the government’s commitment to welcome back foreign direct investment. Chairman Herbert said he was “impressed” with the sincerity of the government’s “renewed commitment to stability, consistency, and transparency.” Herbert also noted with approval  the extent of sharp official focus on moving forward on essential infrastructure and big mining projects, ratifying the Mongolia-Canada Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPA), implementing the US-Mongolia [...]

Philadelphia Orchestra sherpas visit Ulaanbaatar to plan visit in June 2017; open air concert in Sukhbaatar Square will celebrate 30th anniversary of US-Mongolia relations

2017-04-12T16:11:00+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Archives|

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s two senior advisers on international programs visited Ulaanbaatar in October to finalize arrangements for the historic visit of the 100+ member orchestra to Mongolia in June 2017, which is supported by contributions from private sector companies, the US Department of State and the US Embassy.  Vladimir Petrovic and Ari Mittleman met with Ulaanbaatar Mayor S. Batbold, Deputy Mayor Sh. Ankhmaa, T. Tamir, CEO of MIAT Mongolian Airlines, US Ambassador Jennifer Z. Galt and others. MIAT has generously volunteered to transport the Orchestra delegation. The Orchestra is a member of the NAMBC. The Philadelphia Orchestra has agreed to [...]

5.11 Tactical sponsors MMA and marksmanship competitions

2017-03-13T02:58:27+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

NAMBC Member 5.11 Tactical – together with its Mongolian dealer, Brother Merchants LLC – recently sponsored the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) match series between the Mongolian team, “MGL-1,” versus a Japanese team, “DEEP,” at the Mongolian Wrestling Stadium earlier this fall. Each team had seven fighters, including one woman. “MGL-1” was founded in 2009. MMA competitions have become increasingly popular among law enforcement and military personnel throughout Asia. 5.11 also regularly sponsors marksmanship competitions hosted by the Mongolian Practical Shooting Federation (MPSF), the Mongolian branch of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).  5.11 Tactical – the California-based manufacturer of tactical, [...]