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

2017-05-20T09:38:48+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

2017-05-20T09:38:54+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

2017-05-20T09:38:58+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

2017-05-20T09:39:03+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

2017-05-20T09:39:08+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

2017-05-20T09:39:12+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, [...]

Jack Weatherford’s new book, Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, argues that the Great Khan pioneered freedom of religion, influenced the US First Amendment

2017-05-20T09:39:16+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

Jack Weatherford, New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World, and The Secret History of the Mongol Queens, has delivered another thought-provoking and lively biography that discusses how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known:  Genghis Khan and the Quest for God. The book is available through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca and in bookstores throughout the US and Canada.   In interviews, Weatherford says Genghis Khan wasn’t the first leader to believe individuals should [...]

2016 Investment Climate Statement issued by the US Embassy; link to full text of annual analysis

2017-05-20T09:39:20+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

Prime Minister Erdenebat’s government appears to be addressing many of the issues listed in the US Embassy’s 2016 “Investment Climate Statement,” which was released this past summer after the June elections. As US Ambassador Jennifer Z. Galt stated in remarks on September 22, “The new government has acted quickly both to publicly define problems and to address them.” Ambassador Galt noted that “Government leaders have met with investors and vowed to correct missteps that contributed to Mongolia’s economic decline.”  This annual review of the investment climate is issued by every American embassy around the world for each host country, as [...]

James Peter Morrow, 1947 – 2016

2017-05-20T09:39:25+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

James Peter ("Pete") Morrow was an international banker who arrived in Ulaanbaatar in 2000 on a temporary assignment to privatize a failing state-owned bank, and ended up staying for the rest of his life, making Mongolia his home, where he became a transformative leader in financial services, regulatory reform, civil society, transparency, education, and the arts. Pete died peacefully at the age of 68 on August 4 in a Seattle hospital, surrounded by his wife and children. Pete is survived by his wife, Pagma, his youngest daughter Sara, and two adult children in the United States, Amy (Seattle, WA) and [...]

President Elbegdorj to visit Philadelphia, September 23, speak at UPENN; other opportunities for public participation include luncheon and concert

2017-05-20T09:39:29+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Archives|

President Ts. Elbegdorj will visit Philadelphia on Friday, September 23, after participating in the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly and related events in New York City. His visit is at the invitation of the Mayor and City Council of Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were debated and adopted, and the world-famous Philadelphia Orchestra , which will visit Mongolia for performances and workshops in early June 2017. The President will deliver a speech at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) at 4:00 PM on September 23, free and open to the public. [...]