The U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association (USKZBA) is an independent, non-profit organization that promotes U.S. economic and commercial cooperation with Kazakhstan. Since 1999, USKZBA has engaged industry leaders and policymakers from the United States and Kazakhstan to foster a positive business and investment climate in Kazakhstan, one which enables companies to be productive and the country to grow and prosper.

Benefits of membership in the USKZBA, are outlined below:

BENEFACTOR MEMBER

  • All rights of Sustaining Membership, plus
  • Customized, annual briefing in corporate headquarters or venue of choice
  • Eligible for a permanent seat on the Board of Directors
  • Eligible for election to the Executive Committee of the Board

Benefactor Members play a key role in setting the direction and approving the activities of the Association. Board members chart overall policy and provide guidance either directly or through representatives on issues before the Association.

  • All rights of Regular Membership, plus:
  • Invitations to quarterly breakfast discussions with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan or other high-level officials
  • Eligible for a rotating seat on the Board of Directors
  • Eligible for election to the Executive Committee if
    serving on the Board

New Sustaining Members first enjoy a courtesy period of being treated as a de facto board member until the next annual board meeting. They then have an opportunity to be elected to fill rotating board member seats, created one for every three companies in that membership class.

SUSTAINING MEMBER

CONTRIBUTING MEMBER

  • Company logo featured on Association website
  • Opportunity to host a working luncheon on topic of choice, facilitated and arranged by the USKZBA
  • Receive information about matters affecting the Association and company interests in Kazakhstan
  • Invitation to USKZBA annual meeting
  • Eligible to vote in general membership elections
  • Entitled to attend all open meetings and program events

Membership Criteria

A member may be a corporation, partnership or other business organization; a public association, trust, or foundation; or an individual. A key criterion of membership is that any such entity should have its principal office located in the United States, or, in the case of individuals, reside there. However, any such entity or individual that does not meet these criteria, but, in the judgment of the Association’s Board of Directors, has other substantial contacts with the United States, may be admitted as a member.

The USKZBA is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization. Dues are to be paid annually in January for the following year. Dues for new members joining the Association in the fourth quarter of the calendar year also cover the next year. Please inquire about non-profit and individual Associate Memberships.