AACC Launches 6th Annual Matchmaking Conference

The sixth annual U.S.-Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference was launched by the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC), with its founding vice president Hamed Wardak, this past November. The event was attended by businessmen and women, government officials and financial company representatives.

The goal of the conference is to increase American-Afghan business deals by identifying new opportunities and presenting the benefits that these partnerships have to offer. Mr. Frank Ruggerio, the Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan-Pakistan (SRAP) also described the U.S. supports four priorities as: new business growth, legal reform, increased economic growth, trade and expanding help for businesses.


6th Annual AACC Business Matchmaking Conference on Now

Today, in Washington D.C., the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce, where Hamed Wardak is the founding vice-president, is having its 6th Annual Business Matchmaking Conference 2010.

Last year, over 350 people attended the 5th Annual Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center and the new “W” Hotel.  The event serves to highlight untapped economic opportunity in Afghanistan and to put emphasis on the private sector there.

This year, the conference includes unique 10 minute One-on-One Meetings that participants will be privy to with Key Speakers, Business Leaders and others.

In addition, confirmed and invited guests include: Afghan Cabinet Officials, the Afghanistan Builders Association, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, the U.S. Corporations and Businesses, the Embassy of Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of State and many others.

Success with the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce

In recent news, the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) was thrilled with the attendance at their 5th Annual Business Matchmaking Conference in Washington DC.  With over 350 people in attendance, including 60 business people from Afghanistan, the event highlighted new economic opportunities and focused on the need to put greater emphasis on the Afghan private sector.

In the coming month, AACC plans to increase its activities to evaluate investment opportunities in Afghanistan.  The conference focused on challenges facing both Afghan and U.S. businesspeople while looking for key avenues through which American and Afghan businessmen and women can find ways to work together.

Certainly, the conference was made possible by the efforts of those within the AACC, including founding vice-president Hamed Wardak, AACC Board members Francis Skrobiszewski and Bill Joern and others.

AACC Founder Hamed Wardak

In addition to leading his Afghan movement for change, “Sacrificers for Peace,” (Fedayeen-e-Sol), Hamed Wardak is also one of the founders of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce.

Wardak is striving to encourage a strong relationship between the United States and Afghanistan, and to encourage the U.S. to help Afghanistan overcome their Islamic political rivals who Wardak says are backed by Iran.

“Right now our allies, the Americans and our European friends, focus on state institution development, you don’t have anything politically. But our neighboring countries, particularly Iran, are focused on creating a movement, a political apparatus on the ground,” he said. “Our movement believes that the American and allied long-term presence is vital and desirable for building a stable and democratic order,”

he added.

Hamed Wardak: Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce

Hamed Wardak is the founder and CEO of Ludus Athletics, a company striving to help people develop their physical potential and to give back to their communities.

Wardak is the founding vice-president of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) that is the leading organization facilitating American-Afghanistan business, investment and trade ties. The AACC advocates for a free and open market economy in Afghanistan and it endeavors to establish and strengthen U.S.-Afghanistan economic relations. The AACC serves the interests of its members through a variety of programs geared at introducing the US business community to the wonderful opportunities available in the burgeoning economy and emerging market of Afghanistan.

Hamed Wardak, an Afghani-American, is the son of Afghanistan’s Minister of Defense, Abdul Rahim Wardak, who spends his time between the US and Kabul.