I am honored to send a message as the Chairman of Uzbekistan Business Development Association (UBDA) in order to introduce the missions and goals of the association. UBDA is a registered organization under Ministry of Justice of Republic of Uzbekistan dedicated to supporting entrepreneurial entities and investors in Uzbekistan, creating transparent and convenient trade and investment environment so that entrepreneurs and investors can apply all preferences and privileges imposed by the new policy of Uzbekistan. I am particularly energized to see that our Association and the business community are playing a crucial role in driving this growth and prosperity forward. My enduring commitment to membership is to focus on how we can support business growth. To achieve this, we intend to continue to concentrate on four specific strategic goals that will help the organization set the national standard for fostering community prosperity. These include: Advocating public policy that situates Tashkent as a leading business center, optimizing and diversifying Association communications and programming to maximize member’s experience, facilitate greater member-to-member connections, and attract new members, ensuring that the Chamber achieves the highest standard of operational excellence and contributing to the achievement and recognition of community excellence. While Uzbekistan Business Development Association is many things to many businesses, organizations, and individuals – Advocate, Connector, Communicator, Facilitator, Thought Leader – for key stakeholders it is also that of a community advocate and community leader. Let’s celebrate our past successes and attack our future challenges – together.