KEY INVESTMENT MEETING OF THE MAIN FINANCIAL MEGACITY OF CENTRAL ASIA

Urbanization

Improving the quality of life. Identifying the main drivers of productivity. Increasing regional competition

Digitalization

What IT needs to transform into a Digital business. Identification of the main drivers of transformation. Agile development: a new reality

Sharing economy

Effectiveness of interpersonal relationships and the ecosystem. Matters of the democratization of Services. Uberization of the economy

Time remaining until Forum starts:

December 3

2020

KEY INVESTMENT MEETING OF THE MAIN FINANCIAL MEGACITY OF CENTRAL ASIA

Urbanization

Improving the quality of life. Identifying the main drivers of productivity. Increasing regional competition

Digitalization

What IT needs to transform into a Digital business. Identification of the main drivers of transformation. Agile development: a new reality

Sharing economy

Effectiveness of interpersonal relationships and the ecosystem. Matters of the democratization of Services. Uberization of the economy

Time remaining until Forum starts:

December 3

2020

Group 106 (1)

FORUM PROGRAM

10:00

Opening

Speaker:

A.Bilisbekov

 

10:10

Pandemic and emerging market creditworthiness

Speaker:

E. Eliseenko, S&P Ratings

10:40

Pandemic challenges and Prospects for 2021

Speaker:

B.Sagintayev, Akim of Almaty

11:20

Development of e-gov services for business in new realities

Speaker:

B.Mussin, Minister of Digital Development

11:40 – 13:00
Panel discussion «Best Practices in Crisis Management»

Respond

“Almaty Investment Forum 2020” is a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the Best Practices of Anticrisis management and to see their hands-on application on the example of market leader companies in Almaty.

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The crisis of 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been defined as unique in its kind, as it has affected most sectors of economy.

 

Back at the beginning of the first wave of coronavirus, more than half of small and medium businesses in Almaty were afraid of not surviving the crisis. However, the government has initiated timely measures to support private entrepreneurship. Within the framework of the session, the businessmen of the city will talk about their implementation, as well as assess the effectiveness of the measures taken.

We will learn more about support measures during the crisis and best practices of anti-crisis management in the Respond section. The “AIF2020” will cover the topics of immediate response of companies to the crisis and identify actions necessary to maintain the position of stability and increase consumer demand in the face of current economic problems.

Recover

“Almaty Investment Forum 2020 is a significant chance to learn about new approaches to improving business efficiency in the post-crisis period and methods of rapid adaptation to new realities.

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As noted by experts involved in improving the business climate and investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan, in the past small and medium-sized companies preferred to focus on financial performance, quantity and quality of material and human resources in order to determine efficiency. Today, intangible assets are also taken into account: time, transformation ability, modern technology and automation.

In the “Recover” section, economists and businessmen will share their experience in overcoming the crisis and recovery in the post-covid period, and address following questions:

How do managers expand business bottlenecks and avoid them in the future?

How to identify internal reserves and properly apply intangible assets?

Renew

Almaty Investment Forum 2020″ introduces its participants to new opportunities and challenges that modern realities present to the business of the Kazakh market.

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The pandemic and its consequences have provided each business with an opportunity to think about its further development. It became clear that after Covid-19, the world can no longer be the same: the current conditions have dictated the need to use digital technologies, innovative methods and new opportunities.

Development drivers in this case are catalysts of economic growth. They lay the foundation for economic stability in all sectors through multilevel linkages and cooperation.

Moreover, special attention is paid to the competence center of progressive and active generation of top managers, IT specialists, financiers and representatives of other areas. The purpose of competence centers is to search for new knowledge, transfer and provide consulting services. High level of professionalism and creativity of specialists, their striving for self-development and intellectual capital growth become the main factors of competitiveness.

14:00 - 16:00
“Megatrends” Sessions

Urbanization

“AIF2020” is an effective platform for comprehensive discussion of current topics of a modern and dynamic city.

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The key indicator of socio-economic development of the city is the high level of urbanization. According to the data for 2019, provided by the Minister of National Economy Ruslan Dalenov, Kazakhstan has the highest level of urbanization among the Central Asian countries – 58.2%. This leads to an increase in the share of urban population, raising economic, political and cultural significance. Concentration of human resources, skills and knowledge, business development at all levels in cities creates a favorable environment for the development of a diversified economic structure.

In the framework of “Almaty Investment Forum” recognized experts represented by the top management of global companies will talk about a number of factors that contribute to the increase in investment attractiveness.

Key topics: main productivity drivers, business ideas concepts, talents, quality of life, regional competition.

At “AIF2020” we will pay special attention to the hospitality industry. On the example of rapid development of tourism, restaurant and hotel business, entertainment sector and organization of educational activities, we can conclude that the hospitality industry remains one of the most popular one in many cities of Kazakhstan. Entrepreneurs aim to meet the growing needs of the population: new services are created and existing ones are improved.

The concept of “Smart city” implies the introduction of information technologies into the urban environment. It is expected that this approach will improve the government patterns and interaction between government and society, improve the quality and efficiency of city services, and qualitatively change the life of the population altogether. Details will be provided by Professor Matthias Finger, Director of IGLUS practical research programs.

 

The speeches can be followed from 14.00 – 16.00 in the “Megatrends” block.

Digitalization

The digital integration of society and the economy is the driving force behind modern business which contributes to its promotion.

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Today Almaty is undergoing a profound transformation of business, involving the use of digital technologies to optimize business processes, improve organizational performance and enhance the experience of interaction with clients.

During the pandemic, companies had to turn to technology primarily as a solution to problems, rather than as a strategic priority. As a result of the digital transformation, today organizations use the best tools that allow them to be flexible and adapt to the realities of today.

Following topics will be discussed:

– The main drivers of transformation;

– main trends of digitalization;

– how does IT transform into a Digital business?

– how to attract talents?

– how to become agile?

– front – end and back-end.

At the “Almaty Investment Forum 2020”, we will learn from the hands-on experience of companies that not just use modern solutions, but introduce new thinking and lifestyles, how digitalization generates demand for services and stimulates further growth.

The speeches can be followed from 14.00 – 16.00 in the “Megatrends” block.

Sharing Economy

Sharing economy is an effective management of the own resources.

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Current realities dictate to save time and money, preserve the environment and be more environmentally friendly. The modern community has long ceased to create an overabundance of small things, and we always have access to everything we need. This is where we talk about shared consumption. The development of “sharing economy” in Kazakhstan, as well as throughout the world, was most influenced by the simplified access to resources through the increasing popularity of gadgets and economic crisis.

 

We can already assess the benefits of resource sharing today – prices are lower, the amount of waste is decreasing, and global communities with shared values emerge.

 

As a result, there is a growing potential for the formation of a new ecosystem of entrepreneurs, whose competences are reaching a new level. The distinctive ability of employees to solve new complex challenges is now considered a necessity defined by the rapid development of technology, the growth of networking effect, mobility and the concept of “smart cities”.

In the framework of the “Almaty Investment Forum”, leading experts will tell us, based on their experience, about the values of resource sharing, key efficiency drivers, democratization of services, networking effect and ecosystems.

The speeches can be followed from 14.00 – 16.00 in the “Megatrends” block.

16:00 - 18:00
“Opportunities” Sessions

Global Champions

Globalization offers unprecedented opportunities for the growth of small and medium-sized businesses and provides important insights for entrepreneurship and new business opportunities.

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The executive leaders and representatives of large foreign corporations will be speaking at the Almaty Investment Forum and will tell us exactly what opportunities for Kazakh businesses exist today and in what programs our businessmen can participate.

 

The speakers are: Jean-Francois Marteau, World Bank Country Manager for Kazakhstan, “CITIC” Corporation (International Chinese Investment Corporation for Property Management) with the “BRI” project (One Belt, One Road), Doris Bradbury, Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, Julia Kusidi, Executive Director of “EUROBAK”.

 

 

 

The speeches can be followed from 16.00 – 18.00 in the” Opportunities” block.

Creative Industries

The creative industry is the fourth sector of the economy, which is also called the knowledge economy and is entirely based on intellectual activity.

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Creative economy is the place where art, culture, business and technology intersect. Its development stimulates the growth of all sectors of the economy and leads to a high quality of human capital and living conditions, the development of high technology, the creation and implementation of innovations, and the provision of high-quality services.

It becomes clear: the prospects of the world economy depend on creative and innovative projects, as well as the ability of cities and regions to create a favorable environment for the implementation of such initiatives.

But what do we need in order to create a favorable infrastructure for the development of the creative economy of Almaty?

The invited experts of “AIF2020” will answer this question and introduce the main business models of creative economy.

Also “AIF2020” will provide an opportunity for all participants to get an interview on “Key factors of successful business” from representatives of show, art and media business.

 

The speeches can be followed from 16.00 – 18.00 in the” Opportunities” block.

Property Development

With the rapid growth of urbanization, the infrastructure and the state of any city plays a particularly important role. It remains valuable to maintain economic viability, beneficial both for people and for the environment in general.

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Creation of new real estate objects and reconstruction of old buildings increase their value, but only if the principles of a rational economy are applied. It is aimed at significant capital growth and energy efficiency of the project results.

It becomes obvious that the key aspects that city entrepreneurs who engage in creating real estate objects and organizing relevant processes will face are sustainability, accessibility and growth of the city population.

The main business models of development will be discussed at “AIF2020” by invited experts in the field of construction and real estate, using the latest engineering and technical solutions.

The speeches can be followed from 16.00 – 18.00 in the” Opportunities” block.

18.00 – 19.30

Space Bridge: “The new normal of megacities”​

The final part of “Almaty Investment Forum 2020” will be a videoconference “New Normal Megacities”

After the corona crisis, the “new normality” defines not only economic, but also social consequences of the global pandemic. What has recently been abnormal is becoming commonplace.

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The new normality of megacities represents a completely new style and way of life: the digital economy has become an important element in the recovery of the world after the crisis, businesses have assumed social responsibility, online consumption has increased, and personalization has become the main principle in sales.

In the social sphere, it should be noted that people began to pay increased attention to their health and self-isolation. The remote work allowed them to spend more time with their families and develop additional skills. The following question arises: Does the society want to return to the way of life before the pandemic?

The leaders of megacities and recognized experts in the field of international development and innovations will tell more about the new normality.

The time of the Panel Discussion is 18:00 – 19:30.

FORUM SPEAKERS

Бакытжан Сагинтаев

Аким г. Алматы

Джахонгир Артыкходжаев

Мэр г. Ташкент

Кахабер Каладзе

Мэр г. Тбилиси

Наталья Сергунина

Заместитель Мэра Москвы в Правительстве Москвы Руководитель Аппарата Мэра и Правительства Москвы

Ильсур Метшин

Мэр г. Казань

B.Sagintayev

Akim of Almaty

J. Artykhojaev

Mayor of Tashkent

I. Metshin

Mayor of Kazan

N. Gilauri

Former Prime Minister of Georgia

R. Alvarez

Executive Director of the GFCC

A. Preimanis

Director, Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Kazakhstan

S. Parakatil

Principal at Mercer Quality of Living

F. Farra

Co-Founder and Partner at Whiteshield Partners

E. Abdrazakov

CEO of the Centras Group

U. Shayakhmetova

Chairman of the management Board of Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan JSC

A. Bilisbekov

Chairman of the Management Board of SEC Almaty JSC

B.Mussin

Minister of digital development, innovation and aerospace industry of Kazakhstan

M. Kikimov

Deputy Akim of Almaty

Y. Babakumarov

Deputy Akim of Almaty

B. Konirbayev

Head of the Digitalization Department of Almaty

Y. Orazalin

Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Investments of Almaty

Y. Kozhagapanov

Deputy Akim of Almaty

A.Nurgaliyeva

FCB

M. AL BASTAKI

Chief Operating Officer at DT World, DP World

A. Petrov

Managing partner at Da vinci Capital

A.Zhakenov

Gartner

A.Myrzakhmetov

Chairman of National Chamber of Commerce

Zh.Madeeva

Health Dept

N.Smagulov

Astana Group

А.О smanov

Magnum

R.Muhoryapov

Chocofamily

M.Abylkassymova

Governor, Financial Supervision Agency

E.Dossymbekov

EY

R. Trepka

Mastercard

M Finger

Inglus

M.Lomtadze

Kaspi.kz

Jean Francois Marteau

World Bank

J. Kussidi

European Business Association of Kazakhstan (EUROBAK)

D. Bradbury

American Chamber of Commerce

A.Koritskaya

British Counсil Kazakhstan

Sh.Dzharbolov

Akyl Think Tank

T. Weller

Expert

Alexey Lee

Arbuz.kz

L. Ibragimova

Zhilstroybank

S. Tulbasov

TS Developmnet

L. Skowronski

Global Development

Е. Sauranbayev

Sheber

Е. Dossymbekov

Grant Thornton

R,Batalov

Raimbek Group

S.Zhumashev

KPMG

E. Kurmashev

Media

К.Mazhibayev

Resmi Group

A. Yessov

Wolt

M. Shayakhmetov

Media, Marketing and PR

N. Paltashev

Soul of Nomad

Y. Nikulicheva

JLL

A.Beklemishev

IDC

E. Esimseitov

Naimi.kz

O. Khanin

Kommesk-Omir

А. Grigoryan

Centras

Exhibition of investment projects

11 anchor investment projects

New city center of Almaty
(Almaty City)

Almaty City is a project in the central part of the city where mainly business and entertainment facilities will be located

Construction of the international terminal of the airport in Almaty

The project provides for the construction of a new international terminal, construction of a new VIP terminal, standardization of existing facilities at the airport in Almaty

Modernization of CHP-2

Reconstruction of CHP-2 for gas combustion at existing power boilers st. No. 1-8. The main and backup fuel is natural gas.

Construction of a theme park in Almaty

The project provides for the construction and operation of a multifunctional family-tourist theme park in Almaty (90 hectares). Within the framework of the theme park

Construction of a clinic for 200 beds in Almaty

Construction of a multidisciplinary clinic of the world level for 200 beds

Construction of a united university hospital

As part of the development of this direction on the territory of the SEZ “PIT”, it is planned to build a United University Hospital for 1400 beds at the Kazakh S.D. Asfendiyarov National Medical University (26 ha)

Construction of the 2nd stage of the SEMA Medical Center

Construction of Phase 2 of the SEMA Medical Center began on October 20, 2020 and is scheduled for completion in June 2022

Construction of a hypermarket «Leroy Merlin»

The construction of the Leroy Merlin hypermarket is scheduled for 2020 – 2021. The investor of this project is Leroy Merlin, (ADEO Group) (Austria) working in the trade industry.

Creation of a pharmaceutical cluster on the territory of SEZ PIT

Creation of an industrial park for the production of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and equipment, which will become an integral part of the cluster

Construction of SEC Mall Aport

Construction of the Aport mall on the Kuldzhinsky tract (10 hectares) with an investment of more than 23 billion tenge.

Construction of a multimodal logistics hub in cooperation with Dubai Logistic World

The World Logistics Passport is a global loyalty program for the logistics sector, launched in Davos in January 2020 from Dubai Logistics World (DLW).

Creation of a programming school Ecole 42

Creation of a programming school based on the world-famous French Ecole school, where the main principles of training are practical tasks that are relevant to the market. The project will unify and further employ specialists in the field of IT areas.

Creation of an Environmental operator for monitoring and managing the state of the environment in Almaty

Project will create separate air quality assessment systems based on automated compact equipment and develop air quality indices that make information understandable to all citizens without exception, including those who do not have specialized environmental education. 

 

Construction of a network of affordable private schools

Construction of private schools with an affordable cost of education, which includes full-time education, 1 free circle / section, high-quality education and a good and convenient infrastructure.

ПАРТНЕРА ФОРУМА

ВОПРОСЫ И ОТВЕТЫ

Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.
Проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна, Грегор Замза обнаружил, что он у себя в постели превратился в страшное насекомое.

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