Annual Economic Forum of National Business Expert-200-Kazakhstan to Discuss Public Administration Reform

ASTANA – The 6th Economic Forum of national business, Expert-200-Kazakhstan, will take place at the Radisson Hotel Astana on Nov. 14, 2014.

b_seminar114The forum is the final event of the Expert-200-Kazakhstan project and opens up the possibility to position the participating companies in the Kazakhstan market, expand their business by sharing experiences and building relationships with potential partners, develop relationships between government and business.

The main theme of the forum this year is “The Reform of Public Administration: Centre – Regions – Business.” The main goal of the forum is to find solutions to the problems of interaction of central and local government bodies and businesses in the implementation of the state policy of economic development of Kazakhstan.

The forum will feature discussions between public administrators and entrepreneurs.

According to the organisers, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Minister of National Economy Yerbolat Dossayev, Minister of Finance Bakhyt Sultanov, Minister of Investment and Development Asset Issekeshev, Chairman of the Management Board of Samruk-Kazyna JSC Umirzak Shukeyev, Deputy Chairman of the National Chamber of Kazakhstan Zhannat Yertlessova, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan Kenneth Mack, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Centras Capital Yeldar Abdrazakov and heads of the largest companies in the country are expected to take part in this year’s forum.

In all, around 300 leading representatives of Kazakhstan’s businesses and government are expected to take part in the forum.

The official part of the forum will open with two panel discussions: “Administrative reform and economic development of Kazakhstan: the role of business and the state” and “How to improve the efficiency of economic policy?” where key issues relating to implementing reforms in public administration, principles of interaction between business and government, role of the state in the economy and others are to be discussed.

The forum’s business programme will include two consecutive panel discussions, “Innovation and competitiveness of the national economy: how to activate internal potential?” and “Human resources for the economy: government, business and universities – the roles and responsibilities in the development of higher education” with key reports from Henry Etzkowitz, senior researcher at the H-STAR Institute at Stanford University and David Kirby, Vice President of the British University in Egypt.

In addition, the forum will include an award ceremony for the largest companies in Kazakhstan based on the rating of Expert-200-Kazakhstan for 2013. The results of a research-based rating will be published in a special issue of Expert Kazakhstan magazine.

The Expert RA Kazakhstan rating agency and Expert Kazakhstan magazine jointly organise the 6th Economic Forum of national business Expert-200-Kazakhstan.

Their title partner is Sberbank JSC, the exclusive educational partner is the Almaty Management University. “BIPEK AVTO – ASIA AVTO”group of companies is a strategic partner, Koktobe City is the official partner, Corporation APK – Invest JSC is the partner, while Holding BI Group Construction JSC and Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin are the partners of panel discussions.

The general media partner of the forum is information agency, while the official media partner is the Kazakhstanskaya Pravda newspaper.

Media partners of the event include Business Mir Kazakhstana magazine, Kazakhstan business magazine, PRODENGI.KZ information portal, Business Life magazine, BANKER.KZ internet portal, Bankir.Ru information agency, RCBK magazine, Analytical banking magazine, Irbis information agency of the financial markets, information portal, Kursiv newspaper, information portal, Panorama weekly newspaper, the Press Club of Kazakhstan, Capital magazine, Business Meridianmagazine, Territoria Lisinga consulting agency, Ak Zhaiyk weekly magazine, LS financial and investment journal, Kazakhstanskaya Lenta information portal and the Astana Times newspaper.
The full programme is available on the forum’s website:

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