May 15, 2015 in Almaty was an Interregional Congress BUSINESS-REGION – for directors and company owners, in the framework of which held III Forum of Family Business in Kazakhstan. President of Almaty Management University (previously IAB) Assylbek Kozhakhmetov also attended this event.
Congress of that format held in Almaty second year, and is aimed to create effective dialogue platform, expansion of business and trade ties at a regional level, facilitating development of regional (including family) entrepreneurship , finding new foreign and local producers and providers.
President of AlmaU Assylbek Kozhakhmetov moderated an official part of the Congress- main session called “Business, as an optimal resource for sustainable development of the territories. Kazakhstan”
In the framework of the Congress for attendees was organized exhibition-presentation B4B; Decisions Forum; Forum of Family Business; Networking session in “face to face” format. In addition, during the event was Awards Ceremony for public recognition “Golden Fund of Kazakhstan regions”.
Participants from different Kazakhstan cities presented their family business products, participated in discussions, master classes, networking sessions.
In the framework of official part opinions about possibilities of entrepreneurship development in Kazakhstan expressed representative of EBRD in Kazakhstan and Mongolia Holger Wiefel, Advisor of the Trade and Investment Promotion Department of the Polish Embassy Wlodzimierz Kurowski emphasized the lack of development of family business in Kazakhstan. “In Kazakhstan there are all opportunities to establish production and family business, I think in 5-10 years situation will change”,- at Interregional Congress for directors and SME company owners “Business-region” said advisor of the Trade and Investment Promotion Department of the Polish Embassy Wlodzimierz Kurowski. Aigul Solovyeva, member of the Committee for Economic Reform and regional development of Mazhilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan noted that development of family business is one of the priorities of the development of entrepreneurship in Kazakhstan.
Despite the fact that official statistics about the family business in Kazakhstan does not exist, real facts shows a large number of Kazakhstani family businesses.
-We believe that support of family business is one of priorities in our activity. From 138 000 of our clients family owned businesses is a large part,-said Gaukhar Kurmanbayeva, representative of microfinance company KMF.
During the Congress Kazakhstan, businessmen’s was marked with an International Award-recognition “Golden Fund of Kazakhstan regions”. Three Kazakhstan companies was awarded with this prize: “Dostar Med”- family business in third generation, “Ontustik-kus”, which produce meat of turkey and “Sapa” company, representing 1C services on Kazakhstan market.