Kazakhstan businessmen at Global Business Forum
November 13-14, 2015. The south capital held the biggest business event Global Business Forum, where about 1000 delegates from Kazakhstan, countries from Central Asia and Russia participated, Almaty Management University (earlier – IAB) was an intellectual partner of the forum.
The participants of the forum were lucky to see the performance of Moira Forbes, the president and editor of ForbesWoman, Jan Luigi Lonzhinotti Buitoni, ex-president and general director of Ferrari company in the North America, Erik Edmeades, leading international expert in the field of business leading and other famous businessmen. Delegates of the forum had an opportunity to get an advice from the best professionals of the world – effective business-trainers and successful entrepreneurs.
One of the most memorable, according to participants’ opinion, became “Hot chair” section, the moderator of which was the president of Alma University Assylbek Kozhakhmetov. Such famous businessmen in Kazakhstan as Askar Baitasov, Zeinulla Kakimzhanov, Eldar Abdrazakov, the founder of the food net “Kaganat” Chinara Bugimbayeva, Kairat Kudaibergenov participated in it. Sharp questions from the moderator and bright answers of the speakers reasoned good reaction of the whole audience of the forum, among which were not only representatives of small, middle and large business, but specialists in the field of PR, marketing, journalism and etc. So, the question from Mr. Kozhakhmetov: “The really popular saying today is that crisis – an opportunity, that it is good, it helps to turn on new power, it makes us work harder…Then maybe it is better for us to make it stay forever?”, - confused guests of the panel a little bit. Nevertheless, guests were able to answer and to save the reputation. On the question, addressed to Mr. Kakimzhanov, about how the position of Minister helps to business today, Mr. Zeinulla Khalidollovich answered briefly: “It helps. Nobody sticks”, and made the audience applause. Also he advised the youth not to strive for public service, but continue making business: “the experience in the public service is very useful, because you approach any problem systematically. You know all the moments of funding, promoting the idea, macroeconomics and etc. Although the business is a difficult thing, however, it is very useful for you, for your family and for the state affair”. Ms. Chinara Bugimbayeva told about difficulties, which she faced at the beginning of her way and shared the secrets, which helped her to overcome these difficulties.
Alma University also participated in GB forum using volunteering activity of the university’s students, who were actively helping to the organizers of the event. Future entrepreneurs, receiving best business-education in the country, were able to familiarize themselves with interesting business cases and set useful networks.
It was really pleasant surprise for all the visitors and for Moira Forbes personally, when AlmaU MBA listener Dmitriy Kolkov appeared on the scene with a huge basket of roses and presented it to the founder of “Forbes Women” journal.
In the role of honorable guest of the event the famous Hollywood actor and successful businessman Jean-Clod Van Damme came out the scene and pleased all the fans with his long-expected appearance.