• 15 April 2019

Hilton Garden Inn, Apple conference hall, Qabanbay Batyr Ave 15, Nur-Sultan 010010, Kazakhstan



09:30 – 09:45  Opening plenary and introductions

09:45 – 10:00  Dr Endrit Kromidha, University of Birmingham: International collaboration and creative entrepreneurs

10:00 – 10:15  Galina Koretskaya: British Council Head of Arts and Creative Economy in Central Asia. Introduction in to  the creative economy

10:15 – 10:30  Prof Levent Altinay: A strategic global vision for creative industries and entrepreneurship

10:30 – 10:45  Alisher Abdykadyrov Head of the Department for Entrepreneurship Development and Investments of the city of Nur-Sultan. Creative industry in modern market conditions. Ways of development and existing barriers to its development.

10:45 – 11:00  Dr Armiyash Nurmagambetova, L N Gumilyov ENU: Developing entrepreneurial regions with creative industries – Reflecting on the UK examples

11:00 – 11:15  Panel discussion: The potential of creative industries for the future of Nur Sultan city and international development

11:15 – 11:45  Coffee break

11:45 – 12:00  Almat Dzhunusov,  Director Chamber of Entreprenership of Astana  Atameken and Arman Akbrdiev, Business trainer  NEC Atameken

12:00 – 12:15  Arman Akbrdiev, Business trainer  NEC “Atameken”: The business model Canvas and project management planning

12:15 – 12:30  Zhanar Yermakhambetov, “Damu” Fund: Presentation on state entrepreneurship support programs implemented through Fund “Damu”

12:30 – 12:45  Seisengaly Kaliakpar, Kazakhstan Franchising Association “KazFranch”: Domestic franchises and the creative industries of Kazakhstan.

12:45 – 13:00  Astana Hub: Investors and opportunities for creative entrepreneurs

13:00 – 13:30  Panel discussion on the creative entrepreneurship ecosystem and supporting organizations and closing remarks

13:30 – 14:30  Lunch