IN KAZAKHSTAN, THE INTERNATIONAL SMART- EXHIBITION ASTEX-2014 WILL BRING
TOGETHER INNOVATORS OF THE SILICON VALLEY
Astana, April 4: On May 15-16,
2014, Corporate Fund "Information Communications Development Fund" of
Kazakhstan, chaired by Silicon Valley innovator Sanzhar Ketebekov will hold an
international exhibition and conference ASTEX-2014 in the frame of the VII
Astana Economic Forum. The event will bring together eminent foreign speakers:
heads of foreign companies, large investors, business coaches, professors, e-commerce
businessmen and analysts.
Robert Bellac, CEO
of NewEgg, the second highest ranked in the US e-commerce firm, will speak on e-commerce
trends to the Kazakhstan audience.
guests will participate in discussions and workshops. Mark Goodstein, executive
director of IdeaLab, one of the first Internet incubators for business ideas in
the United States and David Travers, a partner of investment company Rustic
Canyon Ventures will proceed on the issues of innovation in e-business,
development of information technologies in B2C and B2B sectors. CEO of the
world's largest online travel company Expedia Inc. Dara Khosrowshahi will share
experience in creating "smart" industry. Kazakhstan e-business will
be presented by chairman of the board of directors of “SAT & Company” Kenes
Rakishev, CEO of “Choco family” Ramil Mukhoryapov and others.
The event will
take place in one of the most high-tech developed centers in the CIS TV and
Radio Complex "KazMediaOrtalygy". Participants will be surprised by innovative
solutions in the information technologies sector: the latest technology
holograms, virtual fitting rooms, 3D- printers. Registration is available
online at www.astex.kz, where a personal QR- code will be issued. Participants
will be able to test a mobile application for remote access to the conference. The
best IT projects will be open for online voting, based on which the "ASTEX"
prize will be awarded.
For the second
year, the Conference and Exhibition “ASTEX” serves as an international
communication platform for sharing experiences and discussing of the most relevant
issues of the industry. “ASTEX” is an ideal platform for enhancing cooperation,
and signing long-term agreements between countries, organizations and
of “ASTEX-2014” are the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Kazakhstan,
National Information Communication Technologies Holding "Zerde" and Corporate
Fund "Information Communications Technologies Development Fund".