From February 1st to 3rd Kazakhstan’s business capital, Almaty, will host the Digital Almaty 2024 forum, entitled “Industry X: The Digital Development of the Future”.
Now in its sixth year, the forum will bring together government officials from Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) countries, leading experts, and entrepreneurs from around the world, said the Kazakh Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry, one of the forum’s organizers.
Ersultan Ermanov, director of the ministry’s Department for Development of the Information Technology Industry, said that international technology parks from Belarus, China, India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan will participate in the Digital Almaty forum. “The participation of their delegations will help lay the foundation for future fruitful cooperation, discuss current trends in the field of digital technologies, as well as the possibilities of their application to solve social, economic and environmental problems. Such events have a very positive impact on the country’s image,” Mr Ermanov said.
The forum will also include an exhibition of Kazakhstan’s largest subsoil users, technology parks, and technology companies, which will share experience and information about projects in the IT ecosystem. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the three-day digital event.
As part of the forum, an Industry 4.0 Startup Battle is planned for February 3rd — a large-scale battle for the title of the best industrial startup, with a total prize fund of $150,000. This year, startups will compete for the title of “Best Startups in Industry 4.0” in the areas of Digital Oil Field, ESG, and Smart Mining.
The organizers of Digital Almaty 2024 are the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Akimat (municipality) of Almaty, and Tech Garden.