Meeting in Astana to discuss future tourism development in Kazakhstan

ASTANA (TCA) — On November 9, at the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana, a meeting on “Post EXPO: Future tourism development in Kazakhstan” will be held within the framework of monthly meetings of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of France Kazakhstan.

The event will be attended by Ambassador of France to Kazakhstan Philippe Martinet, General Commissioner of France at EXPO 2017 Pascal Lorot, Deputy Mayor of Astana Malika Bekturova, Chairman of the Tourism Industry Committee of the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kazakhstan Mainyura Murzamadiyeva, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Company “Kazakh Tourism” Timur Duysengaliev, as well as representatives of such companies as Total E & P, KATCO, Airbus, Danone, Saint Gobain, Air Liquide, and Sanofi.

The event is devoted to the results of the International exposition EXPO-2017 “Future energy” from the point of view of tourism development, which was held for the first time in Central Asia and the CIS countries from June 10 to September 10, 2017 in the capital of Kazakhstan. The discussion will also touch the prospects of tourism development in Kazakhstan. During the presentation of the National Company “Kazakh Tourism”, participants and journalists will have an opportunity to become familiar with the new strategy of tourism rebranding in Kazakhstan and investment attraction in the tourism sector. It is also planned to present bright projects which will be able to compete with such large-scale tourist festivals as the Cannes Film Festival, the Oktoberfest and the Brazilian carnivals.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry France Kazakhstan is an organization created to promote the growth of investments by French companies in the Kazakh economy and create favorable conditions for strengthening and expanding Kazakh-French business relations. Today, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry unites more than 40 companies representing French, Kazakh and international business in Kazakhstan. The Chamber holds monthly meetings for its members on various actual topics, with the speakers from national and international companies, government officials and diplomats.

France is the third largest investor in Kazakhstan. About 135 companies with French capital operate successively in Kazakhstan. Among them are such big successful companies like Total, Danone, Airbus, Peugeot, Vicat, Sanofi, Carrefour, Lactalis, Bureau Veritas, Thales, Schneider Electric, Saint Gobain, and Vinci. The main areas in which French companies operate and where they actively invest their capital are infrastructure, transport, telecommunications, food, light industry, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, mining and the chemical industry, and the space sector.

Sergey Kwan