Forum and exhibition program

The first day
September 21
08:30 – 18:00
Astana International Financial Center
08:30 - 09:30
Registration of participants
09:30 – 11:00

Plenary session
General trends in the world of labor market. Challenges and solutions for Central Asia Countries.

Representatives of the Branch Ministries, including Ministries for Labour and Social Protection of the Population, Republic of Kazakhstan;
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, HR Experts and Analytics, Representatives of the Institutes of Development and International Organisations, Consulting companies’ experts.
Key topics to be discussed:

- Competitiveness of countries in the Human Capital segment;
- Government support for business;
- Labor migration in the CIS countries;
- Development of human resources in the regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- Investments in the labor market - The role of large companies;
ESG agenda in personnel policy
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 12:45
Panel session

The role of HR in sustainable development

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Key trends in ESG
  • Initiatives of global companies and Kazakhstani experience
  • Case studies on the implementation of ESG culture in organizations
  • Companies’ methods in attraction talents using the ESG approach
Round table

Training and retraining of personnel. E-learning

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Focus of the Universities to the needs of the market (Successful cases and barriers);
  • Practice oriented training of specialists;
  • Collaboration of Higher education and Business in Staff preparation and retraining ;
  • Quick learning for new skills;
  • Adaptability of educational programs to rapidly changed realities through supplementary education, qualification improvement, retraining. E-Learning formats.

Staff evaluation, development, and retention: effective tools for Today.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • The Great Dismissal: How to stop the global trend in “nowhere”. (What type of Employees are we losing? How to diagnose the problem? Agile Employer: What is he like?;
  • The role of the employer brand;
  • Rewards: Only C&B? How else to motivate?
  • Staff evaluation: “The price” of the mistake during new employees hiring and current team assessments;
  • Staff development: Gamification and Edutainment – Just a new trend or panacea?


Aizhan Khamitova -

Head of GR Hub, Ambassador of the EBRD Mentoring Women Entrepreneurs Program in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Tamila Mikulich -

CIPD certified HR specialist with experience in Samruk-Kazyna, KazMunayGas, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and Ernst&Young

14:00 – 15:00

Demo scene
Human Resources Management: Solutions from providers

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Automation of personnel management tasks: Classical solutions and what new?
  • Cases on practical implementation: mistakes and wins

Open microphone
Graduate Level and 45+ Candidates – Value.

14:00 – 18:00

Discussion in the "Aquarium" format
IT Trending

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Employees competences for digital transformation:
- Should we prepare the Teams for New Future?
- Digitalization in HR (positive and negative moments);
  • WOW IT recruitment what is it like?;
  • Competitiveness of IT Specialists from Kazakhstan and Central Asian Region;
  • Countries (success examples); Forecasts for salaries at IT market.
  • IT startups as a basis for development of local specialists;
  • Mobile tools for HR: or all modern technologies in one gadget.
15:00 – 16:00

Young industry leaders.
Supporting and developing talents.
09:00 – 16:00

Practice with Coaches and Mentors for two days on the territory of the exhibition

Resume that “sells” the Candidate
Career abroad: expectations and reality

Jadyra Gusman - Employment Consultant
Interviewing: Analysis of great failures and grandiose victories
Facilitation: Forecast for risks

Jadyra Gusman - Employment Consultant
Marzhan Sadykova - a certified professional internal auditor, business consultant, EBRD program mentor, risk manager, board member of a quasi-state company.
The second day


September 21
09:30 – 18:00
Astana International Financial Center
09:30 – 11:00

Plenary session
Providing the Industry by Specialists (Part 1)

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Personal shortage as a deterrent to economic development;
  • Connections between educational system and specialists’ preparation with real industry needs;
  • «Blue- collars workers”: specifics of search and retention at production

Ilyas Ospanov - Chairman of the Industrial Development Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan


Olzhas Ordabaev - President of Non-commercial joint-stock company "Talap";

Zhanibek Baidulla - Director of Technology Consulting at Center for Strategic Initiatives
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00

Practice session
Providing the Industry by Specialists (Part 2)

Corporate training and post-experimental education for increasing the Companies efficiency and competitiveness.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • The practice of existing universities;
  • Corporate learning: what is in demand “already tomorrow”?
  • Business education:

- MBA;

- TOP management training;

- Executive consulting: What new and effective?

Exclusive talk on:

Cultivation of internal customer orientation in universities in the CIS

Speaker: Jonibek Ortikov, HRD at the Agency for Strategic Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Coach ICF

11:30 – 13:00

Studio in Almaty
Round table: All Roads lead to Almaty?
Online connection

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Medium and Small business – economic platform of the City. Support of MSB by State structures of Almaty and Targeted Programs (Credit on special conditions by the Banks and Damu Fund);
  • «Almaty –Business 2025»: how the support for business to be provided, help in creating of new working places;
  • Large Employers of the City: Practice for Employees Support (Cases).
13:00 - 14:30

14:00 – 15:30

Discussion in the "Aquarium" format

How to do the working professions popular?

Role of PR and State informational policy.


Discussion on the results of the conference

14:00 – 18:00

Discussion in the "Aquarium" format

Communication strategy and its impact on employee retention, engagement, and motivation

16:00 – 17:30

Round table
Work & Safety: Labor Safety and Health

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