Draft Conference Program
(speakers to be confirmed)
April 19, 2019, Friday
9:00 – 10:00. Registration and Welcome coffee. Visiting exhibition of innovations and technology for tourism.
10:00. Opening: Andrew Wachtel, Ph.D., Rector of Narxoz University.
10:15 – 13:00. Session 1: “News in research: emerging niches and global trends”
              Session Chair: Slawomir Wróblewski
  • “Meetings & Events” – Rob Davidson, Ph.D. MICE Knowledge, Great Britain (TBC)
  •  “Why we need to cooperate? – Evolution of inter-organizational relationships as the result of sharing economy’s development” – Piotr Zmyślony, Ph.D. Poznań University of Economics and Business, Poland
  •  “Rural and eco-tourism nowadays” – Janusz Majewski, Ph.D. Poznań University of Life Science, Poland
  • Coffee break
  • “From the experience of the tour-operator in Kazakhstan”
  • “Kazakhstan tourism industry development program” 
  • Questions & Answers.
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch. Visiting exhibition of technologies for tourism.
14:00 – 17:00. Session 2: “Technology in contemporary tourism business: trends and challenges”
  • Introduction the session: Jayarethanam Pillai, Ph.D. The Division Head of Business and Dean – School of Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, American University of Central Asia
  • “The Digital Business Traveler” - Aleksey Yanshin, Country Manager, SABRE Kazakhstan
  • “Technology in a modern hotel”
  • “Trends in exhibitions”
  • Coffee break
  • “Modern technology  in promotion”
  • “Modern technology in mega-events”
  • Questions & Answers.
19:00 Almaty Congress Ambassadors Gala (upon invitations)
Keynote: Lina Ostapchuk, Head of Tourism, City of Lviv, Ukraine
April 20, 2019, Saturday
10:00 – 12:00. Session 3: News in teaching: specializations and methods.
  •  “Institutional challenges in development of tourism in Kazakhstan” - Pavel Nartov, Narxoz University
  • “Tourism as an academic discipline – international experience”
  • Coffee break
  • “What and how to teach students of tourism” - Elena Abenova, Tourism & Service Department, Narxoz University
  • Distance learning, technologies, practical experience”
  • Panel of experts and discussion
10:00 – 12:00 Paralel Sessions
  • Innovative products presentations (on request, companies interested in presentations of their products, commercial offers are welcome to contact the organizers). 
12:00 – 13:00. Summative session. Certificates.
Social program (separate registration required)
13:30 – 17:00 Almaty City Tour