Welcome to The International Symposium

"Strategies for Creative Competitiveness" (SCC 2019)

15-16th of April 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan

We are pleased to announce that Kazakh-British Center for Competitiveness (KBCC) at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) is organizing the International Symposium on Strategies for Creative Competitiveness (SCC 2019) in April 15-16 2019 which will held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) at KBTU.

The aim of the International Symposium on Strategies for Creative Competitiveness is to bring outstanding and fresh ideas and contributions focused on the emergent SCC 2019 and trends occurring in: Higher Education, FinTech, Digital Marketing, Blockchain and others and try to develop framework a sustainable ecosystem to support creative industries and local start-up culture in the region for youth.

During the first day of symposium will launch of the first Creative Enterprise Hub in Central Asia at KBTU. This Panel Discussion focus on exploring the best models for Creative industries and enterprises at the Universities together with Business. We want to explore changing relationships between education and business, the influences on this, how these may be improved so they better reflect each others needs and their expectations for the Young entrepreneurs future .

Our main keynote speakers:

Jurek Sikorski - Executive Director for Henley Centre for Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School (HBS) and Entrepreneur in Residence at London Business School (LBS)

Prof.Olga Khotyasheva – Founder of Business Incubator at MGIMO, Moscow, Russia.

Prof.Ken Charman – Professor in Business strategy and behavioral economics at CamEd Business School.

The second day co-organized with SCC 2019 Business School at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) is announcing its 6th annual conference "Competitiveness". We proud to announce an Opening Eurasian Chapter of Harvard Business School International The Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Affiliate Network at KBTU – the only one center in Eurasia at KBTU.

The Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Affiliate Network is a group of more than 100 educational institutions around the world that teach the MOC curriculum and collaborate in the area of competitiveness. The MOC Affiliate Network is lead by Professor Michael Porter. The network was developed with the vision to create local capacity to understand, teach, and upgrade competitiveness through clear structure. The Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School developed the curriculum, teaching materials, and a platform for disseminating these materials around the world. Business School of KBTU is the only affiliate school in Kazakhstan.

During the second day we organize Pitch competition where creative idea can get a “ticket” to IDEAFEST Business Idea Competition Henley Business School that is organized by Jurek Sikorski. We invite all students only from Kazakhstan to participate the Pitch Competition at the second day!

This Symposium is organized by KBTU, University of Reading Henley Business School and Kurmangazy Conservatory under grant of British Council CREATIVE SPARK: HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME.

Example pic

Venue: Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Tole bi 59, Kazakhstan


Pitch competition

  • IDEAFest Business idea Competition - get a chance to be selected to University of Reading Copetition!
  • Please Register to IDEAFEST Competition via form .

  • KBTU Pitch Competition - Business Ideas for Creative Industries
  • Please Register to Pitch Competition via form .

6th annual conference "Competitiveness"

Co-organized with the International Symposium on Strategies for Creative Competitivess (SCC - 2019) on 15-16 April 2019, Business School at Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU) is announcing its 6th annual conference "Competitiveness" to be held on April 16th in Almaty (Kazakhstan) at KBTU. The conference aims to bring together leading academics and practitioners to discuss cutting-edge academic research and practical issues that are critical to the success of every emerging market. We believe that many issues Kazakhstan faces now are similar to those faced by other new economies around the world and we would love to share opinions, ideas and experiences on how to make our countries more competitive and ultimately more successful.

Authors are invited to prepare abstracts of one (1) page in KBTU style including results, figures, and references.

Requirements for Abstract submission: Please prepare abstract in .doc, .docx format.
Font size: 12; Font type: Times New Roman
Name of the paper
Author's name, surname
Author's Email
Abstract
Keywords (no more than 5)

All papers should be submitted by email scc2019@kbtu.kz (Indicate in Subject Business School Conference) scc2019@kbtu.kz.
All accepted full papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Selected papers will be publsihed in Heralds of KBTU.

Symposium Committee

If you have any questions please write email to the Committee
Vice Rector Gulzada Shakulikova - Kazakh-British Technical University (Kazakhstan)
Prof. Yelena Kaluzhnova- Henley Business School University of Reading (UK)
Dr. Dinara Keshubayeva - Exec.Vice-Rector for science, Kurmangazy Conservatory, Kazakhstan
Chingiz Kanapyanov, Head of Industrial Committee KBTU, Member of Council Board KBTU, Kazakstan
Prof. Gavin Kretchmar - Dean of International School of Economics, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Prof. Assel Akzhalova - Head of International Cooperation Department, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Dr. Diana Amirbekova - Dean of Business School, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Dr. Assel Dzhumaseitova - Dean of General Education School, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Prof. Fuad Gadjiyev - Dean of IT Faculty, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Dr. Timur Narbayev - Assoc.Professor of Business School, Kazakh-British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

ABOUT CREATIVE SPARK: HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERPRISE PROGRAMME
Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme is a five-year initiative to help develop the creative economy and enterprise skills across seven countries in Central Asia, (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), South Caucasus (Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia) and Ukraine. The programme has been developed in response to an underdeveloped creative sector and a demand for entrepreneurship training in these countries. Creative industries have driven economic growth in the UK. We want to use this experience and expertise to support sustainable development and social welfare. Creative Spark is managed and funded by the British Council. This project is part of the Creative Spark: Higher Education Enterprise Programme and funded by the British Council. For further information, please visit British Council website.

Important Dates :

Registration to the Symposium SCC2019: 10th of April 2019
Registration to the 6th annual conference "Competitiveness": 10th of April 2019
Notification of acceptance: 12th of April 2019
Registration to Pitch Competition: 11th of April 2019
Registration to IDEAFest Competition:: 10th of April 2019
Symposium 15-16th of April, 2019, Almaty, Kazakhstan