New and Fast-Growing MICE Destination between Europe and Asia
Kazakhstan is a destination designed to meet your business needs and leisure experiences. As a top convention destination in Central Asia, we offer world-class MICE infrastructure, a safe and sustainable meeting location, a variety of unique sights and experiences and much more. Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent are regional hubs for MICE tourism, which hosted the 7th Asian Winter Games, the 28th World Winter Universiade, The Congress of Representative of World and Traditional Religions, The OSCE Summit, the Expo -2017, PATA Travel Mart exhibition and more international events.
World-class MICE Infrastructure
Kazakhstan’s convention complexes are able to meet your demand with its wide-range of venue choices. The cities boast major international hotel brands and five-star properties which feature state-of-the-art venues, on-site restaurants with sweeping city views. They often have a central location which makes exploring the main sights a breeze.
Central Asia`s Center of Academics, Research, Medicine, Industry and Finance
Kazakhstan is the leading country for research and development in many industries with a strong academic community in Central Asia. Our country has one of the largest national memberships within many international associations, and a strong tradition of hosting international association meetings.
Kazakhstan is an economic force in Central Asia, accounting for about 60% of the region’s GDP. The country’s industrial sector is one of the major contributors to the economy, accounting for 34.1% of Kazakhstan’s GDP. Kazakhstan is the second-largest country in the CIS in terms of the quantity of mineral production. The mineral resources are characterized by a large number of oil and gas fields and a variety of minerals. The country is one of the leading producers of zinc, lead, and silver. Kazakhstan has been perceived as a world’s leading supplier of uranium, oil, and nonferrous metals. Kazakhstan ranks as the sixth largest wheat producer in the world.
There are also several strong industries like medicine, ICT, energy, mining, mathematics, physics, agriculture, education, aeronautics, social sciences, making trips including technical visits and networking opportunities easily organized.
Accessible, Affordable and Attractive
Citizens of more than 70 countries may visit Kazakhstan without visa up to 30 days for all proposes of travel. The list of countries enjoying unilateral visa exemption to visit Kazakhstan includes North America, European Union member states, Gulf countries, South-East Asia and many others.
Kazakhstan’s major international airports have direct connections with more than 40 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia including London, Frankfurt, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Dubai, Istanbul, Seoul and Tokyo (more opening every year). This makes Kazakhstan convenient Silk Road and Central Asia gateway.
Kazakhstan is one of the most affordable destinations in Eurasia. Compared to the rest of MICE destinations, Kazakhstan hotels and resorts provide affordable accommodation and the use of conference rooms at all price levels across the country.
Kazakhstan is one of the first destinations in Central Asia to introduce MICE tourism policy and support, actively engaged in hosting and establishing the grounds of international conferences, providing services such as pre-visits, city support letters, promotional materials and financial support.
Kazakh Tourism National Company MICE team offers: - Free and impartial venue and supplier finding service - Bid assistance and production - Hosted site inspections - Marketing and financial support - And much more