About the forum

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s message in National Kurultai held in Turkestan, 2023 “We will establish close relations with our ethnic Kazakhs abroad and strengthen spiritual ties. This issue is under my control”, demonstrates the need to further improve the efficiency of the country’s relations with compatriots abroad.

The Forum invites not only ethnic Kazakhs but also natives or descendants of those who were born on the Kazakh land. In total, the Forum is planned to be attended by more than 300 people, of which around 200 are foreign delegates. Among them are heads and activists of foreign Kazakh cultural organisations, politicians, cultural, scientific, educational, media and business figures.

The event will be held in a seminar-forum format, where foreign compatriots will be presented with modern trends and new ideas in culture, creative industry, entrepreneurial and media spheres, as well as tell about the investment climate of the country. Within the framework of this forum, favourable conditions will be created for the heads of Kazakh cultural centres and domestic experts from different spheres to exchange experience, establish further cooperation and strengthen multilateral ties.

The purpose of the Forum is to discuss issues of mutual cooperation with Kazakh organizations abroad; familiarization with the state policy and political and economic reforms of the country at a new stage, as well as modern trends concerning national spirituality; Kazakhstan’s policy in support of Kazakhs abroad, ensuring Kazakh youth abroad to get quality education in Kazakhstan and realize their abilities, and also informing the ethnic Kazakhs about the support measures taken by the state.


09.00 - 09.45
Registration of participants
10.00 - 11.20
Official opening of the fellow nationals forum

Rinat Kertayev - The Head of the Public Found "Altyn Qyran Foundation", a well-known journalist, media manager


Malik Otarbayev - Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Abzal Saparbekuly - President of the NPJSC "Otandastar Qory"

Akbar Mazhit - Laureate of the State Prize of China, People's Writer of China, Honored Writer of Kazakhstan

Bakey Agypar - Academician of the National Academy of Sciences (Mongolia)

Baigali Serkebayev - Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan, producer of the musical group "A-studio"

Rasul Kusherbayev - Advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan, ex-deputy of the Majilis

Yeshim Savash Deputy Mayor of Crey for Culture (France)

Aray Sabyrzhan - Employee of Google (USA)

11.20 - 11.40
Coffee break
11.40 – 13.00
The role of ethnic Kazakhs living abroad in the development of the country


Abzal Saparbekuly - President of NJSC "Otandastar Qory"


Islambek Salzhanov - Entrepreneur, philanthropist, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Fund "Altyn Qyran Foundation", President of the National Sports Association

Nurshat Nurazhe - Professor at Nazarbayev University, Head of the Laboratory of New Materials and Solar Energy Systems

Zhalynbek Zhainarbai - Director of SignTech Company, partner of Damu Business Group Association, Deputy of Almaty City Council

Orkesh Slambol  Chairman of the Management Board of Central Asia of UWEE GROUP company; Permanent Secretary of the Alliance of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the People's Republic of China; Main Representative of Shandong Province in Central Asia, China

Arman Davletyarov - Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, public figure, candidate of psychological sciences, entrepreneur, popular TV presenter, media manager

Serik Tursyn - Head of the Association of European Kazakh Doctors, Swiss doctor

13.00 - 14.00
Buffet lunch for foreign guests
14.10 - 14.30
Presentation of new projects of NJSC "Otandastar Qory"

Presentation of the Qazalem portal

Sayasat Ideyatuly - Main manager of NJSC "Otandastar Qory"

Abylai Zhusipbek - Executive Director of "ZIZ INC" LLP

Bekzhan Rakjymzhanov - Software Architecture director, ZIZ INC LLP

Elnar Salpekov - A student of the 11th grade of the Nazarbayev Intellectual School

14.40 – 16.00
Intellectual potential of compatriots - as a driver for the promotion of national values


Alikhan Baimenov - state and public figure, President of "Togyzkumalak" Federation


Zhanar Sagat - Famous actress, director, TV presenter (China)

Sadiya Surer - Chairman of the Kazakh Association of Cologne in Germany, Chairman of the Kurultai of the Kazakhs of Europe 

Tatiana Poltavskaya - Honored Worker of Culture of the Kazakh SSR

Raushan Kanapyanova - Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor of the Academy of National Economy (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration) under the President of the Russian Federation

Asset Abdualiyev - Head of "Silkroad Innovation Hub", founder of the organization "Digital Nomads" in the USA

Merey Amanbayeva - Deputy Akim of Navoi city of the Republic of Uzbekistan, entrepreneur

Yerbolat Bedelkhan - The founder of the JUZ Entertainment production center

16.10 – 17.30
New media and modern trends


Dikan Kamzabekuly – The General Director of "Qazaq Gazetteri" LLP, a well-known journalist  


Yerkezhan Kuntugan – Director of the TV channel "Jibek Joly"

Arman Davletyarov – Media manager, TV presenter

Yertolkyn Gairettullah - Winner of the national competition "Urker", editor-in-chief of the magazine "Kazakh Eli", head of the Kazakh-Turkish Society of Education and Research

Kyran Talapbek Is a popular mobilographer

Erbol Seilkhan - The author of the YouTube channel "Surauy bar" the main producer of the "Halyq Uni" media holding.

17.40 – 18.00
Coffee break
18.00 – 19.20
Kazakh language in the XXI century and modern trends


Makpal Zhumabay - General Director of the National Scientific and Practical Center "Til-Qazyna" named after Sh. Shayakhmetov


Saule Taikesheva - RF, Representative of the International Association "Kazakh language" Orenburg

Aigul Ormanova - Head of the Abai Institute of National Scientific and Practical Centre "Til-Qazyna"

Onaisha Mandoki - Head of the Department of Cultural Communication of the Kazakh-Hungarian Foundation "Bars" and Head of the Abai Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Hungary

Bolat Karimbek – Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Azat Shaueyev – Head of the State Language Development Fund,  Manager of Soyle.kz Project

Yrysbek Mauit - Founder of the network of intellectual development centers and schools "ZERDELI"

19.30 – 20.30
Taiqazan - Final session

Speakers (the number of speakers is being updated):

The representative of the delegation from Uzbekistan - Serikbay Usenov Chairman of the Kazakh National Cultural Center in Uzbekistan

Representative of the delegation from Europe - Omirkhan Altyn - Chairman of the European "Kazakh Forum" Association

Besir Canaltay - Head of the Association of European Kazakh Doctors, Swiss doctor

Berlin Iryshev - President of the Association of Kazakhs of France

Announcement and adoption of the resolution by the forum participants 

Closing word:

Abzal Saparbekuly - President of NJSC "Otandastar Qory"