Creative Spark

Symposium "Strategies for Creative Competitiveness" - KBTU, Almaty

April 15-16, 2019

The goal of the International Symposium on creative competitiveness strategies is to bring outstanding and fresh ideas and contributions focused on the emerging CCM 2019 and trends occurring in higher education, FINTECH, digital marketing, blockchain, and others, and try to create a sustainable ecosystem to support the creative industries and local startup culture in the region for young people.

On the first day of the Symposium, KBTU will launch the first center for creative entrepreneurship in Central Asia. This discussion focuses on exploring the best models for creative industries and businesses in universities along with the business. We want to explore the changing relationship between education and business, the impact on it, how they can be improved so that they better reflect each other's needs and their expectations for the future of young entrepreneurs.

The second day together with the business school CCM 2019 at KBTU announces the 6th annual conference "competitiveness". We are proud to announce the opening of the Eurasian branch of the Harvard Business School The Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Affiliate Network in KBTU - the only center in Eurasia at KBTU.

The Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) partner network is a group of more than 100 educational institutions around the world that teach the MOC curriculum and collaborate in the field of competitiveness. The MOC partner network is headed by Professor Michael Porter. The network was designed to build local capacity for understanding, learning, and competitiveness through a clear structure. The Harvard business school's institute for strategy and competitiveness has developed a curriculum, training materials and a platform for distributing these materials worldwide. KBTU business school is the only partner school in Kazakhstan.

On the second day, we will organize a pitch contest where a creative idea can get a "ticket" to the IDEA FEST Henley Business School business idea contest which is organized by Jurek Sikorsky. We invite all students from Kazakhstan only to take part in the pitch competition on the second day!

This Symposium is organized by KBTU, Henley Business School and Kurmangazy Conservatory as part of a grant from the British Council's CREATIVE SPARK: HIGHER EDUCATION ENTERPRISE Program.

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050000, Kazakhstan

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