Kurmangazy Talzhanov, Managing Partner of Integrites’ Kazakhstani Offices, participated in Financial Growth Forum in Kazakhstan that took place on November 7, 2014 in The Ritz Carlton, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Forum was organized by The Banker, in partnership with the Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce and with the support of the National Bank of Kazakhstan.
Financing Growth in Kazakhstan is a high level forum exploring the investment potential of this newly redefined financial hub of Central Asia.
Kazakhstan is a country that means business, with a strong long-term outlook for financial services. Consumer lending is booming and opportunities for investment and growth are emerging in key sectors including corporate and SME finance, infrastructure, energy and real estate.
This key event brought together leading policy makers and local and international financial services business leaders who shared their insights on the opportunities in and for banking and financial services in Kazakhstan and the key role the sector will play in the future economic success of the country.
His Excellency Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, Herman Gref, Chairman of Sberbank, Brian Caplen, Editor of The Banker, Akhmetzhan Yesimov, Mayor of Almaty of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Duncan van Bergen, Vice President and Country Chair, Shell, Kazakhstan, Mikheil Lomtadze, Chairman of the Management Board of Kaspi Bank, Andrey Kurilin, Chief Executive Officer of Citi Kazakhstan were among the speakers of the Forum.
The Forum delegates had a unique opportunity to hear direct from the Government and public sector on the progress towards governance and regulatory reform and rebuilding competitiveness in the country’s financial services sector, to network with international institutions and investors on the investment opportunities in Kazakhstan’s economy and banking sector, to debate and discuss the banks need to take to meet the changing demands of the domestic and international economy, to get insights on how banks are proactively tackling the challenge of non-performing-loans and put in place steps to improve overall liquidity and to identify key sectors and opportunities for banking business growth across finance, energy, real estate and infrastructure.