Organization and Common Information

Organization and Common information

Fair organization

We expect about 800-1000 attendees in Almaty and Astana; about 300-500 in Atyrau and Aktau. We would advice you to use more leaflets rather than brochures and free-standing banners than posters as in some fair venues it is not permitted to hang posters on the walls.

Each participant will be provided with a table (with 4 chairs within a space allocation of approximately 8-10 sq.m.), a badge and an institution name tag.


Promotion campaign

Promotion campaign will be launched through electronic and printed media. Special invitations by Direct mail programme will be sent to all major national and multinational-companies, public Sector and educational institutions. The campaign will include press and TV advertisements, press releases, printing leaflets and flyers.


Interpreter services (are included in the fair fee)

You will be provided with an interpreter at every fair site.


Meals at fair places

Lunch will be provided during the fair on all fair venues and is included in fair fee. Coffee and tea breaks will be too.


General information

Kazakh language is the official language of the country, but everybody speaks Russian.

The time zone in Almaty , Astana and Shymkent is GMT+6, in Atyrau and Aktau the time zone is GMT+5.

The national currency is Kazakhstan tenge (KZT). Though the prices below are in USD you will have to pay in KZT. USD and Euro are exchangeable at any exchange point in the city.The credit cards are also acceptable in most of the places.

Promotional Materials

You may send all your promotional materials to the address:

Zulfiya Assilbekova
126 Nauryzbay batyr Str., # 2
Almaty 050091, Kazakhstan
Tel: +7-727-272-70-79
Mob: +7-701-733-24-23 (Whats App)

Please, make your boxes no more than 5 kg each and one shipment must not exceed 30kg in total. Kindly write “No Commercial Value” on boxes. All of these measures are to avoid custom taxes that can be up to 300 USD per parcel. Also please state for each package to which city it should be transported, please write it on the box so it will be easier for us to transfer these packages through all the cities where AKIEF will take place.

You may also send the parcels via regular post - we will receive it within 14 days.

All the fair participants from the UK should send their promotional materials through the following company, which will help you to send the freight in time without any customs issues:

DJG Exhibition Freight Services Limited
United Kingdom
Tel No.: +44 (0) 20 8646 4200 +44 (0) 20 8646 4200
Fax No.: +44 (0) 20 8646 6090
Email: info@djgefsl.co.uk
Contact person: Tim Simmons

Visa

Important Information:

In Jan 2017, Kazakhstan will launched the pilot project with the inclusion of 39 countries. This incentive will be launched in order to attract investments and bring attractiveness towards tourism in Kazakhstan. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan is working on the ways to ease travel to Kazakhstan.

The list now includes 39 countries, USA, Australia, Austria, Belgium, UAE, Germany, Greece, Denmark, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Canada, South Korea, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexican states, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, UK, France, Czech republic, Chili, Swiss Confederation, Sweden, Estonia.

The foreign ministry release says that “citizens of these countries may enter Kazakhstan with all types of valid passports visa-free from Jan 01, 2017 for a period of up to 30 (fifteen) days after the crossing of the border of Kazakhstan.” The resolution also rules that registration of citizens from these countries will be made directly at border crossings when entering the territory of Kazakhstan, meaning they do not need to register at hotels or migration police units.

Citizens of some EU countries (you can see the complete list of countries in the Kazakhstan consulate/embassy in your country) don’t need Invitation Letter/ Visa Letter for obtaining Kazakhstan Visa, but nevertheless we will send it on request. Residents of countries, which do not have the Embassy, or any Diplomatic representation of the Republic of Kazakhstan can obtain their visas at the airport on arrival with an invitation letter.

The required information for the invitation letter:
• Passport copy of the applicant
• Full name of the applicant
• Date and place of birth of the applicant
• Home residential address of the applicant
• Employment place and position
• Place, where apply for a Kazakhstan visa
• Type of visa required – single/multiply
• Length of stay
• Hotels, where you are going to stay in Kazakhstan during your visit

General information for participants

Kazakh language is the official language of the country, but everybody speaks Russian.

The time zone in Almaty , Astana and Shymkent is GMT+6, in Atyrau and Aktau the time zone is GMT+5.

The national currency is Kazakhstan tenge (KZT). Though the prices below are in USD you will have to pay in KZT. USD and Euro are exchangeable at any exchange point in the city.

The credit cards are also acceptable in most of the placesCash machines are all over the city.


Information on accommodation

Hotels in Almaty:

  • World Hotel Saltanat 3 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 70-100, includes breakfast and VAT only.
    Airport pick up is USD 15 (one way)
    +7-727-259-09-35
  • Rixos Almaty Hotel, 5 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Special rate was available for AKIEF 2018 participants – 110 USD, including VAT, breakfast and health club facilities.
    Airport pick up is USD 15 (one- way)
    +7-727-3003300
    The fair venue in Almaty. Recommended by GLOBUS
  • The Intercontinental Almaty, 5 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is 230 USD, includes VAT and breakfast.
    Airport pick up is extra USD 25 (one- way)
    +7-7272-505000
  • Almaty Rahat Palace Hotel, 5 star.
    Located in the centre of the city. Rate is USD 160 (including VAT, breakfast)
    Airport pick up is USD 25
    +7-727-2501234
  • Holiday Inn, 5 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 120, includes breakfast and GYM facilities.
    Airport pick up – USD 15 (one-way)
    +7-727-2440255
  • Hotel Voyage, 4 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 65, includes VAT, breakfast, hotel SPA services.
    Airport pick is extra 15 USD
    +7-727-2732533
  • Astana International Hotel, 4 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 65-100, includes VAT, Spa, breakfast.
    Airport pick up (one- way).
    +7-727-2507050
  • Kazakhstan Hotel, 4 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 50-100, includes VAT, breakfast.
    Airport pick up is USD 15
    +7-7272-919102
  • Ambassador Hotel, 4 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 55, includes breakfast, VAT, airport pick.
    +7-727-2508989
  • Almaty Hotel, 3 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 55, includes breakfast only.
    Airport pick up is USD 10 (one way)
    +7-727-2720070


Hotels in Astana:

  • Radisson SAS Blue Hotel, 5 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2018 participants 120 USD, included breakfast, gym.
    Airport pick up is extra 20 USD
    +7-7172-990000
    The fair venue in Astana
  • Park Inn (Park Inn by Radisson Astana Hotel, Kazakhstan) 3 star.
    Located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2018 participants 90 USD, included breakfast, gym.
    Airport pick up is extra 20 USD
    +7-7172-670035
  • Ramada Plaza Hotel Astana, 5 star.
    Llocated in the center of the city. Rate is USD 100, includes VAT, breakfast, gym.
    Airport pick up is extra USD 20.
    +7-7172-391000
  • Grand Park Esil Hotel, 4 star.
    Llocated in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2018 participants is USD 70, includes breakfast, gym.
    Airport pick up is extra USD 15.
    +7-7172-591901
    Recommended by GLOBUS
  • Imperia G Hotel, 4 star.
    Located in the centre of the city. Rate is USD 30-60, includes breakfast.
    Airport pick up is extra USD 20 by cash.
    +7-7172-405501


  • Hotels in Atyrau:

    • Renaissance Hotel Atyrau, 5 star.
      Located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2018 participants 140 USD.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 10 (shuttle, one way) USD 20 (taxi, one way)
      +7-7122-909600
      The fair venue in Atyrau.
    • Kazakhstan Hotel, 3 star.
      Located in the center of the city, cost is USD 45-60, includes breakfast.
      +7-7122-202298


    Hotels in Aktau:

    • Renaissance Hotel Aktau, 5 star.
      Located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2018 participants is 120 US.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 10.
      +7-7292-300600
      The fair venue in Aktau
    • Hotel - Rakhat
      Close to the Renaissance, 10min by taxi. Cost is USD 60.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 10.
      +7-7292-505013
    • Grand Nur Plaza Hotel, 5 star.
      Located in the center of the city, Cost is USD 105, includes breakfast, gym.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 10.
      +7-7292-200-000
    • Grand Hotel Victory, 5 star.
      Located in the center of the city, Cost is USD 75 includes breakfast, gym.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 20.
      +7-7292-593101
    • Aktau Hotel, 3 star.
      Located in the center of the city, Cost is USD 40, includes breakfast.
      Airport pick up is extra USD 15.
      +7-7292-504707

    Please choose the hotel you would like to stay at and send your flight details and credit card details so that we could book the hotel (the credit card details are only to guarantee the bookings, payment options can be selected upon check-out). *Hotel rates might vary a little bit due to currency exchange rates.



    Domestic Flights:

    You can book them yourself on-line ( www.airastana.com) or we can arrange the domestic flights for you. The payment can be made after arrival in Kazakhstan. Please send the copy of your passport for the booking.