Future Cities Conference

Prof. Itai Sened, Head of the School for Social Studies and Head of the Boris Mints Institute, participated in thee Future Cities Conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the invitation of Almaty Municipality and Almaty Management University.

Partial Agenda

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Venue: Rixos Hotel, Ballroom Left Stage


Assylbek Kozhakhmetov, President-Rector, Almaty Management University (AlmaU)


Arman Kyrykbayev, Deputy Mayor of Almaty

Bibigul Assylova, Vice-Minister of Education and Science of Republic of Kazakhstan

Gani Uzbekov, Chairman of the Board, Capital Bank Ghg

Juan Luis Morales, Architect, Founder Atelier Morales, Professor Ecole Superieure d'Architecture Paris La Villette

Itai Sened, Head, Boris Mints Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions to Global Challenges View Presentation

Catherine Kavanaugh, International expert on design thinking, Silicon Valley Innovation Center

Victor Philippenko, Chairman of the G20 Foundation

Elizabeth A. Wood, Professor, co- director of the MIT-Russia program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kanysh Tuleushin, Chairman of the Board of JSC "Damu" Entrepreneurship Development Fund

Kanat Baygarin, Vice-president of Innovations at Nazarbayev University

Botagoz Zhumanova, Journalist and blogger

Yerbol Iskanderov, Director of “Ironuts” game development studio

Ildar Abdrazakov, General Director, “Centras Capital” Ltd.

Muslim Zholdasbayev, CEO “HIPO.KZ”

Dana Shayakhmet, Project Manager “City Solutions”

Full Agenda (PDF File)