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In this section you will find the most relevant information about past events, projects, seminars and training.

Webinar: “Key aspects of public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan”

14/03/2019

On 14 March, Deloitte held a webinar at which clients and partners learnt about the key aspects of realising public/private partnerships in Kazakhstan, specifically, definitions of effective financial models, taxation, the specific of construction projects and legal issues.

Dariga Tokpayeva, Tax and Legal Department Senior Manager acted as the moderator and one of the speakers, and was joined by Radmir Tursynbek, Transaction Support Director, Yeldos Syzdykov, Tax and Legal Department Director and Maria Krivoshta, Financial Advisory Senior.

The speakers shared their experiences of preparing, supporting, monitoring and reviewing PPP in Kazakhstan.

Career Day

14/03/2019

On 14 March, the Ala-Too University (Kyrgyzstan) held a job fair with the participation of employers in the region. Deloitte was represented by HR Specialist Viktoriya Aveltsova, who gave a “Talent Lecture” for financial students and talked about job prospects in Deloitte and the skills needed to get a “dream job”.

Beauty and strength – Power of W photo exhibition in Esentai Mall

10/03/2019

In honour of International Women’s Day, Esentai Mall, with the support of Forbes Woman, organised the Power of W photo exhibition dedicated to Kazakhstan women whose achievements are recognised as inspiring, one of whom is Dina Tasbulatova, Deloitte Corporate Finance Partner in Kazakhstan.

The individuals in the photo exhibition are all self-made people, who have achieved impressive success in business. Each of them talks about how their internal female strength can easily exist with the subtle and graceful female character. In addition to their business successes and stellar careers, they talk about how they find time to be wonderful wives and caring mothers.

The success story and career path of each of the Power of W participants is amazing in its own way, but the one thing that combines them all is their inimitable strength of spirit and character.

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Open Day

01/03/2019

On 1 March, the Deloitte Almaty office held its annual Open Day, but this time with a job fair, intellectual game and original questions prepared for students from the country’s leading universities!

The students met with department representatives and learnt a lot about what each department does. In total, 65 students attended the Deloitte Open Day.

We would like to thank everyone who took part and promise that next year’s event will be even more interesting!

25 years of Deloitte. Azamat Muratkali at the Kazakhstan Winter Triathlon Championship

24/02/2019

Financial Advisory Services Senior, Azamat Muratkali plans to dedicate a number of sporting events to Deloitte’s 25th anniversary in Kazakhstan. 25 year and 25 sporting events during the year! it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Azamat began his amazing feat on 24 February with the Kazakhstan Winter Triathlon Championship.

"My first start of the year in the winter triathlon went brilliantly! The event was organisation perfectly, the referees did a great job and everyone was in a great mood. I was also lucky with the mirror number they gave me – 080.

I always run at my own speed, don’t get carried away, enjoy the race, look at the sky, check my pulse and running technique so that I put as little pressure on my back as possible. As it wasn’t my first triathlon, the 4 km run and 6 km bike ride did not cause too many problems. For the 5 km skiing stage, I decided to go “free style” even though I’d only started to ski like that one month earlier, and had always skied using the classic style before.

The competition was part of the Temir Adam Cup in which everyone who finished received a unique medal. I think I should be able to compete in all 25 competition and get a “Deloitte” collection of medals!"

Deloitte Caspian Region Managing Partner, Mark Smith, re-elected to the EUROBAK Board

22/02/2019

On 22 February, EUROBAK held its annual meeting and elections to the Board of Directors. Deloitte Caspian Region Managing Partner, Mark Smith, was re-elected to the Board. We are also pleased to announce that Consulting Department Senior Manager, Maria Lyubushkina has joined the EUROBAK HR Committee team, which is a great platform for sharing experience, discussing new HR trends and instruments, and current issues and solutions within the framework of constructive dialogue with the Kazakhstan Government.

EUROBAK is a non-commercial organisation representing the European business community in Kazakhstan. It was formed as a joint initiative of EU companies operating and investing in Kazakhstan, and the EU Representative in Kazakhstan.

Deloitte - 25 years in Kazakhstan

22/02/2019

For each of us, from interns to partners, each step we take, each professional or personal achievement is a new page in the Deloitte story. And this year, we are especially pleased that one of us will be dedicating his achievements and victories to Deloitte Kazakhstan!

We take great pleasure in letting you know that Financial Advisory Services Senior, Azamat Muratkali, has decided challenge himself and take on a series of sporting events in honour of the Deloitte anniversary!

25 years of Deloitte and 25 events which Azamat intends to take part in! His efforts cover everything — swimming, running, triathlons and marathons! In a number of cities and over different distances! It will be amazing to watch Azamat and experience what he achieves!

Let’s all wish Azamat the best of luck in his amazing sporting feat! We are proud of you!!!

Open day

16/02/2019

On 16 February, the Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business held an Open Day at which representatives from a number of companies held 10 free business and finance masterclasses. Financial Advisory Senior Azamat Muratkali shared his practical knowledge of how financial consulting services are provided in Deloitte.

The masterclass participants were also able to talk to members of the business community in an informal atmosphere, and discuss interesting and useful topics such as how to invest, how to grow from 1 office to 15 branches, how to study in America, how to use artificial intelligence in marketing, how to scale a business and many others.

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Digital Forum 2.0 in Almaty

01.02.2019

On 1 February, Almaty hosted the Digital Forum 2.0, which discussed development opportunities and strategies for innovative ecosystems in EAEU countries. Forum participants stressed the need to create technology parks and innovative development platforms, while forum speakers shared their experience of creating them, and the difficulties they faced and solutions they found; discussed opportunities for creating shared resources to aid development. For example, independent consultants confirmed the positive changes in the Kazakhstan innovative ecosystem, and the need to create innovative infrastructure in at the Astana Hub to support start-ups and development potential.

Marina Kostanian, Deloitte Construct Practice Leader in Kazakhstan, using digitalisation programme objectives, supported the participation of Deloitte experts in the forum to exchange construction project ideas. Deloitte experts Stanislav Khalilov and Maria Krivoshta discussed their experience with forum participants of implementing construction projects and innovative methods of managing them, such as Building Information Modeling; 4D visual and virtual simulators; EVMS management and evaluation systems.

Deloitte also shared its practical developments, such as new approaches to mining industry activities. The Deloitte-recommended model incorporates data and digital technology to improve the execution of major projects. Mining companies have made significant progress in using innovative technology such as driver-free vehicles, drones, 3D modelling and printouts to streamline working assets. Mining and enrichment companies are currently capable of generating an immense amount of information, which has led to a change in data collection and processing approaches during the project life cycle. However, system difficulties arise when implementing innovative solutions, which require people with new skills and knowledge.

There is also a need for data transparency and improvements in interaction over the entire supply chain. To ensure they are “digitalised”, companies need to introduce balanced system integrating technology, data and analytics; standardise data and approaches to its unification and consolidation, which would ensure accurate reporting and improvements in monitoring project status forecasts. The Deloitte-recommended model helps create and implement this balanced system.

Meeting of the Investment Climate Improvement Council

25/01/2019

In Astana, on 25 January, the Kazakhstan Prime Minister, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, hosted a session of the Investment Climate Improvement Council in conjunction with the Head of the Deloitte Tax and Legal Department, Anthony Mahon. The session was used to discuss a wide range of current topics around tax reforms in Kazakhstan.

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“Business Eurasia. The Path to Business Development” economic forum

24/01/2019

On 24 January, Bishkek hosted the “Business Eurasia. The Path to Business Development” economic forum for EAEU Business Council and Eurasian Economic Commission representatives; and business community representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Iran, China, Turkey and South Korea. Deloitte was represented by Kyrgyz Republic office leader Kanyshai Sadyrbekova.

The Forum agenda focused on joining forces to create a favourable investment climate and promote the Kyrgyz Republic’s economic cooperation with other countries. The Forum also involved panel discussions on:

  • Integrated approaches to the quality, relocation and accessibility of commodity and service markets; surmounting barriers
  • Digital solutions; identifying integrated and joint rules (configurations) for digital products. Digital databases and trade platforms
  • EBRD, AIIB, RKDF, AIG…-available financial development institutions in Eurasia. Lucrative banking products
  • Brainstorming among the initiative group to create the EAEU Business Council for the Integration of Commodity Markets

Deloitte is a top three brand according to the global Brand Finance rating

22/01/2019

The annual Brand Finance Global 500 rating, which was recently at the Davos World Economic Forum, is an evaluation of the 500 most valuable global brands in all sectors and countries.

In the last year, Deloitte’s brand strength index increased by 1.5 points to 91.2 and valued at US$ 29.6 billion. This is clearly an excellent results, and one that will inspire us. We are proud that Deloitte Caspian is also able to strengthen our brand across the world.

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Events 2019 ↑

Astana seminar

On 20 December, Deloitte held a seminar in Astana for over 40 representatives of leading Kazakhstan and international national companies represented in Kazakhstan. A number of Tax and Legal Department members spoke, including Customs Manager, Sholpan Dossymkhanova, who answered questions on customs law, including on the implementation of electronic customs declaration and the ASTANA-1 integrated customs and tax administration system.

Senior Manager, Dariga Tokpayeva informed the participants about the planned changes to criminal and administrative law for tax evasion and their impact on accountability. Recent court cases involving tax audit disputes were discussed.

Senior Tax Consultant, Ruslan Zharkinbayev gave detailed explanations on the main Tax Code amendments in 2019.

The seminar was organised by Tax and Legal Department members Yelena Yeremchuk, Anel Tursunkulova, Assel Khametova and Aiym Babikova.

Webinar: “Planned changes to criminal and administrative law for tax evasion and their impact on accountability"

On 20 December, Deloitte hosted a webinar for managers and leaders of Kazakhstan companies on planned amendments to administrative legislation for tax evasion and their impact on accountability.

The webinar was led by Tax and Legal Department Senior Manager, Dariga Tokpayeva, who was aided by a representative from the State Revenue Committee’s Economic Investigation Service, Raushan Beisekeyeva.

The speakers discussed the expected change to article 245 of the Criminal Code, stipulating liability for tax evasion, and practical issues when transferring materials to and registering them with the Economic Investigation Service and appealing against the actions of tax officials and officials from the Economic Investigation Service.

Tax Code Amendments – 2019 webinar

On 13 December, Deloitte in Atyrau held a seminar for clients and partners on Tax Code amendments – 2019. Legislative trends. Tax disputes”. The participants had the opportunity to learn about the most significant legislative amendments due to enter into force in 2019, and discuss the latest trends in the resolution of tax disputes and the practical application of tax provisions.

In addition to tax law changes, the webinar discussed currency regulation, criminal liability for tax violations and current court practices. The speaker were Tax and Legal Department members, Yeldos Syzdykov, Olessya Kirilovskaya, Maxim Bazhenov, Zhuldyz Taitaliyeva, Maken Iskakova and Dana Mambetova.

“Latest changes in accounting, audit and their regulation” conference

On 12 December 2018, FSI Group Leader and Audit Partner, Roman Sattarov, and Risk Management Department Senior Manager, Saule Medetova took part in a conference focusing on the latest changes to accounting, audit and their regulation, organised by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan. Saule talked about the main results of the 35th session of the inter-governmental working group for international accounting and reporting standards regarding improvement in the comparability of reporting in relation to the stability and accounting treatment of cryptocurrencies”.

Webinar on “planned amendments to anti-monopoly and antitrust legislation and their impact on the practice of bringing companies to accountability”

On 13 December, Deloitte held a webinar for Kazakhstan corporate leaders and managers on planned changes to anti-monopoly and antitrust legislation and their impact on the practice of bringing companies to accountability.

The webinar was led by Tax and Legal Department Senior Manager, Dariga Tokpayeva, who was aided by the Head of the Investigation Department of the Committee for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies, the Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights, Arsen Iskakov.

The speakers shared information on the new provisions in the draft natural monopolies law, including on the tariff policy council, public monitoring in line with the Watch Dog model, tariff regulation methods, contentious issues around rulings related to investigations into competition violations.

XII international HR conference

The XII international HR conference started in Astana, which this year is held under the slogan "HR Focus: culture, digital world and risks". Deloitte is the silver sponsor of this event.

At the plenary session were made by the Director of personnel management and organizational changes, "Deloitte in Russia" - the Vera Vitalieva, who shared their experience in corporate culture and the evaluation of engagement.

Vera supports clients in improving the efficiency of their personnel management functions, as well as developing and implementing the best practical solutions in this area.

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Meeting of the working group of the Council of foreign investors and representatives of the National Bank of Kazakhstan on the implementation of investment policy.

On April 12, Deloitte joint meeting of the working group of the Council of foreign investors of Kazakhstan and representatives of the National Bank of Kazakhstan on the implementation of investment policy was held in the Deloitte office in Almaty. A new bill on currency regulation was discussed at the meeting.

Deloitte participants were: partner, Head of tax and legal practice in the Caspian region Vladimir Kononenko, as well as consultants of the Tax & Legal Department Victoria Tyan and Kuralai Abdygalimova.

Workshop: "Robotic automation of processes and data Analytics in the digitalization era"

The Deloitte Consulting Department held a seminar for one of the largest companies in the electronics industry.

The purpose of this seminar was an open discussion of practical issues of application of innovative solutions to improve the business as a whole. Deloitte experts shared their knowledge in the field of automation of routine business processes and the use of data Analytics in the modern world, when information and data are sufficient for their rational use. To

Kairzhan Abdrakhmanov, Manager of the consulting Department, explained the key principles of robotic process automation, and identified the main business processes that are most often automated in companies.

Rustem Yessimov, consultant of the consulting Department, demonstrated the use of "Robotics".

As a result, the seminar participants were convinced of the expediency of robotic automation of routine processes, since it is obvious to improve the quality of operations by eliminating human errors, and it is possible to achieve a significant reduction in costs and time.

We welcome the interest of our customers in such breakthrough and promising areas, and are ready to continue to help in achieving the most ambitious goals.

Canadian mining mission in Uzbekistan

Tashkent hosted a Canadian mining mission in Uzbekistan where Deloitte experts together with the Canadian Business Association in Russia and Eurasia "CERBA" spoke about "doing business in Uzbekistan". The Deloitte delegation was represented by Andrew Weekes, Vladimir Kononenko Aaron Crouch, Erkin Ayupov, TalibzhanAlimov and Andrey Tyo

“Latest changes in accounting, audit and their regulation” conference

On 12 December 2018, FSI Group Leader and Audit Partner, Roman Sattarov, and Risk Management Department Senior Manager, Saule Medetova took part in a conference focusing on the latest changes to accounting, audit and their regulation, organised by the Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan. Saule talked about the main results of the 35th session of the inter-governmental working group for international accounting and reporting standards regarding improvement in the comparability of reporting in relation to the stability and accounting treatment of cryptocurrencies”.

Meeting with the Astana International Financial Centre and International Arbitration Centre

On 29 November, the Deloitte Almaty office hosted a Eurobak meeting with the AIFC and International Arbitration Centre to discuss business development opportunities for European companies operating in Kazakhstan.

The AIFC Court and International Arbitration Centre Registrar, Christopher Campbell-Holt and AIFC judge Andrew Spink talked to participants about how the AIFC intends to create and develop a fully independent common law legal system to resolve civil and commercial disputes effectively, ensuring reliability, equality and accessibility, applying the rule of law and flexibility, which meets global business market demands.

“One Belt — One Road”

On 22 October 2018, as part of the “One Belt – One Road” initiative, Deloitte and Kazakh Invest organised a seminar in Beijing dedicated to the development of an investment climate in Kazakhstan and strengthen cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in the major sectors of the economy.

“We believe that this event, organised by jointly by Kazakh Invest and Deloitte, will improve Kazakhstan-China relations and aid the development of investment in both countries. This is the fifth year that Deloitte has organised the event, and in that time it has become the main platform for professional dialogue among investors and corporate representatives,” said Deloitte Partner and General Director, Dina Tasbulatova.

At the seminar, Deloitte and Kazakh Invest experts presented 17 investment projects worth US$ 8 billion in the mining and metallurgy, chemical, petrochemical, transportation, logistics and energy industries to a number of major companies. The event was attended by Kazakhstan company senior management and involved a speech by Kazakhstan Ambassador to China, Shakhrat Nuryshev.

Alexander Krylov, Deloitte in China CIS Department Head says, “in recent years, Kazakhstan has been regarded as one of the most attractive investment destinations for China in the CIS. The country’s location in Central Asia and proximity to China and Russia represent a high opportunity for Chinese companies. This is the 10th anniversary of the event in China, and for that reason we would like to thank Kazakh Invest and the Kazakhstan Embassy in China for their input”.

In the last two years, participants have been looking at projects with the potential for implementation as part of the “One Belt – One Road” programme, which is an international Chinese initiative focusing on improving existing and creating new transport, energy and trade corridors among Central and South Asia countries, and Europe. The idea behind the concept was promoted by the Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping and first announced in a speech in Astana during a state visit in September 2013.

Kazakh Invest and Deloitte are currently studying new investment opportunities in countries such as the UK, Germany, Singapore and Japan.

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Kazakhstan Legal Forum 2018

Almaty hosted the Kazakhstan Legal Forum 2018, organised by Lincoln Conferences with the support of the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs and the Kazakhstan Bar Association.

Sholpan Dossymkhanova, Tax and Legal Department Manager, spoke about tax and customs law, sharing her expert opinion on electronic customs declarations, which are currently a hot topic for companies and customs representatives (brokers), and on the intricacies of working with the new Astana-1 system.

The forum also discussed subjects such as subsoil use and the ecology, business law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and arbitration in Kazakhstan and overseas, AIFC operations and others. The event was attended by over 100 legal department directors from Kazakhstan companies, partners from leading legal firms, international experts and representatives from state structures.

“New IFRS 17: Segmentation and Approach to Bonus Distribution” business breakfast

On 16 October, Deloitte Almaty hosted a business breakfast for insurance companies to discuss “New IFRS 17: Segmentation and Approach to Bonus Distribution”.

Deloitte was represented by Risk Management Department Manager Aislu Zhapakova and Audit Partner, Roman Sattarov.

The breakfast participants learnt about the basic principles of insurance agreement grouping in accordance with IFRS 17, the simplified application of PAA approaches, models for recognising revenue under the РАА approach and illustrated examples of the use of the PAA approach.

Annual employee mini-football competition

On 6 October 2018, Deloitte held its annual staff departmental mini-football competition. This year an alumni team was also invited. The sunny weather helped create a great competition for both the players and supporters.

The games were contested fiercely from the very start, leading to a great number of goals. There was no clear leader until the very end of the competition, with three teams making a claim for first place. However, sport is sport, and the winner was identified by the number of points from the final match.

The prizes were awarded as follows:

1st place – Alumni team
2nd place – FSI and CIP
3rd place – Resources and FAS

The captains voted for the best players as follows:

Best goalkeeper – Adilbek Akhmedov (Tax and Legal)
Best defender – Alibek Arkabayev (Resources)
Best forward – Aibek Kyrykbayev (FSI)

Well done to the winners!

Ascent on Elbrus dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Deloitte in Kazakhstan

The expedition, dedicated to the upcoming 25th anniversary of Deloitte in Kazakhstan, was a success and our colleagues, Andrey Zakharchuk and Vyacheslav Yarov, reached the top of Mount Elbrus, planting a Deloitte flag as thy reached the peak!

Walk and ye shall reach! Even if you walk very slowly. Our heroes were tested a number of ways on their journey. They faced a squally wind, hale and poor visibility on their acclimatisation ascents. Two days before the ascent, Emergency Committee members turned back a number of groups planning to make ascents due to bad weather. One group risked climbing during lightning to the displeasure of experienced guides who remembered how one climber was killed by lightning after a successful fifth attempt at climbing Elbrus.

Our guys continued to take their training for Day X very seriously. They trained for everything, even falling down crevices! They practised responses with ice picks and grappling hooks to losing a team member. In the event of a fall, the team shouted “break!”, after which all climbers laid down and thrust their ice picks into the snow. It was important that everyone knew that mountains do not take kindly to carelessness and a lack of preparation!

The group was made up of eight people, including two guides. People from different towns and countries came together with one goal – to reach the top of Mount Elbrus. “Why are you here?”, Ildar, the expedition leader, asked. Some wanted to test themselves, some were suggested to do it and other wanted to “conquer” the mountain. Ildar corrected them, “You can’t conquer a mountain; it doesn’t care. It may allow you to reach the top. You can only conquer yourselves!”

One day before the start there was a snow storm! And then Day X! Step by step behind the guide, avoiding snowdrifts, the team reached the “cross-eyed ledges” – paths traversing the “body tank (трупосборника)”, which got its name from the large number of crevices, which act as traps for too many over-confident or inexperienced climbers. Andrey and Vyacheslav continued the climb. They still had the most difficult section to deal with – the “railing” – ropes stretched along the cliff face to which the climbers attach a safety line to avoid falling. It got very hot because of the sun and amount of effort involved and because of the layers of clothing. After crossing five railings, there was only a short way to go to the top!

Upon reaching the summit Vyacheslav said, “The summit!!! Nearly there… 20 minutes to go. Only 20 minutes… I can stand another 20 more minutes of walking. I felt my strength coming back with every step. And then we reached the summit! Clouds on all sides covering the mountains. I rest for a while. We take a look around, take some photos with the flag, make a video and enjoy the moment. Now we know what we’re capable of!”

Congratulations to both our heroes! You did it and we’re proud of you!

Knowledge week

Deloitte hosted Knowledge Week training between 10-13 July for Caspian Region Tax and Legal Department members on subjects such as international and corporate taxation, transfer pricing, and GES, BPS and Legal specifics. Alongside theory, participants studied cases from real business projects. The programme was put together by management for interns and consultants, and focused on topical issues. The training week ended with a special course discussing how to best build an effective team.

Astana Finance Days

As part of events to officially open the AIFC, on 4 July, Tax and Legal Department Senior Consultant, Nurzhan Dairbekov took part in the Astana Finance Days and AIFC Conference on legal issues. Speakers at the event were Chairman of the Kazakhstan Constitutional Council, Kairat Mami, Secretary of State Gulshara Abdykalikova and others. The conference discussed the special features and advantages of the International Arbitration Centre in Astana, including the opportunities for filing claims and documentation online, and attracting professional arbitrators with extensive experience in finance, investment, subsoil use and other key areas.

According to AIFC representatives, there is no mandatory requirement to be physically in the AIFC to obtain official membership status. According to the developers, AIFC internal law is a systematised and simplified version of English law.

Deloitte is an official AIFC partner for International Arbitration Centre issues, and works closely on general issues, advising its clients on AIFC activities.

Business Breakfast in Tashkent. "Forensic. Effective anti-fraud in the company"

On 28 June, was held  business breakfast  in Tashkent, where the participants discussed the topic: "Forensic. Effective counteraction to fraud in the company". The event was initiated by our colleagues from Moscow - Natalia Golovchenko and Aigul Abdullina from the forensic group companies Deloitte, CIS, and organized a business breakfast office staff in Uzbekistan - partner Erkin Ayupov, senior Manager Turgunboy Tohirov and assistant Nigina Magsumova.

The meeting was attended by employees of private and public organizations, including representatives of several large banks – only about 70 people. The business Breakfast was aimed at heads of internal audit, financial services, Compliance and legal departments. Speakers spoke about the best practices in the field of financial investigations in Russia and the CIS, projects in the field of construction management, also reviewed the tools of Compliance and touched upon some other topics.

The guests had the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with professionals from other companies, as well as to communicate with our experts in an informal setting.

Seminar on IFRS 9 and 17

On 28 June, Almaty hosted a seminar on IFRS 17 and 9 for representatives of insurance companies. Deloitte's team of experts shared their views on the new standards with insurance market participants and provided recommendations on how companies should prepare for their implementation.

The speakers included: Eugenia Lugovcova - senior Manager actuary for actuarial services, Danara Serikbayeva - senior Manager, audit services, Dana Kaptagaeva Manager of Audit services and Aislu Zhapakova is a senior consultant in audit services.

The day of journalism

On 29 June, Kazakhstan journalists were congratulated on the day of journalism. Forbes Kazakhstan: "Ceremony was probably one of the biggest informal gathering of members of the media in Kazakhstan". Deloitte is one of the organizers of the event for the second year in a row.

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Meeting of the working group on taxes of The American chamber of Commerce and industry in Kazakhstan

On 21 June, a meeting of the working group on taxes of the American chamber of Commerce and industry in Kazakhstan (AmCham) was held in Atyrau, where representatives of Deloitte Olesya Kirilovskaya and Liliya Kalbayeva shared their expert opinion on decriminalization of tax offenses and on the introduction of multi-lateral instruments.

The participants of the meeting discussed the issues of updates in the main legislative documents, the practice of interaction with the tax authorities and other relevant topics.

Panel discussion organized by the Institute of internal auditors of the Republic of Kazakhstan

On 20 June, Anel Tulegenova Manager of the Deloitte Risk Advisory Department   took part in a panel discussion organized by the Institute of internal auditors of the Kazakhstan Republic. The experts discussed current trends and innovations in the field of internal audit, as well as current challenges of the profession.

Webinar on "Electronic customs Declaration of goods in the Information system ASTANA-1"

On June 9, a webinar on" Electronic customs Declaration of goods in the information system ASTANA-1 " was held in the office of Deloitte in Almaty. The topic is very relevant, so it is not surprising that the webinar aroused great interest – more than 60 representatives of middle and senior management of large Kazakh companies took part. As a moderator made Sholpan Dossymkhanova, Manager, Tax & Legal Department. Sholpan also invited a special guest: Renat Akbergenov, head of the customs Declaration control Department of the state revenue Department of Almaty and answered numerous questions of the participants.

The training for the participants of startup projects in the framework of the aforementioned program International Financial Center in Astana (IFCA) and the business incubator MOST

On 8 June, Baurzhan Shalbayev senior consultant of  Financial Advisory Department conducted training for participants of startup projects within the framework of the acceleration program of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) and the MOST business incubator. Baurzhan shared his professional opinion on the current situation in the m & a market in the region, the most active players and public transactions, as well as spoke about the features of the transaction support process and preparation of presentation materials for investors. In the afternoon, a mentoring session was held, where our colleague, together with other experts, gave his recommendations on the further development strategy of the presented startups.

31st plenary session of the foreign investors Council under the President of the Kazakhstan Republic

On 6 June, Astana hosted the 31st plenary session of the foreign investors Council under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which was attended by Ian Colebourne, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte CIS , Mark Smith, Deloitte Caspian region managing partner, Alua Yessimbekova audit Partner in Astana.

During the meeting, issues of digital transformation, application of new technologies, as well as prospects for further economic growth were discussed. Opening the meeting, Nursultan Nazarbayev highlighted the results of the work of the Council of foreign investors aimed at improving the business climate in Kazakhstan and supporting the national economy.

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Foreign Investors Council of Kazakhstan Working Group

On 12 April, Deloitte hosted a joint meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council Working Group and representatives from the Kazakhstan National Bank to discuss investment policy implementation, including a new bill on currency regulation.

Deloitte participants included Partner and Head of Tax and Legal for the Caspian Region, Vladimir Kononenko, and Tax & Legal consultants Victoria Tyan and Kuralay Abdygalimova.

 

Training for representatives of state revenue Committee and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan on changes in International financial reporting standards (IFRS 9 and IFRS 16),

On 23 may, Deloitte experts Roman Sattarov, Kamila Muratova, Svetlana Jusupova and Talgat Sarsembayev held a special training session for representatives of the state revenue Committee and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The training on changes in International financial reporting standards (IFRS 9 and IFRS 16) was accompanied by practical examples and detailed discussion of various nuances.

Thanks to the coordinated work of representatives of the Committee of state revenues and tax teams, Deloitte, in the face of aliyah Takeway, the training was attended by about 40 trainees, including staff of the regional offices of Almaty, Aktau, Atyrau and other cities via teleconference.

The training was conducted within the Framework of the interdepartmental working group on tax issues of the American chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, co-chaired by Anthony Mahon, Deloitte Tax Partner.

Round table. Innovative approaches to the development of the financial and credit system of Kazakhstan.

On 25 April, Almaty hosted a round table "Innovative approaches to the development of the financial and credit system of Kazakhstan", organized by the University of International Business UIB in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the University.

Olzhas Ashuov, audit Director, shared information on the use of new technologies in the audit with the participants of the meeting. The event was attended by representatives of Kazakh banks, financial institutions, investment companies.

Professional Club meeting

On 25 April, Astana hosted a meeting of the club of professionals of changes established at the corporate University "Samruk-Kazyna". Speakers at the event were Ekaterina Genkina, HR and organizational change practice Manager (Deloitte CIS) and Sergey Goncharov,  Deloitte consulting group senior Manager.

Our colleagues shared their expert opinion on robotics and change management. The topics were chosen not by chance, given that with active digitalization and robotization, it is necessary not to forget about the employees themselves, who are an important component of the digital culture in any company.

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakhytzhan Sagintayev discussed issues of cooperation in the field of consulting with Deloitte representative.

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev discussed with representatives of Deloitte issues of cooperation in the field of consulting and audit. The meeting was attended by: Olivier Jan-Partner, head of sustainable development practice in Europe, the middle East and Africa; Mark Smith - managing partner of Deloitte in the Caspian region and Alua Yessimbekova - Head of the office in Astana, audit partner.

The first Kazakh-French investment forum was held in Paris

On 28 may, the Kazakh-French investment forum was held in Paris with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in France and the national company "KazakhInvest", where the investment opportunities of Kazakhstan were discussed and a number of documents on cooperation were signed.

According to KazakhInvest, currently the world's companies operating in Kazakhstan have access to the market with more than 500 million people. Kazakhstan passes through the multi-modal Eurasian transport corridor, which includes five railway and six international road routes, including the modern transcontinental highway "Western Europe-Western China".

French businessmen were offered 50 niche projects in priority in accordance with the national investment strategy of the economy. These investment proposals were developed jointly with Deloitte.

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Construction of 67 projects with participation of foreign investments will begin in 2018

Currently, KazakhInvest is working to attract investment in 50 niche projects developed jointly with Deloitte.

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New Members Recognition Ceremony 2018

Deloite ACCA holders were invited to the 2018 New Members Recognition Ceremony, which was held in March at the Rixos Hotel.

The event was a chance for new and existing members, and affiliates to celebrate and recognise the achievements of new members who had recently made the transition to becoming a part of the global body for professional accountants.

The ceremony was unique as the special guest, ACCA President, Leo Lee personally congratulated new ACCA members!

We are extremely proud of our new members and hope that their achievements can inspire everyone preparing for their upcoming exams to do even better.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce that Aizhan Turimbetova, Narkes Mukhtarkyzy, Baurzhan Shalbayev and Zarina Alimbekova passed their ACCA exams at the latest exam session.

Training in Tashkent

On 23 March in Tashkent hosted a training on change management for the National Agency of Project Management. Behzod Artykov, Sergey Goncharov and Saule Medetova, representing the consulting Department of Deloitte, as coaches.

The training was attended by representatives of various departments of the agency, including the management team. The participants of the training learned what change management is, in which projects it is necessary, the methodology and the tools used.

Deloitte in Uzbekistan

On 23 February, was held seminar " Who is Auditor?" for students of the Tashkent Institute Of railway Engineers, where the head of the Deloitte office in Uzbekistan Erkin Ayupov spoke about the company's activities in the field of audit, taxation and consulting support of transactions.

Erkin also shared information about the demand for strong graduates, for whom the company always has the widest career opportunities. In his speech, the speaker stressed how seriously his team takes their work and how important it is to develop their competence to young professionals.

This is not the first meeting with students of major institutions of the country and, as always, young people were interested in internship opportunities, as well as working conditions in the company. All questions were answered in the most comprehensive manner.

When Brands Go Viral

On 27 February, the Deloitte office in Almaty hosted a master class by Brian Collett, Professor of IE Business School.

Business meeting in Uzbekistan

On 12 February, Andrey Tyo, Manager of the tax Department, and Umida Zakirova, tax consultant, met with members of the German economic mission In Central Asia/Uzbekistan.

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High-level meetings in Uzbekistan

On January 24, partner of the consulting Department Christopher Armitage and managing Director of the office in Uzbekistan Erkin Ayupov met with representatives of the Ministry for development of IT-technologies and communications.

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The first meeting of Expert Council of the civil service

In the end of January, the first meeting of the Expert Council on the development of public service of Kazakhstan was held. In the composition of the Council is a Christopher Armitage, Consulting  partner and Assel Serikova head of Talent department.

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Seminars in Atyrau

On 11-12 January, colleagues from the Tax & Legal  and audit departmenst held a seminar for clients and partners on such topical issues as: "Review of the new Tax code of Kazakhstan" and "New IFRS 15,16, 9 and possible tax consequences".

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"AK Mergen" - PR-award

On February 22, the head of marketing and communications Samat Jamaev participated in the Kazakhstan public relations award as a member of the jury.

 

VII Kazakhstan conference of accountants

On 16 February in Almaty was hwld a conference of accountants. Representatives of Deloitte financial Department was Madina Alisheva and Roxana Kulumbetova.

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Events 2018 ↑

Magic tree-2018

On December 22, the company's employees visited the children's home "Ark" and the center for people with disabilities in Almaty region, where they presented gifts from fellow participants.

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Charity event in Uzbekistan

Before New year Deloitte in Uzbekistan employees organized a charity event in the orphanage №30 in Tashkent.

 

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Risk management seminar

On 9 December 9 in Astana hosted a seminar on risk management. As experts from Deloitte were :Tatiana Budziszewska, Saul Medetova, Aislu Zhapakova, Husniddin Khakimov, Mirshariff Mirkamilov and Kenesary Kasymov.

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IFRS Seminar

On 8 December in Almaty held a seminar on "New IFRS 9, 15 and 16 standards and possible tax implications"  for the company's clients. The speakers were Dilbar Askarova, Yeldos Syzdykov and  Zhangir Zhilysbayev.

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Business process training

On 6 December,  in Tashkent hosted a training on business process reengineering for the Ministry of information technology and communications. Senior managers: Sergey Goncharov, Behzod Artykov and Chingiz Babayev acted as experts.

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Fintechstars Kazakhstan

On 25-26 November  in co-working center SmartPoint Almaty was heldFINTECH Hackathon, a series of events aimed at creating startups in the field of financial technologies. As one of the mentors was attended by  Baurzhan Shalbayev, senior consultant.

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Business Case Competition

On November 17 was held business Case Competition among graduate students in Nazarbayev University. Business projects of the participants were evaluated by representatives of the consulting Department Christopher Armitage and Behzod Artykov.

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In Almaty has developed a Strategy to attract investment

In Almaty was held a meeting of the Council on attracting investors and improving the investment climate. The meeting was attended by Mark Smith, Deloitte Caspian Region managing partner.

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New IFRS 9, 15 and 16 standards and possible tax implications seminar

New IFRS 9, 15 and 16 and possible tax implications seminar organized for clients and partners.

The Deloitte IFRS Advisory group is a multidisciplinary group that helps companies successfully implement new standards. Today, our IFRS team shares its views on the new standards and provides guidance on how companies should prepare for their implementation and how Deloitte can help. The main purpose of the seminar is an open discussion of practical issues and exchange of experience.

The speakers were Deloitte experts: Dilbar Askarova, Director of audit services, Eldos Syzdykov, Tax & Legal Department  Director and Zhangir Zhilysbaev Audit services Director.

Training in Tashkent. Reengineering of business processes for managers of key areas of the Ministry for the development of information technologies and communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan

On December 6, in Tashkent hosted Deloitte training  "Reengineering of business processes for the heads of key areas of the Ministry for the development of information technologies and communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan".

The experts were senior managers of Deloitte in the Caspian region Sergey Goncharov and Behzod Artykov and Chingiz Babayev.

The training was also attended by the staff Of the center for development of the system "Electronic government", the Center for development and implementation of computer and information technologies" Uzinfocom "and the Center for scientific, technical and marketing research"Unicon".

The main purpose of the training is to study the practice of business process reengineering, analysis of methods and tools for each stage of reengineering, discussion of specific situations and actual tasks of the training participants.

Accounts receivable management: practice and implementation of new standards

On November 29, Deloitte with Coface Russia held a free seminar for their customers on "Receivables Management: practice and implementation of new standards". Experts were: Saul Medetova, senior Manager of Risk management Department of Deloitte, and Ilya Degtyarev, a senior analyst at "Coface Russia".

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Startup Weekend in Tajikistan

From 17 to 19 November, Dushanbe hosted the Startup Weekend Tajikistan, organized within the framework of the Global entrepreneurship Week (GEW) with the support of the American chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan (AmCham), the Association for innovative and technological entrepreneurship (AITE) and the British Embassy.

Our colleague, head of Deloitte Tajikistan office Gulanor Atobek, evaluated the startup ideas of the participants as a jury member. According to Gulanor, this year there are a lot of interesting business projects, and she is pleased with such a large number of initiative, bright and advanced young people in Tajikistan.

Startup Weekends are events designed for the development of the ideas of entrepreneurs. Starting with brainstorming, developing business plans and creating basic prototypes, Startup Weekend reaches its peak in demonstrations and presentations to experienced mentors. All teams listen to the speeches of industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurs. The weekend is focused on the activities, innovations, education and development of youth of the Republic of Tajikistan.

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Investment attraction strategy developed in Almaty

On November 13, Almaty hosted a meeting of the Council on attracting investors and improving the investment climate. The Council consists of representatives of international financial organizations, associations of foreign companies, consulting and law firms, large foreign and Kazakh entrepreneurs. Among them: Mark Smith, Managing partner of Deloitte in the Caspian region, Giovanni Capannelli Director of the Asian Development Bank in Kazakhstan, Nurlan Smagulov,  President of Astana group holding  and others.

During the meeting, the draft strategy of attracting investments to Almaty until 2022 was discussed. The document was developed in accordance with the national investment strategy and development Program "Almaty – 2020".

Kazakhstan media summit

Kazakhstan Media summit was held in Almaty on October 25. In the panel discussion " Digital Kazakhstan: how to find your niche in the digital economy?" 

Sergey Goncharov, senior manager of the Consulting Department took part, in Esquire says.

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Deloitte Football tournament

14 October in Almaty hosted the annual mini-football tournament between the departments of the company. This year's champion - Resource team.

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Expert Update

3 October , the investment holding "Verniy Capital " and the online magazine Vlast held an expert meeting in Almaty: "Search of a sustainable model of Kazakhstan's financial system: lessons and challenges".

The event was attended by Diana Kulumbetova and Asel Serikova.

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Lecture in Aktau

In mid-October, employees of  Tax & Legal Department Vyacheslav Yarov and Lilliya Kalbaeva held a meeting in the city of Aktau in the framework of the tax working group, organized by the American chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan.

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Anniversary of audit in Kazakhstan

On October 20, Almaty hosted a press brunch for business media, organized by the Chamber of auditors of Kazakhstan and dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the law "on auditing in Kazakhstan".

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Time to change

In September was held a meeting Of the of change managers Club (KMI), created by the national welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna". One of the speakers was Christopher Armitage, a consulting partner.

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Webinar for accountants

On September 26, Diana Kutlumbetova financial director  participated as a member of the Supervisory Board in the webinar for accountants of Kazakhstan, held by the portal Учет.kz ahhh! Online webinar was held with the participation of representatives of the Guinness book of records.

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Conference in Kyrgyzstan

14 September was held  Audit and financial reporting development conference. Managing Director of office in Kyrgyzstan, Kanyshai Sadyrbekov with colleagues made presentations.

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Deloitte training

17 September 17, held "Leadership development Day". Senior consultant of financial consulting Department Baurzhan Shalbayev conducted training: "Preparation and presentation of financial statements in investment transactions".

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Astana Marathon-2017

17 September Altai Zhilbayev tax consultant took part in Astana Marathon, running a distance of 21.1 km.

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PR-professionals of Kazakhstan

20 September, Samat Jamaev head of marketing and communications Samat Jamaev was elected Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Club of PR-professionals "PR-shy"

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Internship programme

The results of Samruk-Kazyna’s internship programme “Zhas Orken” have been announced, with the winners from Kazakhstan universities given an opportunity to experience training at the Deloitte Moscow Education Centre.

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Webinar for clients

On 29 August we held a webinar for our clients. Employees of Tax & Legal departments Agaisha Ibrasheva, Caroline Armitage, Zhuldyz Taytalieva and Asel Kazbekova told about some legal aspects on various issues relevant to the client company.

Health day

On 25 of August in Deloitte Almaty office held a seminar on healthy nutrition from GreenBalance was held in the Almaty office

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Meeting in Shymkent

On 24August, Anthony Mahon, Aliya Tokpayeva, Sholpan Dosymkhanova and Liliya Kalbayeva took part in a meeting of the Amcham foreign investment working group.

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Exam passes!

In August, Tax & Legal Department Manager Yelena Tsurka became only the fifth person in Kazakhstan to receive an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation!

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Meeting with bloggers

On 21 July, by invitation of the Marketing and Communications Department, popular Kazakhstan bloggers talk to staff about how they can help companies develop their brand in social media.

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Anniversary marathon in Bishkek

On July 8, the  Deloitte in Kyrgyzstan office organized a half marathon in honor of its 15th anniversary. The event gathered about 100 participants.

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Accounting and taxation in the media training

Managing Director of the Deloitte in Tajikistan Gulanor Atobek acted as a coach, having conducted a training on "Accounting and taxation in the media" for the participants of the business projects.

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The day of journalism

On June 30, Almaty hosted a Grand party in honor of the day of journalism, where you can meet the most prominent representatives of mass media, bloggers and PR specialists. Deloitte was one of the organizers of this event, together with Beeline Kazakhstan, Raimbek, insurance company" Centras insurance "and LLP" First Brewery", noting the best of the best at the award ceremony:

Best editor: Marat Asipov, Analytical portal ratel.kz;

Best young: journalist: Serikzhan Mauletbay (Axel Zhan), Tengrinews.kz;

Best business media: Business portal Kapital.kz;

Best online media: informburo.kz;

The best media in the state language: Massaget. Kz;

Best TV channel: Atameken Business Channel;

Blogger of the year: Polina Shimanskaya;

Opening of the year: the Steppe;

Photographer of the year: Maxim Zolotukhin.

The headliner was made by a lovely group of "Dollar 312" and Alexey Benji, and led a memorable evening - Alex Kurapov.

Training "How to become a readable author»

June 8, 2017 in Deloitte office was a wonderful training " How to become a readable author " from the chief editor of the business analytical magazine National Business Denis Kulkin.

The jury of the X anniversary of the Central Asian contest of corporate mass media

On may 12, the Kazakhstan Press club held a jury meeting of the X anniversary Central Asian competition of corporate media. Our colleague, head of marketing and communications in the Caspian region Samat Jamaev participates as one of the experts. Summing up and awarding of the winners will be held at the XIII international PR-forum, may 18 and 19.

 

Deloitte in Uzbekistan was awarded the highest rating

We hasten to share the great news-Deloitte in Uzbekistan was awarded the highest rating on the results of activities for 2016. Score A++. We were the FIRST among international audit companies.

It is very difficult to get such an assessment. We congratulate our colleagues in Uzbekistan!

Almaty Marathon-2017

The Almaty Marathon – 2017 was held in the southern capital, which was attended by representatives of Deloitte.

How was this large – scale race-in the emotions and faces of our colleagues!

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XV anniversary international Student PR-conference " Sirenevyi Proryv: Social PR boom!"

On April 25, in Almaty, at the University of International Business, the XV anniversary international Student PR-conference" Sirenevyi Proryv: Social PR boom" within the framework of which a competition of student PR projects was held.

The event was moderated by our colleague, head of marketing and communications in the Caspian region Samat Jamayev.

HR Conference 2017

20-21 April, Astana hosted the XII International HR conference under the slogan "HR Focus: Culture, the Digital World and Risks". Deloitte’s speaker Vera Vitalieva, HR Group and OrganisationalChange Director, talked about the need for employee engagement and the expectations of young professionals.

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"Robotic Process Automation and Data Analytics in the Digital Era“ Workshop

On 6 April, Deloitte Consulting Almaty hosted a unique "Robotic Process Automation and Data Analytics in the Digital Era" workshop ("robotics") for a major electronics manufacturing industry company. The workshop discussed practical issues around applying innovative solutions to improving business as a whole.

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Anniversary half-marathon in Bishkek

On 8 July, Deloitte in Kyrgyzstan organises a half-marathon in honour of its 15thanniversary. In total, the event attracted approximately 100 runners.

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