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THE ALL-KAZAKHSTAN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FAIR 2018

 

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 places, but cash is more preferable. Cash machines are all over the city.

 

Information on accommodation

 

          Hotels in Shymkent:

 

    Rixos Khadisha Shymkent, 5 star, located in the center of the city. Special rate is available for AKIEF 2016 participants – 110 USD, including VAT, breakfast and Health club facilities. Airport pick up is USD 15 (one way)

 

tel: +7 7252  610101., shymkent@rixos.com .www.khadishashymkent.rixos.com . The fair venue in Shymkent. Recommended by GLOBUS.

 

      Shymkent hotel, 4 star, located in  the center of the city.  Cost is – 40 USD,       including VAT, breakfast and Health club facilities. , Airport pick up is USD 15 (one way)  tel: +7 7252 56-71-95,    www.hotelshymkent.com


              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) www.worldhotelsaltanat.com, tel: +7 7272 590935

    Rixos Almaty Hotel, 5 star, located in the center of the city. Special rate was available for AKIEF 2017 participants – 110 USD, including VAT, breakfast and health club facilities. Airport pick up is USD 15 (one- way), tel: +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) .  www.regenthotels.com/almaty, tel: +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, tel: +7 7272 501234

    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). tel: +7 7272 440255 www.holidayinn.com

    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. www.voyage-hotel.kz    tel: +7 727 273 25 33

    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). www.astana-hotel.kz,   tel: +7 7272 507050

 

 

 

    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. www.hotel-kazakhstan.kz, tel:+7 7272 919102

    Ambassador Hotel, 4 star, located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 55, includes breakfast, VAT, airport pick. www.ambassadorhotel.kz,

 

 tel:+7 7272 508989

 

    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) www.hotel-almaty.kz,

 

 tel: +7 7272 720070

 

          Hotels in Astana:

 

    Radisson SAS Blue Hotel, 5 star, located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2016 participants 120  USD , included breakfast, gym, airport pick up is extra 20 USD. Tel: +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 2017 participants 90  USD , included breakfast, gym, airport pick up is extra 20 USD. Tel: +7 7172 670035

 

www.radissonblu.com/hotel-astana

 

    Ramada Plaza Hotel Astana, 5 star, located in the center of the city. Rate is USD 100, includes VAT, breakfast, gym, airport pick up is extra USD 20.

 

tel: +7 7172 391000

 

    Grand Park Esil Hotel, 4 star, located in the center of the city. Special rate for AKIEF 2017 participants is USD 70, includes breakfast, gym, airport pick up is extra USD 15. tel: +7 7172 591901 www.grandparkesil.kz. 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.

 

tel: +7 7172 405501 www.imperia-g.kz

 

Hotels in Atyrau:

 

    Renaissance Hotel Atyrau, located in the center of the city, 5 star. Special rate for AKIEF 2017 participants 140 USD. Airport pick up is extra USD 10 (shuttle, one way) USD 20 (taxi, one way),

 

 tel: +7 7122 909600The fair venue in Atyrau.

 

    Kazakhstan Hotel, located in the center of the city, 3 star, cost is USD 45-60, includes breakfast. tel: +7 7122 202298

 

 Hotels in Aktau:

 

1     Renaissance Hotel Aktau, located in the center of the city, 5 star. Special rate for AKIEF 2017 participants is 120 USD , Airport pick up is extra USD 10.

 

 tel: 7 7292 300600. www.renaissanceaktau.com .The fair venue in Aktau.

 

 

2     Hotel - Rakhat. Close to the Renaissance, 10min by taxi. Cost is USD 60. Airport pick up is extra USD 10. tel:  7 7292 50 50 13. http://hotel-rahat.kz/.

 

 

3     Grand Nur Plaza Hotel, located in the center of the city, 5 star. Cost is USD 105, includes breakfast, gym. Airport pick up is extra USD 10. tel:  7 7292 200 000

 

 

4     Grand Hotel Victory, located in the center  of the city, 5 star. Cost is USD 75 includes breakfast, gym. Airport pick up is extra USD 20. tel:  7 7292 593 101

 

 

 

5     Aktau Hotel, located in the center of the city, 3 star. Cost is USD 40, includes breakfast. Airport pick up is extra USD 15. tel:  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.

 

Promotional Materials

 

You may send all your promotional materials to the address:

 

Daulet Assilbekov

 

Ap2, h 126 Nauryzbay batyr street

 

Almaty 050091

 

Kazakhstan

 

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+44 (0) 20 8646 420044 (0) 20 8646 4200

 

Fax No.: +44 (0) 20 8646 6090

 

Email: d.j.g.efsl@btinternet.com

 

Contact person: Tim Simmons

 

We expect about 800-1000 attendees in Almaty and Astana; and about 300-500 in Shymkent , 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.

 

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.

 

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