X Anniversary Kazakh-German Logistics Forum

From December 7 to 9, 2022, within the walls of Kazakh-German University, the X Anniversary Kazakh-German Logistics Forum was held, dedicated to new opportunities and challenges on the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route in the current geopolitical situation. Our Logistics Forum is an annual event and since 2012 has been bringing together the best Kazakh and foreign scientists, experts and practitioners in the field of logistics.

The forum was held for three days according to three main sections:

On the first day, master classes were organized by leading experts and heads of logistics companies. During the meeting, the forum participants held an open dialogue on the most pressing issues of cargo transportation, route optimization and standardization of customs processes.

The speakers of the first section were:

• Timur Ospanov – Senior Expert, Department of Transport and Communications of Samruk Kazyna JSC

• Oksana Sorokina – General Director of SevenR Logistics

• Elena Mezentseva – General Director of Barrus Projects

• Natalya Kulagina – General Director of Vesta-Kazakhstan LLC

• Hongjun Wu – TU Darmstadt

• Hans Holzhacker – Chief Economist, CAREC Institute

On the second day, the Plenary Meeting of the Forum was held with the participation of the top management of the country’s key logistics organizations. Also, during the plenary session, leading experts shared their German experience in the development of educational programs in various areas of logistics. Our event was attended by the Consul General of Germany in Almaty, Mario-Ingo Zoos. Mr. Zoos delivered a welcoming speech and emphasized the importance of the development of logistics in Kazakhstan.

Also, the welcoming speech was given by the President of the Kazakh-German University, Professor Dr. Wolrad Rommel and the founder of the DKU Log-Centre, Dietrich Thess.

Speakers of the Plenary session:

• Gaidar Abdikerimov – Secretary General of the Association of Legal Entities “International Association” Trans-Caspian International Transport Route “

• Johannes Rentschler – Researcher at TU Darmstadt

• Hans Holzhacker – Chief Economist, CAREC Institute

• Kanat Mukushev – Deputy General Director of the ALE “Kazlogistics”

• Dina Azhgalieva – Research Fellow, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

• Serikbol Aitmoldin – Advisor to the Director of Tau Logistics on logistics issues

• Marat Naribaev – Professor, Doctor of Economics, Corresponding Member of KazNAEN

• Dietrich Thess – Founder of Log-Centre

• Jens Wollenweber – Head of Research Group “Transport Logistics” TH Wildau

• Araylym Maratkyzy – Regional Head of the Community of young professionals in the field of logistics and transport – Next Generation for Central Asia and the Middle East

On the third day, a student Olympiad was held, in which the universities of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan took part. The teams competed in the depth of theoretical and subject knowledge in all branches of logistics science.

Students of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Kazakh Automobile and Road Institute named after L.B. Goncharov, Almaty Management University (AlmaU), Academy of Civil Aviation, Kazakh National Research Technical University named after K.I. Satpaev, Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov, Kazakh National Agrarian Research University, Kokshetau University named after A. Myrzakhmetov took part in the Olympiad.

The following teams became the winners of the Olympiad:

1st place – Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi

2nd place – Kazakh Automobile and Road Institute named after. L.B. Goncharov

3rd place – Almaty Management University (AlmaU)

We thank all the participants of the X Anniversary Kazakh-German Logistics Forum and look forward to further fruitful cooperation and partnership!

The forum materials.