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This year EMERGE grows its presence in more locations alongside its conferences in Minsk and London. We are coming to Kazakhstan. The event will take place in the south of the country in the ancient city Turkistan.

EMERGE Turskistan is scheduled in the new building of the AQ Jaiyq School of Music on 21−22 March, and it will attract over 1000 tech specialists, startups and investors from Central Asia and the rest of the world.
Official EMERGE Turkistan teaser, 2020

Why host a tech conference in Central Asia?

EMERGE is a global tech conference on emerging technologies, building global products and growth. As you know, the New East region* is an emerging tech cluster with huge potential, therefore our choice of the new EMERGE location has a good reason behind it. In the past, Turkistan was a spiritual capital of the Turk people and served as an important center of the Great Silk Road. Today, Turkistan is a city with a favorable geographical position. It’s a convenient place for doing business both with the countries in Central Asia and the Middle East. The local government has ambitious plans to turn Turskistan into a tech hub by attracting tech talent and startups from across all Central Asia. That is why EMERGE Turkistan is set to shed the light on the local tech companies that have ambitions to scale up and run the business internationally.
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Turkistan, Kazakhstan. Picture from NOMADasaurus Aventure Travel Blog
EMERGE Turkistan will have 2 stages. BUILD & GROWTH Stage will be designed for talks and panel discussions on how to build and grow tech products and scale up your company. X Stage will be a home for EMERGE CHALLENGE KZ — a startup pitching contest with a $ 10,000 cash prize. In addition, five startup finalists will be automatically enrolled in the semi-final for EMERGE CHALLENGE to pitch their ideas at the flagman event in Minsk on 1−2 June 2020. If you are interested in becoming a part of the startup competition in Turkistan, fill in the form here.
EMERGE supports Turkistan as a young developing tech hub, thus the conference will be free of charge, but exclusively invite-only. In order to get the invitation to the event, please, register here.
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Turkistan, Kazakhstan. Picture from NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog
Do not miss a fantastic opportunity to experience the very first edition of EMERGE in Central Asia!
* The New East region includes countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Romania.
Contributing Author, EMERGE
Researcher in travel tech and travel enthusiast. Ilona is an advocate of women in science and tech. Addicted to coffee.