ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Central Asian government agencies, tourism operators, hotel and catering sector representatives, and education institutions and experts from North America, Europe, South Asia, and whole Central Asia are gathering at the Discovery Central Asia Travel Forum 2012 that will start on April 28, 2012. The forum will be held at the Golden Dragon Hotel, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.
The two-day Discovery Central Asia Travel Forum 2012 is the first annual regional event for professionals in the tourist, educational, hotel, and restaurant businesses in Central Asia. The aim is to create a platform that brings together leading experts and heads of major companies in the field of tourism, education, and hospitality management, together with policy makers to discuss the problems and prospects for creating the conditions for successful development of these sectors. The Region Initiative (TRI) is Supporting Partner of this event.
The Travel Forum will be in 4 sessions including CA inbound tourism, CA outbound tourism, Hospitality in CA, and Education in CA. The Travel Forum will host a closing reception and celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Discovery Central Asia magazine.
Experts from North America, Europe, South Asia, and whole Central Asia have confirmed their participation, including: Bolushbek ABDYJAPAROV (KYRGYZSTAN), Prof. Dr. Mahmut IZCILER (TURKEY), Camila SHARSHEKEEVA (KYRGYZSTAN), Christian STEINER (SWITZERLAND), Boboyor TURAEV (UZBEKISTAN), Ermek MUSURALIEV (KYRGYZTSAN), Marina BASHMANOVA (KYRGYZSTAN), Alexandr TUMANOV (KYRGYZSTAN), Yann Le COZ ,Eugene TYAN (KYRGYZSTAN), Jacqueline RIPART (KYRGYZSTAN-FRANCE), Shusaku KOMATSU (JAPAN), Fattoh FAIZULLAEV (TAJIKISTAN), Marat AKHMEDJANOV (UZBEKISTAN-UK), Katherine HALL (AUSTRALIA-KYRGYZSTAN), Ian CLAYTOR (UNITED KINGDOM-KYRGYZSTAN), Vladimir KOMISSAROV (KYRGYZSTAN), Agha Iqrar HAROON (PAKISTAN), James WILLSHER (UNITED KINGDOM), Salia JUKESHOVA (KYRGYZSTAN), Nazira SAPARGALIEVA (KAZAKHSTAN), Mikhail FEDOROV (RUSSIA), Maksat DYUSHEEV (KYRGYZSTAN), Richard LEDGER (KAZAKHSTAN-UK), Vitaliy SHUPTAR (KAZAKHSTAN), Kristina IONITSKAIA (RUSSIA – SPAIN), Alexander LEBEDEV (RUSSIA-SWITZERLAND), Valeri HARDIN (USA), Anastacia LEE and Prof. Dr. Kairat ZAKIRYANOV (KAZAKHSTAN).