5th CMC International Conference

Astana — 2017


Bridging Minds: Knowledge, experience, technology
transfer, adaptation & application


Target Audience:

  • Senior consultants, CMC®, top managers of international and regional consulting companies
  • CMC® Firm leaders and senior consultants
  • CMC®’s from major Global Consulting Firms
  • Consultants form the countries where consultants institutes are not established yet
  • Kazakhstan major company executives

Partners: Kazakhstan Government, Conference Sponsors, EBRD and other Donor Organizations


The Current Situation:

  • Leading consulting companies expand regionally and globally to bring their international expertise into the local business environment.
  • Fast developing regions, industries and companies need leading expert knowledge, but have no access to the global consulting community
  • Local consultants implement their consulting projects based on the personal knowledge and experience without a clear picture of existing consulting service standards

These challenges make the consulting market in Kazakhstan fragmented, inconsistent and difficult to assess. It is difficult for clients to navigate and make an efficient choice. Consulting services develop chaotically, consultants compete with each other instead of cooperating and improving the market, and providing a high quality services.


The Conference Goals

  1. Bridging Minds: Global discussion of management consulting development and effective integration of Knowledge/Experience/Technologies

Session leaders and also session participants will share their expertise, case examples and proven techniques of how to transfer leading-edge knowledge, wisdom and technology into practical application and adaptation to different regions & organizations of the world.

Participants will gain insight into the process of adapting & transferring principles & insights into new settings, cultures and levels of readiness.

  1. Consulting and further researches in Green Technology cooperation.

EXPO 2017 in Astana will be a great opportunity for a conference to discuss a development and common trends in business consulting. Efficient and sustainable resources, “green” technologies, alternate sources of energy are the main topics on upcoming EXPO 2017. We are planning to have a joint session with G-Global. 

Issues to be discussed on the Conference Sessions:

  • International and cross-cultural exchange of knowledge and expertise
  • Cooperation of local/regional consulting companies with international consultants
  • “Bridging of Knowledge” both in-situ and virtually through distributed technologies: advantages and limitations of the two approaches
  • Consultants’ continuous education. Joint-session of CMC Global Academic Fellows with KFMD — Kazakhstan Foundation for Management Development Academy/Business School
  • Unique competency needs in regional businesses, industrial and cross-industries expertise: presentation of regional research conducted in Kazakhstan (Central Asian countries, Russia, Mongolia, etc)
  • Regional government and NGOs panel: highest human and/or technological capital needs. Their expectations from consultants

Additional activities:

  • Potential for cooperation Activity: Speed dating – “Active Bridging & Introduction Market”


  • Business community representatives interested in exchange of knowledge, experience and technologies
  • Consultants with technology implementation and Strategy development & implementation experience.
  • EXPO 2017 visit and on-site session (using Knowledge Café approach) to discuss the key areas of knowledge & technology exchange for promotion of Energy of the Future locally, regionally, globally.

Participants invited to discussion: 5thCMC International Conference attendees, regional business and government leaders from the energy industry & energy supply-chain, representatives of EXPO pavilions.

Benefits for 5th CMC International Conference participants:

  1. News on current trends in consulting from the best experienced and professional speakers.
  2. Master Classes from leading management consulting professionals. Case studies.
  3. The unique opportunity to meet representatives of the global management consulting
  4. An opportunity to interact and network with colleagues from over 50+ countries: CMC, Managing Partners and senior consultants of small to mid-sized consulting firms with international or large regional interests and consulting service
  5. Communication and interaction with the Managing Partners of the CMC firms.
  6. Possibilities to introduce into business schools’ curricula new subjects as management consulting and opportunities for collaboration with leading business schools through CMC-Global Academic Fellows project.

Benefits for 5thCMC International Conference Sponsors:

  1. The opportunity to develop partnerships with the consulting industry leaders from 50+ countries
  2. The opportunity to promote their brands and increase its visibility on the local, regional and international markets
  3. Advertising and promoting companies during the conference preparation and during the various conference activities, participating in press conferences, in the social networks and other media.