Social activities

Opening Cocktail

An Opening Cocktail will be served at the end of the first day of the conference on September 7, 2016. All foreign participants and selected kazakhstan participants are welcomed to the opening cocktail where varied participants from different countries gather to discuss the happenings of the first day and share their experiences.


Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan. One of the main attraction area is Shymbulak which is a ski resort near Almaty. It is located in the upper part of the Medeu Valley. It is popular for its mild climate, large quantity of sunny days and great amount of snow through the winter. Shymbulak was a venue for the Alpine Skiing events (both speed and technical). Wishing to attend should make a trip to the Organizing Committee at the time of registration.