International Logistics Forum at KSTU: Gathering of Industry Leaders


On June 23rd, a Forum on "Sustainable Government Procurement" was held at I. Razzakov Kyrgyz Technical University, organized by the International Higher School of Logistics (IHSL) with the support of the World Bank. The program and the composition of participants testified to the exceptional relevance of the topic and the high number of interested parties. The Forum featured welcome addresses and presentations from:

  • Mirlan Chynybaev - Rector of I. Razzakov Kyrgyz Technical University
  • Akylbek Umetaliev - Director of IHSL at Kyrgyz Technical University
  • Kamrul Hasan - Head of the Procurement Specialist Group at the World Bank in Central Asia
  • Danny J. Cho - University of Pennsylvania, USA, Honorary Professor at Kyrgyz Technical University
  • Hasib Ahmed - Dean of the School of Management, Kettering University, Michigan, USA
  • Erbol Mukaev - Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in Central Asia
  • Temirbek Shabdanaliev - Chairman of the Association of Logisticians of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Irina Goncharova - Senior Procurement Specialist, World Bank Office, Bishkek
  • Dosaly Bayaliev - Director of the Department of State Procurement, Ministry of Finance
  • Asel Mametkulova - Deputy Executive Director of ARIS
  • Tobias Belichka - Sigma Clermont University, France
  • Peter Tamash - University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Yuri Furman - University of Bialystok, Poland
  • Aybek Syrdybaev - PhD candidate at IHSL, Vice-Rector of Salymbekov University
  • Elena Shadrina - Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • Zhandos Kegenbekov - Kazakh-German University
  • Tynchtyk Mukanov - Manager at "Gallery" Company, PhD candidate at IHSL
  • Ulan Sultankulov - Master's student at IHSL and Miskolc
  • Anastasia Goloshchapova - Master's student at IHSL, Global Supplier
  • Ekaterina Barinova - Bachelor's student at IHSL

Approximately 90 participants from logistics companies and universities in the Kyrgyz Republic and other countries participated in the Forum in a hybrid mode. There was a fruitful exchange of opinions, knowledge, and advanced practical experiences in the field of government procurement. A distinctive feature of the Forum was the integration and internationalization of I. Razzakov Kyrgyz Technical University into the international educational and business community.