How is the meeting opportunity generated? Is it possible to confirm or reject a meeting?
Once the affinity with a Kazakh company is found, the platform communicates the meeting opportunity through an alert and via email.
The non-Kazakh company has up to 48 hours before the time of the meeting to:
Is the foreign company obliged to meet the Kazakh companies with which a match has been found?
- view on the portal the Kazakh company with a high affinity and interested in the meeting;
- confirm the meeting availability.
The non-Kazakh company may choose wheter accept or refuse any meeting that has been identified by the platform up to 48 hours before the meeting. Otherwise, the meeting will expire.
Do foreign companies have to pay to meet Kazakh companies?
When a meeting with a Kazakh company is confirmed, the non-Kazakh company is required to pay a fee of 150 euro. If the non-Kazakh company is registered through an aggregator it is only required for it to provide credit card details, and in case of no-show at the meeting, it will be charged a penalty.
Who is in charge of the meeting management?
Meetings are managed by ad-hoc resources that are in charge of monitoring the flow of the meeting, from the preparation to the draft of a recap document.
In particular, for each meeting the following services are guaranteed:
What shall the company do in case it is no longer able to attend the meeting?
- coordination of schedules with the identified counterparts
- welcome service at the meeting locations
- preparation for cultural aspects and support to the meetings, if required
- interpreting support services up to 9 languages
- conclusive report of the meetings
- analysis of the satisfaction of the meeting
Once a meeting is scheduled definitively, according to the established procedures, the company is required to attend. In the event it does not, the company will be charged a 200 euros penalty if it registered through an aggregator, or it will lose the confirmation fee in case it did not register through an aggregator.
Where will the meetings between non-Kazakh and Kazakh companies be held?
Meetings between companies will be held in dedicated premises in the Samsung Area, in the exhibition site of Expo Astana 2017.