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Kazakhstan will host Digital Bridge 2022 - the main IT event in Central Asia.

On September 28-29, the annual International Technology Forum Digital Bridge will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan. This year’s theme is “Central Eurasia as a new tech platform.”

The program includes large-scale events like the IT startups alley and the exhibition of tech parks from different countries. There will also be an exhibition of IT schools, an IT job fair, an Astana Hub Battle competition, VR, GameDev platforms, and an offline TikTok platform for startups. The business program consists of 45-panel sessions where leading international experts will discuss topical issues in IT. About 5 thousand guests, 300 IT companies, 200 speakers from all over the world, and 70 investors are expected to attend the Forum.

More than 100 projects will be able to participate in the Startup Alley, which is a unique opportunity to increase the awareness of their projects and find investors. The annual battle of tech startups Astana Hub Battle will also occur at the forum site. The winners will get cash prizes for developing their IT product in the amount of $10,000 for 1st place, $5,000 for 2nd place, and $3,000 for 3rd place.

This year’s Forum participants are the most imposing in the history of its holding. The global IT community’s interest in the Forum confirms that Digital Bridge has become an effective dialogue platform where opinion leaders can discuss the development of new technologies in terms of global changes.

“The current Forum will differ in scale and may become the largest IT event in Kazakhstan. We expect the participation of the leaders of the world’s leading IT companies and advanced startups from the countries of OTS and Central Asia. I am sure that the Forum will give a new impetus to the development of IT technologies in the region and open up new horizons and opportunities for startups in the participating countries in this event. Together with the leaders in the field of IT, we will raise the most pressing issues in the technological sphere and discuss innovative solutions together. It is safe to say that the Digital Bridge has already become a digital bridge uniting all those involved in the promotion of digital ideas,” said the Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Bagdat Mussin.

The organizers are the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Akimat of Astana, and the international tech park of IT startups Astana hub.

The general sponsor is Kaspi.kz. Sponsors and partners are Kazakhtelecom, Freedom bank, Tengizchevroil, My Car, Tech culture, Huawei, G42, Halyk Bank, BI group, Prime source, Glovo, SF, Leica, BI Group, OneWeb, Citix.