On December 7 Interregional Forum of South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda regions on development of local content was held in Shymkent. The purpose of this event is to increase the share of the local content in the procurement of goods, works and services (GWS) of national companies, backbone enterprises and government agencies and producers support.
Exhibition of domestic producers of the South Kazakhstan and Kyzylorda regions was held within the Forum in the regional "Artists Gallery". Also there was organized a fair of business ideas of young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 29, who studied in the "School of a young entrepreneur".
The main purpose of the event is demonstration of additional, new market opportunities for regional businesses, and attracting investors for the business - ideas of young entrepreneurs.
Representatives of the "School of a young entrepreneur" took part in the composition of the collective stand and presented their finished products and business ideas to guests, and potential investors. For example: Kanagat Berdibek presented the business - idea of opening a recreation area, Aiganym Ilyasova presented the idea of toys manufacturing, Shinar Baltaeva and Aidana Mamyr presented the idea of growing vegetables ( greenhouses), Kazybek Salkynbek presented the business idea in the livestock sector and many others.
Overall, about 50 industrial SMEs of South Kazakhstan region participated the exhibition, representing:
- Agricultural products;
- Products of agricultural recycling (tomato paste, juice concentrates)
- Construction and finishing materials;
- Textiles and clothing manufacture;
- Furniture and industrial goods;
"School of a young entrepreneur" developed by the Fund "Damu" under the pilot program "Damu-Zhastar" in order to stimulate activity in entrepreneurship sector and to increase entrepreneurial literacy among youth and beginning young entrepreneurs.
The newly created " School of a young entrepreneur" functions on the basis of South Kazakhstan State University named after M. Auezov . T he main goal of the institution is to form professional and personal skills in students , sufficient to create and develop their own business.