Travel&Tourism: Ideation Session #3 announcement


The first two sessions of Ideation were more than successful and became a platform for new acquaintances and exchange of information and ideas about the current situation in the sphere of tourism in Kyrgyzstan! The main ideas and suggestions expressed at previous sessions can be found on the Hackathon Travel & Tourism event page (

The events preceding Hakaton play a very important role, since they help participants understand what problems exist in this area and what solutions they need. Moreover, participants get acquainted with experts and with each other, potential teams are already being formed, which have a common vision of the future of the project!

Speakers Ideation Session # 3 will:

The founder and director of the company “Avisa Technologies” ( Maksat Rysaliev, who will talk about the successful implementation of the mapping system in the regions of the country;

The founder and director of the company “Asia for Adventures” Ricardo Thomas, who has vast experience in working with renewable energy sources. He will also share his vision of tourism development in Kyrgyzstan, since he has been working here for several years;

Ecologist Sergey Krivoruchko, who is a member of the International Academy of Ecological Safety and Nature Management. Being an independent expert on environmental issues, he knows how to protect the ecological resources of Kyrgyzstan and develop ecotourism in our country;

Session moderator Aziz Soltobaev – founder of the KG Labs Public Fundation.

Ideation session # 3 will be held on November 25 at 18.30 at the coffee shop Sierra-Tash-Rabat.

Organizers of the event: Public Foundation “KG Labs”, whose mission is to promote technological entrepreneurship in the Kyrgyz Republic; American University in Central Asia is the leading innovation university in Central Asia; And start-up-incubator Ideagrad.

Partners of the project: Business Association of Young Entrepreneurs Zhash Ishkerler Associations, and Tourism Department under the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic. This project is supported by the Democratic Commission of the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the USAID Business Development Initiative.
We ask participants of the event to come in advance. Limited number of seats. Journalists are asked to pass the accreditation in advance by sending a request to Arina Aparina by e-mail. To until November 24, 2016, 18:00.
For more information, contact Diana Durusbek gizi, coordinator of the project “Hackathon Travel and Tourism” by email. Address:
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Event hashtags: #Hackathonkg #techkg #KGLabs #codeyourjourney

18.30 Registration of speakers and participants. Networking
19:00 Moderator’s welcome and presentation of speakers
Theme # 1: Introduction. The overall situation in the industry (Ricardo Thomas and Davran Osmonkulov)
Topic # 2: Opportunities in the industry – development of ecotourism (Sergey Krivoruchko)
Topic # 3: IT solutions in the industry – mapping (Maksat Rysaliev)
19:50 – 20:10 Question and Answer Session
20:10 – 20:30 Training on “Business Model Canvas”
20:30 – 21:00 Networking

This project was financed by the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic and the USAID Kyrgyz Republic Business Development Project. The opinions, conclusions and conclusions or recommendations expressed herein represent the views of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State Department and the USAID Business Development Initiative.