The CEEMAN’s extensive programs provide an excellent platform for discussions and thinking about how the improved quality of management and management schools can be the catalyst to drive urgently needed changes, innovation and creativity.
Matej Potokar,
General Manager, Microsoft Services CEE

32nd CEEMAN Annual Conference

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Leadership for a Sustainable World


CEEMAN’s signature event brings together deans and directors of its member and partner organizations from all over the world, focusing on topics of key importance for management development. Featuring outstanding keynotes, presentations and interactive roundtables from academia and business, the Conference also includes side events such as company visits, poster session for faculty and researchers, accreditation sessions, and the CEEMAN Annual Meeting.

The 31st CEEMAN Annual conference took place on 20-22 September 2023 at Almaty Management University (AlmaU).
Address: 227 Rozybakiyev Street, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

 About Almaty
Almaty is the largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of about 2 million with about 9% of the countries population located in one city, it is certainly a hustling and bustling place to be. It also used to be the former capital of the country, until 1997 when it moved to Astana. It is the largest commercial and financial centre of Kazakhstan, where about a third of Kazakh businesses are registered. 

Almaty is a vibrant metropolis nestled against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Known for its cultural diversity, historical landmarks, and thriving economy, Almaty offers a captivating blend of tradition and modernity. From exploring the picturesque landscapes of the nearby Tian Shan mountains to indulging in the city's vibrant food scene and shopping districts, visitors to Almaty can immerse themselves in a truly unique experience.

About the host
Almaty Management University (established in 1988, AlmaU, Almaty, Kazakhstan) is an entrepreneurial, socially responsible university that strives to become a globally recognized university with a broad development profile (comprehensive) for people striving for sustainable development society. The university cooperates with more than 150 universities and associations around the world. AlmaU is committed to the principles of the third mission, the UN SDGs, promotes the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the UN Academic Impact. 

AlmaU is accredited by IQA CEEMAN (2010-2022), Graduate School of Business and School of Hospitality and Tourism of AlmaU are accredited by international accreditation BGA (2021-2026). The university is in the top 3 business schools in Central Asia in the Eduniversal ranking, ranks 1001+ in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022. AlmaU is the only higher education institution in Central Asia whose MBA programs are accredited by AMBA (2013-2026). GSB AlmaU is in the top 250 best business schools in the world and in the top 40 in Asia according to the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings 2023, the AlmaU EMBA program takes 23rd place in the QS Executive MBA 2022: Joint programs (and 2 ranks in the world in terms of alumni profile). 

Since the beginning of 2021, AlmaU has been a member of the Cintana Education Alliance, a global network of universities, and a partner of Arizona State University, jointly implementing a long-term strategic partnership. The academic partnership is aimed at creating and scaling high-quality educational programs in the region.  



  • EUR 790 for CEEMAN and Alliance partner members
  • EUR 1100 for non-members

*Poster session presenters are entitled to a 10% discount on the participation fee.

The fee includes attendance of the sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, welcome drink, lunches and dinners (on Thursday and Friday), for 1 person as specified in the conference program, as well as transportation between the conference venues (e.g. dinners). The fee does NOT cover travel, airport shuttle, accommodation, participation of accompanying persons, or sightseeing tour. Payment of participation fee should be settled by September 5 at the latest by bank transfer upon receipt of the pro-forma invoice from CEEMAN. 

Cancellation of participation (in writing) must be received before 4 September 2023 if fees are to be refunded. After that date no refunds will be made. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a replacement; however, prior notification is required. If you register for the event and never send the cancellation of participation in writing, you are obliged to pay the full fee, even if you do not attend the event.


Depending on your citizenship, you may enter the Republic of Kazakhstan with visa or without visa, but subject to immigration registration (the latter is usually done by the hotel). Check if you need visa to Kazakhstan here: 

Contact for visa related matters: Ms. Aigul Kospanova,, T.+7727 313 30 83, ext. 158. Please note that the last day to obtain a visa for Kazakhstan is August 26.


Sabina MešićProject Manager
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