We are pleased to continue the newly established CATBIG tradition of an end of year review of the tourism sector, followed by Christmas networking drinks. Our speakers will include:

George Smith - an independent travel consultant and lecturer, with over 30 years experience in the travel industry. George is a Fellow of the Institute of Travel and Tourism. He has written tourism articles for Central Asia magazine and has recently been working on the tourism potential in Tajikistan. He is also liaising with British based tour operators to help them develop tours of the region.

Simon Rickman - Air Astana, the leading regional airline for the CATBIG countries. Simon will talk about the tourism opportunities in Kazakhstan, their work with tour operators to get committment to Kazakhstan, and the Stopover packages they offer in a number of the key regional cities. At the end of Simon's talk we will raffle the famous Air Astana goody bag, guaranteed to get the winner's Christmas off on a high note!

Jamie Cribb - Department for International Trade is the Sponsor Relationship Manager for the UK Pavilion at theAstana Expo 2017. He will talk about the opportunities to visit the Expo and other parts of Kazakhstan when the Expo is open from 10 June - 10 September 2017.

We also hope to be joined by many of our friends from the CATBIG Embassies in London.

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