Dauren Abayev addressed bloggers
Discovering Kazakhstan International bloggers forum has opened in the capital, Inform.kz reports.
The forum is part of the Year of Youth, arranged by the public association "A kind heart" with the assistance of the Center for the Support of Civil Initiatives and the Ministry of Information and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The forum brought together on one platform foreign and domestic bloggers and influencers, as well as young people who are interested in digital technologies, blogging and new media. It is noteworthy that well-known travel bloggers from the UK, Australia, USA, Italy, Russia, Thailand, India, Greece, Canada, South Korea, Turkey, the Philippines and Canada came to it. They made an international blog tour of five regions of Kazakhstan and got acquainted with the sights of our country.
"Our country is a young state on the world map. Our people have a deep history full of both glorious and tragic pages. Nomadic empires were created and crumbled on this land. Our culture has its roots in the rock paintings of Tamgaly and in the animal style of Saka tribes. The country is home to more than 100 ethnic groups of various faiths and religions, living in peace and harmony. I am sure that our forum participants who visited various regions of the country could see it for themselves. We want tourists from all over the world to appreciate the beauty of the Kazakh land," the Minister of Information and Social Development of Kazakhstan Dauren Abayev, said, opening the event.
He noted that dozens of blogosphere leaders from 18 countries have gathered today and this forum will influence creation of new content.
“This is no coincidence. In the modern world, bloggers influence what we wear, what we eat, what we listen to, and where and how we spend our free time. You have radically changed our understanding of tourism, urbanism, architecture and culture in many countries. Today, travelers around the world choosing the destinations are guided by photos in social media, reviews on forums and blogs. Cappadocia in Turkey, Devil's Bath gorge in the USA - all these cult-favorite places have become known and in demand among travelers after a series of publications in Instagram ", - said Dauren Abayev.
“I am convinced that today's forum will be the starting point for creating completely new content helping to learn more interesting and useful things about our wonderful country. I have no doubt that today's forum will enable exchange of experience, meeting like-minded people, outlining joint plans and useful projects "- the minister addressed.
The forum’s speakers are expected to discuss tourism development, branding and blogging, the possibility of new media and creation of high-quality content for the Internet.
Master classes were organized for participants, on Travel Photography, YouTube Blogger Profile Development, Startup Promoter, Business Blogging, Social Reality, Blogger Instagram Profile Development, Qazaq Instagram and others. In addition, trainers will share knowledge on how to develop Instagram and YouTube profiles of bloggers, promote their brand on the Internet and create high-quality multimedia content that can be monetized.
Event headliners are: Murat Osmann, author of the Follow Me project, and travel blogger Louis Cole. The forum will also host a ceremony of awarding the winners of the video blogging contest "I am from Kazakhstan", which was held as part of the project Discovering Kazakhstan.