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General Information

Conference Venue

Korme Exhibition Center, 3 St. Dostyk, Astana

Getting There

The Korme Exhibition Center is situated in the Astana Business District. Astana International Airport is a 20 minute drive and has frequent connections to other Kazakhstan cities, Russia, Middle East, Europe and Asia.


This will be an English and Russian dual language event. All panel sessions will be additionally translated into Kazakh.

Coffee and Lunch Breaks

All coffee and lunch breaks will be served in the exhibition hall during the event and are included in the registration fee for all delegates.

Conference Welcome Reception

All conference attendees are invited to join the committee for a welcome reception on Wednesday 12 November from 1730–1900 in the exhibition hall at the Korme Exhibition Center. The Reception will provide ample opportunity to network with delegates, authors, exhibitors, and industry contacts.


Limited discounted accommodation is available at the following hotels in Astana for the SPE conference:

  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Marriott
  • Park Inn
  • Radisson Blu Astana

More information on these hotels and for group booking codes »


Please check the Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to determine whether you need a visa to enter Kazakhstan. For visa application support or to request an invitation letter please contact the SPE office.


Knowledge sharing poster presentations will take place during coffee and lunch breaks in the  knowledge Sharing Zone. We would encourage all attendees to take the time during the session breaks to view these posters and listen to presentations which will cover a range of related subjects.


One copy of the proceedings will be provided for all registrants (excluding students).

Joining Instructions

Joining instructions will be sent to all registered attendees approximately four weeks prior to the event. These contain general local and event information. If you have not heard from us one week before the event, please contact the SPE office by emailing ctceinfo@spe.org.

Badge Collection

Event badges and material will not be mailed in advance. Your event badge and registration materials (including the conference proceedings) should be collected from the registration desk on Wednesday 12 November between 9am and 10am. The registration desk will be open throughout the event for any event and/or registration enquiries.

Audio Visual Copyright

SPE technical sessions are protected by copyright laws. Attendees are not permitted to record (via phone, camera, or any other recording device) the presentations made during this conference.


For all press / media enquiries, as well as information on becoming a media partner, please contact Lauren East on: l.east@bcmpublicrelations.com or tel: +44 1306 882288.