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CELA Samarkand 2024: Reuniting for Tomorrow

Friday, April 26, 2024 to Monday, April 29, 2024

Kohinur Plaza, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Event Details

We have exciting news! The CELA Annual Reunion in Samarkand, Uzbekistan is now more affordable with significantly reduced registration fees. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to connect with CELA members and friends from MELA, SEALA, NALA and SIBF in the historic city of Samarkand from April 26 to 29, 2024. The reunion kicks off with the welcome dinner on April 26, setting the stage for a weekend of connection and discovery.

UPDATE: Registration Fees Dramatically Reduced!

• Double rooms - $550 

• Single rooms - $650

• One-night option for Uzbek nationals (does not include finale dinner) - $300

If you have already paid the registration fees, you will be reimbursed the difference according to your room type. 

This price reduction makes the CELA reunion more affordable than ever, so don't hesitate to register before the March 31, 2024 deadline.

The reunion will be hosted at the brand new, magnificent Kohinur Plaza in the heart of Samarkand, where we will be among the first guests to experience its enchanting blend of Central Asian history and modern luxury. The reduced registration fees still include three nights of accommodation, an inspiring and insightful program, outstanding speakers, fascinating sessions, delightful meals, and excursions around amazing Samarkand. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to join us in Samarkand at a fraction of the original cost!Register now at these reduced prices and be part of something truly special. We look forward to reuniting with you in Samarkand for an enriching and memorable experience and, of course, for the unbounded CELA fun! Shall you decide to expand your stay and visit other breathtaking sites of amazing Uzbekistan, our partner agency is here to help you. 

Important: Due to CELA’s financial commitments, the cancellation charge after February 15, regardless of circumstances, is going to be 50% of the new fee.

Fakhri Abbasov
Fakhri Abbasov PR and GR consultant FA Consulting
Hikmat Abdurahmanov
Hikmat Abdurahmanov Cofounder TEAM University
Rustam Akhmetov
Rustam Akhmetov Senior Manager on corporate issues, Professor of Practice CNPC, Alma University
Yuliya Bakhmach
Yuliya Bakhmach Co-Founder AFS-Research LLC
Dinara Dultaeva
Dinara Dultaeva Founder and CEO Dinara&Co. Publishing
Nini Eliashvili
Nini Eliashvili Founder/ CEO PG Consulting
Umida Fayzieva
Umida Fayzieva Senior manager of creative (Head of creative team Beeline Uzbekistan ("Unitel" LLC), VEON group
Arif Gadzhiev
Arif Gadzhiev N.Progression
Anar Huseynov
Anar Huseynov PR Director NEQSOL HOLDING
Archil Jakobia
Archil Jakobia Managing Partner Ltd Teamboat
Muzaffar Kasimov
Muzaffar Kasimov Cofounder HM Partners
Irakli Khorbaladze
Irakli Khorbaladze Founder and Executive Director GGO
Gulnora Mukhamadieva
Gulnora Mukhamadieva Global Lead, Gender Equality Aga Khan Foundation Geneva
Shams Mustafayeva
Shams Mustafayeva Senior Gender Consultant World Bank/ Adjunct Faculty, ADA University World Bank
Vano Nadiradze
Vano Nadiradze Partner, Trainer Flowmaster LTD
Akmal Paiziev
Akmal Paiziev Express24
Sholpan Primbetova
Sholpan Primbetova Deputy Regional Director Global Health Research Center of Central Asia
Umeda Sadritdinova
Umeda Sadritdinova CEO Caravan of Hope
Tamar Sigua
Tamar Sigua Head of Support Norwegian Refugee Council
Meade Sutterfield
Meade Sutterfield Retired none
Susan Sutterfield
Susan Sutterfield Retired none
Medet Tairov
Medet Tairov Management Member OJSC “RSK Bank”
Rouba Taouk
Rouba Taouk General Manager, Corporate Strategy and Communication Concordia Group
Jon Whetsell
Jon Whetsell CFO Ligon Industries LLC
Venera Zhanalina
Venera Zhanalina CEO CFO online LLP
3 Other Registered Attendees

For More Information:

Eka Grigalava
Eka Grigalava
Executive Director Central Eurasia Leadership Alliance (CELA)

Payment Instructions: We strongly encourage you to pay by Stripe. You can do so through the CELA website at this link - No additional registration through the SIBF website is required if you pay by Stripe.

If you have an American (US or Canada) bank account, you can also pay by a debit/credit card, or through ACH (both options are available on the payment page here).

If none of the above works for you, you may also pay by wire (SWIFT). Please see the details below.

Wire Instructions: When making the wire payment, please ensure the intermediary bank costs are covered by the sender, not the recipient. Your registration will be canceled if we don’t receive your payment within the following two weeks after you register for the event.

• The Beneficiary Name: Society of International Business Fellows
• Account at Beneficiary Bank: 334071115265
• The Beneficiary Bank: Bank of America NA 222 Broadway New York, NY 10038
• Swift Code: BOFAUS3N

International Connections: Samarkand international airport receives flights from many destinations of the wider region, including Almaty, Istanbul, Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, etc. You can also book a flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and from there take a fast train (two-hour ride) to Samarkand. Please note that due to a high season, the train tickets need to be purchased well in advance. So, in case you need it, please inform us asap so that the travel agency books the train ticket for you. 

If you have trouble with your registration and/or payment, please contact us for assistance:, +995 599 100595 (WhatsApp, Telegram) 

We look forward to welcoming you to Samarkand for yet another memorable and enriching experience!