Nur-Sultan Keynote Speaker

Duncan Stevens can be hired as an inspirational motivational speaker in Nur-Sultan or Astana. As a keynote speaker, he helps some of the world’s most recognisable organisations and executives become more influential and more effective and readjust to change through what they say and how they behave.

With over a decade of expertise, Duncan has certainly himself as a sought-after passionate keynote speaker due to his content-rich, engaging, motivating and entertaining keynote speeches and masterclasses. He is the founder and CEO of the Influence Association and best-selling author of the best-selling book Effective Influence. He is a highly successful entrepreneur, professional ‘mentalist’ and is widely regarded as among the world’s leading authorities on influence, persuasion, effectiveness and navigating economic change. Duncan’s entertaining, interactive and highly visual keynote speeches motivate delegates to adopt modern perspectives. His work, whether it’s through leadership training, sales coaching, or speaking takes organisations from okay to great or from excellent to market-leading through challenging economic times.

Prior to Duncan becoming a keynote speaker, he earned an Honours degree in Business Management, served as an officer in the British Royal Navy, was a business coach and trainer as well as a senior manager for some internationally recognised businesses.

With over 10 years of experience, Duncan is globally recognised as the premier authority on the subjects of persuasion and performance. Duncan is widely recognised as an easy-to-work-with speaker and has spoken at summits and sales kick-offs globally and all over Kazakhstan and Nur-Sultan or Astana.

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“A superb couple of sessions from a really likeable guy. Duncan is one of the best speakers we have seen in recent years. His mix of demonstrations, entertainment, content, delivery and professionalism puts him head and shoulders above the rest. Highly recommended by all of us in the events team.”


Conference Centres and Event Venues in Nur-Sultan

Radisson Hotel, Sary Arka Street 4, Astana 010000

Korme Exhibition Centre, Nurzhol Blvd, Astana, 020000

Palace Of Independence, Tauelsizdik Ave 52, Astana, 010000

Concert Hall Astana, Beibitshilik 1/1, Astana 010000

Astana Marriot Hotel, 2 Dostyq Street, Astana 010016

Rixos President Astana Hotel, Dinmukhamed Qonayev Street 6, Astana 010000

General Information About The City:

Nur-Sultan has developed significantly since being named the nation of Kazakhstan’s capital in 1997. The city population has more doubled to 1,136,008 since 2002. Growing to be the second-largest city in Kazakhstan, after Almaty, the city sprawls over a 96-mile radius. Similar to cities across the world such as Washington D.C., Canberra, and Brasilia that it was a planned city. Designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, Nur-Sultan is a city of contrast. Much like Japan, you will see jaw-dropping skyscrapers in the backdrop of a country steeped in fascinating history. The city has grown to be one of the most modern in Central Asia and a cultural hub. Over 100 nationalities live and work in Nur-Sultan with Russians making up approx. 25% of the population. Many of Kazakhstan’s government agencies and departments will be found here, not to mention the Parliament House, Ak Orda Presidential Palace, and the Supreme Court. Economically, the city is a major player in this part of the world and boasts many company headquarters and offices. This includes United Chemical Company LLP, KPMG, and PTC Holding to name but a few. Alongside its sky-rise buildings, the city is building a reputation as a go-to place for many industries such as engineering, construction, food production, and a transport hub due to its geographical location. 

Recently named in the top 10 places to visit in Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan is also boasting a growing tourism industry.

Nur-Sultan as a Conference and Events City:

Nur-Sultan is becoming a top destination for industry leaders, charities, and government delegates to hold conferences. Notable events that take place annually in the city include the 2nd Central Asian Renewable Energy Summit (Cares) 2020, Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures, International Exhibition Educational and Science, Creative Central Asia Leadership Conference, and the Sulu Expo. The Kazakhstan government is encouraging businesses to come to the city by offering many incentives and company friendly taxes. Conference delegates will have no shortage of excellent hotels to choose from, not to mention the many venues available to host. There are locations of all sizes that are suitable to host your event in the city. Located just over a 3 hours flight away from Moscow, the city of Nur-Sultan is accessible to international attendees from East and West.

Places To Eat in Nur-Sultan as a Conference Attendee:

Dining out in Nur-Sultan there is no shortage of great restaurants serving international cuisine. Ocean Basket Mega Silkway, (Qabanbay Batyr Ave 62, +7 7172 73 87 93) is a very popular restaurant with a cheerful vibe with seafood, sushi, and platters to share your food with your dining company. If you are looking for a restaurant that serves only Halal food, there is no place better than Pectopah Saf (Qasim Amanzholov St 24, +7 7780 80 70 00).  A way to truly experience Kazakh Cuisine would be to visit Qazak Gourmet (Prospekt Mangilik Yel. 29, +7 7089 88 88 88) that offers all the traditional local cuisine on the menu. The Kitchen (Northern Lights, ЖК, Dostyq St 5, +7 7172 68 83 53) is another popular restaurant in the city that has a truly European feel. The menu offers everything from Spanish tapas to Scottish beef. Quite an unusual sight in a Central European city, but proving to be very popular with visitors and locals alike. Saksaul (Northern Lights, Dostyq St 5, +7 7172 47 59 59) is a restaurant with an upbeat cheerful vibe offering seafood, sushi, and sharing platters.

Nur-Sultan Sights and Attractions for Conference Delegates:

Nur-Sultan has a lot to offer visitors including the iconic Bayterek Tower, a 97 metres tall building with a large golden sphere atop to represent a bird’s egg in a tree. Bayterek translates to ‘tall poplar’ and it was built to symbolise the cities connected with the new world to the old. The Hazrat Sultan Mosque, completed in 2012, is one of the top attractions in Nur-Sultan. Spanning 17.8ha and able to hold over 10000 worshippers, the mosque is one of the biggest in Asia. Over 1500 masters and builders were required to complete this dazzling white structure in three years. To learn about the history of the Nur-Sultan and the rest of Kazakhstan, a visit to the National Museum of Kazakhstan is a must-do. Opened in 2013, the museum is in the heart of the city and easily accessible.