Sunday, May 4, 2014
NevBio and CEO-CFO International Hosts Delegation from Kazakhstan on Nov 20, 21 & 22, 2013
During the three days, the delegation attended classes and tours of businesses. Speakers included Richard Helfrich who spoke on creating innovation in the United States and other countries. Steve Curtis spoke on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Nevada and its future in the world. Dr. Oliver Hemmers spoke on common challenges that Kazakhstan and Nevada face. Zane Wilson, CEO of GMIS spoke about the medical isotope industry. Leith Martin, CEO of Equiinet spoke about small business innovation and their company's product which is one box to handle voice, internet, security and backup. Matthew Waymire talked about how Americans "tinker" and develop new products - new products that came out of garages such as Apple, Hewlett Packard and others. Kent Rippy talk about marketing and social media. Former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley spoke about her relationship with Kazakhstan and how she helped the US work closer with Kazakhstan.
Trips were taken to the University of Nevada of Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Sciences, UNLV Gaming Institute and UNLV College of Engineering. The delegation visited with Dr.Andy Kunuki at Nevada State College where they discussed new teaching methods. The group toured the Atomic Testing Museum. Kazakhstan also hosted USSR's nuclear testing site.