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David Applefield

Communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher

David Applefield is a seasoned communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher, and media strategist who has spent his career developing creative and innovative solutions for business leaders, heads of state, ministries, NGOs, and other not-for-profit foundations. Mr. Applefield has lead workshops and provided one-on consultations on business media topics, to include: creating commercial strategies for content, increasing revenue streams, strategic distribution, synergy with local business, building community through content, and the development of marketing and advertisement. Since 1998, Applefield has worked for the Financial Times as its commercial Special Representative for Africa, the Middle East, and Emerging Markets, developing special reports on countries and themes including Investing in Nigeria, Mauritania, Senegal, and Leading Business Women in Emerging Markets. Applefield has lived in France for decades, and works across Europe, North America, and Africa, where he has been advising and training leaders and media professionals for 20 years.

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Fresh Big Mouf

Musician

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Alex Eaton

Traveler, professional teacher

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Alexey Li

Internet entrepreneur

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Arman Suleimenov

CEO and founder, Zero To One Labs

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Brandon Andrews

Senior consultant, Values Partnerships

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Charlotte Cooper

Director of Digital Strategy, Show of Force

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Christopher Gray

Founder, Scholly

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Diana Tsoy

Environmental engineer

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Didar Kul-Mukhammed

Freelance writer and illustrator

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Erden Zikibay

Аnimator, designer, illustrator, educator

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Griffin Hammond

Documentary filmmaker

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Gulnara Bazhkenova

Сhief editor, Esquire

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Jokeasses

Team of video makers

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Kana Beisekeyev

Director and photographer

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Katerina Suvorova

Filmmaker

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Nurlan Batyrov

Аctor, film director

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Ruslan Zhemkov

General director, International Fund “Eurasian Media Forum”

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Lena apa

Popular Instagrammer

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Toby Leah Bochan

Head of Video, Storyful

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Versha Sharma

Managing editor, NowThis

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Rasul Abdullayev

Yuframe team member, the marketer Zenge

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Samson Bezmyatezhnyi

Development manager, Genesis Youtube Kazakhstan

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Aziza Utegenova

Commercial Director, Mediacast LLP

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Stephanie Pereira

Director of Learning and Engagement, Kickstarter

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Rula Raim

Entrepreneur

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Dennis Keen

TV show host, travel blogger

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Asya Tulesova

Community and environmental activist

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Murat Dilmanov

Cartoonist-artist

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Nurtas Adambai

Director, scriptwriter, producer, actor

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David Applefield

Communications specialist, editor, writer, publisher

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Artur Gurau

Digital communication strategist

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Bektour Iskender

Сo-founder of Kloop Media, publisher

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Dodie Kharkheli

Head of Digital Communications, Chai Khana

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Yorgos Krassakopoulos

Film expert

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Elena Pogrebizhskaya

A film director, an art manager, the “Partisan” documentary film studio

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Albert Tsukrenko

Ukrainian journalist, musician, radio personality

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Natalya Tyan

PR manager, ABR

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Sami Eyidilli

Digital Marketing Manager

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John Tass-Parker

Head of Politics & Government, Instagram

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Attia Nasar

Digital Media Advisor, the U.S. Department of State

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Alexander Plyushchev

journalist, editor and columnist

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SnovaDvoe

A comedy group

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Miras Ibraimov

Co-founder, CrossFit Astana, A2 supermarket chain

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Murat Yuldahsev

Founder, CROWDBL

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Anna Tazhimuratova

Founder and CEO, crowdfunding platform Baribirge.kz

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Aigerim Khafizova

Co-founder, LinchPin Effect

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Hakan Bilginer

Head and owner, Zaytung.com

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Almas Kebekbayev

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, TOP.KZ

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Zaure Rozmat

Founder of the Steppe