The event was organized by the Consortium of Consulting and Research Organizations in the Republic of Kazakhstan with the support of the EBRD BAS Programme in Kazakhstan.

Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation was one of the main organizers of the First International Conference "Consulting Without Borders" and the first ceremony for the winners of Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting. Both activities took place on February 1, 2012 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the RIXOS Almaty hotel.

Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants CMC Kazakhstan holds its First National Conference and a 4-hour training on Ethics in Consulting (only for CMC-Kazakhstan members!)

The First Kazakhstan National Conference welcomes professional consultants representing various areas of management consulting, marketing research and PR.

On October 6, at its 2011 Biennial Congress in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei, ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) conferred upon Gabriel Al-Salem the title of “Member of the Meridian Order” posthumously. 

Viktoria Olskaia, Foundation’s President, visited Kansas, Gabriel Al-Salem’s home state


Sponsored walk organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

On June 28 and 30 the promotional events for the Foundation and the Award in Dushanbe and Khodjent were organized by the EBRD BAS (Business Advisory Service) Programme in Tajikistan.

The event on June 16 was organized by the Management Consulting Institute of Kyrgyzstan with the support from the EBRD BAS Programme.  AKI-Press provided informational coverage for the event.  Laurent Guye, Country Director for Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan from the Swiss Cooperation Office and Consulate endorsed the Award and announced the Swiss Government’s decision to make a contribution to the Foundation.