Tennis Tournament BeNeLux – Open 2023
On May 20, 2023, in the tennis hall "Beeline Arena" of the STC RK, the BeNeLux Chamber of Commerce in the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the support of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan, organized a friendly tennis tournament BeNeLux-Open 2023, timed to coincide with the 2nd anniversary of the formation of the Chamber.
Beeline Kazakhstan was the general sponsor of the tournament. The initiator of the tennis tournament, along with the Chamber, was the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Andre Carstens, who also took an active part in the event as an honored guest and player.
The participants of the tournament were diplomats of EU countries accredited in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, such as the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, representatives of the business community from among the members of the BeNeLux Chamber of Commerce: Beeline Kazakhstan represented by General Director Evgeny Nastradin, EGR, AMF group ”, “Soudal”, “BGDN”.
Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakh Invest, AIFC, Astana Hub also took part in the tournament.
The purpose of this tournament was to strengthen friendly relations through tennis diplomacy between European diplomatic circles and the Kazakh business community, aimed at establishing new partnerships.
At the end of the tournament, the participants were able to communicate in an informal setting at a cocktail reception organized at the press center of the STC RK, receive prizes for 1st and 2nd place from the President of the BeNeLux Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Denis Van den Weich. The reception was sponsored by Line Brew and Leonidas.
The winners of the tournament were the General Director of BGDN, Mr. Romain Kenet, and the Head of the Trade Department of the Austrian Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Klemens Mahal. The second place was taken by a couple from the ERG company: Mr. Pavel Krutykh and Mr. Akylbek Altynbekov. The event was held in a warm, friendly atmosphere, the participants expressed their desire to continue holding the tournament on an annual basis.