2017 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games

The 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was hosted in the city of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan in September 2017 and saw over 6,000 athletes and team officials from 65 delegations participating in 21 sports over 12 days of competition.

In 2016, as a part of a joint venture, Chanzo were appointed Operator for the Games Planning and Delivery of the 5th AIMAG.


Less than

500 Days

Taking on the unprecedented challenge of planning and operating a major multi-sport event with less than 500 days to go

It all starts with


Recruiting, training and supporting them to ‘deliver brilliant’

Sourcing and onboarding highly professional, Games-experienced international staff to support host countries to deliver their events.

Over 350 Games experienced staff across over 30 functional areas from Manager to Director level were recruited and mobilised to Ashgabat, the first 100 of these within 100 days. These international staff recruited and trained over 400 national staff through the Ashgabat 2017 Games Academy to ensure a lasting human legacy of event professionals for Turkmenistan.


More than


paid contractors

International Games Experienced staff recruited from

34 Countries



Volunteers, known as 'First Stars'

Largest volunteer programme ever organised in Turkmenistan