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Astana Economic Forum

Astana Economic Forum (official site)

The Astana Economic Forum (hereinafter - AEF) has been held since 2008 on the initiative of the President of Kazakhstan N.A. Nazarbayev. This is the largest international platform, where the key challenges and problems of the global financial and economic system are discussed, specific recommendations on its strengthening and development are being developed.

The venue annually attracts thousands of delegates from a number of countries, including the leading statesmen, leading politicians, Nobel laureates, well-known scientists, journalists and representatives of the business elite.

The mission of the Forum is to discuss the problems and opportunities for long-term stable development of the world economy and states, to help define and strengthen the role of Kazakhstan in the international community, as well as to find solutions to combat the major economic and social challenges of our time.

The organizers are the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC "Institute for Economic Research", Corporate Foundation "Kazakhstan Fund for Economic Initiatives".

Additional information on official website.

History of the event:

June 27, 2008 - I AEF on "Modern aspects of economic development in the context of globalization", the number of participants was 500 people.

11-12 March 2009 - II AEF on "Economic security of Eurasia in the global risk system", the number of participants was 1200 people.

July 1-2, 2010 - III AEF on "Sustainable Economic Growth in the Post-Crisis Period", the number of participants was more than 3000 people, incl. 1500 people participated in the Plenary meeting.

3-5 May 2011 - IV AEF on the topic "New decade: challenges and prospects", the number of participants was more than 5000 people.

May 22-24, 2012 - V AEF on "Global economic transformation: challenges and development prospects", the number of participants was more than 8000 people.

May 22-24, 2013 - VI AEF on "Ensuring balanced economic growth in the" G-Global "format, the number of participants was more than 10,000 people.

May 21-23, 2014 - VII AEF on "Risk management in the epoch of changes in the G-Global format", the number of participants was more than 12 000 people.

21 -22 May 2015 - VIII AEF on "Infrastructure: driver of sustainable economic growth", the number of participants was more than 6000 people.

May 25 -26, 2016 - IX AEF on "New economic reality: Diversification, innovation and knowledge economy", the number of participants was about 3000 participants.

June 15-16, 2017 - X AEF on "New Energy - New Economy", the number of participants was more than 4000 participants.

From 17 to 19 May 2018 in Astana will be held the XI Astana Economic Forum "Global Challenges Summit 2018"

The Forum proposes to consider 11 global themes: the world of a unified economy, the world of a global strategy, the world of resources, the world of new clean energy, the world of longevity, the world of money of the future, the world of global security, the world of a new humanity, the world of cities, the world of singularity and the digital world.

The Forum will receive a record number of speakers - about 500 people from different countries of the world, representing a variety of schools and destinations. These are visionaries, politicians, technologists, leaders of technological breakthroughs, and those who deal with health and resources. This is the global palette of world-class speakers, such as:

Ban Ki-moon is a former UN Secretary-General, and now he is chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee;

Francois Hollande - ex-president of France;

Steve Wozniak is an American inventor, an electronics engineer who, along with Steve Jobs, created Apple's computer company;

Mitio Kaku is an American physicist of Japanese origin, one of the authors of string theory, the books "Introduction to Superstring Theory", "The Physics of the Impossible", "The Physics of the Future", "The Future of Reason", a popularizer of theoretical physics and modern concepts about the structure of the universe.