(By Dr Shahid Qureshi, Group Chief Editor): –
On May 16 and 17, capital of Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan will invite Global leaders and leading international experts in various spheres to XII Astana Economic Forum AEF-2019. During these two days they will gather to discuss the most important issues of the world economy and develop recommendations to solve them for our country. More than five thousand delegates from over 60 countries will take part in the AEF-2019.
Media-accreditation open till May 8th on following link: http://reg.forum-astana.org/public/registration-media
Subject of Astana Economical Forum is updated every year and covers wide range of issues and tasks of global development. Agenda of the AEF includes discussion of key issues of the world economy, development of new industries and technologies, as well as global challenges Kazakhstan and other countries facing across the world.
“Success of each economy is determined by the availability of qualified human capital, advanced technologies and effective communication in the international arena. Following these intentions Astana Economic Forum has been held for the 12th time to share experience and develop partnership,” stated head of organizational committee Ruslan Zhemkov.
Astana Economic Forum established by the initiative of Leader of the Nation Nursultan Nazarbayev is always held with his participation. AEF-2019 is not going to be an exception. First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will take part in the plenary session of the forum.
“164 speakers are planned to participate. Number of sessions is updated daily and new ones are added. As part of “The Year of Youth”, we on-behalf of the organizing committee added a youth-led format so that students and young people could visit special panels with the participation of our most honored guests. Several Nobel laureates have already confirmed their participation” stated R. Zhemkov
In the event will take part next experts: Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, 2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics Paul Romer, Deputy Chairman of the US Federal Reserve Stanley Fischer and many more. Round-table with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev will also be one of the key events at the AEF. Panel with the President will be held along with, German Gref, Hans-Paul Byrkner, Armida Salsiya Alishahbana, Kenneth Rogoff, Maurice Obstfeld and others. Participants will discuss current issues and global economic development trends put on the AEF agenda.
Forum schedule consists of 55 sessions. Additional several new formats that have not been yet conducted in Kazakhstan planned to take place at AEF-2019. Round-table with the participation of the International Monetary Fund for Ministers of Finance and Leaders of the Central Banks of the countries will be held for the first time. First Kazakhstan forum on the UN sustainable development goals is planned, as well as a round-table with the participation of finance ministers and heads of central banks of the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia region, member states of the Eurasian Economic Union and Mongolia and businesspersons of different states. As well as:
● International conference in honor of the 100th anniversary of the international labor organization;
● Interim preparatory meeting for the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in 2020;
● Strategic session with the participation of the world intellectual elite and the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan under led by G-Global International Secretariat;
● Session named “25 years of Eurasian integration from idea to implementation”;
● Kazakhstan Global Investment Round-table
● IMF Round-table for Ministers of Finance and Governors of Central Banks of the Countries “Economic Policy Measures for Inclusive Growth”
XII Astana Economic Forum is pleased to welcome everyone in our young capital, the city of Nur-Sultan.
About the Forum
Astana Economic Forum is central business event of Eurasia.
During eleven years of work Astana Economic Forum (AEF became of one of the most influential international platforms to discuss issues of improvement and development of the world economy and financial system. Over 50,000 delegates visited forum from 150 countries of the world, more than 20 Nobel laureates and 30 high-level foreign political figures among them.
As the result of previous events, more than 300 memorandums and agreements were signed for an amount in excess of $ 20 billion.
Subject of the AEF is updated annually and covers a wide range of problems and tasks of global development, also sets directions for a wide range of discussions.