Nur-Sultan will host the 12th Astana Economic Forum (AEF) on May 16-17, 2019, where global leaders and key international experts will gather to discuss the most important challenges of the global economy and develop recommendations for their solution for Kazakhstan, reports the press service of Kazakh MFA.
The main topic of the Forum is Inspiring Growth: People, Cities, Economies. The participants will discuss new ways of sustainable growth, human capital development and strengthening the potential of cities as international centers of knowledge and innovation.
The most important events of this forum will be sessions with the participation of the country's leadership, a roundtable of ministers of finance and heads of central banks of the Caucasian and Central Asian countries, Mongolia and member states of the Eurasian Economic Union chaired by the IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Cyber and Digital Security-2019 session, Water as a Factor of Economic Growth and Security in Central Asia session, Global Silk Road-Mayors Forum under the G-Global auspices, OECD country review.
This year about 5,000 people will take part at the AEF. Half of them are foreign delegates from 100 countries of the world. Among the international guests who have already confirmed their participation are Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Armida Alisjahbana, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank of Russia Herman Gref, Chair of the Nokia Board of Directors Risto Siilasmaa, line ministers of Russia, Hungary, India, Turkmenistan, Belgium, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Poland, China, Tajikistan, as well as representatives of the UN, IDB, UNIDO and others.