Details of 5th Astana Economic Forum Revealed
Feb 29. Kazakhstanlive
By Greg Delaney
On May 22nd-24th in Astana, the 5th Astana Economic Forum (AEF) will take place. This year’s Forum is dedicated to the challenges and prospects of world economic development in terms of global transformation.
One of the exclusive events of the Forum will be ‘The Dialogue of Leaders: New Financial & Economic policy’, where in interactive debates the most prominent figures from economy, business, politics and media will discuss the issues of global development.
Among the events taking place is Conference of Finance Ministers of CIS countries, as well as a Conference ‘Existential Crisis of the International Financial Architecture’, which will focus on countering regional recessions, as well as development of new mechanisms of financial and economic stability. In total, the agenda of the Forum consists of 35 sessions of different formats with the participation of more than 5000 delegates from 80 countries.
The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev, the President of the Republic of Ecuador, the Prime Minister of Qatar, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, 6 former heads of state, 6 former prime ministers (including the UK’s Tony Blair and Italy’s Rolano Prodi), 25 current and former ministers and 40 heads of trans-national corporations and businesses, 12 Nobel prize winners (including John Nash and Robert Mundell) will participate.
An Open Letter to the G-20 countries with recommendations for improvement and development of the world economy will be the main outcome of the Forum, and will be sent to the Organizing Committees of G-8 and G-20, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development.
Participation in the development of recommendations for the G-20 countries is available to everyone on the web-site of the communicative platform ‘G-Global’ of the Astana Economic Forum www.g-global.aef.kz, created on the initiative of President Nazarbayev to increase the number of participants to find anti-crisis solutions for the world.
The full programme of the 5th Astana Economic Forum, a list of confirmed speakers, as well as the registration form for those who would like to participate are available on the event’s official web-site www.aef.kz.
The organizers of the 5th Astana Economic Forum are the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, 13 Ministries of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, NWF ‘Samruk-Kazyna’, UN, World Economic Forum, World Intellectual Property Organization, Reinvented
Bretton-Woods Committee, Club de Madrid, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and others.