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10 days remained before the start of the XII Astana Economic Forum

Main economic event of the year AEF-2019 will be held at the EXPO Congress Center on May 16-17, 2019 in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, city of Nur-Sultan. A record number of delegates is expected at AEF-2019 this year. Around five thousand people will join the forum and half of them are foreign delegates from 50 different countries.

Astana Economic Forum is not just a platform designed to discuss the most important problems of the world economy, but also a place for an effective exchange of experience, development of the partnership, promotion of the most ambitious ideas and innovative projects.

The subject of the Astana Economic Forum is updated annually and covers a wide range of issues and objectives of global development. The main theme of AEF-2019 is INSPIRING GROWTH: PEOPLE, CITIES, ECONOMICS is divided to five key areas: the global agenda; regional macroeconomics agenda; cities of the future; technology agenda; human capital and inclusive development of Kazakhstan. Participants will discuss new ways of sustainable growth, human capital development and improvement of urban potential as international centers of knowledge and innovation.

It is planned to hold several new congress formats at AEF-2019, which never presented in Kazakhstan. For the first time, a round table will be held with the participation of International Monetary Fund for ministers of finance and heads of central banks of the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia region, member states of the Eurasian Economic Union and Mongolia. The first Kazakhstan forum on sustainable development goals scheduled under the auspices of the UN. Forum will organize an international conference in honor of 100th anniversary of the International Labor Organization; an interim preparatory meeting for the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in 2020; strategic session with the participation of the global intellectual elite and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the auspices of G-Global International Secretariat "25 years of Eurasian integration from idea to implementation", and Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable.

The Astana Economic Forum was established by the initiative of Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev, is always held with his participation. AEF-2019 is not an exception. First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will take part in the plenary session of the forum.

One of the key events of the Forum will be a round table with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Participants of the meeting with the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be Stanley Fischer, Herman Gref, Hans-Paul Burkner, Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Kenneth Rogoff, Maurice Obstfeld, and others. The meeting will discuss the following subjects claimed on AEF agenda: current issues and global economic development trends.

An innovation of the Forum will be the implementation of the AEF Talks format, targeted to young people and students. AEF Talks will allow Kazakhstani youth to take part in interesting lectures and discussions with reputable scientists and politicians invited to AEF-2019.

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