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AEF-2018: Kazakh students to meet with representatives of world’s intellectual elite

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According to the First Vice Minister, special events will be held on the basis of leading universities of Astana: lectures, presentations and meetings with the world experts � participants of the forum.

“Our future scientists, inventors, programmers will have the opportunity to meet with leading thinkers. Who knows, maybe the future Nobel Prize winners study at Kazakh universities, meet and ask questions to the speakers of the forum, and inspire them with their ideas,” said Ruslan Dalenov.

The history of the AEF shows that the speakers of the forum at different times were politicians, scientists and economists, journalists and public figures of the world level, representatives of international organizations, financial institutions and business elites.

During the press conference, Ruslan Dalenov pointed out that the agenda of the forum is aimed at future challenges. In this regard, experts are selected under specific topics: cryptocurrency mining, smart cities, artificial intelligence, industrial robotization.

For reference: The XI Astana Economic Forum: Global Challenges Summit 2018 will be held in Astana on May 17-19.

Global Challenges Summit 2018 raises questions of the main planetary challenges: from resource sustainability and longevity to global security and the organization of future megacities. The task of the congress participants, the world expert community, the technological elite, representatives of city and state administration, visionaries and leaders of large corporations is to find answers to these challenges and develop appropriate solutions of a global scale.

More than 450 speakers will take part in the Forum. Half of them are international guests from more than 24 countries. Among the international guests who confirmed their participation to date: the former President of France, Francois Hollande; physicist, co-author of string theory and popularizer of science, Michio Kaku; former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and creator of the acronym BRICs, Jim O’Neill; Chief Economist for Europe and Central Asia region of the World Bank, Hans Timmer; political scientist and visionary strategist of city development, Parag Khanna; Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Georgia, Mikheil Janelidze; former Estonian President,Toomas Ilves; the Eighth UN Secretary-General and Chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-moon; film director, winner of the highest prize of the Venice Film Festival � Golden Lion, Krzysztof Zanussi, and others.

The transformed Astana Economic Forum will be held in the Congress Center Expo and Hilton Astana. Registration for participants is already open on the Congress.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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