T. Suleimenov: AEF Global Challenges Summit 2018 will be the source of strategic decisions
During today’s briefing in the Government press center, Deputy Chairman of the AEF Organizing Committee, Minister of National Economy Timur Suleimenov, representative of GVA Kazakhstan partner Bulat Stolyarov, members of the organizing committee Bauyrzhan Turlubekov and Dinara Dzholdaspayeva told about the preparations for the XI Astana Economic Forum Global Challenges Summit 2018.
The XI Astana Economic Forum will be held on May 17-19 this year. According to T. Suleimenov, this year the Forum is being held in a modified format and will become the summit of global challenges.
The Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee dwelt separately on the substantive, organizational aspects and answered questions of interest to the media.
Astana Economic Forum Global Challenges Summit 2018 will become a source of development of strategic decisions that are relevant both on a global scale and specifically for our country.
The most important goal of the AEF this year is to provide the expert community, the technological elite, government officials, visionaries and leaders of large corporations with a platform for searching for meaningful answers and decisions of a global scale, � according to Deputy Chairman of the AEF Organizing Committee T. Suleimenov.
The Forum will focus on the most pressing issues of global development: from digitization to the new format person, from crypto currency to robot-substituted humanity, from the world economy to new clean energy.
According to T. Suleimenov, to date the outlines of the forum have been formed.
The forum’s program is up-to-date, it is available on the official website. About 500 guests and speakers are expected, their level and status correspond to the high level set by the agenda of the Forum, � T. Suleimenov noted.
Deputy Chairman of the AEF Organizing Committee specifically noted the representation of the AEF. To already previously voiced guests, new names are added such as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple. Another guest of the Forum is a man who initiated and carried out the famous digital revolution in Estonia – Thoomas Ilves.
This year the Forum will be held for three days. The third day will be fully dedicated to discussing and adapting the ideas and solutions discussed in the first days of the forum to the Kazakhstan agenda.
I want to emphasize that Kazakhstan intends to use the results of the international discussion on ways to solve the global challenges of the planet at the supranational, national and corporate levels in the most effective way. Following the third day, which we called a strategic session, we expect valuable practical recommendations for our country from our international experts, � T. Suleimenov said.
Answering the question of journalists about the benefits of the Forum for Kazakhstan, T. Suleimenov explained that before the recommendations of the AEF were applicable mostly to economic and financial policies. The current expansion of topics should provide recommendations in the field of human capital development, new technologies, etc., as well as open up opportunities for the development of a more comprehensive national strategy and tactics.
This is the distinguishing feature of the Astana Economic Forum of 2018, � Timur Suleimenov summed up.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan