XII Astana Economic Forum kicks off in Nur-Sultan
The Astana Economic Forum is Eurasia's annual key business event.
The Forum began with a plenary session at the Congress Center. Yelbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev are taking part in the forum.
5,492 registered delegates from 74 countries, including experts, politicians, businesspeople, and scientists, attended the Forum. According to the organizers, AEF-2019 has received significant interest from foreign and domestic media, with 710 representatives from 30 countries participating in the event.
Foreign guests participating in the forum are Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Han Zheng, Vice-Premier of the State Council of China, Armen Sarkissian, President of Armenia, Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation, Paul Romer, Chief Economist of the World Bank (2016-2018), Nobel Prize Winner in Economics 2018, to name but a few.
Renowned TV journalists of Euronews, CNN, etc. came to cover this event. They will be moderators of some of the Forum sessions.