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17-18
May
2018
Astana
Theme:
New Eurasia: Enhancement of Trade and Investment from Shanghai to London

Speakers of previous forums

Leading international experts in global economy.
Igor
Shuvalov

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

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Agris
Preimanis

Director, Head of Kazakhstan, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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Aleksey
Grom

President, Chairman of the Board, Member of the Board of Directors

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Aida
Sitdikova

Director of Energy and Natural Resources, Russia, Caucasus & Central Asia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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Catullus
Helmer

Co-Founder and Partner, Enovid LLP, an investment company

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David
Daokui
Li

Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of Economics and the founding Dean of Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University.

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Domingo
Cavallo

Senior Fellow of the Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, Minister of Economy (1991-1996, 2001), President of Central Bank Argentina (1982)

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Peter
Frankopan

Senior research fellow at Oxford University, the director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research, and the author of a bestseller:

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

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Marek
Belka

Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005); President, the National Bank of Poland (2010-2016), member of the Committee on Economic Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Sergey
Sidorsky

Minister for Industry and Agro-Industrial Complex of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

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Zhunusov
Adamkul
Orokeevich
Minister for Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
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Fletcher
E.
Honemond

Director, Office of Learning and Workforce Development, Center for Leadership DevelopmentFederal Executive Institute, USA

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Vladimir
Mau

Rector of the RANEPA, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Pierre Mendes France University specializing in Applied Economics, Honored Economist of the Russian Federation, State Councilor of the Russian Federation of the First Order

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Zarema
Shaukenova

Director, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Francis
Maude

Senior Advisor in Covington and Burling LLP

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Rolf
Alter

Director for Public Governance with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris

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Cihan
Sultanoğlu

UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC), UN Commissioner-General for EXPO 2017 in Astana

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Fatima
Zhakypova

Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Kairat
Kelimbetov

Governor
Astana International Financial Centre

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Harold
James

Professor of History and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Jacob
Frenkel

Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty

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Elina
Ribakova

Chief Economist/Managing Director for EMEA at Deutsche Bank

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Djoomart
Otorbaev

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (2014-2015)

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Marshal
Van
Alstyne

Professor at Boston University and research associate at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Autor of the World’s bestseller Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy--And How to Make Them Work for You.

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Augusto
Lopez
Claros

Augusto Lopez-Claros is a Senior Advisor in the Development Economics Vicepresidency (DEC) of the World Bank Group, the unit leading the Bank’s research and analytical work.

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Sergey
Glazyev

Academician of the Russian academy of sciences

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Massimiliano
Castelli

Global Head of Strategy, Global Sovereign Markets, UBS

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Il
Sakong

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Global Economics (IGE)

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Turalay
Kenc

Deputy Governor of the Central bank of Turkey (2009-2011) 

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Medeu
Akhmetkal

Director of Institute of Geography, Doctor of Geographical Sciences

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Dmitry
Pankin

Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank

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Ayhan
Kose

Director, Development Prospects Group. Leader of the World Bank Group’s work on global macroeconomic outlook and forecasts as well as financial flows and commodity markets.

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Nuraly
Bekturganov

First Vice-President of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences, The Doctor of Technical Sciences

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Grigory
Rubin

Partner & Managing Director , The Boston Consulting Group

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Max
Hauser

Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group

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Douglas
A.
Irwin

Professor in the Social Sciences Department of Economics  at Dartmouth College

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Oleg
Kuznetsov

President of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, rector of the International University of Nature, Society and Human “Dubna”

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Nurtay
Abykayev

President of the Kazakhstan National Academy of Natural Sciences, Doctor of Economic Sciences, academician of KazNANS,  Major General, diplomatic official 

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Serge
Martin

Special Advisor to the United Nations Foundation, Sustainable Energy for All Initiative, Special Advisor to Secretary-General International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE-Paris)

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Anatoliy
Spitsyn

Professor of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration,  Director of the Institute of Strategic Research of Integration Problems EAEC, Vice President of  Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

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Xu
Hongcai

Deputy chief economist of China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE)

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Christine
Lagarde

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

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Roberto
Azevêdo

Director-General of the World Trade Organization 

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Jack
Ma

Founder and chairman of the board of directors of Alibaba Group.

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Recep
Tayyip
Erdogan

President of Turkey

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Jeffrey
Sachs

Economist

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Daron
Ajemoglu

Economist

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Nassim
Taleb

U.S. Risk Expert, Author of the "Black Swan" theory.

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Hans-Paul
Bürkner

Chairman, The Boston Consulting Group

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Wencai
Zhang

Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank, the coordinator of the Department of South Asia and the Department of Central and West Asia

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Mattia
Romani

Managing Director, Country and Sector Economics European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

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Sultan
Ahmed
Bin
Sulayem

DP World Group Chairman and CEO

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Marc
Uzan

Founder and  Executive Director of Reinventing Bretton-Woods Committee

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Christian
Bruning

Director and co-founder Climate Wedge Oy, Independent consulting firm for investments in ecology.

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Evan
Feigenbaum

Vice chairman of the Paulson Institute, former Deputy assistant secretary of the Secretary of State, author of “The United States in the New Asia”.

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Jean-Marie
Cambaceres

President of the France-Asia Association, member of the Social and Economic Council of France.

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Isabella
Groegor-Cechowicz

Global General Manager Public Services, SAP.

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Steven
Frantzen

Senior Vice President, EMEA Region, Managing Director СЕМА, IDC.

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Jan
Dirk
Waiboer

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Chairman BCG Kazakhstan

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Sergei
Perapechka

Partner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group, Moscow

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Andrej
Timofeev

Senior Partner and Managing Director, Head of BCG Russia and CIS
Moscow

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Umirzak
Shukeyev

Mr. Shukeyev has been the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Samruk-Kazyna since 2011.

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Kairat
Kozhamzharov

Chairman of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption

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Alikhan
Baimenov

Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana

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Xiroshi
Tanaka

Analyst in Global Project Management - Practitioner scientist - Professor

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Darmen
Sadvakasov

CSI Senior Partner

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Kanat
Bozumbayev

Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Arman
Satimov

CSI Partner, Oil & Gas/Energy/Innovation sector

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Arzybek
Kojoshev

Minister of Еconomy of the Kyrgyz Republic

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Kassymkhan
Kapparov

Coordinator, Economic Advancement Initiative

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Christopher
A.
Hartwell

President, Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

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Vladimir
Rakhmanin

FAO Regional Representative

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Gerald
A.
Herrmann

Director, Organic Services GmbH, Germany

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Shamil
Yenikeyeff

Director of the Oxford International Centre

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Askar
Mamin

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Zhenis
Kasymbek
Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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Kanat
Alpysbaev

Board Chairman, President of JSC “National Company” Kazakhstan Temir Zholy”.

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Oleg
Belozerov

President of JSC “Russian Railways”

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Andrey
Starkov

Vice-President of JSC “Russian Railways”

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Amal
Larhlid

Global Fiscal Policy Advisory Leader, PwC UK

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Inyang
Ebong-Harstrup

Special Advisor, Directorate, UN Office for South-South Cooperation

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Dossym
Kydyrbayev

Independent Director, Member of the Board of Directors of JSC VTB Bank

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Giovanni
Capannelli

Country Director Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM)

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Doctor
Simon
Buckle

CMG FInstP

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Madina
Abylkassymova

Vice-Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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Aidar
Arifkhanov

Deputy Chairman of the Board JSC "National Management Holding "Baiterek" 

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Talgat
Doskenov

Member of the presidency of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs  "Atameken", chair of the Social sphere  and Social Partnership Committee

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Aniket
Shah

Program Leader - Financing for Sustainable Development Initiative 

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Marcia
Elizabeth
C.
Favale

Founder & CEO, M.Favale-Tarter LLC. Founder, President & CEO, Blingby LLC

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Aidan
Karibzhanov

Chairman of the Board of Directors - Visor Holding

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Roland
Nash

Senior Partner and Chief Investment Strategist – Verno Capital, London

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Pavel
Khokhryakov

Private Investor

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Timur
Akazhanov

Principal – Private Equity, Blackstone Group

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Jose
Estanislau
do
Amaral
Souza
Neto

Director-General of the Rio Branco Institute of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil

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Ali
Sebaa
Al-Marri

Executive President of Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

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Anir
Chowdhury

Policy Advisor of UNDP and USAID-supported a2i Program, Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh

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Salman
Khurshid

Ex-Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

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Peter
Thomson

Chairman of the UN General Assembly. Permanent Chairman of Fiji at the United Nations.

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Rae
Kwon
Chung

2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Advisor to the Chairman of the Group of Leaders and Top-Tier Experts on Water Issues and Natural Disasters at the office of UN Secretary General

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Frederick
Musiwa
Shava

The President of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Ambassador of Zimbabwe to the United Nations.

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Fekitamoeloa
Utoikamanu

Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.

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Rudolph
Giuliani

Cybersecurity Advisor to the US President

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Mark
Yeandle

Associate Director, (Z/Yen Group Limited)

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Alexey
Malinovskiy

Head of Mastercard in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia

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Duncan
van
Bergen

VP Upstream and Country Chair

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Mantas
Bartuska

Director General of JSC Lithuanian Railways

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Uwe
Leuschner

Senior Vice President Business Development Eurasia, DB Cargo AG
General Manager, DB Cargo Russija OOO

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Events

The Forum includes more than 30 different events.
Parallel panel sessions
High-level sessions with discussions and debates with participation of more than 200 heads and representatives of international and Kazakhstan organizations as well as political leaders, scientists and businessmen.
The Forum was
attended by
4018 people from 83 countries around the world