Early in his career, he worked as a senior specialist at the Georgian Foreign Ministry’s Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and Analysis, after which he went into business. Prior to his appointment to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mikheil served as Deputy Minister of Economics and Sustainable Development. During his tenure as Deputy Minister of Economics (2011-2015), Mikheil Janelidze served as Georgia's chief negotiator when the free trade agreement with the European Union was established. Shortly thereafter, he became Deputy Foreign Minister in 2015.
On 27 April, 2018, registration opened for press accreditation for the 2018 AEF Global Challenges Summit, part of the 11th Annual Astana Economic Forum.
An American physicist of Japanese origin, Michio Kaku is one of the founders of string theory and is active in the popularization of theoretical physics and modern concepts on the structure of the universe.
François Hollande served as President of the French Republic from May 2012 to May 2017.