During the press briefing, Ruslan Erbolatovich, Kazakhstan’s First Vice Minister for National Economics specified the framework for the congress and its agenda. In addition, he commented on the 11 global challenges that are the foundation for the agenda of the forum and their connection with Kazakhstan. Participants of the press briefing announced the names of the speakers and answered questions by the press.
On April 23, 2018, a press briefing will be held about the start of the official information campaign for the Astana Economic Forum: Global Challenges Summit 2018.
A Polish film director, screenwriter and producer, winner of the Golden Lion at the 1984 Venice Film Festival (for "A Year of the Quiet Sun") along with many other international and national awards, Krzysztof Zanussi will be speaking at the 2018 Astana Economic Forum.
The World Bank is an international financial organization set up in the United States in 1945 to provide financial and technical assistance to developing countries. 188 states are currently members of the World Bank.