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24.05.2018
Summary of the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
On 19 May 2018, the Astana Economic Forum, in its new form as the Global Challenges Summit, came to a close. New agendas and a revised format of events allowed the worldwide expert community to join together in search of solutions to the global challenges standing before all of humanity.
17.05.2018
Samruk-Kazyna is the primary sponsor for AEF 2018: Global Challenges Summit.
Samruk-Kazyna is an investment fund and its mission is increasing national wellbeing in Karakhstan and supporting national economy modernization.
16.05.2018
AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit Fest
After they speak at the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit, global intellectual stars will travel to Astana’s universities to give lectures, seminars, and master classes for students and young scholars of Kazakhstan.
14.05.2018
Аккредитация орталығының жұмыс кестесі
ҚР ұлттық экономика бірінші вице-министрі Руслан Дәленов және GVA Kazakhstan серіктесі, АЭФ 2018: Global Challenges Summit бас продюсері Булат Столяров форумның бірінші аккредитация орталығын Hilton Astana--да салтанатты түрде ашты.
14.05.2018
On 17 May 2018, Astana Ballet will open its doors to the participants of AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
That evening, the theatre's ballet troupe will perform in a special Astana Ballet Gala.
13.05.2018
Dato Sri' Idris Jala will participate in sessions in the “World of a single economy track
Dat' Sri Idris Jala is a minster and chief executive director of the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) of the National Reform Programme of Malaysia.
12.05.2018
Mike Butcher will moderate the sessions of the “World with a united economy” and “World of singularity” tracks at the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
Mike Butcher is the chief editor of TechCrunch in Europe, the largest publication about the tech business.
12.05.2018
Pavel Luksha will present at AEF 2018
Pavel Luksha, member of the Expert Council of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and professor of practice at the SKOLKOVO Moscow School of Management will participate in the panel discussions of the “World of singularity” track.
11.05.2018
Futurist and technological singularity expert Evgeny Kuznetsov will participate in the “Robot-replaced humanity: planetary challenge or opportunity?” panel.
Futurist and technological singularity expert Evgeny Kuznetsov will participate in the “Robot-replaced humanity: planetary challenge or opportunity?” panel.
10.05.2018
Members of the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit Organizing Committee talk about progress in preparing for the Forum
The Deputy Director of the Forum's Organizing Committee, Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov, Partner of GVA Kazakhstan and General Producer of the Forum Bulat Stolyarov, and Organizing Committee members Bauyrzhan Turlubekov and Dinara Zholdaspaeva responded to questions about the preparation process for the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit on location at the Press Centre of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
10.05.2018
Romano Prodi will be attending sessions of the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
Mr. Prodi is a politician and two-time Prime Minister of Italy, former President of the European Commission and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for the Sahel region.
09.05.2018
Happy Victory Day!
May 9 is Victory Day in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
09.05.2018
Vladimir Yakovlev will curate the “Longevity as a new branch of the economy” session of the “World of longevity” track at AEF 2018
Vladimir Yakovlev is the author of the best-seller The Age of Happiness, and founder of the Age of Happiness project.
08.05.2018
An academic festival for students of the leading higher education institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan will be held under the aegis of the AEF 2018 Global
The AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit Festival is an integrated lecture platform for world experts and student audiences, the key goal of which is to inform students about the planet's most important technological breakthroughs and the new challenges they present.
08.05.2018
A partner of AEF 2018's “World of new clean energy” track, Vygon Consulting is an independent national industry consultant for the Russian energy sector
Grigory Vygon, the managing director of Vygon Consulting, will moderate a presentation on “Growth strategies for the oil and gas business in the era of clean energy” as part of the “World of new clean energy” track.
07.05.2018
Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day!
May 7 is Defender of the Fatherland Day in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
07.05.2018
Joe Studwell will participate in strategy sessions and panel discussions at the Forum.
Joe Studwell is the founder and chief editor of the magzine China Economic Quarterly.
06.05.2018
John Panzer will take part at the AEF 2018
John Panzer, Director, Global Practice for Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policy, World Bank, has confirmed his participation in the Global Challenges Summit 2018.
05.05.2018
Nazarbayev University has partnered up with the Astana Economic Forum 2018 for the World of the New People track
As the country's flagship higher education school, Nazarbaev University aims to become a world class research university. It is the main university of Kazakhstan whose basic principles of operation are autonomy and academic freedom.
05.05.2018
Jonathan Woetzel, Director at McKinsey & Company, has confirmed his participation in the Global Challenges Summit 2018.
Jonathan Woetzel is a Director of the McKinsey Global Institute in Asia.
04.05.2018
Launch of the online social networks action “I'm going to the AEF 2018”
The Organizational Committee of the Astana Economic Forum, to be held in Astana from the 17th to 19th May 2018, announces the social media competition “I’m going to the AEF 2018”.
03.05.2018
The Astana Economic Forum 2018 will be held at the EXPO Congress Center and the Hilton Astana.
The complex was designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (Chicago, US) and opened in Astana during the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017.
02.05.2018
Anthony Atala will take part at the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
The Immortality Begins Now sessions is going to feature a talk by Anthony Atala, a doctor of medicine majoring in the tissue engineering, Director of the Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Head of the Urology Department at the Medical School of Wake Forest (North Carolina, US).
01.05.2018
1 MAY!
1 MAY - the Day of Kazakhstan’s People Unity
01.05.2018
Aubrey de Grey, a writer, gerontologist, the chair and director of science at the SENS Foundation, is going to take part in the AEF 2018 Global Challenge Summit
Aubrey de Grey, a British gerontologist, chair and director of science at the SENS Foundation, chief editor of Rejuvenation Research Magazine, is going to take part in the plenary session of the Forum.
30.04.2018
Steve Wozniak, the famous American inventor, engineer and programmer, co-founder of Apple Computers, has confirmed his participation in the AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit
For his contribution to technology Steve Wozniak has been given 10 honorary doctorships of technical sciences from leading universities around the world.
29.04.2018
Toomas Ilves will take part in sessions of the "Digital World" track
One of AEF’s objectives is to formulate a clear understanding of key strategies and successful practices for public administration in the era of universal digitalisation while determining Kazakhstan’s priorities in this regard. To that end, former Estonian President Toomas Ilves will attend the "Digital World" track. He is an Estonian politician, diplomat, journalist, former member of the European Parliament and leader of Estonia’s Social Democratic Party.
29.04.2018
Mikhail Batin, CEO of the Open Longevity Foundation, will curate the track on longevity as an industry at AEF
The Foundation studies the mechanisms of ageing and develops scientific methods for radically extending life.
27.04.2018
Andrei Sharonov will take part at the AEF
Andrei Sharonov will take part in the round table discussion: “The Third Modernization of Kazakhstan: How to Integrate into New Markets”
27.04.2018
Press registration for AEF 2018 Global Challenges Summit is open!
On 27 April, 2018, registration opened for press accreditation for the 2018 AEF Global Challenges Summit, part of the 11th Annual Astana Economic Forum.
26.04.2018
Polish film director Krzysztof Zanussi will take part in the Astana Economic Forum
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.
25.04.2018
Laird Cagan will join the AEF: Global Challenges Summit 2018
Laird Cagan will join the AEF: Global Challenges Summit 2018
24.04.2018
The World Bank is the organizational partner of the AEF: Global Challenges Summit 2018
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.
23.04.2018
Press briefing results
A press briefing announcing the launch of Astana Economic Forum: Global Challenges Summit 2018 took place today at the office of Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.
21.04.2018
Jim O'Neill will speak at the Global Challenge Summit 2018
Jim O'Neill is a British financier and the former chairman of Goldman Sachs.
20.04.2018
The press briefing announcement
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.
20.04.2018
François Hollande, former President of France, has confirmed his participation at the Global Challenge Summit 2018
François Hollande served as President of the French Republic from May 2012 to May 2017.
19.04.2018
Political scientist Parag Khanna will feature as a key speaker for the “World of Cities” track at the Global Challenges Summit 2018
Today, transport, energy and communication networks connect cities closer together than ever before.
19.04.2018
Registration for the 2018 Astana Economic Forum is now open
The Astana Economic Forum has been rebooted. The 2018 Global Challenges Summit will be held May 17-18 on the grounds of the EXPO Congress Center. More than 300 speakers from 30 countries will attend the forum to discuss the challenges facing the world today: from global security and longevity to the new digital reality and designing the megapolises of the future.
18.04.2018
Michio Kaku, physicist and co-author of string theory, will be speaking at the Global Challenges Summit 2018
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.
17.04.2018
Ban Ki-moon, the eight Secretary General of the UN, has confirmed his participation in the Global Challenges Summit
The "World of Global Security" session is to feature a speech by the chairman of the Ethics Commission of the International Olympic Committee and former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
13.04.2018
Global Challenges Summit 2018 programme announcement
Global Challenges Summit 2018 programme is announced. The Summit, based on Astana Economic Forum, will be held on May, 17-19 in Astana, The Republic of Kazakhstan.
11.04.2018
Astana economic forum renewal
The Astana Economic Forum has been Central Asia’s main business summit since 2008 and during that time the Republic of Kazakhstan has transformed from a rapidly developing post-Soviet state to a global leader in terms of the complexity and speed of the development programmes being implemented.
09.04.2018
New brand identity of the main economic congress of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Astana Economic Forum rebirth in Global Challenges Summit entailed a determined change for brand identity of the congress.
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