Session: Kazakhstan Investment Summit

25 May, 09:30am – 6:00pm

This AEF key session will gather 120 top-level executives from multinational and local corporations interested in exploring the investment landscape in the country. Discussions will focus on the progress made by Kazakhstan in the efforts to diversify its commodity-based economy, the road ahead and new arising investment opportunities. The summit will be opened by Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, who will outline the government’s plans for reforms and present the key policy initiatives on the route to diversification.
In the afternoon attendees are invited to take part in one of the sector specific roundtables focused on the issues of agriculture, development institutions, infrastructure, technology and innovations, and knowledge economy.

Session speakers:

Mr. Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan 
Mr. Asset Issekeshev,  Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Mr. Hans Timmer, Chief Economist, Europe and Central Asia, World Bank
Mr. Richard Dobbs, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Mr. Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal
Mr. Erik Berglof, Director of the Institute of Global Affairs (IGA), London School of Economics and Political Science
Mr. Antonio Somma, Head of the Eurasia Competitiveness Programme, OECD
Mr. Dmitry Pankin, Chairman of the Management Board, Eurasian Development Bank Deputy Finance Minister of the RF (2013-2015 period)
Ms. Janet Heckman, Director for Kazakhstan, EBRD
Mr. Xavier Sala-i-Martin, Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Mr. Stephen Collins, Group Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, VimpelCom
Mr. Thomas TELMA, Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Mr. Gligor Tashkovich, former Minister for Foreign Investment, Republic of Macedonia (2006-2008)
Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University


Ministry of National Economy
of the Republic of Kazakhstan