ASTANA ECONOMIC FORUM SET FOR MAY 22-24, 2012

Kazakhstan President, economists, experts from more than 80 countries to attend

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, 30 April 2012 -/PR Newswire / – The 5th Astana Economic Forum devoted to the challenges and perspectives of economic development in a time of global transformation, will be held from May 22-24, 2012, in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana.

Forum participants will include the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev; the former President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Horst Köhler; the Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani; the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan; the Prime Minister of Georgia, Gilayri Nicoloz Zyrabovich; 25 active and former ministers, 40 leaders of international organizations, corporations and businesses, 11 Nobel Prize winners and other eminent thinkers.

One of the highlights of the Forum will be “Dialogue of Leaders: The New Financial and Economic Policy.” It will consist of a discussion of global development issues by some of the world’s most prominent figures in economics, business, politics and the mass media.

Two other important events will be a meeting of finance ministers of countries of the Commonwealth of Independent State and a conference dealing with the dysfunction in the international financial system. A key aim of the conference is to generate ideas for promoting global economic and financial stability, including ways of preventing regional recessions.

Other issues that the Forum will address include economic integration, socio-economic policy, tourism, protection of intellectual property, global energy and environmental strategies, attracting investment, and fostering innovation.

More than 5,000 people from over 80 countries are expected at the Forum, which will consist of 35 events in various formats.

The Forum will wrap up with a list of recommendations to the G-20 countries for improving and further developing the world economy. A letter with the recommendations will be sent to the G-8 and G-20 countries, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Anyone who wants to take part in the recommendation process may do so by submitting ideas at the Web site www.g-global.aef.kz.

The Astana Economic Forum established the G-Global site in response to President Nazarbayev’s call for an increase in the number of countries and individuals who help shape global economic policy.

The 5th Astana Economic Forum program, list of scheduled speakers and information on registering are available on the Forum Web site, www.aef.kz.

Major Forum organizers include the Association “Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists”, the Republic of Kazakhstan’s 14 ministries, the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign wealth fund, the United Nations, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, the Madrid Club, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and many others. The media agency Success K is the major provider of the Forum’s media support.

For information about the Forum, please contact:

Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association
Address: 65 Temirkazyk Str.,
010001, Astana,
Republic of Kazakhstan
ph.: +7 7172 70 18 12
fax: +7 7172 70 17 96
e-mail: media@aef.kz

For Registration and Accreditation information please contact:

Media Agency Success K
Address: 010000, 2/2 Kabanbay Batyr Avenue
Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan
ph.: +7 7172 48 20 26
fax: +7 7172 24 14 30
e-mail: aef2012@media-agency.kz

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