under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The President's Address to the People of Kazakhstan
Growing welfare of kazakh citizens: increase in income and quality of life
Well-being of the population and accession of Kazakhstan to the list
of 30 developed countries are the long-term goals of our independent state.
On May 4, 2018 the XI Astana Economic Forum: Global Challenges and Kazakhstan in the XXI Century round-table meeting was held at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana. The event was organized by the organizing committee of Astana Economic Forum, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Institute for Eurasian Integration, the Institute of Economic Research under the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Representatives of leading analytical centres, economists, political experts, sociologists and mass media participated in the round-table meeting.
The Astana Economic Forum: Global Challenges Summit 2018 raises issues of major global challenges from resource sustainability and super longevity to global security and structures of megalopolises of the future. The objective of the renewed AEF is to address those challenges and produce relevant global solutions.
In opening the meeting, round-table moderator, director of KISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zarema Shaukenova noted that today Kazakhstan is in the mainstream of global processes and today the country needs to develop and adapt to occurring realities. Head of State N. A. Nazarbayev actively promotes the agenda on joining the group of 30 most developed countries of the world, five institutional reforms, the large-scale Modernization 3.0, new development opportunities within the Fourth Industrial Revolution, public conscience modernization and social initiatives. One of the AEF sessions will be devoted to the development agenda of Kazakhstan for 2019-2020.
GVA Kazakhstan partner Bulat Stolyarov delivered a keynote speech on the Concept and Programme of the Renewed Forum as a Frame for Formulating Strategic and Tactical Transformations in the Economy of Kazakhstan. In his presentation, the speaker shared key megatrends of global development through the prism of Kazakhstan reality. Bulat Stolyarov mentioned significant project ideas of Kazakhstan, including the conduct of EXPO 2017, spiritual modernization, Astana jubilee, International Financial Centre of Astana, etc. Sharing of expertise in the Forum will allow to address the most important and urgent global issues.
Deputy Director of KISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sanat Kushkumbayev in his report “Astana Economic Forum: Addressing Global Challenges” noted that the economic forum had always been and remained a synchronizing tool, a bridge between the national economic and global policies. Final discussions of the Forum will assist Kazakhstani experts and the Government in preparing the National Development Strategy for 2019 – 2020 and an outlook projection.
At the round-table meeting, speakers discussed the issues of technology innovation and digitalization, new paradigms of civil society, global economy, economic growth of Kazakhstan, social and cultural transformation in conditions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, agglomeration development policy in Kazakhstan in the context of urbanization, social dimension of the future of the Big Eurasia.
Information about the event is available at the official website of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan: