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AEF-2019 has broken several records

The 12th Astana Economic Forum finished in the capital of Kazakhstan. The conference participants have already called the AEF the name of “Asian Davos” - by analogy with the World Economic Forum, which takes place every year in Switzerland.

Every time of the AEF attracts more and more attention at the international arena. For the first time in 12 years' history of the forum, more than 60 sessions and events have been conducted in just 2 days, and the delegates from more than 70 countries of the world participated in them - there were more than 6 thousand people, and almost 500 of them were speakers. For the first time the forum has been conducted in an open debate format in the presence of the media and in AFF Talks format for youth.

The forum participants also noted an important detail - this year the format of discussions has changed. Official events became more vivid, monologues were replaced by dialogues, and sometimes even by intense debates and open debates in the media presence. The chosen topic of the AEF-2019 - “Inspiring growth: people, cities, economies” played a key role in it. Despite the abundance of sessions and tight schedule, the forum participants did not leave the halls until the very end, and discussions were continued afterwards on the sidelines of the forum.

Paul Romer

«Every nation can in some way benefit from global economic growth.».

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By Sheena Jordan
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