Ensuring sustainable economic growth in G-Global format
ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Sixth Astana Economic Forum will be held from May 22-24 in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. This
year's Forum will continue the event's tradition of attracting a bevy
of Nobel Prize winners and other renowned delegates, according to its
main organizer, the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association.
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The Sixth Astana Economic Forum will boast an event within an event that
has the potential to generate international headlines - a United
Nations-sanctioned conference on the global financial crisis.
That is the World Anti-Crisis Conference.
Vuk Jeremic, president of the United Nations General Assembly, will be
one of those playing a key role at the conference, whose aim is to find
more effective ways to address the world's ongoing economic crisis.
Another important player will be Wu Hongbo, the United Nations'
Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs.
Among the notables who have committed to coming to the Sixth Astana
Economic Forum and the World Anti-Crisis Conference are 10 Nobel Prize
winners; Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan; Macedonian Prime
Minister Nikola Gruevski; Armenian Prime Minister Tigran
Sargsyan; former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi; former Dutch
Prime Minister Wim Kok; the secretary general of the Boao Forum, Zhou
Wenzhong; the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and
Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Noeleen Heyzer; and the
executive director of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.
Altogether, for this moment the number of confirmed participants
includes 35 active and former government ministers and more than 40
leaders of international organizations, corporations and businesses.
The latest Forum and the conference are expected to draw the largest
number of participants yet - 8,500 people from 100 countries.
Topics that this year's Forum will be addressing include:
Perspectives for global economic growth and the price of raw materials
Infrastructure and innovative technologies.
Competitiveness in international markets.
Social implications of economic growth.
Financial systems: global risks and ways to prevent economic crises.
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 G-Global website at http://www.group-global.org.
For more information about the Astana Economic Forum and the World-Anti
Crisis Conference, including registration links, the schedule of
sessions and speakers, the latest Forum news and media-partner
guidelines, and information about hotel reservations, please visit our
website, http://www.astanaforum.org. Please note that registration for the two events closes May 15.
SOURCE: Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association
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