The 2016 Astana Economic Forum (AEF) in Astana, Kazakhstan on May 25-26, 2016
The Astana Economic Forum (AEF) was held in the Palace of Independence, Astana, Kazakhstan on May 25-26, 2016 and it is an annual event held in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which brings together representatives from the world’s economic community, current and former heads of states, Nobel Prize laureates, outstanding figures from the scientific world, and businessmen. This forum is known as a platform for international dialogue that enables constructive discussion of economic development issues concerning both Central Asia and the entire world in relation to changes witnessed in the global economy. The AEF and its activities are distinguished by the active participation of government and business figures from many countries. In the framework of forums held in the past, world leaders have expressed their views and offered practical propositions concerning economic strengthening, not only for Central Asia and the post-Soviet space, but also for the world. This year, AEF participants make their way to Astana to address the challenges concerning "The New Economic Reality: Diversification, Innovation and Knowledge Economy." http://forum-astana.org/en.