20 Apr 2018

Special Guest Speakers from Astana International Financial Center to Appear at Blockchain Conference Astana

Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) delegates its honorary speakers to participate in Blockchain Conference Astana, which will be held on June 14, 2018 in the Marriott Hotel Astana. For the second year in a row, Blockchain Conference Astana becomes an effective platform for experts’ interaction and realization of state programs aimed at Kazakhstan’s economy modernization.

AIFC is a unique financial center located in the CIS territory. It is a kind of hub for Central Asia, the Caucasus, EAEU, the Middle East, West China, Mongolia and Europe. Its key activities include the capital market development, asset management, HNWI’s wealth management, Islamic finance, and new financial technologies. For the first time ever in the post-Soviet space, the Center has introduced a special jurisdiction with its own right, based on the principles of English commercial law. A similar situation occurs in the world’s leading financial centers in London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai.

The Blockchain Conference Astana opening will feature a welcoming speech delivered by the Manager of AIFC (since 2015) Kairat Kelimbetov. Previously, he held the following positions: the Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2013-2015), the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2012-2013), the Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2011-2012), the Chairman of the Board of the Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund (2008-2011), the Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2008), the Chairman of the Board of the Kazyna Fund for Sustainable Development JSC (2006-2008), the Minister of Economy and Budget Planning of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2002-2006), the First Vice-Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2001-2002).

In addition, the Managing Director of AIFC Kairat Kaliev will speak at the Conference. Mr. Kaliev has been working in the financial sector for over 13 years. Today, he is the Managing Director of IFAC and the head of Cross Coin. During his internship in the USA, he raised $ 5 million crypto currencies for a venture accelerator. He is one of the few experts in Kazakhstan in the field of ICO.

The Conference program will have the following five key streams:

– Blockchain capabilities in the financial world: creating secure payment solutions

– E-Gov: principles of transparent government development through technology application

– Blockchain effectiveness of the energy independence

– Legislative regulation of cryptocurrency and Blockchain throughout the globe and in Kazakhstan

– ICO arrangement and implementation

In the near future, the extended program and event schedule will be available. Follow the announcements of the Conference on the website https://bconference.kz

To participate in the Conference, please register on the website.