One of the key events of the financial sector «Astana Finance Days» took place in Astana (the Republic of Kazakhstan) on July 3-5, 2018. More than 150 authoritative foreign speakers and 4,000 participants became the guests of the conference; more than 400 journalists covered it.
The official opening of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) was the main event of Astana Finance Days, which brought together heads of state and leading foreign financial organizations, politicians and private sector representatives, financial experts and heads of major transnational companies, experts of academia and analytical centers.
Within the framework of «Astana Finance Days», the President of the Interstate Bank Igor Souvorov and the Governor of the Astana International Financial Center Kairat Kelimbetov have signed a memorandum of understanding between the Interstate Bank and the Astana International Financial Center.
"We can proceed from the fact that the international financial center has appeared on the Eurasian territory. Before that, we knew such centers in London, New York, Singapore and Dubai. Now it has its own international financial center," - Souvorov said after signing the memo.
According to the memorandum, the parties develop mechanisms for long-term cooperation to strengthen permanent relations based on mutual interests and benefits. Among the main directions are: the exchange of information, the promotion of development and the exchange of best practices and knowledge, the development of financial instruments and markets.
After the highspot a special session of the Interstate Bank was held, which was dedicated to the 25th anniversary of its foundation. The session was opened by K. Yudaeva, the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia.
Igor Souvorov made a presentation on the history of the creation of the Interstate Bank, its activities and prospects in the context of the development of integration processes in the Eurasian space.
After Souvorov's speech T. Valovaya (Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission), Т. Suleimenov (Minister of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan), Zh. Kurmanov (Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan), A. Melnikov (Vice-president of the Association "Russia") made their presentations.
Speakers and guests of the session wished « Interstate Bank» success and further development.