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ITU Regional Forum on Digital Financial Services Development, Astana, Kazakhstan, 4-5 July 2017

Astana.jpegThis Forum is addressed to representatives of ministries and agencies, regulators, telecommunication operators, banks, universities, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, software developers, and other interested stakeholders, including development and funding agencies:
  • Impact of information technologies on the financial sector
  • Digital economy and financial inclusion
  • Success in diversity: incumbents and new market entrants
  • Regional Coordination and Development of Unified Information Space on the Eurasian Economic Union-based Platform
  • Priorities and prospects of regulatory practice
  • Implementation of digital financial services and enhancement of the regulatory dody’s activities
  • Role of telecommunications regulators

Forum speakers will include representatives of central banks and ICT ministries and regulators from CIS countries and such well-known international entities as MasterCard, Oberthur, GSMA, WireCard and VEON.


National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
Mr. Serzhan Balykbayev
, Head, Protocol Division, International Cooperation Department
Tel.: +7 727 330 24 55

ITU Area Office for CIS:
Mr. Farid Nakhli, Programme Officer
Tel.: +7 495 926 60 70​

Venue has been updated!
The Forum will be held in the Ritz-Carlton, Astana at the address: 16 Dostyk Street, Astana, Kazakhstan.


​Invitation [EN] [RU]

​Agenda [EN] [RU]

​Registration form [EN] [RU]

​Practical information [EN] [RU]

Fellowship form


The Forum is jointly organized by the International Telecommunication Union and the National Bank of Kazakhstan with support from the Ministry of Information and Communication of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva.