For the first time, the cities mayors forum of “Global silk road” was held In the Palace of Independence. The forum brought together city leaders and experts specializing in the development of megacities. Today’s realities require new skills from city leaders. The standard way of development is no longer suitable. Everything becomes more urgent issues of innovation and high technologies. What kind of experience can Astana share, and in what direction will the main city of the country develop? Discussed at this forum.