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Kazakhstan president to lead delegation representing astana Expo 2017 at world future energy summit in Abu Bhabi

President Nursultan Nazarbayev will join organisers of Astana Expo 2017 in officially unveiling their WFES pavilion and hosting hundreds of visitors.


Kazakhstan Delegation to participate in WFES panel discussion on how the Expo can provide sustainability opportunities for upcoming host cities Astana and Dubai.

Dubai, UAE: 3 January, 2017

A high-ranking delegation representing Astana EXPO 2017 that will include the President of Kazakhstan is to have a significant presence at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.

President Nursultan Nazarbayev will officially unveil the Astana EXPO 2017 pavilion on January 16, 2017 – the opening of the four-day Summit. He will be joined by key members of the EXPO organising committee, including Chairman of National Company Astana EXPO 2017, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, and Astana EXPO 2017 Commissioner, Rapil Zhoshybayev.

The delegation will share their experience of driving sustainability measures in the Kazakhstan capital through its hosting of EXPO 2017, including increased use of renewable energy and the localisation of its workforce.

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Representatives of the Astana EXPO 2017 will join a panel discussion on the third day of WFES (January 18) that will focus on the challenges and opportunities of hosting the Expo and how it can help a country reach its sustainability targets.

The experiences of the Astana EXPO 2017 team are particularly relevant in light of Dubai’s hosting of EXPO 2020, which will be held under the core themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.

Highlighting the core theme of Astana EXPO 2017 – ‘Future Energy’ – the team’s discussions will focus on how the event can facilitate sustainable access to energy while reducing emissions. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in promoting sustainable economic diversification in preparation for a future without oil, making it vital to share knowledge to achieve that goal.

The Kazakhstan delegation will begin their visit on January 16 by opening the Astana EXPO 2017 pavilion to WFES visitors and the media. Mr Nazarbayev and Mr Yessimov will address the Forum on key learnings from the country’s advanced sustainable energy projects.

Later that day, the Astana EXPO 2017 delegation will host a reception at the event. Director of Content and Event Organization at National Company Astana EXPO-2017. Marat Omarov will be among those addressing the reception and is due to highlight the array of sustainable energy projects that will be presented at the EXPO.

Astana was voted as host city of EXPO 2017 by an overwhelming majority during a 2012 meeting in Paris of the 156 member nations of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE). Kazakhstan chose the theme ‘Future Energy’ to promote and discover sustainable, global energy solutions.

Astana will showcase global developments in the energy sector and highlight the country’s path towards a diversified and sustainable future.

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About Astana EXPO 2017
The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to Future Energy is an expositional and recreational event that will take place between 10 June and 10 September 2017 in Astana. The exhibition will last 93 days and will become one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017. To date, over 100 countries and 18 international organizations have confirmed their participation in the Astana EXPO 2017 exhibition.

As part of Astana EXPO 2017, global policy documents will be drafted in order to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.

The subthemes of EXPO 2017 are:

– Reducing CO2 emissions. Environmental goal: environmental protection and support for trends towards improvement in the environment.

– Efficient energy use: promoting energy efficiency and the rational use of energy.

– Energy available to everyone. Social goal: access to energy as one of the basic elements of human needs and rights.

For more information, please visit https://expo2017astana.com/en/

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