Astana Expo to address energy challenges
The prestigious international exhibition Expo 2017 will take place in
Astana in Kazakhstan from June 10 to September 10, 2017.
The 'Astana Expo 2017' exhibition will be held under the theme
'Future Energy' to reflect the energy challenges and opportunities in
the 21st century. The event will be attended by over five million local
and international participants from 100 countries and organisations.
The exhibition will provide a valuable platform that will help
showcase the latest advancements in the areas of energy, experimental
design, environmental technology, infrastructure, construction and
During a recent visit to Sri Lanka, Promoter, Expo 2017, Iskakov
Sapar said, "The Republic of Kazakhstan is proud to be hosting the
world-famous Expo 17 exhibition in a few years' time. We are making
preparations to conduct the event and we look forward to the
participation of many countries from the Asian region."
"The event will showcase the best of Astana and Kazakhstan while
shining a light on the latest energy developments and initiatives
available in the world. This exhibition will also help Kazakhstan and
countries participating in the event, to make a smoother transition
towards a brighter and greener economy and future," he said.
Hosting 'Astana EXPO 2017' is a significant milestone for Kazakhstan
and the event will create global awareness about the country and will
highlight its unwavering commitment to energy efficiency.
Kazakhstan is the first post-Soviet country selected to host the
exhibition, a global event that focuses on making knowledge and
development in sustainable energy, universally accessible to all.
One of the core challenges that the exhibition will address, will be
the global effort to reduce carbon emissions by controlling the use of
energy sources and using new technology to reduce the demand for energy
across various industries.
The exhibition will also shed light on the global status of energy
security, energy access, pollution and global warming.
In 2017, Kazakhstan will celebrate its 20th anniversary of
independence and 'Astana Expo 2017' is a symbol of the determination and
drive of the Khazakhstanian people as they embark on a new era of
development and growth.
A part of the nation's 2050 strategy for growth is to reduce carbon
emissions in the electricity sector by 40%, the share of gas-burning
plants in electricity generation by up to 30% and the share of
alternative energy sources in electricity generation by at least 50%.
Kazakhstan is rapidly evolving into a nation that is pioneering the
use of energy efficiency at a national level, especially in urban
development, transport and energy distribution.