Energy Expo in Kazakhstan 2017
J Energy” is opening in Astana, many large and huge investment and energy related companies are preparing to participate in one of the largest energy exhibition in Kazakhstan starting from June till September this year. International Exhibitions Bureau(BIE) chosen Astana as the venue to host EXPO-2017, which will focus on the theme “Future Energy”. This theme is meant to highlight the “future of energy but also on innovative and practical energy solutions and their global impact’. It also aims at creating a global debate between countries, groups, NGOs, companies and general public on the crucial aspect of ensuring safe and sustainable access to energy for all. Here being a leading energy hub and producer, role of Kazakhstan in organizing and hosting such a prestigious event is a great step forward which will add to a credit to the country for working in collaborating ways in energy sector. Now 112 countries and 18 participation in the Exhibition. It is also expected that around 2-3 million people are expected to participate in this event. The Expo, which is taking place on a site covering 25 hectares, will be open between 10 June and 10 September 2017. The Expo will allow Governments, organizations, environmentalists, the business sector and consumers to write and agree on a set of directives and recommendations to meet global challenges related to energy. Written in the form of a Manifesto, these directives will aim at promoting a new code on the social and technological innovations needed to tackle the issue of energy. During the Expo, the debates and conferences hosted by the Future Energy Forum will give way to the core content of the document.The issues the Manifesto will address are: The management of energy as a resource that impacts our lives and the environment; The theme and sub-themes of the Expo; The promotion of sustainable democratic and responsible energy future and the need to address the issue of energy through collaboration. According to President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, “Nowadays Kazakhstan is recognizable on many aspects. - as a major energy state, as the lead country for the extraction of uranium ore, as a wheat exporter, as the owner of the vast natural resources. But now we need to show the new Kazakhstan, looking to the future”. And being the host of such a phenomenal of the country. Selection of Kazakhstan as energy resource rich country is actually giving a recognition to the commitment of Kazakhstan for adhering to and implementation of Green Bridge and Atom Projects initiatives at international diplomatic victory. This is the most important event that the country is hosting since its independence. The recognition and selection of Kazakhstan to host such a global event is providing the country an opportunity player in all the prospective sectors. The capital city of Kazakhstan Astana is an ideal location to discuss the issue of Future energy because the Kazakhstan is an oil producer since 1911 and has launched the transition plan to green its economy by 2050 and become a hub for research and innovation on energies. Based on Jeremy Rifkin’s “Third Industrial Revolution”, the Kazakh Green Economy plan is built modernization of infrastructures, improvement of the well-being of the population and the quality of the environment and improving national security including water security. Expo Astana 2017 is one of the several key projects that will lead the way towards green development. Astana is Asia’s northernmost capital. Due to its convenient location in the centre of communication and logistics hub. It functions as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The city is famous for its modern architecture, including some designed by leading architects such as Norman Foster and Kisho Kurokawa. Since becoming the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997, Astana’s population has tripled, reaching 1 million citizens. EXPO is good anti-crisis project, - said the chairman of “Astana EXPO-2017” Akhmetzhan Yesimov. - So we signed cooperation memorandums with the mayors of all Kazakhstan regions to support domestic producers. As a result today we have attracted 322 domestic producers, signed contracts worth a total of 150 million USD, the project has allowed creating and saving about 50 thousand workplaces throughout Kazakhstan. In addition we have attracted 126 million Euros as sponsors, as well as 600 million USD as an “Future Energy” is the most win-win option for current anti-crisis scheme. Renewable energy sources are on the focus of all countries and global companies.
Colombia and Barbados) were bribed by these aspects They are actively exploring the possibility of widespread using renewable energy sources. For example, in Chile, where the mining industry develops, solar and wind energy is being used increasingly. Despite the great wind and geothermal energy is developed. Colombia - the country that produced its own car on solar energy alternatives in renewable energy area. Mexico, being one of the oil-producing countries, is actively searching for new forms of energy. According to Secretary General of the BIE (Bureau of International Expositions) Vicente Loscertales - “guests of exhibition would be surprised by main three discoveries. There is Kazakhstan as a fantastic country, Astana is a miracle in the middle of the steppe and the “EXPO-2017”, which I’m sure will be a successful and wonderful event”. In general Kazakhstan has done a great job for the last preceding year. 130 international pavilions were built. Centre of Public Communications will be built within Centre and Media Centre will be placed. After examining the built infrastructure, the Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev said: - we need to use maximally new and innovative technologies that will be demonstrated at the exhibition”. Among other countries, Pakistan will also be participating in the Expo 2017 wherein last year as statement by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan(TDAP) said that the Secretary of TDAP signed agreement to participate in Astana Expo-2017. This agreement was signed during the “International Participant Meeting” held in Astana.