Specialised Expo 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Expo, which is taking place on a site covering 25 hectares, will be open between 10 June and 10 September 2017.
Expo 2017 organisers expect over 5 million visits and hope to gather over 100 official participants.
3 months dedicated to Future Energy
The Expo will last 93 days and will be one of the most spectacular cultural venues of 2017. Expo 2017 Astana is expected to include over 3,000 themed, cultural and entertainment events. To date, more than 100 countries and 17 international organisations have confirmed their participation in the Expo.
Expo 2017 Astana is to gather over 2 million visitors from all over the world, with a total of 5 million visits. The site of the Expo was conceived with the theme at its heart, giving all visitors the opportunity to discover “Future Energy” both inside and outside the pavilions. The Expo will showcase the theme through interactive and educational exhibits in thematic and international pavilions, and by fostering intellectual debate and creativity through the Future Energy Forum.
A place of exchange and cooperation
The Future Energy Forum will be one of the main features of the Expo, hosting debates, workshops, panels and thematic weeks throughout its duration. Three Future Energy conferences based on the three subthemes were organised in the years leading up to the Expo, in order to prepare the ground for the main event.
Aimed at stimulating international cooperation, the Future Energy Forum will gather top-level scientists, political representatives and energy experts from across the world to discuss the following themes:
- Energy Revolution
- Low-carbon technologies
- Renewable technology solutions
- Social economics of a new energy model
- Universal Access to Sustainable Energy
- Energy efficiency in the city: urban planning, construction and transport.
The conclusions of the Future Energy Forum will provide the basis for the Manifest of Values and Principles, a document that will codify the Expo’s intellectual legacy and serve as a global policy document including directives and recommendations to promote an energy-efficient lifestyle and the wide use of renewable energy.