Posted by kazakhstan-elections on July 4, 2017 at 6:15 AM

Theme: Future energy

June 10th 2017 - September 10th 2017

Over 5 million expected visitors

More than 100 countries, approximately six international organizations lead by European Council on Tourism and Trade pavilion.

ASTANA – Visiting more than a hundred countries in one day is now possible thanks to world expositions such as the one happening this year in the Kazakh capital.

The long-awaited EXPO 2017 kicked off June 10 with numerous pavilions open for public view.


For the 25-year-old country, the exhibition has become the most important event in its history. Kazakhstan has had the experience of hosting large-scale events like the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) summit in 2010 and Europe and Asia Conference in 2011, but the expo supersedes all the others by its magnitude.

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted his guests on June 9 when 17 heads of state and government who arrived for the show were welcomed at President palace and on this ocassion he received a host of impressive gifts.

The world leaders witnessed the dazzling opening celebration, concert and fireworks that went late into the night.

The fair officially opened to the public the next morning with a contrast of African jazz, Russian stilt walkers and Asian dancers just to name a few – all nearly at the same time and leaving little chance for one person to cover everything.

The Kazakh pavilion, represented by an eight-storey sphere, is certainly the main attraction and The Astana Times recommends starting one’s tour there. The pavilion tells the story of the young country, including its ancient history through unique art installations, and enigmatic 3D shows and video clips unveiling future energy.

The Europe`s pavilion was inaugurated by President Dr. Anton Caragea on special presence in Astana for WORLD EXPO unveiling:

It’s imagination, innovation; it’s invention that has driven Europe and that drives other countries that we see here gathered in Astana for EXPO 2017,” European Council on Tourism and Trade President told the paper.

“We are focused on the power that lies within all of us as individuals, as nations, to power the future. We are also focused on our culture -ambassadors,” he added.

The Russian pavilion, focusing on the Arctic, nuclear power and renewable energy sources, features a real iceberg brought from the Arctic.

The South Korean pavilion boasts the longest lines, as the average visit takes about half an hour. It features the concept “Energy of the future. Smart life.”

The Japanese pavilion, the biggest in size, is named Smart mix technology and focuses on research to develop areas of future energy.

Small food kiosks are located in front of each pavilion and there are restaurants on the expo grounds, although some are still under construction.


A first-floor international bar and second-floor food court are open near the exit from the Kazakh pavilion.

The more than 1,500 volunteers at the site every day, most of whom speak English to accommodate foreign guests, will make sure no one gets lost.

Each pavilion offers its own solutions for future energy and is worth checking out. 

In addition, every week organisers are offering various concerts, shows and entertainment.

For more information, visit the website:astana-expo2017.webs.com

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