EXPO International Exhibition is a global event aimed at education, sharing innovative solutions, progress promotion and development of cooperation activities. Since the first exhibition in 1851 in London, Expo has been expanding the boundaries of our capabilities and opening new horizons in maintaining sustainable development and advanced solutions to international problems.
For more than 150-year history of EXPO exhibitions, visitors witnessed the creation of such inventions as telephone and the X-ray machines, observation wheel, zipper, nylon, ice cream cones, mobile telephone and touch screen!
Astana was chosen to host the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 during the 152nd General Assembly of the International Exhibition Bureau (IEB). EXPO 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
EXPO-2017 is the largest project of the Independent Kazakhstan.
The main theme of EXPO-2017 is “Energy of the Future”. It reflects the preoccupation of the international community with the problem of energy consumption, which is having an increasing impact on our planet. The main objective of the exhibition is to call for responsibility, to foster a discussion and to develop knowledge enabling people to plan and control energy consumption on our planet and to minimize damage to the environment.
It is expected that the exhibition will be visited by 2 million tourists, and the total number of visits will be about 5 million. It is planned that 85% of the total number of visitors will be citizens of Kazakhstan, and 15% – foreign nationals, most of which will come from the CIS countries and China. A significant number of tourists are also expected to arrive from Europe, Turkey and the United States.