EXPO 2017: EXPERT REVIEW

 

EXPO 2017 is the indicator of growth and development of Kazakhstan, professor of Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Choi Jae Seong believes. He says the experience and technologies of developed countries, including South Korea, showcased in Astana EXPO 2017 will help the world to use alternative energy more effectively. The Institute is familiar with Kazakhstan’s concept of green economy and welcomes it. South Korea has similar plans for alternative energy development. This year, 4% of the total volume of electric power will be generated by wind and solar stations. The figure will grow by 1% annually.

CHOI JAE SEONG, PROFESSOR, KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS:

- Depletion of natural resources is inevitable. There is a limit. Large reserves of natural resources are not enough for a country’s development, it is necessary to develop the cities and gradually move away from traditional sources of energy. I think that the 2050 strategic policy of Kazakhstan and intention to use renewable and carbon energy in the proportion of "fifty-fifty" will be a successful basis for the country’s development.

Head of the Association of German Trade Fair Industry, Peter Neven believes that Astana EXPO 2017 was organized professionally. He has been to the past eight international exhibitions. After visiting Astana, the expert spoke highly of the EXPO 2017.

PETER NEVEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATION OF GERMAN TRADE FAIR INDUSTRY

Our experts have visited many international exhibitions; we have something to compare with. I want to draw attention to the national pavilion of the hosting country. I should say that Kazakhstan has a fantastic pavilion. The sphere has become the symbol of the EXPO 2017 and will remain one of the main sights of Astana. This is the first large-scale exhibition in the region and a very good opportunity to promote Kazakhstan. It's too early to draw any conclusions but I believe that Kazakhstan has successfully used this chance. I want to note that the participating countries have prepared very well.

Astana EXPO 2017 is the exhibition that is changing the mindset of people, spokesperson of Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Oleg Litvyak says. He emphasized that the exhibition will change the society’s perception of energy issues because every country finds it hard to transform energy consumption models.

OLEG LITVYAK, SPOKESPERSON, UKRAINIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY:

EXPO 2017 is not just the exhibition of energy industry but a demonstration of evolutionary ideas of our generation who are aware that the future of energy lies in preservation of resources to save the planet. We should be responsible for the future of the next generations.

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