EXPO 2017 SOUVENIRS
Visitors of Astana EXPO 2017 are buying souvenirs. Talismans of an exhibition don’t linger on the shelves. The souvenirs beat sales records from the very first days.
BAKHARGUL TOLEGEN, ENTREPRENEUR:
- The demand is very large. 5,000 pieces were sold in the first day. I ordered 200,000 toys of this kind. However, now the marketer says you need to pre-order. We are going to sell up to 500 thousand pieces for sure.
The cost of Astana EXPO 2017 official souvenirs of any taste and purse is from 500 tenge for a pencil with an emblem up to 95 thousand tenge for a clock made of crystal for VIP guests. In total, the assortment has 60 titles for various gifts dedicated to the memory of the exhibition. Participants are happily getting the stylish icons. The visitors are buying T-shirts, magnets and trinkets. Even the skullcaps with symbols have been sold. However, these talismans have become best sellers in the first days. The solar Saule has become a favorite out of the three official symbols.
AARON HONG KAI JET, TOURIST, MALAYSIA:
-It’s all are very fine. I’ve seen interesting Kazakh national items. I bought myself a soft bag made of wool. We don’t have any of this.
ALICE BINTI AMMAD AFFANDY, TOURIST, MALAYSIA:
- This is my first experience at the expo, I really like this place. Kazakhstan is a great country. I’ve already bought about 20 souvenirs for my friends and for my family.
People who prefer handmade products can get them in the Astana arts and crafts market and in artisan tents and kiosks in the city’s downtown. The main products include traditional and stylized products made of felt, wood and leather as well as ceramics and jewelry.