12 December 2016

Organizing committee has approved the concept of Russian exposition and draft international business program for EXPO 2017

Moscow, December 12, 2016. A meeting of the Organizing Committee on preparing the Russian exhibit and securing of the Russian Federation participation at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 took place at the RF Ministry of Industry and Trade. Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia, is the head of the Organizing Committee.
“I would like to emphasize that the coming EXPO in Kazakhstan is called upon to attract the attention of global community to solutions and technologies providing effective management of energy sources,” said the Head of Organizing Committee Denis Manturov in his address to the meeting participants. “Besides, it will become the main event of the world exhibition industry in the next year,” underlined the Minister. 

In 2017, for the first time in the history of the World Exhibition, Russia will act as an international partner preparing the business program and co-organizing more than 100 events of EXPO 2017 international program.
As it was noted by Anton Atrashkin, Vice-President of Formika (operator of Russia’s participation at EXPO): “We believe an important result of EXPO 2017 is the appearance of new ideas and implications of the world energy agenda.  Russia can and must make a weighty contribution in discussion of problems and challenges the participants of the main exhibition of planet Earth are facing.  In the framework of our program, we will try to cover the whole range of topical issues composing a discussion around optimal energy balance, including effective use of energy resources, future of hydrocarbons, green energy and other.”

The program is provisionally divided into 12 theme tracks, each one week long. A track includes a set of events connected by a common topic. Every track will include a specialized forum with global business leaders, governmental bodies, outstanding scientists of our time, as well as open discussions. The Program of Events is based on global energy agenda and is not closed within the interests of certain nations. It suggests a broad participation of international experts from Asia, Europe and America.

At the Organizing Committee’s meeting, an exhibit concept of the Russian section was presented. The presentation was made by Konstantin Petrov, Managing Director of Simpateka Entertainment Group. According to the plan, the exhibit of Russia will develop a theme of Russian energy potential. A tour over the Pavilion will start from the history of Arctic Region and Russian Geographical Society and continue in other sectors devoted to water power engineering, hydrocarbons, nuclear power generation, alternative and renewable power engineering and new technologies in this field. The exhibit will be concluded with an interactive attraction “Bathyscaph. Energy of Depths”.  

Provision and composition of the Expert Council for preparing the exhibit were also approved at the meeting. It includes scientists, well-known journalists and heads of large energy engineering companies. 
Recently, it was reported that a solemn National Pavilions Key-Passing Ceremony will take place in Astana on December, 15. Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Georgy Kalamanov, who is also the General Commissioner of the Russian Section of EXPO 2017, will be present there.

The RF participation is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Russian participation is organized by Formika Group.