Preparations for Expo 2017 Astana are in the final stretch, after the final International Participants’ Meeting drew to a close, having gathered 326 representatives from 108 participating countries informed bie-paris.org
The IPM was the third and last of its kind, giving organisers and participants the opportunity to exchange on Expo preparations and iron-out any outstanding issues. Various organisational and logistical topics were discussed during the meeting, including regulations, communications, accreditation and security. Representatives of Astana Expo 2017 National Company, the Expo organiser, gave a detailed presentation of the Expo site, including its architecture, layout and infrastructure.
Less than four months before Expo 2017 Astana opens its gates, international participants are gathered in the Palace of Independence in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the third International Participants’ Meeting (IPM). Representatives from 108 countries are taking part in the IPM, which is the last of its kind before the Expo opens on 10 June under the theme “Future Energy”.
International participants are gathered for two days (22-23 February), during which the host country and Expo officials will present a final vision of the Expo to all international participants. The IPM will include detailed presentations regarding the Expo’s organisation and logistics, as well as question-and-answer sessions, providing organisers and participants with a common platform to exchange as preparations move into the final stretch.
The First Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, addressed delegates at the opening of the meeting, alongside the Chairman of the Board of Astana EXPO 2017 NC, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Expo Commissioner, Rapil Zhoshybayev, and the Mayor of Astana, Asset Isekeshev.