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Visit of the Commissioner of Expo 2017 in Italy and the Vatican

11.12.2014

Kazakhstan delegation, headed by the Commissioner of EXPO 2017, the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Rapil` Zhoshybaev, visited Italy and Vatican City State in December 9-10. In Italy they met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic Lapo Pistelli, and with the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism of Italian Republic Dario Francheskini. During the meetings with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, both parties noted the ongoing development of bilateral economic and trade collaboration in spite of the negative trends in the global economy. The commissioner of EXPO 2017 also announced the letter of invitation to the exhibition on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Photo Contest for the best image of EXPO-2017’s Logo started on December 1 in Kazakhstan

02.12.2014

National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” announces a creative photo contest #expowinter2014 To participate in the photo contest you shall do three things: 1) make a photo with a winter theme; 2) the image shall contain Logo of EXPO-2017; 3) post the image in Instagram with a hashtag #expowinter2014 The principal condition: a participant shall create EXPO-2017’s Logo on the snow, ice, on a frozen window, on a snow-covered roof, or on icy chute. He/she shall line it with snowflakes or ice pieces, snowmen, Christmas-tree decorations, child sledges, scarfs or mittens. Another condition is that EXPO-2017’s Logo shall be made with own hands or applied on promotional items..

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Kazakhstan’s Commissioner General at World Exhibition “Expo Milano 2015” is assigned.

02.12.2014

By the Degree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Anuarbek Nurbekovich MUSSIN is assigned as the Commissioner of Kazakhstan’s Section at World Exhibition “Expo Milano 2015”. Previously A.N. Mussin held office as the Director of Department of Transport and Logistics of “National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” JSC.In accordance with Clause 13 of the Convention relating to International Exhibitions signed on November 22, 1928, the Government of any country participating in an exhibition shall appoint Section Commissioner-General to represent it with the inviting Government. The Section Commissioner-General shall have sole responsibility for the organization of the countries exhibit..

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Development of Kazakhstan’s alternative energy was discussed at International Invest Forum in Shymkent

28.11.2014

On November 28 the Second Investment Forum “ROLE OF REGIONS IN HOLDING OF EXPO-2017” took place in Shymkent, where Kazakhstan’s investment opportunities in the field of development of alternative energy were presented.The participants discussed prospects for development of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan, practical aspects for implementation of Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On energy saving and energy efficiency improvement”, advantage of transfer to energy-efficient construction materials, and held a number of bilateral meetings. One of the panel sessions was dedicated to the role and relevancy of regions in organization of EXPO-2017..

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The Principality of Monaco officially confirmed its participation in EXPO-2017

28.11.2014

Today Rapil ZHOSHYBAYEV, the Commissioner of EXPO-2017 – the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, completed his two-day working to the Principality of Monaco. During the visit, he met with Jose Badia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eric Marsan, the Director of Agency for Marketing and Tourism and Julien Cellario, the Executive Director “Monaco Inter Expo”. During the meeting at the foreign service Mr. Zhoshybayev delivered original Letter of Invitation on behalf of N. Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan addressed to the Prince Albert II of Monaco. In tern, Mr. Badia delivered original letter of the Prince Monaco addressed to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan with confirmation of participation of Monaco in EXPO-2017..

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Round table dedicated to EXPO-2017 took place in Egypt

27.11.2014

On November 26, 2014, the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Arab Republic of Egypt (ARE) in cooperation with representatives of “National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” JSC, Expo and Convention Authority of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and small Industries of ARE, organized “round table’ with a theme “EXPO-2017: “Future Energy” in Cairo. The event was attended by representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Industry and Trade, Tourism and International Cooperation of Egypt, experts and academic communities in the field of renewable energy, heads and officials of some diplomatic missions of African states, accredited in Cairo, Egypt’s business community, and journalists of Egypt’s mainstream media. Having delivered his welcome remarks, Berik ARYN, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Egypt..

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Kazakhstan’s delegation participated in 156th session of the General Assembly of BIE

26.11.2014

On November 26, Kazakhstan’s delegation headed by Rapil ZHOSHYBAYEV, the Commissioner of EXPO-2017 – the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs attended 156th General Assembly of the Bureau International d’Exposition (BIE) in Paris. During the session, reports on preparation for Expo-2015 in Milan, Horticultural Expo Antalya-2016, Astana EXPO-2017 and Dubai Expo-2020 were heard. In his speech, the Commissioner of EXPO-2017 reported on works carried out to attract international participants, the first visits to CIS countries and Europe, as well as on measures taken to execute Kazakhstan’s obligations towards BIE. Mr. Zhoshybayev informed BIE’s delegates on the results of the First Meeting of International Participants of EXPO-2017 and the First “Future Energy” Forum..

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French businessmen were invited to participate in EXPO-2017

24.11.2014

Eric Besson, the ex-Minister of Industry, Energy and Digital Economy of the French Republic arrived in Astana on visit. Being an advisor of largest French energy companies, he met with Rapil Zhoshybayev, the Commissioner of EXPO-2017 – the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and representatives of National Company “Astana EXPO-2017”. During the meeting they discussed attraction of investments of French companies to Kazakhstan, as well as their possible participation in EXPO-2017. - It was a useful and constructive meeting. We have been demonstrated, at which stage the Expo project is, and we were told about the plan for holding World Specialized Exhibition. Executives of National Company “Astana EXPO-2017” told, that they are ready to cooperate with leading French energy..

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EXPO LOTTO searches for the winner of 20 million KZT

19.11.2014

On November 8 “EXPOLOTTO 6 из 35” Game has identified a winner of a Jackpot to the amount of 20 million KZT from Karaganda at one of the regional offices of the National Lottery “Astana Expo-2017”! It means that all 6 figures of the winning combination (6, 8, 13, 18, 28 and 30) matched the numbers of a lucky winner. The winner is not known yet. Probably he/she just forgot to check his/her lucky ticket? All the way, we would like to remind, that the prize is in effect within 90 days after the day of drawing process. We hope that the winner will arrive at the representative office of National Lottery “EXPOLOTTO” soon and we will be pleased to handle him/her the prize in a festive atmosphere! Since the launch of National Lottery EXPOLOTTO there have already been 3 winners of large prizes!

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EXPO-2017 Video Marathon Launches

17.11.2014

National company launches an unusual student project EXPO-2017 Video Marathon. Students, educated in China, the United Kingdom, Hungary, the USA, France, Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Malaysia and UAE are invited to participate the large-scale campaign aimed at attraction of international attention to EXPO-2017. Participant need to shoot a video on the background of EXPO-2017 flag with invitation to the capital city of Kazakhstan to the exhibition. Collected video clips in different languages on the background of the most recognizable sights will be incorporated into a single video-invitation for international guests. For further details on dates of shooting о in your country of education, receipt of a flag and other details, please send a request to the following e-mail:

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