ASTANA, Kazakhstan, September 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017, dedicated to Future Energy, has made a unique contribution to the development of clean energy in the world, said the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
"The success of EXPO 2017 is the result of synergy between Astana and all regions of our country. The attention of the whole world was focused on the capital of Kazakhstan. Future Energy is one of the global and most topical issues in the modern world and it concerns all humanity," said the Head of State during the closing ceremony in Astana.
Nazarbayev stressed that "the exhibition has become a 'bridge' for innovative ideas and technologies". "The EXPO has provided a unique opportunity to demonstrate the intellectual and technological potential of our planet."
From June 10 through September 10, almost 4 million people from 178 countries visited EXPO 2017. During the first days, the exhibition saw 20,000 people per day, and on the day before the closing date there were over 100,000 visitors.
153 inventions, which are already in use, were presented at EXPO 2017. Overall, there were 3500 events involving 33,000 artists. EXPO 2017 was also visited by 50 heads of state and government. Tourists took almost 100 million photos.
At the closing ceremony, the guests saw the 'world of the future'. Green technologies and the most impressive developments shown at the exhibition became the centerpiece of the show. The guests saw the future where the best modern developments had already become commonplace. The theatrical show directly involved 2,232 people, including volunteers and representatives of countries participating in EXPO 2017.
The big and spectacular Hi-Light Show, which used complicated engineering, stage and artistic solutions, blurred the distinction between many visual illusions, graphic projections and reality. Multiton scenery floating in the air at various levels simultaneously with the movements of aerial gymnasts, a constantly transforming stage and wonderful music transported the audience to the fantastic world of the future.
BIE had previously awarded Nursultan Nazarbayev a gold medal for his personal involvement in holding EXPO 2017 and the success achieved. The Chairman of the Board of JSC NC Astana EXPO-2017 Akhmetzhan Yessimov was awarded a "medal of honor" for constantly providing assistance and support for all EXPO 2017 participants.
In addition, an international panel of nine experts selected the best pavilions in two categories: design and presentation of the topic. Among the pavilions with an area of over 700 sq. metres, in the "design" category, the pavilion of South Korea took third place, the UK was second, and the pavilion of the Russian Federation was named the winner. For presentation of the topic, France took third place, China was second, and Germany was the winner.
About Astana EXPO-2017
The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017, dedicated to Future Energy, was an expositional and recreational event that took place between June 10 and September 10 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan. The exhibition was one of the most spectacular cultural venues of 2017. Overall, 115 countries and 22 international organizations took part in the event.
As part of Astana EXPO-2017, global policy documents were drafted in order to promote energy-efficient lifestyle and wide use of renewable energy sources.
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