Finland at Astana Expo 2017
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03.01.2017 12:51

Finland will participate at the Astana Expo 2017

Helsinki, Finland — Between June 10 and September 10, 2017, Finland will take part in EXPO 2017 Astana held in the capital city of Kazakhstan. This world fair will be an exhibition of future energy solutions.

The decision to participate in the fair is a strong expression of support for Finnish energy sector companies and energy efficiency. The Astana world’s fair is held in the 100th anniversary year of Finland’s independence, and participation in it is seen as something that will help reinforce the positive image of the country in Central Asia.

DKO_4675-1Chairman of the Board Astana Expo 2017 National Company Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov and Commissioner General Mr. Severi Keinälä

Finland is one of the world’s leading countries in energy sector expertise, energy efficiency and cleantech, and this expertise will be showcased in the Finnish pavilion at Astana EXPO. Many Finnish energy companies are already operating in Kazakhstan.

Finland’s participation at the world fair is considered to be an important further step that continues the work to promote Finnish exports in Kazakhstan through Team Finland activities and otherwise. The energy, cleantech and education sectors are seen as rapidly increasing areas of cooperation that, however, still offer plenty of untapped potential, with Kazakhstan and its neighboring areas offering Finnish companies new, emerging markets.

Finnair is starting direct flights to Astana in June to help companies and authorities keep in contact with Kazakhstan and other parts of Central Asia, and also encourage tourism between the two countries.

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