Astana’s expo gauges response

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN, 14 July 2017: One month after EXPO 2017 “Future Energy” opened in Astana the event welcomed 921,293 visitors, according to a report by the organisers.

The expo has attracted participation from 115 countries and 22 international organisations.

Of the 921,293 people who visited the expo, about 14% were foreigners. Exhibition tickets had been sold on online in 55 countries.

Reporting the performance of an event that was heavily criticised in press reports, JSC NC Astana EXPO-2017 chair of the board, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, gave a positive assessment of attendance dynamics saying that the numbers are higher than initially expected.

“As Expo 2017 reaches this first milestone and daily visitor numbers are on an upwards trend, it is a pleasure for the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to see the overwhelming response of visitors on site, which reflects the excitement that the first Specialised Expo in Central Asia is generating,” said Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) deputy secretary general, Dimitri Kerkentzes.

Expo 2017 has become a platform for more than 1000 business, cultural and entertainment events. The Astana Expo 2017 has also hosted 27 National Days during which the participating countries introduced their culture and traditions.

(Source: PRNewswire)