Specialised Expo 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Expo, which is taking place on a site covering 25 hectares, will be open between 10 June and 10 September 2017.
Kazakhstan was elected by BIE Member States as the host of Expo 2017 during the General Assembly of 22 November 2012, and Expo 2017 Astana was formally recognised by the General Assembly on 11 June 2014. Prior to Expo 2017, the most recent Specialised Expo was Expo 2012 in Yeosu, the Republic of Korea, which was organised under the theme ‘The Living Ocean and Coast’.
Expo 2017 is being organised under the theme ‘Future Energy’. This, along with the three subthemes – Reducing CO2 Emissions, Living Energy Efficiency, and Energy for All – will allow a presentation of the state of energy today and to showcase sustainable solutions and innovative technologies.
Expo 2017 organisers expect over 5 million visits and hope to gather over 100 official participants.