Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum Closing
Annette Kusche
Communication, PR

On the 4th – 5th of September, the world-class international series of conferences Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum will be brought to a close in a festive ceremony. The Berlin communication and creative agency TRIAD designed, organised, and implemented the 12 conferences about the future of energy on behalf of Astana EXPO-2017.
In the Astana EXPO-2017 Manifesto of Values and Principles the most important findings will be recorded. The Steering Committee, especially appointed for the Future Energy Forum, will officially deliver the Manifesto draft on 5 September to the management of the Astana EXPO-2017. The committee is made up of renowned experts like Dr Rajendra Pachauri, President of the World Sustainable Development Forum, Prof Dr Klaus Töpfer, Founding Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and Dr Kanat Baigarin, Vice President for Innovation and Research, Nazarbayev University.
The focus of the Future Energy Forum 2017 lies on the expansion and the future of renewable energy sources, the sustainable use of natural resources, methods of energy efficiency, and new business models for a post-fossil fuel society. At the 12 conferences with up to 400 participants, over 50 nations have come together in the new Congress Center of the EXPO since June. Internationally connected institutions like the European Union, Nazarbayev University, OECD, UNESCO, UNIDO as well as UNITAR have been represented at the unique series of conferences.
500 speakers from the scientific, political and economic sectors have taken part in keynotes, panels, and workshops – amongst them were the solar flight pioneer Prof Dr Bertrand Piccard, the astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate Prof George Smoot, as well as Dr Parag Khanna, who most recently attracted world-wide attention with his book “Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State”.