Astana - a city that will build the World Fair EXPO-2017!

As a result of the secret ballot on the 152-th General Assembly of the International Exhibition Bureau, the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana was chosen as the venue for the World Fair EXPO-2017.

This will be the first International exhibition to be held in CIS and Central Asia. It will be held approximately 3 months in summer of 2017. Astana awaits at least 5 million visitors.

An international competition for the design of EXPO village, which will be approved by the International Exhibition Bureau in October this year, has been announced already. Currently a land plot with the area of 124 hectares was allotted for its construction,which will start at the beginning of next year.

Holding of the EXPO-2017 will be an additional incentive for economic and infrastructure development of the capital. By 2017, Astana will have architectural shapes that would be framed with such emblematic objects as, Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Library and the Foundation of the first President, the National Museum, the National University of Defence, Domed city, multifunctional complex Abu Dhabi Plaza; Hilton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons hotels; Palace of Martial Arts for 5 thousand seats and the Ice Palace for 10 thousand seats, a new railway station.

About 8.5 million square meter of housing will be introduced under investment projects. In addition, it is planned to build 1.3 million square meters of housing under the program "Affordable housing - 2020".

High activity in the development of certain areas in the field of innovation, particularly in the energy, energy conservation, construction, water supply and housing and utilities infrastructure is expected in view of holding EXPO-2017.

Even as we speak, the organizers of the Kazakhstan international construction exhibition AstanaBuild 2013, which will take place from 22 to 24 of June in Astana, associate the 25% increase in exhibition growth with the interest of construction audience to this major investment project.

Approximately 170 major Kazakhstan's and international companies engaged in the construction industry from 14 countries worldwide, including Austria, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Kazakhstan, China, Russia, U.A.E., Turkey, Ukraine, Finland and South Korea will take part in AstanaBuild 2013.

The exhibition topics: "Construction and interiors, heating and ventilation, air-conditioning, water supply, windows and doors, frontages, ceramics and stone, road construction".

An interesting business program is planned within the framework of the exhibition, which includes seminars on the following topics:"New criteria of quality construction", "Beams with corrugated wall. Metal work saving, seismic resistance, robot-aided equipment", "Equipment for sauna, swimming pool, hamam, under floor heating. New products", "Fensys' enclosure", "Unit construction as an alternative to capital construction", "Optimization of energy efficient lighting engineering. New products of ASTZ 2013", "SPA forum", "Schueco energy-saving systems" etc.

According to experts, the participation of small and medium-sized businesses in the EXPO is not only an opportunity to raise money, but also a chance to bring your business to a whole new level.

Astana Build is officially supported by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana City Akimat, the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Astana City.

The event is organised by the Kazakhstan exhibition company ITECA and its international partners: ITE Group Plc (United Kingdom), GIMA (Germany) and EUF A.S. (Turkey).

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