(Ministry of Business/June 5/2017/Georgetown/Guyana) Guyana’s participation in Expo 2017 Astana is one step closer to realization with the departure of two representatives of the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Business to oversee Guyana’s booth from June 10th to September 10th, 2017.
Senior Tourism Officer, Ms. Sanchia Persaud, National Coordinator for the EXPO, along with Ms. Chevon Lim, the Stand Manager left Guyana last Saturday (June 3rd) for Astana, Kazakhstan. There they will manage the Guyana Booth where a variety of Guyanese products and services are expected to be on display over the next three months.
Additionally, a number of local artistes are expected to join them in August to be part of a cultural showcase.
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 the Expo to present the state of energy today and to showcase sustainable solutions and innovative technologies.
EXPO 2017 Astana organisers expect over 5 million visitors to attend the event and hope to gather over 100 official participants.
Kazakhstan was elected by the member states of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to host Expo 2017 during the organization’s General Assembly in November of 2012, and Expo 2017 Astana was formally recognised by the General Assembly in June 2014.