The Kazakhstan-Korean Center established with the support from the business community and the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in South Korea begins to promote the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed in Seoul at the official ceremony to mark the opening of the Center with the participation of Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Board Chairman of National Company Astana EXPO-2017, and Jong Hui Wu, Director of the Kazakhstan-Korean Cooperation Promotion Center.
“We expect guests from South Korea during EXPO 2017. We are preparing carefully for the exhibition so that tourists can feel comfortable in Kazakhstan, in particular, in Astana,” said Mr. Yessimov before signing the Memorandum.
Zhenis Kassymbek, the Minister of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, said that “the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has had a meeting with the representatives of South Korean business community just now. Almost all major Korean companies have a presence in Kazakhstan, and many of them operate in the energy market,” he emphasized.
The Minister also reiterated that, starting from 1 January 2017, Kazakhstan would introduce a visa-free regime (up to 30 days) for visitors from OECD countries, including South Korea. Today, there are around ten regular flights, both by Kazakh and Korean airlines, which connect Kazakhstan with the Republic of Korea.
The purpose of the Kazakhstan-Korean Center is to promote EXPO 2017 by organizing special events for various target audiences. Apart from the promotion of EXPO 2017, priorities include the implementation of a ticketing program as part of package tours of Kazakhstan.
In addition, memoranda of cooperation were signed with South Korean tour operators such as Korail and Kim’s Travel.
At EXPO 2017, South Korea will have a pavilion of 1,125.47 square meters next to exhibition pavilions of Singapore and Israel, and the Pacific Plaza. The agency responsible for the participation of South Korea in the exhibition is the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
South Korean companies such as SIGONGtech and Samsung have been actively involved in the preparation for EXPO 2017.
Astana EXPO 2017
The International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to Future Energy is an expositional and recreational event that will take place between 10 June and 10 September 2017 in Astana.