AIT CZ will provide the specialised accompanying programme at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan

Czech companies will have a wonderful opportunity to present their products and technologies in the field of power engineering to the general public and to potential business partners this year. The international specialised EXPO Astana 2017 exhibition will be focusing on the future of the power industry and will be taking place in Kazakhstan from 10 June to 10 September this year.

It is also due to this specialisation and the increasingly intense Czech-Kazakh collaboration that the Association of Industry and Transport of the Czech Republic (AIT CZ) encouraged the Czech Republic’s official participation and is organising two business missions, where they will be accompanied during their visit to Kazakhstan by President Miloš Zeman and representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT).

“We are glad that the government has finally accepted our urgent recommendations and agreed to the Czech Republic’s participation in this major international exhibition,” AIT CZ President Jaroslav Hanák stated. AIT CZ also requested involvement in the programme with the goal of increasing the prestige of the event and to provide broader services to Czech entrepreneurs.

“The purpose of our participation is to present our industry to millions of visitors, and government and business representatives by means of the Czech pavilion. We wish to demonstrate the high quality of power generation technologies we are capable of manufacturing and exporting worldwide,” the Vice-President of AIT CZ, František Chaloupecký, who led negotiations with the state administration, said.

These efforts resulted in a memorandum being signed between AIT CZ and the MIT and a Contract being concluded with the CzechTrade Agency at the end of February. AIT CZ will be sending its representative to EXPO Astana 2017, who will take care of entrepreneurs and help them seek out partners, particularly in the power industry. We will also be collaborating with the Minister of Power of Kazakhstan and the Commissioner of the Czech Republic for EXPO, Jan Krs, on the preparation of a specialised accompanying programme at the Czech pavilion. “This will be a specialised conference on power industry topics, which will take place as part of the business mission by the MIT in July 2017, lasting several days,” Chaloupecký added.

National day at the Czech pavilion, planned for 15 July, will also be an important event.

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