Welcome to Ministerial Conference and International Forum

The Eighth Forum will combine a ministerial meeting followed by a high-level plenary session with parallel workshops and site visits over four days. The energy ministerial conference will kick-off the Eighth Forum on 11 June 2017 and follow the official presidential opening of the EXPO 2017 “Future Energy” on 10 June 217, which expects more than 5 million visitors over three months, more than 100 participating countries and international organizations and the private sector.

EXPO 2017 “Future Energy” seeks to address global energy related challenges and presents therefore a unique opportunity for ministers to jointly discuss immediate solutions and quick fixes to global energy related challenges.

Welcome Letters

United Nations Regional Commissions

Dear member States, delegations and friends,
Following adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, the world continues to explore how to attain the sustainable development goals and other aspirational pledges such as the Paris Agreement on climate change. Meeting their pledges will require…


Akhmetzhan Yessimov

Chairman of the Board of "Astana EXPO 2017" NC" JSC

Dear delegates, dear friends!

The Ministerial Conference “Meeting the Challenge of Sustainable Energy” and the 8th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, on 11-14 June 2017. On behalf of the National Company “Astana EXPO-2017”, please let me welcome the delegations that will join us in the upcoming events.


Timur A. Kulibayev

Chairman of KAZENERGY Association

Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,
Kazakhstan is strongly committed to the principles of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative for achieving universal access to modern energy services, enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewables.

In order to facilitate progress…


Kanat Bozumbayev

Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!

The Republic of Kazakhstan, being an example of sustainable and consistent political and economic development in the region, remains a reliable and responsible member of the international energy security system.

Energy security is a key issue for almost…


Ted Etchison

General Director Tengizchevroil LLP

Dear Participants of the Ministerial Conference and Forum!

On behalf of Tengizchevroil LLP, I welcome participants and guests to the “Sustainable Energy Development” Conference! I am very pleased to participate and commend KAZENERGY for bringing together Energy Ministers from UNECE member countries to have a structured dialogue on this important issue.