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Private Party with the General Commissioner of Expo 2017 Astana – July 11th 2017

The WECC Business Lounge hosted an important event organized by Mr Rapil Zhoshybayev, Commissioner General of Republic of Kazakhstan and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. The event, organized to create business networking among entrepreneurs, Commissioners and Directors of Pavilions and other important guests, has also been a moment of leisure with International dancers and singers. Mr. Rapil Zhoshybayev, now official Full Member of the World Expo Commissioners Club, thanks WECC:

“I warmly welcome the initiative of the World Expo Commissioners Club.
I appreciate WECC Management having opened a space for us here in Astana after its first location in Milan during EXPO2015.
It is a place to share and further develop the common themes that EXPO is offering to the entire world.
I hope that WECC will leave on even after EXPO Astana 2017, ensuring that commissioner will have the advantage of such a space in the next Expos to come.”

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Expo 2019 Beijing

Twenty Countries Confirmed for Participation in 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition

On April 13, the Organizing Committee of 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition (hereinafter referred respectively to as “the Organizing Committee” and “Beijing Expo 2019”) held a briefing meeting at the Beijing Hall of Beijing Hotel with diplomatic envoys from more than 80 countries and international organizations.

Wang Chuncheng, Deputy Director-General of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition Coordination Bureaus (BIHECB), said in the introduction session, “Beijing Expo 2019 will attract more than 100 countries and international organizations to participate. It is of vital importance in 2017 to promote the exhibitor recruitment, so we will strive to complete 80% of the tasks in this regard, that is, to confirm 80 exhibitors from various countries and international organizations.”

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Expo 2020 Dubai:

Embracing a global legacy

Vision considers the evolution of World Expos and what Expo 2020 Dubai will add to the rich history of the World Fair when it opens its doors in October 2020

1 May 1851 was a landmark in global innovation. Over 15,000 contributors gathered in London for The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, an event that showcased the best of science, manufacturing, technology, and fine art. It embodied the spirit of the Victorian era.

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WECC seals and important Agreement with Kazakh Invest at Expo 2017 Astana

An agreement between WECC and Kazakh Invest was sealed on the occasion of the press conference dated June 11th, 2017 in Astana. This marks an important step which enables Companies from all over the world, represented in Astana by the Commissioners of the Pavilions of the participating Countries, to develop business and synergies with Kazakhstan.

WECC has strong relationships with Commissioners of more than 120 Countries worldwide besides a network of extensive international contacts in both public and private sector. The Club has over 1000 members with headquarters in Milano, Shanghai, Antalya and Astana.

Kazakh Invest is a national company which provides support for industrial and innovative activities and helps attract investments in the Kazakhstani economy.

Focus of this Agreement is directed at the development of the following sectors: ferrous/non ferrous metallurgy, oil refining, petrochemical industry, food production, production of motor vehicles and its parts, production of agricultural equipment, electrical machinery, railway engineering, mining industry and construction material.

Local and International Press and Tv attended the Press Conference
Speakers :

  • MAXAT KABASHWEV: Executive Chairman, Kazakh Invest
  • ALESSANDRO ROSSO: President, World Expo Commissioners Club
  • WANG HUI: Vice President – Asia, World Expo Commissioners Club
  • ELAZAR COHEN: Israel Commissioner Expo 2017 Astana
  • JACOPO STECCHINI: International Director, 3rd Floor

Stefano Ravagnan, the Italian Ambassador to Kazakhstan, was also present.

“This deal with Kazakh Invest is an example of how strategic WECC can be in creating commercial synergy and in helping to extend networking in international relations” stated the President of WECC” Alessandro Rosso.

Expo 2017 Astana is an International Expo which is taking place from June 10th to September 10th in Astana, Kazakhstan. “Future Energy” is the theme of this International Expo dedicated to the production of sustainable energy, referring specifically to the environment and renewable energy. This is the first time that a central Asian country has hosted such an event with more than 80 countries participating and an estimated 5 million visitors expected over the three months.

With Alessandro Rosso Group as a founding member, WECC is in Astana to continue its mission, started at Expo Milano 2015, to encourage networking and collaboration between Commissioners, Pavilion Directors, Institutions and Companies. WECC’s new seat is a space of about 450m2 situated in a key location within the exhibition area. This space, equipped with the latest technology, has meeting rooms, a lounge and exhibition areas and is available to Club Members for B2B and B2G meetings and events.



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Happy Birthday WECC!

It was 2014 when the World Expo Commissioners Club was founded. During these three years many successful achievements has been collected and over one thousand members joined the Club.

We take this opportunity to remaind you that WECC Headquarters, located in Milano – Piazza Duomo 21, together with the Secretariat are at your complete disposal.

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Billions on Offer

Representatives of small and medium enterprises, SMEs, will get a chance to showcase their firms to procurement staff from Expo 2020 Dubai and some of its largest contractors at an event next week.

The first in a series of Meet the Buyers events will take place on 10th May in Dubai, where SMEs can gain valuable insight into the process of awarding billions of dirhams worth of contracts and sub-contracts in their sector, then meet the people face to face who will be deciding on the deals.

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One month to the Opening of EXPO Astana 2017

Approximately one month away, on June 10, one of the key events dedicated to renewable energy will be opened in Astana. Exciting technological innovations which will become a part of everybody’s life in the future will be demonstrated to the visitors of EXPO-2017.

The participants are doing their best to surprise guests of the exhibition by unique designs. Some of the pavilions are planned to be finished long before the opening. “About 50% of the exhibition is ready, and we are going to complete our works in May”, Kim Jehona, a representative of the pavilion of South Korea, president of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (КОТРА), said.

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