Dubais EXPO 2020 will open it’s gates to the world yet again in October, more than 80% of the structures will be reused, creating a sustainable, human-centric smart city. Offices, apartments, infrastructures, will all be a part of a new way of life.
African for Poland 2022 – September 3rd 2017
On September 3rd at the WECC business lounge has been organized the interactive session focused on the official presentation of Expo 2022 Lødz (Poland) to the African Continent.
Event started welcome speech of Mr.Mucahit SENGUL (Secretary General of WECC)Than Poland Commissioner Mr. Andrzej Stefanski and Mr. Kamil Kulesza (The city of Lodz Expo Project Department) gave information in regarding to Lodz Expo 2022 project. Mr. Philip Conteh (WECC Vice President/Africa) moderated African Commisioners’s questions about Lodz Expo 2022 project.
The slogan: “City Re: invented”, expresses the main idea of EXPO-2022 – the revival and restoration of cities. Lødz is recognized as the most attractive city for investors in Poland: the favorable regime of the special economic zone operates in the city, and the graduates of its 20 universities can become a promising workforce for future enterprises.
Ceremonial reception on the occasion of Vatican Day took place in WECC – September 2nd 2017
The National Day of the Holy See was held on September 2nd at Expo 2017. In the official part of the event, the speakers were the Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Head of the Secretariat of the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional ReligionsKassym-Zhomart TokayevandCardinal Peter K.A. Tarkson. During the celebration, Archbishop Metropolitan of the parish of the Mother of God in AstanaTomasz Petaread out the Message of Pope Francis to the community of EXPO 2017 .
Addressing to the participants and organizers of EXPO-2017, the Pope noted:“The way we use energy resources is a sign of how well we are carrying out the task that, according to many religious traditions, has been entrusted to us by God, namely to care for the world around us and for our fellow human beings of every time and place. If our generation and use of energy are sustainable and grounded in solidarity, we are doing our job well. Otherwise, we are not. At stake is our very dignity; at stake too are justice and peace. It is to promote an awareness of this that the Holy See has designed its pavilion at the Astana Expo on the theme: “Energy for the Common Good: Caring for our Common Home”.
In continuation of the official part, Cardinal Tarkon, referring to the objectives of the presence of the Catholic Church at EXPO 2017, noted:“The Vatican, as an ecclesiastical state, can not remain aloof when peace and humanity unite their efforts to create a future. The Vatican greatly appreciates these moments of participation in EXPO exhibitions, which give him the opportunity to serve humanity, of which he is a part and for whose training and enlightenment he is ready to share his revelations“.
In the evening of the same day, a gala dinner in honor of the day of the Holy See took place in theWECC business lounge. Guests of the evening were Cardinal Peter K.A. Tarkson, the Apostolic Nuncio in RKFrancis Chulicatti, Archbishop Metropolitan of the parish of the Mother of God in Astana Tomas Peta and other representatives of the Roman Catholic Church of Kazakhstan and Russia.
AIPH Day – August 29th 2017
On August 29th the WECC business lounge hosted Mr. Tim Briercliffe – General Secretary AIPH (International Association of Horticultural Producers).
Mr.Mucahit SENGUL Secretary General of WECC(Ex Dpty.Secretary General of Expo 2016 Antalya) presented final report of Expo 2016 Antalya and Mr. Tim Briercliffe ,The Secretary Of AIPH presented the Association to the Expo Commissioners and focused his presentation on the next Future Expos worldwide that will be organized by AIPH : Taichung World Flora Exposition 2018/19, Greentech Trade Show 2018 Amsterdam, International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing, Australis 2020, Australia, Expo 2021 Yangzhou (China), Floriade Amsterdam Almere 2022.
Mr. Tim Briercliffe met also Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov (Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan), Mr.Zhanseit Tuimebayev (Governor of South Kazakhstan), Mr. Akhmetzhan Yessimov (Secretary General of Expo 2017 Astana) and some country Commissioners interested to become AIPH affiliate Members. This represents the enlargement of the Association with many new Countries members every year.