The National Media Council (NMC) has completed its preparations for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, set to be held in Kazakhstan's capital from June 10 to September 10, 2017, under the theme "Future Energy".


Built, managed, and supervised by the NMC, the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana sheds light on the country's experience in shaping the future of the energy sector. It promotes the positive image of the UAE and its global outlook, while offering an interactive platform for visitors to gain key insights into the UAE's domestic and international projects and the country's approach to the future of the energy sector.


His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of NMC's Board of Directors, said: "The UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana is a reflection of the UAE's successful development, whereby the country has utilised its core expertise and competencies to develop the strategic sectors in society. The Pavilion provides the opportunity to effectively showcase the UAE's future-oriented innovative approach, which integrates human capacity and modern technology to improve people's lives."


H.E. Al Jaber asserted that the UAE, directed by its wise leadership, has implemented a comprehensive energy strategy, fostering a spirit of international cooperation to achieve socio-economic development. H.E. stressed that the UAE's major local and international projects have propelled it to the forefront of nations in the field of renewable energy.


Expo 2017 Astana is an ideal platform for the UAE to share its experience in achieving energy security by diversifying its resources, H.E. Al Jaber noted, explaining that it was this diversification that allowed the Emirates to keep up with the requirements of its rapid industrial advancement and economic growth, which, in turn, reinforced the UAE's sustainable development and its aspirations to build a knowledge and human-capital-based economy.


The Pavilion will host a variety of events that explore ways to address climate change, shedding light on key global initiatives in the energy sector that achieve sustainable development, as well as a number of exploratory projects and future plans that seek to ensure growth and prosperity for the people of the UAE.


Covering more than 980 sqm, the UAE Pavilion is the largest at the Expo and has been designed to receive nearly 7,000 visitors per day. A virtual host will guide visitors through the experience, with the overall tour of the Pavilion taking nearly 20 minutes to complete.