MILAN – The world exposition EXPO Milano 2015 opened in Italy in early May and will last for six months.
EXPO Milano 2015 examines human history through the lens of two aspects of food production: traditional cultural values and the use of new technologies, its organisers say. They expect up to 20 million visitors during the half-year the event will be open.
Kazakhstan’s pavilion is one of the most popular among expo guests, and more than 4,500 people visit it daily. While waiting in line to enter the pavilion, visitors have a chance to observe Kazakh art through performances by Kazakh artist.
The National Day of Kazakhstan is expected to be held on June 27 in front of the Expo Centre, with an official ceremony to be attended by President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The Kazakh delegation will be welcomed with a flag-raising ceremony and, as usual, by the national anthems of Kazakhstan and Italy. After the ceremony, the President is set to visit Kazakhstan’s pavilion and a business forum that is being held on the initiative of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Investment and Development.
The outside of Kazakhstan’s pavilion evokes wheat, which is one of the country’s main agricultural crops. Inside the pavilion are six zones dedicated to agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, environment, arable farming and surprising facts about Kazakhstan. To engage visitors, interactive and multimedia technologies are widely used in the expositions.
All the guests are offered kumys, a national drink of fermented mare’s milk, and given an opportunity to take a selfie with the pavilion’s equipment. A restaurant has been opened at the pavilion for people to try Kazakh food.
“The next expo event will take place in Astana in 2017. Kazakhstan’s pavilion serves as one of the main attractions of Expo 2015, as well as demonstrates the country’s readiness to host such a large event in 2017,” General Commissioner of the National Pavilion of Kazakhstan Anuarbek Mussin said.