On Thursday 4 May 2017, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Farnesina will host in the Sala Aldo Moro, the presentation of the participation of Italy in the International Expo to be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, from 10 June to 10 September 2017 on the theme “Energy of the Future”.
The event will be chaired by Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, and it will be attended by the Undersecretary of State for Economic Development, Hon. Ivan Scalfarotto. It will be moderated by the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation, Plenipotentiary Minister Vincenzo De Luca.
Also attending will be: the Italian Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Commissioner of the Italian Section, Stefano Ravagnan, the President of the Conference of Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces, Stefano Bonaccini, the Director General of the Italian Trade Agency, ICE and Piergiorgio Borgogelli, the First Secretary of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Italy, Almasbek Zhumadilov.
The designer of the Italian Pavilion, architect Paolo Desideri and the artistic curator, architect Stanislao Cantono di Ceva, will illustrate the contents of the Italian pavilion which extends over 900 square meters, and is among the largest ones at the Expo. The Pavilion will give visitors an immersive experience through the evolution of energy in Italy, from the post-war years to the latest technologies geared to cutting down on CO2 emission, increasing energy efficiency and promoting alternative energy sources.
One hundred and four countries and thirteen international organisations will be taking part at Expo Astana.
Italy has a wide array of participants, coordinated by MAECI, MISE and ICE as the managing body.
The Italian pavilion is sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, ENEA and the following companies, associations and foundations: Assolombarda, Bracco, ENEL, Enerco Distribuzione, ENI, Fondazione Alessandro Volta, Expertise/KIOS, Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015, IVECO/CNH Industrial, LCW Group, OICE, SITIE.
Fifteen Italian regions will be present at the Expo as sponsors: Basilicata, Campania, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardy, Marche, Piedmont, Apulia, Sardinia, Sicily, Tuscany, Umbria and Veneto. They will take turns according to a calendar of "weeks in the limelight" coordinated by the Conference of Italian Regions and Autonomous Provinces.