Press Announcement: Sixth conference of Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum 31 July - 1 August 2017 "Energy Efficiency in the City"

The sixth conference of the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum "Energy Efficiency in the City – Urban Planning, Construction and Transport" is about developing innovative strategies for the urban future. Focus topics are sustainable, integrated solutions ranging from architecture and urban planning, waste management and resource efficiency to intelligent transport systems and infrastructure, which are crucial to the evolution of urban life. 

Among the speakers is Dr Parag Khanna, leading global strategist, world traveller and best-selling author. His latest book is "Technocracy in America: Rise of the Info-State" (2017). His articles have appeared in major international publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, and others.

The line-up of world-renowned speakers furthermore includes Prof Carlo Ratti, director of the MIT Senseable City Lab, Florian Lennert, director of the Intelligent City Forum and Dr Walter Steinmann, former director of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE).

Master of ceremonies is British writer and broadcaster Vivienne Parry. A scientist by training, she is best known for her many programmes on BBC Radio 4.

The event is free of charge; visit to register.

A central event of Astana EXPO-2017, the Future Energy Forum sets the stage for international participation and cooperation to discuss energy as the defining issue of our time. In the press area of the Future Energy Forum website ( you will find high-resolution pictures as well as detailed information about the conference series.

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