Press Information: 4th conference of Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum 20-21 July 2017

The 4th conference of the Astana EXPO-2017 Future Energy Forum "Socioeconomics of a New Energy Model" (20-21 July 2017) deals with a variety of topics including green finance investment, resource planning and management and emission trade. It is a must for anyone interested in politics, economics, business studies and clean energy in general.

Among the speakers are:

  • Dr Stanislav Shmelev, Director of Environment Europe
  • Mr Gerald Harris, President at Quantum Planning Group 
  • Dr Walter Steinmann, Former Management Director at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) 
  • Prof Dr Stephen Thomas, Prof Emeritus of Energy Policy at the University of Greenwich

Master of ceremonies is Dr Ben Caldecott, British environmentalist and economist, and currently Director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford School of Enterprise and the Environment.

The event is free of charge, visit to register.

As 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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