Business Sweden, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Astana, invites you to participate in a Swedish Energy Efficiency and Green Technology Delegation, taking place in Astana on the 23-24 of April 2014. The delegation will be headed by the Ambassador and Senior Adviser to the Minister for Trade Mr. Jonas Hafström.
Kazakhstan ranks as one of the top 10 fastest growing countries in the world with a steady GDP growth of between 5-8 % during the last 3 years, this according to the International Monetary Fund. The country continues to invest to further increase this growth and is also working for an even more regional and international integration with Russia, EU and WTO.
New business opportunities
Other concrete steps are the reforms in the field of energy efficiency and environment which offers Swedish companies new business opportunities and a unique chance to work in Kazakhstan:
Kazakhstan has introduced an international standard for energy management effective 2014 and is required for subjects of the state energy register of energy consumption in the volume of 1500 MW and more
Decreasing ineffective usage of heating and energy resources is a top priority for the government, which now is focused on reduction of energy intensity of GDP to at least 10% by 2015 annually, the equivalent of USD 1.3 billion
The country has also implemented ambitious targets to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by installing systems of regulating heat consumption
Kazakhstan has voted to extend a validity of the Kyoto Protocol till 2020.
This delegation is a continuation of activities taking place during the past year to build on the business relationships between Kazakhstan and Sweden within the field of Energy Efficiency and Environment, and the objective of this delegation is to promote Swedish green technologies and energy efficient solutions to key Kazakhstan stakeholders at both governmental and corporate levels.
The delegation program will consist of meetings with:
Ministry of Environmental Protection and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan
There will also be B2B/B2G meetings with targeted companies and ministries according to needs of the companies.
The world exhibition EXPO will take place in Astana year 2017 and an opportunity to meet with the organizers of this exhibition will also be provided. The theme for Astana is Future Energy addressing issues such as energy shortage and environmental crises. Around 5 million visitors are expected.
For preliminary interest registration and questions:
Mr Teo Vares,
Project Manager, Business Sweden in Russia
T: +7 495 785 45 85 / +7 915 20 66 982
Mr Håkan Rantakeisu,
Senior Business Development Manager, Business Sweden in Stockholm
T: +46 8 588 660 10
More information will be provided in February/beginning of March.