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Number of visitors to Latvia’s pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 was double than planned

BC, Riga, 06.11.2017.Print version
The number of visitors to Latvia’s pavilion at Astana Expo 2017 was more than double the planned number, said Janis Endzins, the board member of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LTRK) and Astana Expo 2017 commissioner, writes LETA.

He said that Astana Expo 2017 attracted in total of 3.86 million visitors, and almost 265,000 people visited Latvia’s pavilion, which is more than two times above the target. Initially it was expected that Latvia’s pavilion could attract some 110,000 visitors.


In his words, Latvia’s pavilion had some 2,847 visitors a day on average.


LTRK thus believes that Latvia’s goal for Astana Expo 2017 has been reached. This can also be seen in comments of business representatives, interest about Latvia in Kazakshtan and other countries represented in the fair, and the bronze award for the pavilion design among small pavilions.


Endzins said that Latvia’s goal was to promote relations with Kazakhstan and make a respectable impression about the country on a global level. Latvian business representatives aimed to strengthen their relations with their partners in Kazakhstan and establish new contacts.


Latvia was represented at Astana Expo by more than 30 companies who organized 50 meetings. July 9 was Latvia’s National Day in Astana. Latvijas Dzelzcels railway company and partners organized the Transit and Logistics Week.


Latvijas Dzelzcels president Edvins Berzins said that Latvia’s participation in Astana Expo 2017 has been very important and the results are successful. Berzins said that the railway company has concluded an agreement with Kazakshtan’s railway company on development of container train routes.


As reported, the expo's theme this year was "Future Energy", and it was aimed to concentrate on the future of energy and on innovative and practical energy solutions and their impacts. Latvia's exposition laid the emphasis on the development of transport and logistics.


The pavilion of Latvia was called “Energy in Our Nature”. Latvia demonstrated advantages of its geographical location and ways to create added value with Latvian companies and high-level experts in various areas.

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