Venue: Republic of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan.

Date: September 23 – 29, 2019.

Hosted by: KAZENERGY Association, with the support from the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Today energy finds itself at a new stage of development, involving geopolitical changes, re-alignment of export routes, evolution of new energy efficiency, and resource production and refining technologies, as well as an increasingly larger role that alternative energy sources have to play in the energy balance. Popular issues of Kazakhstan’s fuel and energy complex are regularly discussed at international sector-specific events held at different times and in different cities and regions nationwide. Since these discussions are organized in a fragmented way and independent of each other, market participants are limited in their ability to enjoy a holistic picture of the current state of the country’s fuel and energy sector and of the future of the industry and are unable to build a constructive dialogue in the “state – business” format by receiving answers to all their questions in an online mode.

KAZENERGY has put forward a proposal for 2019 on a new project for the energy sector of Kazakhstan – KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY WEEK 2019 (KEW-2019).

The main objective of the project is to consolidate fragmented activities and events in the energy sector of Kazakhstan into a single platform, enabling the best conditions for effective work, exchange of experience, and business communication between stakeholders.

The aim of the project is to deliver on the initiatives to further develop the country’s energy sector in an efficient and stable way, as prescribed in the National Strategic Development Plan-2025, which was approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 636 on February 15, 2018 and launched the 3rd Modernization Agenda for accelerated economic growth and boosting the welfare of the population. The Strategic Plan-2025 mitigated the effects of the global financial crisis and accelerated the transition to diversified sustainable economic growth, which rests on the fuel and energy complex. The new national economic course is to improve the competitiveness of business and human capital, encourage technology modernization as part of the state program “Digital Kazakhstan”, and to minimize the negative human impact on nature as well as involves other priorities based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which are fully supported by Kazakhstan. Once achieved, these goals will bring our economy to a fundamentally new development pathway, enabling the economy of the future, as well as take our country into the 30 most developed countries of the world. The fuel and energy complex of Kazakhstan will certainly have the most important role to play in this process.

KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY WEEK 2019 will become a global platform for addressing how to achieve these goals, make it necessary to have the discussions on the sustainable energy future and enable specialists to voice their opinion on popular issues and to attend discussions on the industry development as well as to hear the views of the leading global experts.

Project activities will be hosted within one platform and will include key events and several thematic clusters. This will significantly expand the boundaries of the deliberations and bring as many specialists and industry experts as possible to the discussions from Kazakhstan and abroad.

In 2019, we expect that the Forum will be supported by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan through:

  • Ministry of Energy;
  • Ministry of Investment and Development;
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • Ministry of Finance;
  • Ministry of National Economy;
  • Regional and municipal administrations across Kazakhstan.

Largest international organizations, such as IEA, Energy Charter, Roscongress Foundation, UNECE, IRENA, WEC, WPC, etc. will join the event as partners.

Up to date, leaders and experts of international organizations have set up an international expert group, which will be involved in the discussion of topics. A program committee has been formed from representatives of KAZENERGY members as well as local industry experts.