Yuri Shurygin, a 38-year-old Russian entrepreneur, is the 3 millionth visitor of the International Specialized Exhibition Astana EXPO 2017.
CEO of the Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Shurygin came to Kazakhstan from Moscow on a business trip as part of the Eurasian Week International forum, which was held in Astana on August 24-26.
According to the special guest of the EXPO 2017, despite the busy schedule, he found time to see the main tourist sites of the city. The first thing he visited at EXPO 2017 was the Nur Alem – the national pavilion of Kazakhstan. Yuri admitted that he had not yet visited the Russian pavilion. The guest of honor expressed the wish that an exhibition like this would be held in his motherland as well.
“I liked the Kazakhstani pavilion. Now I need to visit the Russian one. Of course, we would like to see an event of such a scale to take place in the Urals. There is a possibility that EXPO will take place in Yekaterinburg in 2025,” he said.
Akhmetzhan Yessimov, chairman of the JSC “NC “Astana EXPO 2017”, personally congratulated the three millionth visitor.
“We are greeting our 3 millionth guest today. We are glad that our expectations of the planned target – 2 million visitors – have been justified. The dynamics of EXPO 2017 attendance is continuing to grow every day. 15% of visitors are foreigners, most of whom are our neighbors, citizens of the Russian Federation,” said Yessimov.
In his speech, the head of the national company also noted that, on August 24, in the National Pavilion Nur Alem, the main object of EXPO 2017, the millionth visitor was recorded. Since the Exhibition opened, the Nur Alem has been the most visited place at EXPO 2017. The pavilion is visited by 10,000 to 28,000 people every day.
The millionth guest of the EXPO 2017 was recorded on July 11. It was Guljikhan Zhanabergenova, a 27-year old resident of Astana. The 2 millionth visitor of the EXPO 2017 was Gaisa Zhumaliyev, a 34-year-old businessman from Uralsk.