Kazakhstan Energy Week examines latest trends, future of energy sector

International energy corporations heads will discuss how global market trends will affect the energy sector during approximately 20 events to be held as part of the Kazakhstan Energy Week (KEW) on Sept. 23-27 in Nur-Sultan.

The main event will be the 12th KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum. For the last 11 years, the KAZENERGY Association has been organising the KAZENERGY Forum in the Kazakh capital to discuss global and regional energy sector challenges.

The Association changed the long tradition of scattered energy forums to a single energy week in 2019. The previous forums were autonomous and fragmented throughout Kazakhstan in cities and regions. Market participants have had limited opportunities “for obtaining a complete picture of the current state and future of energy” and hence, they have had no “opportunity to build a constructive dialogue in the ‘government-business’ format, receiving online answers to all questions,” KAZENERGY Director General Bolat Akchulakov told The Astana Times.

In addition, the KAZENERGY Forum will host roundtables on environmental and digital solutions for sustainable energy, the use of innovations to produce clean coal, as well as on exploration safety issues in the oil and gas, oil refining, petrochemical and mining industries in Kazakhstan and the Eurasian Economic Community countries.