The Business Forum was held from 03 to 06 July in Astana in the framework of the International Exhibition “EXPO Astana 2017 – Future Energy”.

It was organized by the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Waste Management Association «KazWaste» and the European-Russian Business Association «ERBA».

At the Forum have taken part 268 people from 11 countries, including the institutional representatives of the Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan Ministries, international organizations such as UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO, ISWA, CSI Executive Committee, Waste management, industrial plants, non-governmental organizations and others.

The Forum welcomed the participants by Kazakhstan’s Deputy Minister of Energy, Gani Sadibekov, Member of the Commission for Environment and Natural Resources Management, Kuralai Karaken, and the Head of the Sub-Regional Office of Central Asia – United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Natalia Alekseeva.

The Forum held a plenary session and five sessions on topical issues in the field of waste management. On the first day, discussions on global trends in waste management, issues of cooperation with international banks to attract investment, stimulate the waste management sector, use of best international practices for the implementation of POR principles in EAEC countries.

On the second day of the Forum, issues such as the development of CSI and EAEC solid waste management, the collection and processing of certain types of waste, the use of modern IT technologies and the modelling of Waste management, specific and problematic types of industrial waste, and the best technology for their treatment as well as recycling and recycling of POPs containing waste and equipment.

Pharmaceutical Waste Solution Srl actively presented its activities within the Forum together with the Kazak partner company West Dala operating in the waste management sector in the western region of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The two companies presented the new reality, West Dala Tech, for the introduction of innovative technology solutions in the field of waste management in Kazakhstan.