From 5 to 8 September, the 23th Kazakhstan International Building and Interior Kazbuild 2016 Exhibition was held. 295 companies from 24 countries took a part at this large-scale event.
The countries such as Germany, Italy, China, the United Arab Emirates and South Korea were represented by national booths. It is noteworthy that this year, the expositions of Chinese companies were exhibited in a separate exhibition hall for the first time. The opening ceremony took place on September 5, it was attended by representatives of local executive bodies, the Office of Energy and Public Utilities of Almaty, Office for Construction Management of Almaty, as well as representatives of foreign governments - ambassadors, consuls and authorized persons from 12 countries of the world. "This year, 25 companies from Germany participated in the exhibition. All of the companies are small and medium-sized enterprises that form a core of the German economy. Such phenomenon exists due to innovation and performance, "- Joss Bertram, Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Almaty, said at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Major companies from all over the world participated in the exhibition. Many of them take part not the first time, and are regular participants of the exhibition. For example, Lezard company participates in the KazBuild for the third time. "We have been present on the Kazakhstan market for already 4 years. For the last three of them, we are exhibitors at the KazBuild. Due to the exhibition, we have increased brand awareness, people get to know our company. We have also increased the number of customers. We present electrical mounting equipment: sockets, switches, we have our own production. Our factories are located in China and in Istanbul. For the second consecutive year, we produce lighting equipment. Next year, we will also participate. We move forward and develop further along with the exhibition ", - Suleyman Aliyev, Director of Sales Lezard, said.
New names were added to the list of the KazBuild 2016: more than 180 new members joined the exhibition platform for the first time, 147 of which presented their products for the first time in Kazakhstan. More than 20 domestic companies, including such large ones as Gold Aluminium, Arsenal Asia, Kazmet Invest, Alu-Temir, Kazakhstan Walling Constructions Plant, Aspan Profile Technology, PolymerMetal-T and others took part as exhibitors. "Our consortium has shown more than 16 years of successful work on the market of Kazakhstan. We are the only and the first of a kind, with a closed cycle, with our own production equipment: injection molding, decorating, painting, glass production, processing, installation. Our company has the opportunity to work with individual business orders. We try to participate at the exhibition every year. We are very pleased with the results ", - Alexandr Volov, Commercial Director for the Kazakhstan Content of Alprof, said.
In 2016, the exhibition was visited by many foreign guests; a VIP delegation consisting of 108 professionals from Kyrgyzstan came to become familiar with the construction exposition and negotiations with potential partners. Representatives of such large enterprises as "ACC Architectural Studio", an architectural company "MICHA", "Laminat Servis" LLC, "Kyrgyz Beton" LLC, a studio of architecture and design "Kvartira 13", the State Agency for Architecture and others were part of the delegation.
In parallel with the Construction and Interiors Exhibition KazBuild 2016, another event - the 9th International Exhibition of Household and Industrial Equipment for Heating, Water Supply, Plumbing, Air Conditioning, Ventilation, Swimming Pools, Saunas and Spa - Aquatherm Almaty 2016 was held. The total number of unique visitors of the exhibitions was 6032 persons, which is 21% more than last year. "The KazBuild 2016 Exhibition is important for our company as we are always interested in and follow the news in the field of aluminum systems for architectural construction. The development of the industry is not standing still and something new comes out every year", - Nelly Khamatova, the company's project manager of the "ArtMaks" Company, said.
The KazBuild Exhibition, which marked the beginning of the exhibition season of Almaty, has expanded the business program this year - as part of the event, specialized workshops, seminars and consultations took place. Thus, "Demonstration Zone" divided by the topics of the day was held for the second time within the KazBuild. In the framework of the demonstration zone, the following topics were discussed: "Tools and Hardware," "Lights and Electrics in Interior. Street Lighting", "Wall and Floor Coverings", "Project and Design", "Flowers, Textiles and Home Furnishings", " Interior Furniture, Street Furniture", "Organization of an Executive’s Space". For the first time, the visitors and exhibitors took part in the "Design Lab" - an event aimed at creating an interactive interior, development of creative thinking and practical work with the materials. Participants discussed issues such as emotional solutions for the interior, especially correct choice of land to build houses, how to find an interior designer, as well as how to save customers’ money without compromising the quality of design services.
Also, free consulting services by architects and designers were organized non-stop for all the interested visitors during the KazBuild 2016 Exhibition – an event that helped to solve the problem of re-planning, home decoration, interior design and renovation, and also presented an opportunity to get advice on purchase and choice of materials and furniture. Such well-known Kazakhstan designers as Kirill Mulagulov, Dmitry Tsoi, Yelena Sytnikova, Laura Sharipova and others explained how to effectively use the space and how to make a plan for every taste.
In addition to workshops and consultations, the KazBuild 2016 included a seminar on innovations in construction held by the "Artyushenko and partners" Kazakhstan law company. The workshop reviewed the major changes in the construction industry, which came into force in 2015 – 2016 in Kazakhstan. Highly qualified lawyers shared their experiences with the audience and talked about how to proceed within the framework of Kazakhstan's legislation and secure business. Another seminar of the "ZIAS" Company was dedicated to design and installation of hinged façades. Experts shared their experiences on how to choose the right design and successfully complete the work at no additional cost. Also on September 5, there was a presentation of the company "Megasmeta.kz" LLP on "BIM Technology Kazakhstan's Experience, Estimate + BIM."
Over the years of its successful development, the KazBuild International Exhibition has received deserved recognition and fame both in Kazakhstan and abroad. From 2018, the exhibition will get a new logo and will be held under a new name. ITE Group will bring together all construction events under one brand - WorldBuild Almaty. The process of transition to the new brand will take three years and will be fully completed in 2018. It is to remind that in 2017 from 5 to 8 September, the KazBuild/WorldBuild Almaty traditional construction exhibition will be held in a new format and will gather the largest construction companies, as well as specialists in this field at its platform.
Official support for the event is provided by the Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan, Almaty municipal government, the Committee for Construction, Housing and Land Management Kazakhstan, the event organizers are the Iteca Kazakhstan exhibition company and its international partner - ITE Group PLC (Great Britain).
Video from the KazBuild 2016, feedback from participants as well as visitors can be viewed on the website http://www.kazbuild.kz/