Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan I am pleased to welcome the participants and guests of the 24th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference “Oil & Gas – KIOGE 2016”. It is encouraging to notice that the event of this scale has been taking place in Kazakhstan for more than 20 years and uniting almost all key companies, industry organizations in the sphere of oil and gas.
Recent economic changes have become a real challenge for the industry, however, we managed to maintain its stable development by drawing on years of experience, And today, we are open to introducing innovative technologies, attracting investments and increasing international cooperation in the oil and gas industry. In this regard, holding such events as KIOGE becomes particularly relevant. After all, there are favorable conditions for demonstration, promotion of goods, services, finding potential suppliers and investors, studying competitors and getting relevant firsthand information on the latest developments in the industry.
The oil and gas industry has been and remains one of the key sectors in economic and social life of Kazakhstan. The results of many government industry programs depend on its successful development. Therefore, the Ministry takes measures daily to improve the efficiency of the oil and gas industry. And that KIOGE brings together a large number of domestic and foreign companies, joint ventures and multinational corporations is the clear indication of the effectiveness of our joint efforts.
I am confident that KIOGE 2016, as in previous years, will become a business platform, where the most daring ideas, and the latest technologies will be demonstrated, urgent problems will be resolved. Thus, the event will give a new impetus to the development of not only individual companies, but also the industry as a whole.
I wish all participants of the 24th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference “Oil & Gas – KIOGE 2016” interesting discussions and fruitful cooperation.
Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear participants and visitors of KIOGE 2016!
On behalf of the mayor’s office of Almaty, I would like to welcome you at the 24th Kazakhstan International «Oil and Gas» Exhibition and Conference – KIOGE 2016.
Within 24 years of its operation, the KIOGE Exhibition and Conference have become a traditional meeting place for the oil and gas industry experts not only from Kazakhstan, but also from the entire global oil and gas community. More than 500 local and international companies from 20 countries will take part in the business program, exchange valuable production experience, and demonstrate innovative technologies of the oil and gas industry.
KIOGE Conference is an effective platform for solving industrial problems, as well as demonstrating high growth rates of the industry. Each year, the oil and gas sector experts meet at the KIOGE to exchange experiences, establish new contacts and to conduct necessary business meetings with partners.
I am confident that the KIOGE exhibition will contribute to improvement of investment activities, creation of new industries and the promotion of domestic products.
I wish all the participants, guests and organizers of the exhibition to have fruitful work and achieve your goals.
Deputy Mayor of Almaty
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am pleased to welcome you to the 24th Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference “Oil & Gas – KIOGE 2016”. The National Company “KazMunayGas” has been taking part in the event for more than 20 years since the first KIOGE. Over the years the exhibition and conference have established themselves as key events in the oil and gas industry.
As we have seen each year the event is attended by both large enterprises and very young companies, and there is good reason, KIOGE helps you find your niche by displaying the real market situation and demonstrating the main trends.
Such events with a high share of international participation are of particular relevance today, as oil and gas, as well as the economy as a whole is going through challenging times. And our task is to increase investments and introduce technologies that meet international standards. KIOGE Conference and Exhibition are a very effective discussion platform for exchanging views, as there we have not only the examples of successful implementation of technologies, but also developments and projects are presented.
I think, KIOGE will traditionally open new horizons of development and cooperation for many companies, and will give impetus to positive reforms in the oil and gas industry of our country.
I wish all participants fruitful work and achieving the goals.
Chairman of the Board KazMunayGas
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the British Chamber Of Commerce in Kazakhstan I am delighted to welcome you at the 24th Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference – KIOGE 2016.
To achieve our objectives to facilitate growth of business opportunities between the UK and Kazakhstan, the British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan supports the aspiration of KIOGE-2016 to gather international oil and gas business community in Almaty on October 5-7, 2016.
Please allow me to wish you success during your visit KIOGE 2016 which presents a number of opportunities for business development, meetings and networking.
Chair of Oil and Gas Network Group
British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan I would like to welcome and congratulate You on the opening of the 24th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference – “KIOGE 2016”.
Over a long period of time the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation have been allied and reliable geo-strategy and energy partners. The cooperation between two countries is based on the principles of mutual benefit and equality.
Each year “KIOGE 2016” Conference and Exhibition confirms the status of a reputable international platform for the discussion of problems of development of fuel and energy complex and demonstration of advanced technology solutions for the oil and gas sector. For many years these events have brought together hundreds of exhibiting companies from different countries, several thousand scientists, representatives of production and management, representing all spheres of petroleum, oil refining, petrochemical, gas, oil transportation industries, environmental experts and representatives of government agencies. The participation in the international exhibition and conference provides an opportunity for Russian and Kazakhstan companies to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation, draw lessons from existing experience, establish new business contacts, and serves to further strengthen and develop partnerships between our countries.
I wish all participants and guests of the International Exhibition and Conference “KIOGE 2016” successful work and excellent results!
Trade Representative of the Russian Federation
in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
On behalf of the Union of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan, I am pleased to welcome participants and visitors to the annual KIOGE Oil & Gas 2016 exhibition and conference.
Over the past year since the 23rd international KIOGE exhibition and conference, there have been a number of key changes in Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry. This is primarily due to the appointment of a new Minister of Energy, Mr. Bozumbayev. From the outset, he began to actively engage in resolving the issues within the oilfield service industry. Another important change is that after almost 3 years of discussions, the final investment decision for the Future Growth Project in the Tengiz field was reached in July.
KIOGE remains one of the largest and most important events in the Eurasian region, where hundreds of companies get the opportunity to present their products and services and to discuss the most pressing industry issues. The event truly serves to develop oil and gas business by providing an effective platform where representatives of local and foreign companies and government authorities meet to discuss pressing industry issues.
One of the objectives of the Association of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan is to develop the business potential for oilfield services by increasing the competitiveness of local companies. The Association of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan unites more than 150 local major and medium-sized oilfield service companies and serves as an information and dialogue platform.
As KIOGE brings together foreign and local companies, foreign partners will be attracted to organise new production facilities, joint ventures and consortiums in Kazakhstan. I believe KIOGE truly contributes to this goal, as its participants include the world’s largest players as well as companies just starting their activities. I hope that this year’s KIOGE will once again take place at a high level. I wish all exhibitors and visitors a productive time and valuable contracts.
Chairman of the Presidium of the Association
of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan
Ladies and Gentlemen!
On behalf of “Atakent” KBCC and on my own behalf I am pleased to welcome the participants and guests of the 24th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition – KIOGE 2016!
KIOGE Conference and Exhibition have become a reputable platform for presenting innovative technologies, finding effective solutions and main trends in the oil and gas industry. The exhibition, as one of the most important industry events for Kazakhstan, contributes to the development of relevant economic ideas, specific solutions for the oil and gas sector, the creation of jobs and development of the production base.
KIOGE brings together thousands of scientists, representatives of production and administration of all spheres of petroleum, oil refining, petrochemical, gas, oil transportation industries, environmental experts, representatives of humanitarian and social organizations, and government agencies. This event is not only an important international scientific and technical forum on the exploration and production of oil and gas in Kazakhstan, but also an excellent opportunity to establish and strengthen business ties.
I wish the participants and guests of the exhibition good mood, fruitful work, success and achieving the goals.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
JSC KBCC “Atakent”
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
First of all, let me thank all the participants and guests of KIOGE 2016, the 24th Kazakhstan International Conference, for your contribution to the event.
We are very pleased to see our long-term partners and friends among the participants and would like to especially highlight the presence of new companies, which is an indisputable fact that our events are efficient.
For our success today we would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Local Administration of Almaty, KazMunayGas JSC National Company and the Association of Oil Service Companies of Kazakhstan KazService for their support. We also thank the partners of KIOGE 2016. Today, we have all managed to organise one of the key industry events in Kazakhstan.
Over the project’s 24-year run, the KIOGE team has experienced several ups and no downs. Those concerns associated with the global decline in economic indicators are perceived as a challenge to our professionalism and unity. Today, we can say with confidence that the best professionals in their sphere work on the KIOGE project. This is confirmed by the hundreds of exhibiting companies at the exhibition and numerous conference delegates, including representatives of government agencies, national companies, industry unions and associations, ambassadors and diplomats, experts and journalists, who have arrived in Almaty – the heart of Eurasia – to discuss the present and future of the oil and gas industry.
The exhibition is always held in a special atmosphere of celebration, even a holiday, but it does not lose its main purpose - business networking. Our primary mission as the organisers is to create the most comfortable platform, both for exhibitors and visitors, so each of you can gain the most useful contacts, evaluate competitors, find partners, and perhaps be inspired by the success of others.
We very much hope that we will achieve our goals in the framework of KIOGE 2016.
We believe in the success and dynamic development of all our members, regardless of any economic upheavals. And we are eager to meet you all every year in Almaty at KIOGE, and our team will do everything possible and more to make this happen.
We wish each of you a productive time at KIOGE, and we hope that the event’s positive effects can help your business for many years.
We wish you every prosperity and success!
KIOGE 2016 Organising Committee
ITE Group Plc & ITECA