KIOGE 2018 - major growth drivers

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From September 26 to September 28, 2018, Oil and Gas - KIOGE 2018 exhibition was held in Almaty, which was attended by 3583 people from 50 countries of the world. At the exhibition, 252 companies from 15 countries demonstrated oil and gas equipment, automation systems, technologies for wells drilling and completion, equipment for processing and other industry innovations.

“Today we are at the stage of significant changes and transformations. As you know, eight thousand legal and long-lasting innovations are transferring into energy industry. They transfer not only in "sun and wind", but also in oil and gas. Technological development of civilization and development of new technologies are deeper and deeper activating industry to new alternative development approaches”, said Satimov Arman Nurlanovich, Advisor to the Chairman of KAZENERGY Association.

Every year at the exhibition the number of international exhibitors is more than 70%, of which 75% are companies of the Russian Federation. According to Alexander Yakovlev, trade representative of Russia in Kazakhstan, "The Russian Federation for the Republic of Kazakhstan is one of strategic partners in oil and gas sector, and presence of Russian companies at the exhibition is personification of close historical ties connecting our countries."

Currently, the focus of all participants in energy sector is oriented on such global challenges as climate change, geopolitical tensions in the world, digitalization of production and “smart” technologies. At KIOGE 2018, leading mining, oil and gas and oilfield services companies such as Kazmunaygas, Tengizchevroil, North Caspian Operating Company N.V., Caspian Pipeline Consortium, Dow Chemical, Embamunaygas, Control Seal, Complect Armatura and Russian Export Center, as well as Baker Hughes a GE company, Fluor Kazakhstan Inc., Wabag, ILF and machine and engineering holding HMS Group presented the latest technological, engineering and software developments for oil and gas companies.

As part of business program of the exhibition, which was actively supported by flagships of national digitalization of Embamunaygas JSC, 12 seminars from leading industry companies were held. Representatives of Tengizchevroil spoke about development of digitalization in TCO and introduction of intellectual field, and North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) spoke about achievements over 25 years in terms of local content for CB, noting that during this time the total amount of processed and transported cargo was about 1.2 million tons. Russian company “Prosoft Systems” and Kazakhstan company “Tien-Shan Engineering” during their seminars covered the topic of industrial automation. The partner of business program and seminar zone of Embamunaygas JSC presented at KIOGE a topical issue “Replication of concept “Digital Field”.

For the first time, at KIOGE exhibition, with support and in cooperation with Union of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan - KAZSERVICE, B2B meetings were organized with FGP general contractors Tengizchevroil and Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO). The following companies took part in the event: Bonatti, GATE, ISKER Group of Companies, Senimidi Kurylys, WOOD, Consolidated Contractors E & P Company. According to feedback from KIOGE participants, 70% of participants sent positive feedback, noted high efficiency and the need for data from B2B meetings, all participants noted format of open dialogue and 90% of participants confirmed that meetings of this format are very relevant and are in demand within the framework of KIOGE.

An important event of this year was signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between ALE " Kazakhstan Association of Organizations of Oil and Gas and Energy Complex KAZENERGY" and Kazakhstan exhibition company ITECA. As part of this document, starting from 2018, KIOGE will be held in even-numbered years, and KAZENERGY Forum in odd-numbered years. The next KIOGE will be held in October 2020.

Participants of the exhibition shared their impressions about the need for such events. They talked about importance of holding an exhibition for business development.

Bekbosyn Shyngys Yerkinbekuly, Director of Total SERVICE LLP: “KIOGE is a good chance for our company to show ourselves, show our products, communicate directly with visitors, consumers, colleagues, and suppliers of various technologies that we use in our work. We are sure that participation in the exhibition will give us this opportunity”.

Kairat Alibekov, Managing Director for Commercial Affairs, Kirov Factory JSC: “This year we are taking part in exhibitions for the 4th time. And I want to note the high level of organization of the exhibition. Our company considers KIOGE site from two perspectives: firstly, we can see here what our competitors are offering, especially foreign companies, and secondly, it is possible to gain experience of direct communication with customers and clients who are looking for some new solutions and projects”.

Vladislav Kisil, ITT Flygt Sales Engineer: “Over the last five years, we have been participating in KIOGE annually. The first day has already shown active interest of customers. The number of visitors is increasing. KIOGE is a good reason to meet old customers, renew contacts, and restore old connections. It is impossible to sign contracts at the exhibition, due to peculiarities of our sphere. But it is easily to reach preliminary agreements, to make drafts of joint projects and ideas”.
Alexey Isayev, Regional Business Development Manager in the CIS countries, VELAN: “The exhibition gathers those who firmly hold their positions in the market. In our business, the main thing is to maintain established relations with customers. Always keep a high profile, as often as possible to show yourself. At KIOGE, we and our partners solve joint tasks, discuss existing projects and ideas. "

KIOGE 2018 was held with official support of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty City Akimat, ALE "Kazakhstan Association of organizations of Oil, Gas and Energy Complex “KAZENERGY", National Company KazMunayGas JSC, KazService Union of Kazakhstan Service Companies, and Society of Oilers Geologists of Kazakhstan (CONG) and diplomatic missions of participating countries.

Golden partners of KIOGE 2018 - Tengizchevroil LLP, North Caspian Operating Company NV, Caspian Pipeline Consortium JSC (CTC-K), Dow Chemical. Silver partners - Embamunaygas JSC, Control Seal, Complect Armatura LLP and Russian Export Center JSC. Bronze partners - Baker Hughes a GE company, Bonatti, Fluor Kazakhstan Inc., Wabag, ILF, Novomet, Priority Stroy and machinery and engineering holding HMS Group. General information partner of KIOGE 2018 was Khabar Agency.

KIOGE 2018 is organized by Kazakhstan exhibition company Iteca and its international partner ITE Group Plc (United Kingdom).

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