Stability. Constancy. KIOGE.

Kazakhstan International Exhibition and Conference Oil and Gas - KIOGE 2016 will start its work in Almaty in the beginning of October. As it is accepted in the exhibition industry, holding the event, which has already become a traditional event, each new year is an evidence of its long duration and constancy. One of the most important success factors in this event is an efficiency of participation for exponents and the sector.

This year KIOGE will take place for the 24th time. Over the years the KIOGE Conference has become an essential event in the fall season - over 18,000 delegates, including ambassadors of foreign countries, heads of national companies and international consortiums, representatives of branch unions and associations from more than 30 countries participated in the exhibition for 24 years of its existence, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the economy of Kazakhstan. It should be noted that besides of tax payments from service sector facilities, foreign citizens regularly invest large amounts of money into the economy of Kazakhstan. According to official data from the regional structure of external sector investments the oil industry is selected by the foreign citizens as a key area for investments.

KIOGE, as one of the key oil and gas industry events, has also changed under the influence of the crisis, evolving under the influence of economic and political changes, meanwhile seeking to meet the modern requirements of its participants and visitors. "There are certain principles that we, as the organizers of KIOGE, observe all these years. It is not a secret that the exhibition and the conference have never been held using funds from the state budget, at all times, there is a quota for the veterans of the industry, government agencies, research and design institutes, the media and students. It is important to note that we, as organizers, have zero tolerance for any kind of discrimination. We make this event professional", - explained Yuri Borodikhin, Director of Iteca Exhibition company.

Since the first KIOGE organizers especially appreciate the fact that the Exhibition is an effective tool for sales and promotion of goods and services for domestic manufacturers. Every year Kazakhstan companies have the opportunity to demonstrate their products and their potential to the international oil and gas community and government representatives. In this regard, it is encouraging to note that the share of Kazakhstan companies among the exhibitors is increasing from year to year.

Since 1993 and till today a large support and assistance in organizing the KIOGE exhibition is given by the main industry agencies, since the beginning of the 90's they have changed a lot of names and leaders but always present in the oil and gas event in Almaty.

Due to the widespread contribution from both the organizers and partners of the exhibition company and public authorities, for the years of its development KIOGE has become not just a forum for discussion, declaratively giving the main directions for the industry development. Today KIOGE 2016 is a complete business platform that demonstrates the main trends in the oil and gas world. It is equally comfortable for top managers and technicians, representatives of sales and marketing department, auditors, lawyers and HR managers. Organizers create an effective networking both at separate platforms, and on the general meetings, which topics are being carefully chosen. Thus, the plenary session of KIOGE 2016 will be dedicated to the investment attractiveness of oil and gas sector. Kazakhstan and foreign experts will appear with the market reviews. This topic will be continued on the second day of the conference within the framework of a specialized round table with the participation of the major legal and consulting companies.

Following the current market conditions in the industry, the organizers offered to its participants detailed discussion of the latest technologies in the field of geological exploration. Investments into the hydrocarbons geology are reducing, so, it is time to make better use of resources with their maximum efficiency. Petrophysics, seismologists, geophysicists, operators of well surveying and many others will search an answer to the question on how to do it during a single round table at the conference.

The program committee did not forget about the oilfield services industry development, which is now gaining momentum. Two sessions are dedicated to it. The Conference will also consider the Kazakhstan's content issues and development of human resource potential in times of crisis.

Thus, the conference program covers almost all current issues of the industry, an opinion on which will be given by the international experts and professionals.

As noted above, the KIOGE exhibition has become an integral part of life in the city of Almaty. One of the biggest Expo events in Kazakhstan, KIOGE impresses not only by the scale but also by the attraction of expositions. More than 100 employees of ITECA and international offices of ITE Group in 8 countries around the world are tirelessly working to organize KIOGE on the highest level. One of the main advantages of KIOGE is the fact that dozens of new companies are launching from its platform and many of them become large enterprises. The secret is simple - KIOGE opens great opportunities to its participants and visitors. It is obvious that among the 500 companies participating in the exhibition and conference and 4300 visitors one can find the desired contact. Already for 24 years suppliers and buyers have been meeting here, concluding longterm deals and partner agreements.

Iteca Company also appreciates its long standing partners, and thanks for support and trust the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Akimat of Almaty city, the Akimat of Atyrau region, the Akimat of Mangistau region, JSC "NC "KazMunayGas", Kazservice Association of Service Companies, Eurobak European Business Association, diplomatic missions of participating countries, media partners. Organizers also appreciate the participation and total support of the key representatives of the industry: Tengizchevroil LLP, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating B.V., North Caspian Operating Company, Hydromashservice JSC, VELAN LLC, Techinvest.

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