construction fair
construction fair

KazBuild 2015 – Products and Planning For The Kazakh Construction Market

Kazakhstan isn’t a country you might think of as a major economic player – but if you don’t, you’d be wrong. It’s the largest economy in central Asia and still growing rapidly. From agriculture to energy to Baikonur – the world’s largest space launch centre – this is a country with a lot going for it. Right now there’s a major drive on to upgrade housing and infrastructure, most of which is a legacy from the Soviet Union, so construction is also a growth area. Kazakhstan is keen to develop international participation and already runs Astana Build, the largest construction expo in the region. That’s not the only building event in the country though – stand by for KazBuild in early September.
KazBuild will have a strong focus on interiors and finishing, but exhibits will also cover heavier tasks and even prefabricated cottages and small buildings. The list of companies attending is truly international, featuring firms from Europe, China, the Middle East and Russia as well as many Kazakh manufacturers. Between them everything from small hand tools to building materials will be on display, along with plant for on-site manufacturing of components. Local industry is very strong on finishes and roofing materials, so expect to see some innovative products in these areas too.
There’s a lot more going on at KazBuild than just company stands. You’ll also be able to see a series of presentations on new products, with the final event being a round table discussion on architecture and town planning in Kazakhstan. That’s an invaluable opportunity to bring yourself up to speed on local regulations, business culture and promising trends; if you’re interested in doing business in Kazakhstan you can’t afford to miss this. It’s also a great time to start networking and building up the contacts you’ll need to find – and complete – contracts in the country.
KazBuild will be running from 2-5 September at the Atakent International Exhibition Center in Almaty. This is a perfect location – as Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty has good travel connections and a range of hotels, making the expo easy to reach, and it’s also a major centre of construction. The centre itself is modern and offers all the amenities you would expect, plus it’s convenient for the city centre (and has good links to Almaty International Airport). Entry to KazBuild is free, and you can register easily through the event website.