AstanaBuild sets the pace

The 15th edition of construction exhibition, AstanaBuild, will take place from 22 to 24 May 2013 in the city's Korme exhibition centre and provides a platform for presenting the latest technology, equipment, materials, parts and services for the construction industry.

In 2017 Astana will host EXPO-2017. Construction for the expo is scheduled to begin in early 2014, following an international competition to select the designers for the planned 124 hectare exhibition site.

At least five million visitors are expected at EXPO-2017, which is set to further boost Astana's already impressive economic and infrastructural development – by 2017, the city will be shaped by major projects including; the Opera and Ballet Theatre, the Library of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the National Museum, the National Defence University, an indoor city, the Abu Dhabi complex, Hilton, Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons hotels, a 5,000-seater Martial Arts Palace, a 10,000-seater Ice Palace, and a new railway station.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan:"The construction of new facilities within the exhibition will give a completely new look to our capital. The exhibition will provide a platform for distributing the latest technology and it will attract the attention of the world's states to our country."

The Expo will also promote innovative development, particularly in energy, power saving, construction, water supply, housing and communal services and the organisers of AstanaBuild 2013 are attributing the exhibitions 25% growth to the interest shown by the construction community due to this large-scale event.

Around 170 major Kazakhstani and international companies involved in the construction industry will exhibit at AstanaBuild 2013, from Austria, Belarus, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, Kazakhstan, China, UAE, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, and South Korea.

For small and mid-sized businesses, participation in EXPO-2017 is not just an opportunity to earn money, but also a chance to take their business to the next level. AstanaBuild is an excellent opportunity to find out about the latest development in building and interiors, heating and ventilation, air conditioning and water supply, windows, doors and facades, ceramics and stone, road construction, and more.

As well as the aforementioned industry sectors, the exhibition will also feature a broad business programme of seminars on a range of topics, including 'New criteria of quality construction', 'Beams with corrugated walls. Saving metalwork, seismic resistance, and robot-aided equipment', 'Equipment for saunas, swimming pools, Turkish baths and under-floor heating - new products', 'Fensys enclosure', 'Unit construction as an alternative to major-scale construction', 'Optimisation of energy efficient lighting engineering - new products from ASTZ 2013', 'Spa forum', 'Schueco energy-saving systems', and South Korean companies LG Hausys and Highvill, along with the Kazakhstan Housing and Utilities Reform Centre, will hold the 'Energy-saving in construction seminar', supported by the South Korean embassy.

AstanaBuild 2013 will be open to visitors from 11am to 6pm on 22 May, 10am to 6pm on 23 May, and 11am to 4pm on 24 May. For more information or to view the complete business programme, visit www.astanabuild.kz.

Notes

The registration and catalogue sponsor of AstanaBuild 2013 is NG Galaxy, owned by Nana Hernandez Getashvili, an architect with 22 years experience in architecture and design. Hernandez Getashvili is a member of the Russian Artists Union and Union of Architects of Russia, a member of the Chamber of Architects of Bremen (Germany), and member of the International Interior Design Association (USA).

"96% of buildings designed by our company have been completed and more than 20 are completed every year. Several hundred projects have been completed in Russia, Europe, the UK and the USA, and we have partnerships with over 500 high-end producers in areas such as furniture, textiles, lighting, finishing materials, sanitary ware, accessories and luxury items. We have two studios in Russia and Germany. Our clients include politicians, businesspeople, scientists and aristocrats."

AstanaBuild is organised by Iteca and its international partners: ITE Group Plc (United Kingdom), GIMA (Germany) and EUF A.S. (Turkey).

Astana Build is officially supported by the Ministry of Regional Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Astana Mayoral Administration, the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Astana City.

Media support is provided by a range of Kazakhstani and international trade publications and websites.