The collaboration between Kazakhstan’s two leading oil and gas trade events has been further strengthened by the announcement that the organisers of the KIOGE exhibition and conference (Iteca, part of the ITE Group) have signed an agreement with the KAZENERGY Association to organise the KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum in 2011.
The events will run consecutively with the KAZENERGY event being held in Astana on 4th and 5th October and KIOGE’s exhibition and conference taking place in Almaty on 5th to 8th October.
The agreement was announced yesterday at a press conference detailing the preparations for the 6th KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, which will take place in Astana’s Independence Palace.
At the press conference, Mr Dzhambulat Sarsenov, General Director of the KAZENERGY Association said. “We are pleased that these two major oil and gas events will be held together. The collaboration with Iteca will begin in October at the KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum in Astana and continue later in Almaty at KIOGE. Today an agreement was signed with Iteca and our agreements have found a legal basis. We are confident that our joint efforts will raise the event to a higher level, and give the Forum a higher status.”
The press were also addressed by Serikbek Elshibekov, General Manager for Business Support at KazMunayGaz; Rzabek Artygaliev, General Manager of Government and Public Relations at Tengizchevroil; and Yuri Borodikhin, Executive Director of Iteca.
The KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum is an important political and strategic conference for the petroleum and energy industry in Kazakhstan and the Caspian region. The KIOGE conference focuses on the commercial, operational and technical aspects of the industry.
The KIOGE exhibition, which is held in Almaty, provides a wealth of business opportunities for companies who are keen to build their business in the region. Both events in 2011 will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.