October 18 in Baku Expo Center started its work Caspian Construction Week. The number of its participants makes it the largest event on the non-oil sector in the region. The Caspian Construction Week includes three exhibitions – the 23rd Azerbaijan International Construction Exhibition WorldBuild Baku, the 10th Anniversary International Exhibition for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Water Supply, Sanitary, Environmental Technology, Swimming Pool and Renewable Energies Aquatherm Baku and the 10th Anniversary Caspian International Protection, Security and Rescue Exhibition Securika Caspian. The exhibitions are organised by Iteca Caspian and its partner ITE Group.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of WorldBuild Baku 2017, Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Niyazi Safarov stressed that the current exhibition reflects significant signs of the development of the country's construction industry. The exhibition clearly demonstrates the diversification of the Azerbaijani economy, the growth of competitiveness of national products, the provision of jobs to the population and illustrates the fact that today our country is almost completely providing itself with building materials. Thanks to WorldBuild Baku, interest to Azerbaijan from foreign investors and manufacturers who wish to establish business cooperation with local companies is increasing.
Deputy Director of the State Agency for Housing Development Mr. Sadig Sadigov noted the expansion of the geography of participants and the actual participation in the exhibition of four national stands. The construction sector plays an important role in the development of the economy; this area is under the state’ due attention. 100,000 people are engaged in the construction sector today. Last year, 15 thousand apartments and 12 thousand private houses were built and commissioned. According to S. Sadigov, the exhibition successfully reflects these achievements, and the Agency, which was established in 2016, has started an active cooperation with the Organisers of WorldBuild Baku.
Deputy Head of the State Agency for Control of Safety in Construction under the Ministry for Emergency Situations Mr. Elkhan Asadov said that the construction boom in Azerbaijan contributed to the growth of local companies that have successfully entered the world market today. The exhibition forms a blessed image of the construction industry, which has a positive impact on the country's economy among non-oil industries.
Chairman of the Board of the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan Mr. Elbay Gasimzade expressed the opinion that the active construction work forms the basis of any progressive society, which largely depends on the professionalism of architects who have a great responsibility in terms of urban development. It is necessary to support the construction sector in every possible way, noted the speaker in conclusion and wished every success to the participants and guests of the exhibition.
Regional Director of ITE Group Plc Mr. Edward Strachan congratulated the participants on the Independence Day of Azerbaijan, noting that this year 310 companies from 28 countries are taking part in the Caspian Construction Week. Mr Strachan expressed gratitude for the support of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the State Agency for Housing Development under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the State Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs’ (Employers’) Organisation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
This year, 310 companies from 28 countries take part in the Caspian Construction Week. Participants of the WorldBuild Baku exhibition have increased by 30% thanks to new companies. It is encouraging that 40% of the exhibitors are Azerbaijani participants which include producers, distributors and construction companies. The products under the "Made in Azerbaijan" brand successfully compete with foreign exhibitors. As is tradition, this year’s national stands will represent Germany, Iran, the UAE and Poland. Turkish, Chinese, Russian and Czech manufactures will be participating with the large groups of companies.
The exhibition covers a full range of construction materials, including ceramics, trim stones, marble, windows, doors and interior furnishing. The Paint and Varnish Sector will be extensively represented both by local and foreign companies. The exhibition will provide an excellent opportunity to be familiarized with a large selection of interior and entrance doors, as well as metal and automatic doors for country houses and office premises. Traditionally, roofing materials and woodworking are widely represented at the exhibition.
Among the new products this year are energy saving fittings with high light flux (Lena Lighting), ballistic shields for construction (Amii), condensing boilers (ECOSTAR BURNERS); compact systems of molecular filtration for drinking water (Bluefilters Graphite New Line) and many more.
Aquatherm Baku has welcomed 66 companies from 13 countries worldwide - Azerbaijan, China, France, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Turkey, and other countries. The participating companies include Euroclima, Yusiko, BestTechniK, Azertexnolayn, Alarko Carrier Sanayi ve Ticaret, Egeplast Ege Plastik, Turan Makinе, Termo ISI, Polimart, Ultratek, Sumgait Technologies Park, Kaskad – Hidro, Yetsan Pazarlama Isi Sistemleri, Aldaq, UPONOR and others. This year’s debutants are Sabkond (Azerbaijan), Termoklimat (Azerbaijan), Frisquet (France), Daboo Sanat (Iran), Rubinetteria Paffoni (Italy), Coolex (Kuwait), UPONOR (Finland) and others.
Participating companies of Aquaterm Baku 2017 feature ventilation and sewage systems, fire hydrants, valves, heating systems, pipes, fittings, radiators, boilers and pumps, as well as pumping stations, water heaters and others. The exhibition will showcase a wide range of domestic and industrial air conditioners from various manufacturers. This year’s new products include IT technologies for remote climate control in premises. Among the exhibiting brands there are well-established trademarks such as AUX, Arcelik, Alarko, Ecostar, Gree, Immergas, Mitsubishi, Sime, Uponor.
Securika Caspian 2017 is a recognised business platform where exhibitors get the opportunity to establish valuable contacts with professionals in the security field to further develop business. The exhibition also creates ideal conditions for developing the industry and reaching important strategic agreements.
This year, exhibitors at Securika Caspian 2017, including companies from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and other countries present security technologies, video surveillance, rescue equipment, information security, smart cards, access control systems and integrated security systems, fire safety systems, fire alarms, fire cameras, special fire-fighting equipment and much more.
This year’s exhibition offers a comprehensive business programme which includes presentations, workshops and master classes. The Caspian Construction Week will provide a special VIP tour and B2B meetings between the foreign exhibitors and local distributors. It will also feature a workshop for young designers in cooperation with the Union of Architects of Azerbaijan and an excursion to the Rustam Mustafayev Museum of Azerbaijan National Art.
The WorldBuild Baku is supported by Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, State Housing Development Agency under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, State Committee for Town Planning and Architecture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, The Union of Architects of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) and National Confederation of The Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC).