CASPIAN CONSTRUCTION WEEK
The Caspian Region’s largest building exhibition, BakuBuild 2016, the 22nd Azerbaijan International Construction Exhibition opened its doors on 19 October at Baku Expo Center. BakuBuild is the most important trade event in the region for building and architecture, and design and renovations. Every year, professionals from a range of different countries attend the exhibition to find business partners. Start of BakuBuild 2016 marked the beginning of Caspian Construction Week, comprising of Aquatherm Baku 2016 and Securika CIPS 2016 exhibitions.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony of BakuBuild 2016, Deputy Minister of Economy Niyazi Safarov said that the priority of strengthening the economy of Azerbaijan has been the development of non-oil sector, and domestic enterprises produce competitive products as part of this growth. This exhibition is a good indicator of the development of modern production.
Deputy Head of the State Agency for Control over the Safety of the Construction works under the Ministry of Emergency Situations Elkhan Asadov underlined the prospect of large-scale changes in the construction industry of Azerbaijan. This is a long-awaited event for many experts from different countries, especially the permanent members of the project, which for more than twenty years considered BakuBuild as the most important professional event in the field of architecture and construction, design and maintenance.
This year Caspian Construction Week gathered 292 companies from 24 countries and occupies 2 pavilions and Lobby of the Baku Expo Center. Iran, Italy and the UAE will have national display booths, and Turkey hosted a large stand as well. French companies presented group stand. Azerbaijani companies made up 50% of exhibitors. The Sponsors of BakuBuild 2016 were Corella (NB Group), and Akkord Cement, and the media partner of the exhibition was the trade magazine “House and Interior” (“Dom i Interyer”).
BakuBuild 2016 covered a full range of building materials, ceramics, finishing stone, marble, paints, windows and doors, interior, roofing and flooring, metal and bronze works, construction machinery and others. At a special outdoor area of the Baku Expo Center adjacent to the complex, the latest construction equipment will be showcased.
This year, furniture companies from Azerbaijan, Italy, Ukraine and other countries took an active part in the exhibition. Companies presented a wide range of high-end designer furniture.
BakuBuild is one of the most established channels for bringing innovative goods and services onto the country’s building market. Exhibitors always try to bring their exclusives to the exhibition that then disseminate to customers in other countries. This year was no exception; many companies launched new products and presented them at their stands. Among the innovations: the new high-quality accessories for rainwater systems (Yukseklik Ltd), Teknotouch is artificial silk laminated acoustical panels for cinemas, music studios, offices etc. (Aksa Akustik), a new colour of copper roofing Tecu Patina Boston (Armadil Group), Nordic Brass Weathered is an alloy of copper and zinc is pre-oxidised at Aurubis factory; new series The One, can be realized in various finishing, chromed, gold, antique gold, matte black and get enriched by original swarovski crystals (Emmevi Rubinetterie); Smile 64 single lever mixer collection stands apart for the rounded and soft shapes which create a modern and harmonic style (Fir Italia), Klingspor's comprehensive range of diamond tools makes it a cinch for any user to work faster and with greater precision and endurance; Sliding window system in the HS Portal profile of 106 mm. (MIRT Luxury Interiors); Aluminum alloy box containing a motorized roller blind or a multi linked system of rollers complete with LED strips able to flush in to the ceiling (Mottura); a deep and rough texture thin slab Natura Build; The Versailles series is a full body baluster (Sas Schutt Grande Forge); FOLLOw – extruded porcelain by Ston and many others.
We would like to concentrate your attention to the exhibition’s new name - WorldBuild Baku, which will come into effect in 2017. The Baku building exhibition is part of ITE Build&Interiors, the largest portfolio of building exhibitions in the world. The renaming process is in line with changes to all ITE Group’s building exhibitions worldwide. The changes will create a cohesive image for the exhibitions for visitors and exhibitors that is in line with the level of organisation and scale of the exhibitions, and the products presented.
CASPIAN CONSTRUCTION WEEK BUSINESS PROGRAMME
BakuBuild coincided with the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society charity dinner, which took place at the Four Seasons hotel. As was tradition, a charity auction took place at the dinner. BakuBuild was one of the sponsors of the evening.
BakuBuild is supported by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and all the three exhibitions - BakuBuild, Aquatherm Baku, Securika CIPS- supported by the State Committee for Town Planning and Architecture of Azerbaijan, the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs’ (Employers) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as well as the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). The exhibitions are organised by Iteca Caspian and its partner ITE Group. ITE Group’s network of partners - ITE London; EUF (Turkey); GIMA (Germany); ITE Gulf (UAE); Invernizzi Group (Italy); ITE China; and ITE Poland – has invited international companies to exhibit.
Some of Iteca Caspian's partners in 2016 are SafeLife, security partner, Premier Tour, tour operator, Sheraton Hotel and Qafqaz Point Hotel, the official hotels and AzExpoMontage, the official stand builder.
The organisers awarded certificates to sponsors, partners and exhibitors who stood out with their imaginative approaches to their work:
Best Corporate Style - Gilan Construction Materials Group
Best Stand Design - Sobsan Boya
Best Performance - ICE
Best Shell Scheme- Technonicol
Best Customer Attraction – SCHUTT GRANDE FORGE / FONDIS / DIROY
Most Attended Stand - CAST MET
Best creative Stand - VOLMA Marketing LLC
Most Fascinating Stand - Baroque style
Best Debut- Aurubis Finland OY
Best Product Presentation - Imperial ceramic centre
Best Country Presentation - Dubai Export
Most Original Stand - Timsport
Best Company Presentation – ABB
Best Services Presentation - E-MAK
Over the long-term cooperation - Yukseklik
According to the audit company UFI - Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, the number of visitors who visited the exhibition this year was 8931, 95% of whom were professionals of the industry.
In 2017 the exhibition WorldBuild Baku will be held on 18-21 October in Baku Expo Center.