Venue: Korme EC
Official site: www.machexpo.kz
From 26 to 27 April 2018 the 6th Kazakhstan International Industrial Exhibition Machine Building, Machine-Tool Building and Automation - MachExpo Kazakhstan 2018 will be held in Astana.
It is for the first time that a professional machine building event will occur in Central Asia.
MachExpo Kazakhstan 2018 Exhibition will consolidate all machine building branches: labour-intensive, metal-intensive, and science-intensive.
MachExpo Kazakhstan 2018 Exhibition is intended for specialists engaged in mining, metallurgy, oil and gas, energy, transportation, agriculture, defence, machine building and allied industries.
The exhibition will display enterprises operating in heave, medium and precision machine building; production of metal products and slugs; machine-tool building, automation, repairs of machines and equipment.
The exhibition will familiarise specialists with state-of-art technologies and developments of modern machine building; auxiliary elements necessary within main technological production of machines, automation and process management systems.
Machine building is globally recognised as an indicator of the technological level of national industry. This sector generates a multiplier effect for the development of allied industries, increases employment many times, and thus enhances the competitiveness of the economy as a whole.
The most rapid growth of machine building sector compared to other sectors in Kazakhstan was reported before 2008, but in 2008 it suffered more than others because of the crisis. This was primarily caused by the investment nature of the demand for machine-building products. With the onset of the crisis, companies in consuming industries principally abandoned large-scale investment in the expansion and upgrading of their production facilities, with a focus on maintaining operations. At the same time, the crisis in the financial sector has led to a decrease in credit availability to the public, which also contributed to the decline in demand, affecting, for example, automotive products.
In 2010, Kazakhstan Government approved a Kazakhstan Machine Building Programme for 2010-2014. The Programme is aimed at upgrading the existing enterprises by high-tech and modern equipment, creating new enterprises for the production of competitive products meeting international standards and developing relations and cooperation of all existing local machine-building enterprises. The Programme is funded by development institutions, enterprises' own funds, local and foreign investment and to the extent provided for in the national budget.
The priority areas of the Programme are oil and gas machine building; mining and metallurgical machine building; railway machine building; agricultural machine building; automotive and power plant engineering.
Albert Rau, Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies, noted in his interview: "We believe and the statistics evidences that the planned targets for the growth of gross domestic product were achieved in 2.5 years of implementing the National Programme for Accelerated Industrial and Innovation Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Of course, this year is quite difficult because of the current world markets environment, but nevertheless we achieved impressive results in recent years in priority sectors, such as machine building, chemistry and a number of other sectors of the manufacturing industry". He also noted that the significant results were reached in machine building: "Suffice it to say for the machine building that when we started, our domestic machine building output was USD 1 billion, but this year we will reach more than USD 4 billion. This is just for 2.5 years. This includes locomotives and other branches of machine building".
A working meeting concerning the implementation of the National Programme for Accelerated Industrial and Innovation Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held by Serik Akhmetov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, with akims of oblasts in November this year.
The meeting reviewed the results of implementing the National Programme for Accelerated Industrial and Innovation Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for two and a half years, including the performance of its primary target indicators.
A summary report was delivered by Asset Isekeshev, Vice Prime Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan.
"The results of 2011 show that GDP amounted to KZT 27.6 trillion, an increase of KZT 11.5 trillion versus 2008, with an actual increment of 16.7%. For 10 months of this year, the biggest increment of physical index of industrial production was reported in machine building (12.3%) and light industry (7.4%), and industrial output amounted to KZT 12.1 trillion, including generated by projects launched in 2010-2012 within the Industrialisation Map framework," reported A. Isekeshev.