KIOGE 2009: A BLEND OF TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS
On 6-9 October 2009, Almaty will be hosting the 17th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference KIOGE 2009. Annually, KIOGE exhibitors include about 600 exhibiting companies from 30 countries, as well as a few thousands of representatives of science, production and management from all areas of oil, oil processing, petrochemical and gas industries, oil transportation, environment specialists, representatives of humanitarian and social areas, and government bodies. As always, the event is organised by the Kazakhstan exhibition company Iteca and ITE International Group (UK) with partners from Russia, Germany, Turkey, China and other countries. Since its very inception, KIOGE has been held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan and KazMunaiGas National Company JSC, and with their annual participation. The organisers have prepared an extensive agenda which includes events important for a broad circle of oil and gas specialists. For instance, the exhibition will traditionally include a job fair. HR and recruitment consultants will be searching for people willing to work with regional and international oil and gas companies. Target candidates include young oil and gas specialists who have graduated from universities and completed specialised courses, as well as experienced oil and gas professionals. Companies such as NCOC, Brunel, Fircroft, Karachaganak Petroleum Operating BV (KPO), Association of British Graduates, Bolashak, etc. have already announced their intent to take part in the job fair. KIOGE Conference will take place on 7-8 October 2009 at the InterContinental Almaty - The Ankara in Kazakhstan. More than 1,000 delegates will participate in the conference. The conference agenda includes reports by managers of a number of oil and gas companies. KIOGE has become a mouthpiece for a comprehensive, constructive, detailed and professional discussion of ways to develop the oil and gas industry in Kazakhstan and the Caspian countries. The exhibition and conference aim to reflect the main development trends in the oil and gas industry at the current stage, show realities and determine growth prospects for the Kazakhstan oil and gas market, which is critical during the crisis period. For more information, please visit www.kioge.com and www.kioge.kz.