The Results of Ondeu Expo 2024, the Main Industrial Exhibition of Kazakhstan.

April 24-26, 2024, a large-scale event took place in the EXPO International Exhibition Center in Astana, which united four significant exhibitions: IV International Exhibition of Manufacturing Industry Ondeu Expo, V International Specialized Exhibition of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Kazakhstan Machinery Fair, XIII International Specialized Exhibition and Conference of Water Industry Su Arnasy - Water Expo, III International Specialized Exhibition and Conference of Chemical Industry Chem Tech Kazakhstan.

Despite the difficult situation associated with large-scale spring floods in Kazakhstan and the cancellation of the XII Forum of Machinery Manufacturers of Kazakhstan, the exhibition was held on schedule, and the program of the event was adjusted to consider the prevailing circumstances.
The exposition of the exhibition increased by 23% compared to 2023, and especially stood out for its variety of exhibits on display. This year, the exhibition was attended by over 213 companies from 18 countries and presented advanced solutions in mechanical engineering and metalworking, water industry and chemical industry. The exhibitors included such companies as Jinan Bodor CNC Machine Co, Ltd, WELDING COMPANY, FIRM RYDE, Norgau Central Asia, WELDEXPERT, KAMI Group of Companies, IntechSol, Nakal - Industrial Furnaces, SVYDIS ASTANA, Sewon-Vertex Heavy Industry, Resurs Plus, KazTechInstrument, COLLA SIA, VIRAZH, KazAzot, Kazzinc, HERRENKNECHT AG, ANDRITZ, Uralskagroremmash, Trade House STZ ARYSTAN, KAMAZ-Engineering, KARLSKRONA LC AB, Maker, SMW-Autoblok, Morn Laser, FICEP, HERMLE WWE AG, Jinan Xintian Technology Co., Ltd, LASCO Umformtechnik GmbH, Durmazlar Makina, OPEN MIND Technologies AG and many others.

The commercial potential of the exhibition was confirmed by the results of a survey of exhibitors – 50% of exhibitors plan to sign contracts worth $50,000 or more, and 40% estimate the quality of visitors at the exhibition as "high".
This year, 3,087 industry professionals from 42 cities of Kazakhstan and 21 countries of the world attended the exhibition. According to the results of a survey conducted among the visitors of the exhibition:

· 70% of visitors to the exhibition were the top executives of companies, top managers and business leaders who influence the purchasing decision or make the decision independently;
· 77% of professionals estimated the effectiveness of their visit as "high";
· 62% established business relations with more than 50 exhibitors at the exhibition.

International Cooperation

Within the framework of the exhibition, Kazakhstan Machinery Fair together with the Association of Machinery Industry of Kazakhstan and Leipziger Messe International held round tables with representatives of German companies-projects in Kazakhstan, where the issues of interaction with Kazakhstani enterprises were discussed.
Anna Zubova, Director of the Central Asia Office of Leipziger Messe, noted: "This is the first time we participate as co-organizers of the machine building exhibition together with Astana Expo and Leipziger Messe. Since this is the first time we are getting acquainted with the market and representatives of the mechanical engineering industry in Kazakhstan and in order to interest German companies to come next time and start cooperation with Kazakhstan, we decided to organize such a B2B meeting to introduce German and Kazakh companies to each other. I think it was a very important event, we got to know each other and found out a little bit what is interesting for the market of Kazakhstan, which will allow us to bring large stands to the exhibition under the auspices of the German Ministry of Economy in the future. For our part, we agreed that we will help to establish contacts and do everything we can to help establish cooperation between Germany and Kazakhstan."
The following were among the participants of the round table: Damu Entrepreneurship Development Fund JSC, AstanaInvest JSC, Inkar-1 LLP, Eurasia Economic Union, WTO Werkzeug-Einrichtungen GmbH, Gebr. Heller Maschinenfabrik GmbH, LNS Group, HERMLE AG, OPEN MIND, GmbH ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, Hainbuch GmbH and others.
Round table Harmonization of as Many Technical Regulations as Possible and Alignment of Quality Infrastructure by Germany / EU - Central Asian Countries. Jens Boellmann, Director of SME/Green Transformation, the Technical Regulation Project, said: "Mechanical engineering is very important sector in Germany. Especially for the German economy. And therefore, we should talk about how we can harmonize standards, rules, technical regulations, what standards exist that are used by Kazakhstani companies. Today, we have started discussing how we can do this together so that these rules and standards better coincide. Europe has such a tendency that all these documents and certificates are electronic, but this does not exist in Kazakhstan yet. However, it is essential to do this in order to successfully enter international markets. Therefore, we have concluded that we will discuss this with Kazakhstani companies in order to further achieve our goals."

Business Program

An important part of the exhibition is not only a variety of product lines, but also professional discussions on key topics for the business community. More than 30 speakers and experts spoke on the business platform of the event. The exhibition program was adapted to current challenges and included a number of key events aimed at supporting and developing the industry. As part of the business program, the following events were held:

1) Conference on Modern Laser Technologies for Industrial Enterprises (organized by NTO IRE-POLYUS).
2) Round table on welding technologies New Generation Chooses Safety. The Modern Solutions in the Field of Welding and Cutting at Industrial Enterprises of the Country (co-organized by ESAB Company).
3) Republican meeting on problematic issues and prospects of development of water supply and sewage systems of settlements.
4) Round table on personnel training for the machine-building industry.
5) Round table Capabilities of Domestic Oil and Gas Machinery Industry and the Requirements of Major Operators.

The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Industry and Construction of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Association of Kazakhstan Machinery Industry and Astana Expo. Every year, the company holds over 10 international events in various fields – mechanical engineering and manufacturing industry, security and building automation, construction and design, floristry and floriculture, etc. The company is an active member of the World Association of the Exhibition Industry UFI.

The general information partner is Kursiv Media.

The official support is Kazakhstan Su Arnasy, the Association of Chemical Industry in Kazakhstan.

In 2025, the exhibition will be held on April 23-25 at the EXPO IEC.
For visiting and PR issues:

Aigerim Mendibayeva
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