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KIOGE 2012: A new Format for a Prestigious Event

September 6, 2012

ALMATY, Kazakhstan, September 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Over the past two decades, about 900 million tons of oil and gas condensate has been
produced in Kazakhstan, and over $113 billion was invested in the country’s oil and gas
sector from 1996 to 2010. Following geological and geophysical exploration of the Caspian
shelf, over 120 promising fields have been discovered, including Kashagan, one of the
largest oil and gas deposits in the world.

What has 20 years brought to Kazakhstan’s oil and gas industry? It has seen Kazakhstan
become known as a country with an increasingly fast-growing oil and gas industry.
Specialised exhibitions and conferences are a key business platform for participating
countries, and KIOGE has become the foundation of sustainable development not just for the
oil and gas industry, but for Kazakhstan as a whole.

With ambassadors from a range of countries sending their compliments to KIOGE every
year, the event – the driving force of Kazakhstan’s exhibition industry – brings together
leading experts and major figures in the oil and gas industry of the entire Caspian

In this anniversary year for KIOGE, the event’s regular format has been modified, with
official invites with guests of honour attending on the third day of the event, allowing
the first two days to be entirely devoted to a B2B format. KIOGE 2012 will again occupy
five pavilions of the Atakent Exhibition Centre, welcoming close to 600 exhibiting
companies from over 30 countries between 2 and 5 October 2012.

Over 40% of exhibition space will be taken up by internationally-known companies, most
of which are regular exhibitors at the event. With 10% of space occupied by newcomers to
the Kazakhstan market, this constant interest in KIOGE cements Kazakhstan’s place in the
global oil community and its leading position within the region.



Source: PR Newswire