More than 10,000 people visited Qazaqstan’s premiere INNOPROM

On September 25-27, the INNOPROM.QAZAQSTAN International Industrial Trade Fair was held for the first time in Astana. It was organized by Qazaqstan’s Ministry of Industry and Construction and Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade.
The exhibition area amounted to more than 12,000 m3 and united the national expositions of Qazaqstan, Belarus, Armenia, and Russia at one venue. The following industries were represented at the exhibition: transport, agricultural, power engineering, machine and tool building, the chemical industry, metallurgy, industrial IT, etc.

As part of the Russian exposition, collective stands were exhibited representing 10 Russian regions: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, and Udmurtia, as well as the Novgorod, Sverdlovsk, Orenburg, and Chelyabinsk Regions and Krasnoyarsk Territory. There was also a stand from Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade presenting innovative and industrial projects, as well as expositions from some of Russia’s largest companies.

INNOPROM.QAZAQSTAN was attended by more than 400 companies from four countries, including about 200 Russian enterprises.

Among them were:

• KAMAZ, which showed off a 54901 tractor truck and a Jupiter 30 shuttle-type driverless mining dump truck with a payload capacity of 27 tonnes that utilizes unmanned technology

• The Rostselmash Combine plant, which put a line of agricultural machinery on display, from tractors to component parts

• Transmashholding, which displayed an employee passenger railway wagon

• Rosatom, which presented a model of a wind generator designed to provide electricity to hard-to-reach areas

• Rostec, which exhibited a line of Lada cars, professional air disinfection equipment, a mock-up of a Ka-226 twin-engine light class helicopter, and other new products.

• Stankomashstroy, which put a processing center on view

• HydraulicUnit, which premiered a hydraulic station

• The KDM plant, which introduced a new model of garbage truck whose superstructure can be installed on various chassis

• Information Satellite Systems, which exhibited a Skif-D satellite vehicle that was created and launched to provide technical solutions as part of the Russian government’s ‘Sphere’ program. The device will provide broadband Internet access around the world.

Representatives of 20 countries took part in the exhibition. Among them were delegations from Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, India, China, the UAE, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Germany, Czechia, Japan, Switzerland, the USA, and Italy.

The key event of INNOPROM.QAZAQSTAN’s business program was the main plenary session entitled ‘Industrial Strategies for a New Era’, which brought four heads of governments together on one stage: Russia, Qazaqstan, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan. The heads of relevant ministries, regions, and industrial companies also took part.

Among the speakers at the plenary session were:

• Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• Mikhail Mishustin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
• Roman Golovchenko, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
• Akylbek Zhaparov, Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic
• Denis Manturov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
• Kanat Sharlapaev, Minister of Industry and Construction of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• Kumar Aksakalov, Akim of Kostanay Region, Republic of Qazaqstan
• Rustam Minnikhanov, Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation
• Raimbek Batalov, Chairman and Member of the Management Board, ‘Atameken’ National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Qazaqstan
• Kirill Lipa, CEO, Transmashholding

Moderator: Anton Atrashkin, Program Director, INNOPROM

More than 20 specialized sessions were held as part of the business program, at which 60 speakers, including experts and top managers of enterprises, ministries, and regions, discussed challenges and prospects in areas such as the future of transport, importing industrial capacities to Qazaqstan, industrial parks, innovations in metallurgy, passenger transportation, clean and safe technologies in the energy sector, the digitalization of the industrial sector, and women leaders in business.

In addition, more than 100 people visited Astana’s largest industrial sites and enterprises on a tour organized as part of INNOPROM.QAZAQSTAN.

On September 27, an educational day dubbed ‘A New Workforce for New Industries’ was held, which included round tables, business games, discussions, and a job fair. More than 200 students took part in the educational day program.

Anton Atrashkin, INNOPROM’s Program Director, noted: “The results of the largest pan-Eurasian industrial trade fair cannot be assessed on the day of the official end of the program. We will see the main results of these three busy days in the coming months – in the headlines of business media and announcements of major deals, contracts, and launches of important joint projects. Today INNOPROM.QAZAQSTAN has completed its work, but the business processes put into motion here will only accelerate.”


International trade fairs under the INNOPROM brand have been held abroad for several years – for example, the INNOPROM.CENTRAL ASIA trade fair has been held in the Republic of Uzbekistan three times (April 5-7, 2021, April 25-27, 2022, April 24-26, 2023), while the exhibition area has more than doubled over the years.

In addition, an INNOPROM business mission took place in Saudi Arabia on May 29-30, 2023.

INNOPROM is Russia's main industrial trade fair and has been held in Yekaterinburg since 2010.

INNOPROM Press Service: Anastasia Zhukova, zhukova@innoprom.com