During three days of the exhibition KyivBuild 2013 was visited by 16900 expert of construction industry
The Ukrainian authorities and the country’s construction industry signed a strategic partnership and development agreement covering the next five years at the opening of KyivBuild 2013 on 20 February.
Signatories of the agreement included the head of the Kyiv City Government Olexander Popov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services Dmitry Isaenko, directors of professional construction organisations, and the organisers of the exhibition.
The document aims to develop economic relations in construction and to attract investment from inside and outside Ukraine. By signing it, the industry’s key players have joined forces in a strategic partnership, with its main device being Ukraine’s largest annual construction industry – KyivBuild.
Among the other signatories of the agreement were: Executive Director of the Confederation of Builders of Ukraine Sergey Grabar; President of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine Vladimir Gusakov; Vice-President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Miroslav Pitsyk; President of the All-Ukrainian Union of Manufacturers of Construction Materials and Products Ivan Saliy; Vice-President of the Ukrainian Security Industry Federation Anatoliy Dolinniy; CEO of the Ukrainian Green Building Council Stanislav Shulga; and CEO of Premier Expo (the organisers of KyivBuild) Anatoliy Sushon.
Exhibitors at KyivBuild 2013:
Eugen Ristea, strategy and marketing director of Ceramica Iasi (Romania):
- Results are over our expectations, that’s very good. We’ve got a lot of new useful perspective contacts. We were looking for potential partners here in Ukraine, to find new distributors and create import-export division. I hope all our new contacts will close with signing the partnership contract.
Our company is just building its Ukrainian business. We started from Chernivtsy region: it’s close to the border, there’s convenient cargo transportation by rail and relatively low tariffs.
Olga Gala, Export Department of Prosperplast (Poland):
- We even could not expected for such a success. Lots of visitors and a great interest to our production plastic products for landscape design. We regularly participated in major trade fairs in Germany (Cologne, Frankfurt), and, to be honest, there had been much less visitors’ traffic at our stand.
Our Ukrainian partners and representatives are completely satisfied with the results of the exhibition. We’ve collected a bag full of business cards from potential clients during three days!I think we will participate in the 2014 KyivBuild edition as well!
Sergey Neverovskiy, Director of Wanit Fulgurit GmbH in Ukraine:
For our company, KyivBuild is one of the most important marketing events of the year. The results of the exhibition allow numerous conclusions on the market situation and specific predictions to be made for the year ahead, which means that the most recent event in February gave optimistic and reasonably forecasts for this year. Interest in ceramic tiles was stable, as we predicted, but we were surprised by the interest in fibre cement cladding from professionals and specialised firms, of which there are quite a lot not just in Kyiv but in other regions as well. On the whole, we would rate KyivBuild as one of the most effective promotion channels for our products.
Aleksandr Lebedko, Manager of Detskie i Sportivnye Ploschadki, Inter Atletika Group:
The exhibition was of the high standards that we had expected. We especially liked the fact that KyivBuild 2013 was held alongside an exhibition of Italian furniture in the neighbouring pavilion – this helped us to attract a larger audience, who were also target visitors for us. Our goal was to make new business contacts and promote our product line, and we achieved this thanks to the constant flow of visitors.
Andrey Avramenko, Director of Sovremmeniy Fasad:
Our company is the official distributor in Ukraine of KMEW fibre cement panels from Japan. This was our first appearance at KyivBuild, so we cannot compare it to previous years, but I can confidently say that exhibiting at KyivBuild 2013 was hugely successful. The number of visitors to our stand was in excess of 400 over the three days. Directors were even involved in the discussions who had only initially come to the opening of the exhibition. I’d also like to mention the good job of the organisers, who were always happy to help.
Vitali Krumius, Sales and Marketing Manager, and Vadim Grechin, Technical Consultant, Wienerberger:
"The company exhibited at KyivBuild for the first time this year, and we were very happy with how it went: the exhibitor numbers and mix were encouraging, and everybody managed to secure work at their stands. The visitors were exactly our potential clients, such as construction companies, property developers, and also investors in housing construction, and they came from every region of Ukraine. I would like to mention in particular that the exhibition was clearly designed according to the separate sectors of the construction industry."
Aleksandr Redka, Director, Aiss Group:
"We take part in every high-profile exhibition and forum related to our field. This year, KyivBuild was particularly lively, and its results fully justified the participation costs. Out of the visitors to our stand, half we had invited and the rest were new clients. KyivBuild is an occasion to showcase our latest developments, and we ordered and transported new technology especially for the event."
Mariana Penzyakova, Overseas Business Development Manager, Elidizia:
"We brought three types of modern building materials to the exhibition: flexible brick slips, self-levelling floors, and three-layer insulating panels with decorative trim. Our technical managers gave informative demonstrations of how to use the new products in masterclasses from the company's exhibition stand, and the visitors were extremely interested in our products. We were pleased with the exhibition, as we had received a number of promising proposals from potential dealers in Ukraine already on the first day of the event."
Galina Gudenko, Sales and Marketing Manager, Dormash Group:
"Dormash Group exhibited at the event for the first time this year, and we presented concrete mixing machinery and other examples of our flagship products. In terms of visitors, this exhibition is ahead of its competitors. Around a third of those visiting our stand were from our key market, which is a good sign for our industry sector."
Vladimir Dikun, Sales Manager, Everlast:
"We were satisfied with the exhibition: we had a successful and agreeable space in front of the pavilion to present our technology, and the visitors could see the products right there and then.
Our company supplies the Ukrainian market with tanks and trailers for long-distance freight, and we have much to offer consumers. Our customers are medium and large companies in the oil trade, road construction, and large-scale transport of food products and fertiliser sectors. The exhibition took place in February, and it has given us enough orders and work to keep us busy the whole summer.
"KyivBuild is an excellent opportunity to meet with existing partners and source new ones. Personal, face-to-face contact, which this event offers us, is very important in our business. At the exhibition, we can immediately gauge the reaction of customers and get direct feedback, which is essential both for developing the business and for assessing and adjusting marketing and sales strategies."
Vlada Kopecka, Senior Export Manager, TechniStone:
"We exhibited at this year's event alongside Merx, our Ukrainian partners. For our company, the exhibition was a massive success. It was encouraging to see the interest of our key audience in our stand, and we would like to thank the organisers for the steady flow of visitors, who were exactly those with an interest in our products- stone processing companies, architects, and end consumers. We were particularly please with the number of visitors, especially compared with European exhibitions."
KyivBuild is a leading construction industry exhibition, supported by the Ministry for Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine and the National Union of Architects of Ukraine. The event presents developments related to the entire construction cycle, from the architect's idea to achieving the goal, and is a reflection of key development areas of the domestic and international construction industry's latest achievements.
KyivBuild has been the leading exhibition in Building for more than 15 years showcasing all the developments and achievements in the industry.
Not only has KyivBuild increased quantitatively over the years, but also in terms of quality and variety of products and services showcased. The exhibition comprises of 6 specialised trade events, covering the entire spectrum of products and services within the building and interiors industry.