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Very successful ICCX Eurasia 2023 launch in Almaty, Kazakhstan


The Rixos Hotel in the Kazakh metropolis of Almaty was the venue for the first ICCX Eurasia. It provided an ideal setting for the forum of experts, comprised of suppliers and decision-makers from the concrete and autoclaved aerated concrete industry, scientists, planners and engineers.

The lecture programme offered visitors five highly interesting presentations from the autoclaved aerated concrete industry. These included two companies, Ecoton from Kazakhstan, represented by its Managing Director Baurzhan Baimukhanov, and BS Gazobeton from Uzbekistan, represented by its Managing Director Sherzod Vafoev, who showcased their recently built production facilities and provided insights into modern systems engineering. The President of the Kazakh Aerated Concrete Association, Sukurov Nurbolat, inspired the audience with current developments in the local autoclaved aerated concrete industry. Arman Hasen Akylbekuly, Director of the Centre of Norming in Construction of Astana, highlighted in his presentation the economic aspects of increased energy efficiency in constructing residential buildings with autoclaved aerated concrete. Another presentation by Lizheng Liu, co-founder of tech start-up Zeorobot from China, clearly demonstrated that autoclaved aerated concrete panels can be handled and installed almost fully automatically on construction sites using robot solutions that are already available.


The President of the Kazakh Aerated Concrete Association, Sukurov Nurbolat, inspired the audience with current developments in the local autoclaved aerated concrete industry.
Around 90 interested visitors listened to presentations on the topic of autoclaved aerated concrete – proof of this construction material’s strong position in Kazakhstan.

The tradeshow at ICCX Eurasia, the largest of its kind in the Eurasian concrete sector, featured around 80 companies from the fields of concrete and precast concrete technology as well as autoclaved aerated concrete. Exhibitors and visitors were able to engage in in-depth technical discussions about the latest developments in mechanical and systems engineering, concrete chemistry, IT and other sectors. Expectations were met and the effectiveness of the business meetings was noticeable.


In summary, ICCX Eurasia 2023 provided a perfect platform for exchanging knowledge, networking and gaining insight into the future of the entire concrete industry. The success of this first event in the region underscores the relevance and international interest in innovation in the concrete industry.

Sukurov Nurbolat, President of the Kazakh Aerated Concrete Association:

“I would like to thank you very much for the organisation and implementation of ICCX Eurasia. Everything was precisely organised and I received a lot of necessary and useful information. The Kazakhstan Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association, KAPAG, was able to create many synergies at this event and further expand its network. We are glad to have found a new platform for professional exchange with ICCX Eurasia and look forward to further editions of this series of events. Autoclaved Aerated concrete is a strong building material in the Kazakh construction industry and we are very proud of this.”

Baurzhan Baimukhanov, CEO of Ecoton Group of companies, Kazakhstan:

"On behalf of the Ecoton group of companies, I would like to express my deep gratitude to the ICCX-Team and to AAC Worldwide magazine, personally to Michael von Ahlen and Thomas Rieck for the excellent organization of the international conference, which has become a landmark event for the concrete and autoclaved aerated concrete industry throughout Central Asia. I hope that this conference will become regular and will be held in various cities of Central Asia in future. I believe in the successful further development of the AAC market both in Asia and Africa, as well as in North and South America!"


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