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70 companies will exhibit at TransCaspian this year
TransCaspian 2013, the 12th International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition, will open on 13 June 2013 at the Baku Expo Centre. TransCaspian is an important transport forum for the Caucasus Region that promotes infrastructural development in Azerbaijan and showcases the country’s potential as a freight transit hub. 70 companies will exhibit at TransCaspian this year, 40% newcomers, helping exhibition space to increase 20% compared to last year. Making up half of all exhibitors, international companies have a strong presence, with exhibitors representing Austria, Georgia, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic and other countries. Sweden and Romania are represented for the first time, and a Latvian national stand will return this year for its third outing at the event. As well as commercial companies, the exhibitor list includes several Azerbaijan state transport bodies – the Ministry of Transport, Azerbaijan Railways, the Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company, and the State Road Transport Service.A large amount of new transport projects are currently underway in Azerbaijan, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars rail link, a new airport in Baku, a new sea port in Alyaty and a new shipyard, projects which confirm the growing potential of the country. All these promising areas are reflected at the exhibition within sectors such as rail and road transport, sea and land freight, ports and port equipment, oil transportation, IT, and navigation and monitoring systems. The freight sector features Georgian, Russian and Azerbaijani exhibitors, and the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair sector, this year presenting companies from Sweden, Ukraine and Azerbaijan, has also expanded.All this means that TransCaspian offers an excellent chance to share experience, assess the market, hold business meetings and establish new links – making it an important strategic event for the industry.TransCaspian has been supported by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and worked closely with TRACECA since its launch. The exhibition is also supported by the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. SafeLife is the official security partner of all events held by Iteca Caspian in 2013, the Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel and Qafqaz Point Hotel are the official hotels, and Greenwich Travel Club is the official tour operator. TransCaspian 2013 is organised by Iteca Caspian and ITE Group.
Road and Traffic 2013 will bring together 62 companies
Road and Traffic 2013, the 3rd Caspian International Road Infrastructure and Public Transport Exhibition, will take place on 13 - 15 June 2013 at Baku Expo Centre, and will offer a panorama of the Caspian Region’s road infrastructure. The exhibition will bring together 62 companies, with a record number of countries represented by the exhibitors. This year, Greece, Italy and Singapore will be represented for the first time. Four state bodies of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport – the State Road Transport Service, AzerYolServis, the Baku Intelligent Transport Management Centre and the Baku Metro – will also exhibit alongside commercial companies. Newcomers make up 30% of all exhibitors this year, a figure which has helped the event to grow by 20% compared to last year.Road and Traffic 2013 is divided into themed sections, one of which is road infrastructure, a key area for Azerbaijan due to extensive redevelopment of old and the construction of new roads, pedestrian crossings and bridges. In this regard, Azerbaijani, French, German and Turkish companies will present a large range of road building equipment and materials, infrastructure and services at the event.Work on establishing and enhancing intelligent transport management is also continuing in Azerbaijan, with a new payment system planned that will require ticket barriers, card reading machines, payment terminals, and payment cards themselves. All this and more will be presented at the IT in Transport sector. Public transport is also represented at Road & Traffic. Baku is planning to acquire 1,200 buses and 2,000 taxis in time for the European Games in 2015, which will be reflected at this section of the exhibition. As well as this, big changes are planned for the Baku Metro – five new stations and updated rolling stock – and in this regard Road & Traffic 2013 will showcase both equipment and technology for metro system and tunnel building, as well as train carriage manufacturing, metro equipment and system technology.Held within a boom period in Azerbaijani transport, Road & Traffic 2013 is an excellent platform for business discussions and making contacts. It offers good conditions for developing the region’s infrastructure, launching joint ventures and promoting projects, technology and equipment in the country’s road building market.Road and Traffic is supported by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, and organisational support is provided by the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation and the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers') Organisations of the Republic of Azerbaijan. SafeLife is the official security partner of all events held by Iteca Caspian in 2013, the Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel and Qafqaz Point Hotel are the official hotels, and Greenwich Travel Club is the official tour operator. Road & Traffic 2013 is organised by Iteca Caspian and ITE Group and sponsored by Systra.