The press conference dedicated to the opening of the 19th Azerbaijan International Construction Exhibition, BakuBuild 2013, took place today, 22 October, at 12:00. The press conference was attended by Jahangir Gojayev, Head of the International Relations and Information Department for Urban Planning and Architecture; Mr Edward Strachan, Executive Director of ITE Group Plc.; Maya Gafarli, Project Manager of BakuBuild; Rashad Gadimov, Project Manager of Aqua-Therm Baku. Mr Gojayev noted the contribution of the exhibition to the development of the construction industry and to the introduction of new technologies to the country’s construction sector. Mr Strachan also emphasized the importance of the exhibition among the portfolio of the international construction exhibitions run by ITE Group and the role of the international offices in the success of BakuBuild 2013. During the press conference, journalists were informed of the unprecedented growth of the exhibition and other statistics pertaining to it. Two further industry exhibitions will take place alongside BakuBuild, i.e. the 5th Anniversary İnternational Exhibition for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, Water Supply, Sanitary, Environmental Technology, Swimming Pool and Renewable Energies, Aqua-Therm Baku 2013 and the 6th Caspian International Protection, Security and Rescue Exhibition, CIPS Caspian 2013. It was noted that the exhibitions will, for the first time, occupy all showrooms of Baku Expo Center, Lobby and the special outdoor area adjacent to the centre. After the press conference all the media representatives were invited to the opening ceremony of the exhibition which will take place tomorrow, 23 October, at Baku Expo Center when VIPs will be in attendance.