OREANDA-NEWS. July 05, 2010. ITE Group plc, the emerging and developing markets exhibitions specialist, has announced the acquisition of the Italian company Fin-mark Srl., which organises the Aqua-Therm exhibition.

Aqua-Therm is a well-known exhibition brand in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, sanitary and water supply (HVAC) market, and is held in Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

Commenting on the acquisition, ITE’s Regional Director for the CIS, Edward Strachan, said: “Aqua-Therm is the leading exhibition brand in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, sanitary and water supply market, and is a proven and trusted event. ITE has extensive experience in organising trade exhibitions, and has introduced many new companies to markets with great potential. In this sector, our company has organised the Heat&Vent Plus exhibition in Kazakhstan for many years. It is a recognised event amongst industry professionals. This year, Heat&Vent Plus will be held alongside Aqua-Therm Almaty. Both events will be held concurrently with the largest construction exhibition in the region, KazBuild. From next year, an exhibition for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water supply, sanitary equipment, environmental protection technology and swimming pools will be held under the Aqua-Therm Almaty brand. Our experience and the trust of our exhibitors in the event will ensure the presence at the exhibition of the best brands, as well as innovative products and technologies. Aqua-Therm Almaty will be yet another step towards the implementation of ITE’s plans to bring new business opportunities to Kazakhstan.”

The organisers are confident that the exhibitions will facilitate the development of more effective cooperation between companies working in these sectors. It is also expected that the merging of the two events will positively affect the rapidly developing HVAC market, and will allow trade visitors to see a wider range of products and services from these sectors.

Aqua-Therm Almaty 2010, together with Heat&Vent Plus 2010, will be another event in Iteca’s autumn exhibition season. Both events will take place in pavilion 11 of the Atakent Exhibition Centre alongside KazBuild 2010 on 7-10 September.