- Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India inaugurates the show.
- The event highlights include the ‘Innovations Exchange Forum’ and ‘Active Learning Centre’, and ‘Buyer-Seller Forum’.
- Hot topics include: Efficient water management, expansion of environmental infrastructure, reduction of emissions, recovery of raw materials.
India: IFAT India (16-18 October 2019) Expo had a grand opening today – at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon in Mumbai. Smart Water & Waste World Magazine is an official Media Partner of this event.
IFAT India 2019 has more than 300 exhibitors in an area of 14,500 square meters from 22 countries. The fair is marked by industries players like Andritz, Aqseptence Group, Astral Poly Technik, Endress+Hauser, Kirloskar, LANXESS, Larsen & Toubro, Schwing Stetter, Thermax, and Wilo. Companies such as Arvind Envisol, Hawle, Pentair Water Process Technology, Pratham Filter Industries, and WOG Technologies will be there for the first time. IFAT India 2019 saw international participation from countries like China, Germany, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Norway and Switzerland.
The inaugural ceremony of IFAT India 2019 was done in the presence of Suresh Prabhu, Former Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI; Aabid Surti, Water Hero of India; Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India; Dr. Jürgen Morhard, Consul General of Germany among other key industry players among other key industry players.
IFAT India is now a leading trade fair for water, sewage, solid waste and recycling which provides an opportunity to industry experts, policymakers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
The 7th edition of IFAT India (India’s leading trade fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling) is presenting solutions for the pressing environmental challenges of the Indian subcontinent – from the water crisis to sustainable urban development.
This year’s edition features a novelty: the future platform experience.science.future., which has already successfully established itself at the parent fair IFAT in Munich. In one single area, it will bring together start-ups, universities, and NGOs, showcasing new technological ideas for the Indian subcontinent. For example, greentecAQUA will bring a promising solution to fight the acute water crisis: at IFAT India, the young company from Berlin will show a container-sized machine that can produce water in various qualities from the moisture in the air, for example, simple water for agriculture, mineralized water intended for human consumption or specifically enriched water for pharmaceutical application.
IFAT India is showcasing information about the latest trends in the Indian environmental sector at the exhibitors’ booths. The key highlight of the fair is a conference program for national and international experts to provide insights into technical innovations, current environmental projects, and best practices. The program will start with the City Leaders Conclave, where urban decision-makers will present their proposals for sustainable urbanization in India.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe München India, said “With more than 300 exhibitors, a plethora of exciting products on display, support from key government bodies, associations and knowledge sharing, the IFAT India provided industry professionals unrivalled business opportunities to congregate network and discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights. The kind of industry response we at have received towards our 7th edition of the fair has been remarkable with a growth of over 23% in footfalls which further validates the potential of this industry.”
IFAT India is India’s leading environmental technology fair for the water, sewage, waste and recycling segments. With an exhibition space of around 11,000 square meters, the last event witnessed 242 exhibitors from 25 countries and 7,449 visitors from 32 countries. The next event of the trade fair, held once every year, will be in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from October 16 to 19, 2019. With IFAT Delhi, there will be a regional variant of the trade fair for the North of India as from 2020 – the first edition takes place from January 29 to 31, 2019 in the India Habitat Centre.
In addition to the world’s leading trade fair IFAT, Messe München has profound competencies in the organization of further international trade fairs in the field of environmental technologies. These include: IE expo Chengdu in Chengdu, IE expo Guangzhou in Guangzhou, IFAT Africa in Johannesburg, IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul as well as IFAT India i8n Mumbai and IFAT Delhi in New Delhi. All IFAT trade fairs together form the world’s leading network for environmental technologies.
With more than 50 proprietary trade fairs for capital goods, consumer articles and New Technologies, Messe München is one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers. Every year, more than 50,000 exhibitors and about 3 million visitors come to the over 200 events on the Munich fairground, the ICM (International Congress Center Munich), the MOC (Veranstaltungscenter München) and abroad. Together with its affiliates, Messe München organizes trade fairs in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Iran. Having a network of holding companies all over Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America and about 70 agencies abroad working for more than 100 countries, Messe München is present all over the world.
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