The largest trade show for environmental technologies
by Suman Gupta
Mumbai, September 2017: IFAT India 2017 will be held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center, Goregaon from 26th to 28th September 2017. After successful openings at Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Delhi, the organizers will be making a final stop at Mumbai on September 8, 2017 for a promotional tour of the trade show to raise awareness about various environmental issues in the region as well as the discuss latest solutions and innovations which are in the market.
IFAT India 2017 is a three- day trade show which is expecting over 170 participants from 18 countries. Among them are market leaders like L&T, Thermax, Ion Exchange, Ramky, Aqseptance Group, Endress+Hauser, Excel, Kirloskar Brothers, Kishor Pumps, Tata Projects, Wilo, Siemens, Lanxess, Astral Poly, Xylem, CRI Pumps, LG Chem, Wipro Water and many more. The 2017 edition will also feature country pavilions from China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
The trade fair will witness technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas –will share their knowledge with the audience at the Innovation Exchange. There will also be a dedicated area for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests, running parallel to the show. The aim of the Active Learning Center is to promote talent and combat the shortage of skilled workers in the Indian environmental sector.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said: “The Government of India is extensively focusing on the environmental sector and the steps to counter issues deterring it and this edition will discuss issues related to air pollution. IFAT India is an apt platform where innovative technologies providing solutions towards the Indian environmental issues will be showcased. I am glad to announce 2017 edition of the IFAT India is completely sold out with the overwhelming response from across the globe.”
According to the experts, with the increasing population, the management of municipal solid waste (MSW) in the country has emerged as a severe problem because of the sheer quantities generated every day. According to the Annual Report of State Pollution published in 2015-16, the state of Maharashtra comprising of 262 local bodies generates around 21,867 tonnes of MSW every day of which 86.7% is contributed by class-A cities. Air pollution is also emerging out as a key concern in a developing economy like India; more than 80% of Indian cities violate the prescribed standards of air quality.
Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, said, “Today, climate change is a real threat and its manifestations are becoming apparent. In today’s globally interconnected society, it is more important than ever to build a policy framework that can evolve and adapt rapidly to this growing threat. Trade fairs like IFAT India help in creating awareness about the environmental issues and address these challenges.”
The trade show will also provide an opportunity to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
Along with the trade exhibition IFAT INDIA with its partners will concurrently organize multiple interactive programs, to name a few – Air Quality Management Workshop by SDG (Sustainable Development Goals Foundation); Workshop on entrepreneurship in waste management by ISWA (International Solid Waste Association); Biogas Panel by GIZ, German Biogas Association and Indian Biogas Association; Water Skills Competition by Skill Council for Green Jobs, GIZ and DWA.
IFAT INDIA will also host an Environmental Technologies Conference in association with TERI, which will focus on issues related to Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management and Urban Water Management in the context of Sustainable Development. This edition will also witness a new initiative Business to Government Forum that will provide states an ideal platform to announce new projects, to find matching solutions for new tenders and to inform participants about the latest policies in the environmental sector.
More information on the trade fair as well as the supporting program is available online at www.ifat-india.com.
About IFAT India
IFAT India is India’s leading environmental trade fair for technology and services in the water, sewage, refuse and recycling segments. The last event, covering approximately 6,100 square meters of exhibition space, attracted 143 exhibitors from 16 countries and 5,187 trade visitors from 44 countries. The trade fair takes place annually at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai—the dates for the next event are September 26 to 28, 2017.
Messe Muenchen´s competence in organizing environmental-technology events is demonstrated not only in the world´s leading trade fair for the sector, IFAT, but also in a range of other international trade exhibitions around the world. The spectrum encompasses IFAT Africa in Johannesburg, IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul, IFAT India in Mumbai, and IE expo in Shanghai and Guangzhou.
Messe Muenchen is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center Muenchen and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter Muenchen as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe Muenchen organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe Muenchen has a global presence.
Messe Muenchen India
As part of its international strategy, Messe Muenchen founded its own affiliated company in India with a registered office in Mumbai, in September 2007. Messe Muenchen India has been founded to provide Messe Muenchen with timely and competent organizational support for its increasing involvement in India. The trade fairs organized by Messe Muenchen India are analytica Anacon India, electronica India, productronica India, drink technology India, LASER World of PHOTONICS India, Intersolar India, India Lab Expo, IFAT India and Indian Ceramics. In the coming years Messe Muenchen India will include more verticals keeping in mind its international expansion strategy.