IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2011 Events Feature Increase in International Pavilions
There was a notable increase in the number of international pavilions coming from a total of 10 countries and regions at the IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS 2011 events organized by Messe München International and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition.
The combined shows were held May 5-7 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.
The International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse, Recycling and Natural Energy Sources has strengthened its prevailing position as the largest and most important environmental trade show in Asia, according to show organizers.
"This year’s IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS wraps up another successful chapter,” said Eugen Egetenmeir, managing director of Messe München International. “Both the technologies and services offered by the exhibitors as well as the quality of visitors attending are impressive.”
The pavilions were Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, as well as the WEF pavilion from the USA.
The exhibition filled 35,000 square meters of exhibition space and featured 752 exhibitors from 25 countries and more than 22,000 visitors from 75 countries.
Sixty percent of the exhibitors came from China. The top 10 visitor countries and regions were China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and India.
The exhibition also featured a high-profile conference program, with 60 sessions in total and 7,000 attendees.
“The conference program, which is of unique quality in China, creates an international platform for exchanges about the latest trends in the environmental sector,” Egetenmeir said.
Jiang Gang, general manager of Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co., Ltd., added, "IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS is Asia's largest and most well-known professional exhibition. It is both an environmentally friendly industry event and a place to interact with experts in the field. The exhibition receives important exposure and attention from a great number of domestic and international exhibitors and stakeholders in the environmental protection and water sector."
Katherina Reiche, Parliamentary State Secretary from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), officially opened the event.
"IFAT CHINA + EPTEE + CWS has become an integral part of Sino-German cooperation,” Reiche said. “It is an excellent platform for strengthening the dialogue between German and Chinese companies and scientific institutions that provide solutions for waste and water management. I wish the show every success for the future.”