Mumbai, September 26, 2017: IFAT India 2017 scheduled at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon from 26th to 28thSeptember 2017. IFAT India is India's leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. Due to its high population density and its expansive economic policy, India has immense potential for environmental technologies and waste management. Scarce water resources, rapid industrialization, extensive agriculture and enormous waste volumes pose a great challenge to the country.
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· Dr. Amiya Sahu, Founder of National Solid Wate Association of India
· Mr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
· Mr. Roland Knitschky, German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA)
· Shri Vijay Shivtare, Water Minister of Maharashtra
· Ms Ann Ollestad, Consul General, The Royal Norwegian Embassy
· Ms. Ulrika Sundberg, Sweden Consul General
· Dr. Jürgen Morhard, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai
· Christian Rocke, Messe München GmbH
· Christine von Lonski, General Manager, German Water Partnership
· Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India
IFAT India 2017 is a three- day trade show with over 180 exhibitors from 18 countries. Among them aremarket 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 also features country pavilions from China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trade show provides an opportunity to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
Shri Vijay Shivtare, Water Minister of Maharashtra said “India continues to face multiple challenges, in the areas of the environment, water and waste management etc. Mumbai and Pune together, generate over 12,000 tonnes of waste, which could be a great opportunity for the Industry to get into a BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) kind of an arrangement to recycle and/or transform waste to energy. India, being a largely agricultural economy, would also look at innovative solutions, which would also need to be sustainable and affordable. IFAT India 2017, would provide the perfect platform for the various stakeholders from the Industry and the Government to congregate and discuss possibilities”.
The trade fair witnesses technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas –share their knowledge with the audience at the Innovation Exchange. There is also a dedicated area for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests, running parallel to the show.
On the inaugural of IFAT India 2017, Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said,
“IFAT India offers a perfect platform to showcase and introduce various latest technologies and products especially for the Indian market. We have seen IFAT India grow exponentially in terms of the quantity and quality of people attending this trade fair and are overwhelmed by this year’s participation, national and international. IFAT India also provides a platform where innovative technologies tackling Indian environmental issues are showcased and solutions to issues related to environment, waste, and sewage recycling were discussed with industry experts and key players.”
The Active Learning Center, a new platform showcasing products in action, which was successfully introduced to the participants of IFAT India 2016is continued in 2017. This interactive element of the event offers innovative approach to network with both visitors and other experts of the environmental technologies sector.
The Products in Practice sessions provide exhibitors with a unique insight how the products are used in reality. , as the innovations are presented in a realistic working situation and visitors can ask individual questions while having an eye-catching experience.
Along with the trade exhibition IFAT INDIA with its partners concurrently organized multiple interactive sessions in the supporting program:, 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.
For the first time IFAT INDIA hosts an 1,5 day Environmental Technologies Conference in association with TERI, which focuses on issues related to Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management and Urban Water Management in the context of Sustainable Development. IFAT India 2017 also witnesses a new initiative, called Business to Government Session that will provide states an ideal platform to announce new projects, to find matching solutions from the exhibitors for new tenders and to inform participants about the latest policies in the environmental sector.
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