Environment is such a big subject nowadays. It’s one of the hottest topics that always pop up during casual or business meetings. PM Modi’s Swatchh Bharat also talks about the protection of environment, cleaning of our rivers etc.
Well, environment and ecology has been a subject of discussion for quite a few years now. The way we are filling up empty space on earth whether it is through household garbage, plastics, animal wastes, or concrete, sludge from industry in the rivers etc. – its soon going to be a situation when we will have no space left on mother earth to dump anything.
The concerns were raised some years also at the Rio Summit. Big corporate houses, govts. and various social organisations have started taking care of the planet’s ecology and now everyone knows what is Global warming, extinction of wildlife species, re-usage of solid wastes etc.
A more serious and planned approach was required and organistions all across world were searching for solutions. Few solutions were already there and research was already going on for more adaptable solutions.
Awareness is what was the need of the time, and various organistions like the Messe München, through its efforts was trying to showcase all the solutions available and efforts of these entities through many a trade shows wherein manufacturers displayed their products for Environmental usage to other end users through shows, workshops and direct interactions.
MM is a German organisation and they are into organising various trade fairs. Messe München is one of the world’s leading trade-show companies. It organises some 40 trade shows for capital and consumer goods and key high-tech industries in Munich and abroad. Each year more than 30,000 exhibitors and some two million visitors take part in events organised by MM. In addition, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Turkey, South Africa and Russia. Messe München has a global business presence with affiliates in Europe, Asia and Africa and more than 60 foreign representatives serving more than 100 countries.
MM India was incorporated in 2007 and since then MM India has been organising India’s largest fair on environmental technologies, IFAT India. During one of the various promotional tours in different cities of India to promote the trade fair in New Delhi, the fourth edition was announced to be held from September 28th to 30th, 2016 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
The trade fair will present the entire range of solutions and a wide range of service-providers for municipalities and for the industry. It will showcase innovations and new products in the fields of Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management.
The trade fair in the past has already witnessed participation from leading companies, who will be displaying latest products, technologies and solutions in the current edition of IFAT India. Some of the key companies participating this year include Aquanomics, Bifinger, Endress + Hauser, Excel, Godrej, Ion Exchange, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, NETZSCH, Putzmeister, TATA PROJECTS and many more. IFAT India 2016 will also have Country Pavilions from China, Germany, Swiss, Spain, Czech Republic and Norway.
Coupled with the fact that the volume of waste generated annually in India can be estimated somewhere between 42 million and 243 million tons, the Government has launched a number of programs, like Smart Cities, National Clean Ganga Mission, which calls for strong participation from the environmental engineering community and the investors alike. The much talked about ‘Clean Ganga’ initiative also received a boost with about 230 projects being simultaneously inaugurated across 7 states, along the river.
IFAT India 2016 would additionally build awareness in all these initiatives and challenges faced by the nation, by offering solutions through a series of promotional tours that began at the National Capital on 14th July 2016 The trade fair will build awareness to both environmental issues, as well as the latest technology by bringing the trade fair to the northern region.
This also was an attempt by Messe München India to invite the entire environmental engineering community to visit the trade fair in Mumbai in September, creating a platform which would also serve as a technology demonstrator to world class products and services in the sector. Technology on display would include, water extraction and treatment, water and sewage treatment, water distribution and sewers, refuse disposal and recycling, Generating energy from waste materials, energy efficiency technologies, services and products within the range of water, sewage, refuse and recycling, decontamination of old sites, soil treatment etc.
Mr. Igor Polka, COO of Messe München India said, “We are very happy to do our first promotional tour in New Delhi and to bring India’s largest trade fair on environmental technologies to the northern region. The promotional tour would highlight the state-of-the-art technologies in environmental engineering which could prove to be critical to the environmental engineering operators within region. We would welcome both visitors and decisions makers from the industry to visit IFAT India 2016, which would be held in Mumbai in September.”
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 5,000 square meters of exhibition space, attracted 136 exhibitors from 11 countries, and 4,142 trade visitors from 17 countries. The trade fair takes place annually in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai—the dates for the next event are September 28 to 30, 2016.
Messe München´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. With IE expo Guangzhou there is now also a regional edition of the trade fair, focusing on the market in South China.