Mumbai, October 17, 2018 (GNS) : The grand opening of IFAT India 2018 was held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon from 15th October, 2018.
IFAT India is the 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 6th edition of IFAT India was co-hosted by theMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM). They will be promoting diverse innovative environmental technologies as they have been working towards aiding a cleaner and sustainable environment for the city.
The inaugural ceremony of IFAT India 2018 was done in the presence of The inaugural ceremony of IFAT India 2018 was done in the presence ofMr. Rajeev Kuknur, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Engg), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Consul General of Germany, Dr. Jürgen Morhard, Consul General of Norway, Ms. Ann Ollestadamong, Consul General of Sweden,Ms. Ulrika Sundberg among other key industry players among other key industry players.
IFAT India 2018 saw over 235 exhibitors from 25 different countries. A few market leaders exhibiting at the trade show were Aqseptence Group, L&T, Thermax, Ion Exchange, LANXESS, Suez, Wilo, Hyva India, CNIM Martin, Danfoss, LG Chem, Suez and Veolia. IFAT India 2018 saw international participation from countries like China, Germany, the Republic of Korea and Switzerland.
The trade show provided an opportunity to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
The trade fair witnessed technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas –who shared their knowledge with the audience at theInnovation Exchange Forum. An area was dedicated for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests, running parallel to the show.
The supporting programs at IFAT India 2018 included Sustainable Sanitation and Solid Waste Management organised by All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), Mumbai. The Conclave provided a platform to the urban local government leaders, city administrators, public enterprises, urban planners, sector experts, entrepreneurs, all other disciplines and business involved in improving city’s infrastructure relevant to creating sustainable sanitation and solid waste management systems.
The session on Desalination Technologies: How to adapt Hightech, organized by Deutsche Meerwasserentsalzung GmbH discussed the urgent demand for fresh water for drinking and industrial reasons requires secure and sustainable solutions.
The Active Learning Center was the interactive element of the event. It offered innovative ways to network with both visitors and other experts of the environmental technologies sector.
The Products in Practice session provided exhibitors with a unique interactive way to showcase their product highlights. The innovations were presented in a realistic working situation and thereby impressed the visitors with an eye-catching experience.
The Buyer – Seller Forum debuted at IFAT India 2018 which demonstrated to be a great platform to connect key industry players to the government representatives, foster opportunities to report on current environmental issues and establish contact with appropriate technology partners. The forum played a vital role as a potential matchmaker for exhibitors and the visitors.
The second day of the trade show will see two high-level technical sessions on Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy and the Challenge to Recover Plastic and Construction and Demolition (C&D) Waste organized by European-Indian cooperation project on Resource Efficiency (EU-REI) and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) in cooperation with TERI and Environmental Management Centre LLP. The sessions will address plastic and construction and demolition (C&D) waste. Both waste types are high on the national as well as global political agenda – especially in Maharashtra, where plastic was recently banned and where the city of Mumbai is planning a C&D waste recovery scheme.
Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said, “IFAT India offers a unique platform to showcase and introduce latest technologies and products available in the global 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.”
He concluded, “The parallel programs at IFAT India 2018 included the Innovation Exchange Forum, Sustainable Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Conclave, Business to Government Session, the ISLE-In Now Innovation Forum & Pitch Session, Active Learning Centre, the Young Professional Group India Annual Meet-up and technical sessions and panel discussions on various trends, latest technologies and solutions related to environment, waste management, and sewage recycling. We are looking forward for a positive feedback.”ENDS