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IE expo China 2017 sets new records

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2017-05-17

From May 4 to 6, 2017, IE expo China once again demonstrated its flagship role for the Asian region. This year, Asia's leading trade fair for environmental technologies achieved growth in every area: visitors, exhibitors and floor space.

 - Protecting our environment and waste management were some of the main subjects of IE expo China that took place from May 4 to 6, 2017
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Protecting our environment and waste management were some of the main subjects of IE expo China that took place from May 4 to 6, 2017

During three days, the industry experts had the opportunity to discover the latest innovations and solutions for water, waste, air and soil at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München, drew a positive conclusion: “This year’s IE expo China impressively demonstrated that the demand in the field of innovative environmental technologies is higher than ever before. The record numbers underscore that our trade fair is unquestionably the number one meeting point for the industry in Asia and within the IFAT family the most successful spin-off.” Jiang Gang, Managing Director of Messe Muenchen Zhongmao, added: “Increasing environmental awareness among the population and the growing government initiatives have given a boost to IE expo China. The waste management and recycling sector, which was twice as large as in the previous year, proved to be a growth driver.”

Substantial growth rates

Over 55,000 visitors from 60 countries and regions came to Shanghai over the three days. This equals a 28 percent increase compared to the previous year. IE expo China also saw an increase in exhibitors and floor space: 1,637 exhibitors represent a rise of 26 percent and 39 percent more floor space (three additional exhibition halls) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre.

Ren Guanping, Deputy President of the Chinese Society for Environmental Science, said: “IE expo China 2017 has set new records. We discovered a lot of new technologies, equipment and products. It is a successful trade show for the environmental industry.”

As one of the biggest and most successful shows of the IFAT network, IE expo China is not only a must for the Asian market, but also attracts many international companies from outside of Asia. After China, the highest number of exhibitors came from Germany, the USA, Italy and South Korea (in that order).

Not only at the exhibition booths was there a lively exchange between exhibitors and visitors. The International Buyers’ Business Matchmaking Program, being offered for the first time, provided an attractive setting for business talks with perfectly matched contacts. In the matchmaking program, nearly 200 participants joined in the expert discussions organized in the run-up to the fair.

More information on IE expo China can be found at http://www.ie-expo.com.