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IE expo China wins strong partners



From May 4 to 6, IE expo China 2017 will bring together the international environment sector at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The final touches are being added to the supporting and conference program. For this year’s program, IE expo China also has four new partners.

 - IE expo 2016 attracted 1,303 exhibitors from 30 countries and 42,208 visitors
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IE expo 2016 attracted 1,303 exhibitors from 30 countries and 42,208 visitors

The new partners are the ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center, the China Resource Recycling Association, German RETech Partnership and the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office.

In the area of waste disposal and recycling, this year’s supporting program will focus on how biogenic waste can be used more effectively in China. At IE expo China 2017, Prof. Dr. mont. Michael Nelles, Scientific Director at the German Biomass Research Center, Professor at the University of Rostock and head of the RETech working group China, and his Chinese partners will present possible solutions as to how China and Germany can work more closely together in this area in the future. The study entitled “Use of biogenic fractions from residential waste in the People’s Republic of China”, which was sponsored by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety as part of the Environmental Technologies export initiative, will provide the basis for the discussions. The session is being organized by the German RETech Partnership, a new partner aiming to step up its activities in the Chinese waste disposal and recycling sector.

Knowledge transfer between Europe and Asia

The second new partner to IE expo China, the ASEM Water Resources Research and Development Center, is mainly involved in the area of water and wastewater and will foster knowledge transfer between Europe and Asia. Together with the European Water Association (EWA), Tongji University and other Asian partners, the center is organizing an afternoon of conferences which will take place on May 4. Entitled “Urban Storm Water Management – Sponge City”, the event will feature top experts in this field. The keynote speakers will include, for example, Károly Kovács, EWA President and Vice President of the ASEM Water Resources and Development Center.

Numerous other partners – Chinese and international – will also take part in the conference program. These include the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES), the China Environment Chamber of Commerce (CECC), the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA), German Water Partnership (GWP), the Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center, the State Environmental Protection Engineering Center for Urban Soil Contamination Control and Remediation and many more.