Water Expo China 2012 - Date announced for the water industry’s most important business platform in China

  • Exhibition covers eight important market sectors in response to Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year Plan
  • Show pavilions, events and activities offer a wide range of networking opportunities

Water Expo China + Water Membrane China, China’s first water business exhibition, will take place 29 – 31 October 2012 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.

The three-day show is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) and the Membrane Industry Association of China (MIAC).  The event is approved by China’s Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology, and sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources.

In addition, Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is supported by a number of eminent government ministries and organisations: Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Office of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project Commission of the State Council, State Oceanic Administration, State Forestry Administration, Department of High-tech Industry of National Development and Reform Commission, Department of High and New-tech of Ministry of the Science and Technology, Department of Raw Materials of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China Academy of Sciences, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, China Association of Environmental Protection Industry, and the National Society of Seawater Desalination and Water Reuse.

Commenting on the 2012 show, Mr Jason Cao, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said: “Last year’s show set new records in terms of exhibition space and exhibitor and visitor numbers.  We had four halls covering 22,000 sqm, 328 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions and more than 18,000 visitors from 34 countries and regions. Already for our 2012 show, we are inviting around 30,000 trade visitors to visit our 450 exhibitors. These visitors will include central government officials and important dignitaries such as Department of Water Resources Management of Ministry of Water Resources, Bureau of Comprehensive Development of Ministry of Water Resources, Center for Rural Drinking Water Safety and 800 officials from over 20 provinces.  Other visitors will include representatives from design institutes, research and scientific institutes, colleges, universities and industrial fields, project consultants, developers, contractors, water related dealers and agents as well associations, societies, chambers of commerce and the media.”

Mr Li ZanTang, Secretary General of CHES remarked: “There is no doubt that Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is benefitting from the annual RMB 400 billion government spending on water resources as outlined in the Number One document, which has for the first time focussed major attention on water conservation. This spending is offering a multitude of opportunities for companies involved in the water industry.  At our show exhibitors can meet with Chinese government decision makers at a national and provincial level, in a professional setting to explore opportunities.”

Representing Water Membrane China, Mr You Jinde, Secretary General of MIAC added:  “We are expecting more exhibitors from our association to take part in the 2012 show because it is the only government endorsed exhibition that is helping China’s water industry to meet the objectives as outlined in the 12th Five-Year Plan.  It’s an event where exhibitors can meet key government decision makers, collect valuable market information, network with industry peers, and meet and connect with new agents and distributors and existing business associates.”

Exhibition covers eight important market sectors in response to Chinese government’s 12th Five-Year Plan

The year 2011 saw the start of China’s “big year” for its water conservation efforts as it was the first time that the Number One Central Document had such a large focus on the country’s water issues.

According to Mr Zhouxue Wen, Chief Planner, Ministry of Water Resource, during the 12th Five-Year Plan, the total investment in water conservation may reach RMB 1.8 trillion. Funds will be used in four areas – 20 percent for farmland water conservation

construction, 38 percent for flood control construction projects, 35 percent for water resources and urban and rural water supply capacity, and the remainder for soil and water conservation and ecological construction projects.

As China’s most important water business exhibition, Water Expo China + Water Membrane China covers these sectors that are crucial to solving China’s water problems:

•    Water solution and service provider
•    Water purification and membrane
•    Wastewater treatment and equipment
•    Water information, automation and apparatus
•    Pump, valves, pipe and fittings
•    Water resource
•    Water saving, irrigation, flood prevention and drought resistance
•    Sludge treatment and disposal

Show pavilions, events and activities offer a wide range of networking opportunities

Pavilions from Europe, Germany, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan and international delegations organised by AHK, the German Chambers of Commerce; ASME, The Association of Small & Medium Enterprises from Singapore; MATRADE; the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation; and TDWA, the Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association, will add to the show’s networking opportunities.

Also offered are more than 40 sessions of technical conferences and presentations focusing on water industry policy, planning, design and operation.

•    The 7th China International Water Business Summit
•    Wastewater Treatment Technology Conference
•    Pumps & Valves Annual Dealers’ Forum
•    Water Quality Monitoring and Analyzing Conference
•    Water Industry Automation & Control and Information Technology Seminar
•    Water Purification and Sanitation Conference
•    Membrane System for Water Treatment Conference
•    The 2nd Sludge Treatment and Disposal Conference

In addition, there will be tailor-made business match-making forums to increase business opportunities, and for the first time, an off-site visit is being arranged to a water plant so that visitors can experience first-hand a glimpse of what is happening in China’s water industry.

For more information, please visit www.waterexpochina.com or email Ms Rebecca Zheng at rebecca.zheng@china.messefrankfurt.com.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 457* million euros in sales and more than 1,769 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2011, Messe Frankfurt organised 101 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary numbers (2011)

Media Contact
Ms Penny Troon
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Tel (852) 2238 9930
Fax (852) 2519 8632

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