Water Expo China: show date moves to November 2014

The 2014 edition of Water Expo China + Water Membrane China will be held 9 – 11 November at the China National Convention Center of Beijing, China.

Approved by China’s Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology, and the only show to be sponsored by the Ministry of Water Resources, Water Expo China + Water Membrane China attracted a record number 450 exhibitors and 24,311 visitors, for its last show held in December 2013.

The show is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society together with the Membrane Industry Association of China and is expected to attract 500 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions, 35,000 visitors from more than 38 countries, as well as 50 international and domestic buyer delegations.

Speaking about this year’s show, Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (HK) Co Ltd commented: “We are hoping for another record breaking show and the signs that this will happen are looking very positive. For example, half of last year’s exhibitors have already signed up again for our 22,000 sqm show. They know that we provide a professional business platform for the many new opportunities arising in China’s water industry market following the government’s latest round of funding for water projects.”

Mr Li Zangtang, Secretary General of the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society added: “Our show is strengthening as a result of favourable policies to encourage foreign investment in China’s water conservancy infrastructure construction sector as shown by a government investment of USD 636 billion until 2020. We have also strengthened our cooperation with industry associations, chambers of commerce, research institutions and other related institutions, so the show is becoming increasingly well known as a trading platform that facilitates business in China’s water industry sector.”

National pavilions express interest in the show

Continuing interest by international companies seeking opportunities in China’s water industry has resulted in several countries expressing their desire for a national pavilion at the show.

For the third successive year, in a show that’s quickly selling exhibition space, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Bayern International-Bavarian Bureau for International Business Relations and BIHK-Association of the Bavarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce have reserved a 108 sqm pavilion. Also confirmed is the Korea Pavilion organised by the Korea Water and Wastewater Works Association. Furthermore, last year’s pavilions from Australia, Japan, and the UK have again expressed interest in organising pavilions, as has the US.

Representing Water Membrane China, Mr You Jinde, Secretary General of Membrane Industry Association of China commented that an increased interest from international companies shows that the event is a quality business platform that achieves good results.

Speaking about his industry sector, he added: “In China, low-end membrane is applied to a wide range of projects but the use of high-quality membrane is scarce. Membrane plays a very important role in environmental protection, water resource development, energy development, and the transformation of traditional technology. With the rapid raising market demand, the membrane market is offering more business opportunities than ever before.”

Comprehensive meeting platform for entire water industry chain

Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is China’s first water business exhibition and is recognised within the industry sector for covering the entire water industry chain through its exhibit profile of:

  • Water Resources, Water Ecology and Environment
  • Water Business
  • Water Conservancy
  • Water Industry Equipment
  • Water Information, Automation and Apparatus
  • Membrane and Water Purification
  • Flood Prevention and Drought Resistance

The show is also well known for its annual China International Water Business Summit and expansive range of 55 summit, conference, presentation and seminar sessions which includes the International Water Business Match-making Forum highlighting industry developments and match-making.

For more information about Water Expo China + Water Membrane China, please visit www.waterexpochina.com or email Ms Rebecca Zheng at rebecca.zheng@china.messefrankfurt.com.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organisers with 543* million euros in sales and 2,026* employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and approx. 50 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 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised 114* 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 (2013)

Background information on the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society
The Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES), founded in 1931, is an academic organisation of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering professionals, affiliated with the China Association for Science and Technology. A comprehensive organisation, CHES has 100,000 individual members, 41 special commissions, 9 working committees, 60 group members, and 31 local (provincial level) hydraulic engineering societies. It has become a significant force for China’s water resources science and technology development. CHES’s trade promotion arm, Beijing JiangHe BoHua Exhibition Co., has organised Water Expo China successfully every year from 1989 to 2007, and has built up close relationships with many associations, government organisations and manufacturers / companies in the water industry in China.

Background information on the Membrane Industry Association of China
The Membrane Industry Association of China (MIAC) is a state-level industrial society was established in 1995 by the former Ministry of Chemical Industry, the Chinese Academy of Science and the State Oceanic Administration and registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Representing professional and commercial entities in China’s membrane separation field, MIAC is a non-profit non-governmental organisation that operates under the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.

It is committed to protecting the legitimate interests of its members, the implementation of relevant policies and regulations in China, exchange and collaboration of the membrane industry in China and overseas, strengthening research and development in engineering and technology as well as promoting membrane industry development. MIAC has more than 400 members, most of whom are professional and commercial entities in scientific research, design, production, engineering and trading in the membrane industry. MIAC is also focused on early-stage evaluation of major membrane projects as entrusted by government departments and relevant companies.

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