Water Expo China + Water Membrane China: New date announced for 2013 show

January 2013

Press Release

Water Expo China + Water Membrane China
China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
2 – 4 December 2013

New date announced for 2013 show

Government industry group increases booth size to 3,000 sqm

National and regional pavilions express their interest

Added value conference and presentation sessions

The 2013 edition of Water Expo China + Water Membrane China, China’s first water business exhibition will be held 2 – 4 December 2013 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society (CHES) and the Membrane Industry Association of China (MIAC), the three day show 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 who recognise the show as the first water business exhibition and a government approved event where exhibitors and visitors can meet with key government decision makers, collect valuable market information and network with industry peers.  The event is also a key for meeting new agents and distributors and connecting with existing business associates.

Commenting on the show Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is highly regarded by an increasing number of industry experts. This was reflected in the record number of exhibitors and visitors who attended the 2012 show. We had 398 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions. The visitor number was 23,816 from 36 countries and regions, boosted by 50 domestic and international delegations.”

In relation to the number of exhibitors and visitors expected at the 2013 show Mr You Jinde, Secretary General of MIAC added: “As a result of promotional plan for 2013, we are expecting to attract many more exhibitors and visitors from all water sectors.  We are estimating that there will be 500 exhibitors from 23 countries and 35,000 visitors from 38 countries.”

Mr Li Zantang, Secretary General of the Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society commented that government policy was in line with the show’s objectives, making it a popular choice for exhibitors.  He explained: “To better protect water sources, impose a cap on water consumption, promote water recycling and build a water-conserving society, the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress proposed the “Making Great Efforts to Promote Ecological Progress” policy in November 2012.”

Government industry group increases booth size to 3,000 sqm

Among the 2012 exhibitors was the Association of Irrigation & Drainage Enterprise (AIC) from China.  For the 2013 show they have decided to increase their booth size from 1,000 sqm to 3,000 sqm.

AIC is a national irrigation industry association representing irrigation & drainage enterprises, associated universities & institutes and academic organisations.  It is administrated by the Bureau of Synthetically Issues, the Ministry of Water Resources and acts as a bridge between irrigation enterprises and government associated departments as well other associated organisations.

National and regional pavilions express their interest

Already organisers of the national and regional pavilions are expressing interest in the 2013 show and pavilions are expected from Austria, Denmark, Europe, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan Region and the United States.

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 business and water resources
• Water conservancy, water saving and irrigation
• Water and wastewater treatment
• Pumps, valves, pipes and fittings
• Sludge treatment and disposal
• Membrane and membrane modules
• Point of use water purification system
• Water information, automation and apparatus
• Services

Added value conference and presentation sessions

Once again for the 2013 show there will be a strong line-up of events with more than 55 onsite conference sessions conferences, forums and presentations focusing on water industry policy, planning, design, operation and business opportunities. The line-up includes:

• The 8th China International Water Business Summit
• The 2nd Water Quality Monitoring Technology and Management Conference
• 2013 Green Valves Designing, Manufacturing and Application Technology Forum
• Membrane Technology Conference
• 2013 Industry Wastewater Treatment Conference
• China Water Purification Industry Business Salon
• The 4th International Water Business Match-making Forum

The Aqua Star Awards for 2013, honouring the best water companies in China, will again be presented at a special evening event held at the end of the first day of the show.  The awards are hotly contested for categories which include The Flagship Water Enterprise 2013, The Professional Water Brand 2013, The Most Growing Water Enterprise 2013, and The Best Consulting Service Enterprise 2013.

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.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 538* million euros in sales and 1,891* active 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 2012, Messe Frankfurt organised 109* 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 (2012)

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, nine 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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