Water Expo China: More than two-thirds of exhibition space already sold

Organisers hold largest ever Water Enterprises Event in Shanghai to support December’s show

More than two-thirds of the exhibition space for December’s Water Expo China + Water Membrane China is already sold.  The show, which is China’s first water business exhibition, will be held 2 – 4 December 2013 at the China National Convention Center, Beijing, China. More than 500 exhibitors are expected to showcase their products and technologies in 22,000 sqm.

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.

Commenting on the show Mr Jason Cao, Senior General Manager for Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd said: “The strong exhibitor numbers to date show the growing importance of Water Expo China + Water Membrane China in the strategic plans of many well known domestic and international brands. Exhibitors are representing the water resources, water ecology, wastewater treatment, and water related equipment sectors. Additionally, we are very happy to announce that we will have pavilions from Germany’s state of Bavaria and Taiwan Region. Australia, Japan and the UK have also shown interest in organising national pavilions and groups.”  

Association cooperation results in Special Industry Zone and various buyer delegations

Making its debut at Water Expo China + Water Membrane China will be the Special Industry Zone which will feature exhibitors attending the show as a result of government agency and association cooperation.

Mr Li Zan Tang, Secretary General of CHES commented: “This will provide a powerful impetus for the exhibition as we harness the synergy of co-operation with associations, chambers of commerce, institutes and other interested parties.”

The confirmed Special Industry Zone is co-organised with:

• Association of Irrigation & Drainage Enterprise, China

• China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Shanghai Sub-Council

• China Instruments Manufacturers Sub-Association in Analytical Instruments

• Japan Water Guard

• Shanghai Water Reclamation Trade Association

• Shenyang Hengtong Weiye Electromechanical Information Center

• Taiwan Drinking Water Equipment Association

Also as a result of networking with local associations and societies, overseas visitor delegations will represent India, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries covering these industry sectors:

• Water authorities / Bureau / Water management offices
• Project developers / Contractors / Constructors
• Water supply plants (factories) / Sewage treatment plants
• Textile / Dyeing / Pharmacy / Paper making / Printing
• Electronic / Chemical / Food and beverage industry
• Environmental protection bureaus / Environmental monitoring and management offices

Organisers hold largest ever Water Enterprises Event in Shanghai to support December’s show

To help promote Water Expo China + Water Membrane, the first ever Water Enterprises Event was held on 14 May 2013 in Shanghai and was co-organised with the Shanghai Water Reclamation Trade Association.  

Nearly 200 industry representatives from the drainage and sewage sectors attended the event which featured government officials and industry experts who presented the following topics:

• Interpretation of Water Policy and Introduction to Shanghai Water Industry: Mr Tang Jianguo, Vice Director, Water Resources Administration of Shanghai Water Authority

• Development of Environmental Technology Research Progress Evaluation System: Mr Liu Ping, Director, China Environmental Science Society

• Innovation, Profession, Development – An Introduction to Shanghai Cheng Tou Waste Water Treatment Co Ltd: Mr Mai Suihai, President, Shanghai Cheng Tou Waste Water Treatment Co Ltd

• Introduction to Shanghai Drainage System and Prospect: Mr Ma Yuandong, Director, Shanghai Municipal Drainage Administration

Commenting about the Water Enterprises Event, Mr Hu Fusheng, Secretary General of the Shanghai Water Reclamation Trade Association said: “The event was very successful and the feedback from attendees was very positive as they enjoyed the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts.  As a result, the attendees have expressed an interest in attending further events. The purpose of the event was to set up a connection between government and enterprises to enhance communication and cooperation so as to develop more business opportunities. We hope to have more cooperation opportunities so we can learn from each other in order to achieve sustainable development of our water resources.”

Delegate Mr Shi Minggen, Secretary General, Senior Engineer, Technical Committee of Component and Instrument, Chinese Association of Automation said: “I attended this event to better understand the water industry and to evaluate the exhibition. It has also been useful to get in touch with water industry experts and companies.”

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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About Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade show organisers with 536.9 million euros in sales and 1,833 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

About 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.

About 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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