IFAT India 2014
Confidence on India’s Environmental Technology Sector at IFAT India
Hall 5 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai was again well filled, as the exhibition took up 5,000 square meters of exhibition space. Around 63 percent of the exhibiting firms came from outside India – for example from Italy, the UK and the US. International interest in the event was also reflected in the national pavilions from Austria, China, Germany and Switzerland.
S. Sundararaj, Customer Relations Manager of Netzsch, stated that “IFAT India creates a wonderful environment to conduct business. Events such as IFAT India 2014 are appealing for visitors and are more beneficial for the exhibitors as well.“
Scientific Supporting Programme in Mumbai
For the first time IFAT India offered its trade visitors an extensive technical and scientific supporting program: Indian and International experts from science, universities and pollution control boards
presented the latest developments and practical solutions. As well as talks given by the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall – DWA), there were also presentations by German Water Partnership (GWP) and the German Society for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ).
Sachin Rasal from ROOTS Multiclean noted: “In comparison to last year, there is an increase in the number of visitors. We are also looking forward to a good response from both the industry and the government. Trade fairs like IFAT India 2014 primarily help to get connected with new prospective customers and to benefit from emerging opportunities.“
“An Excellent Example that India is Thinking Big!”
In 2014, as in the previous year, the GIZ “All Environ mental Journalism Competition Awards” were presented on the first day of the fair. As well as winners in the categories of Print, TV, Radio, Internet and Photography, an award was also presented to the best contribution on the subject of the rejuvenation of the Ganges.
Michael Steiner, the German Ambassador to India, presented the "Clean Ganga Award" to Nitin Sethi, Associate Editor from Business Standard. Steiner further underlined that "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Ganga rejuvenation priority is an excellent example that India is thinking big. The Clean Ganga Fund is a brilliant idea.”
The next IFAT India takes place from October 13 to 15, 2015 in Mumbai. Further information: www.ifat-india.com