Water Event IFAT India 2016 Lays the Roadmap for Environmental Technologies
IFAT India, the leading trade fair for environmental technology in India kicked off, with its fourth edition on September 28, 2016 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
Mumbai/India – This year, the trade fair focussed on environmental technologies for India like water scarcity, water management & solutions, etc. This exhibition infused the most updated technologies with an amalgamation of superior quality services across sectors of the environment industry.
IFAT India 2016 was inaugurated by Honourable Minister of State for Water Resource, Vijay Shivtare along with industrial dignitaries and government officials. The trade fair opened its doors to exhibitors and visitors of future-oriented technologies, science experts, government officials and education institutes from the environmental technology sector.
One of the key highlights of the exhibition was the Innovation Exchange Forum, which deliberated, exchanged ideas and highlighted solutions for sustainable water, waste& resource management in India. Besides key notes by the Minister and government officials, there were panel discussions and presentations with contributions from notable local and international partners, such as German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste; German Water Partnership, GIZ –Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, German and Indian Biogas Association, Indus Media, International Solid Waste Association, University of Applied Sciences Hof and from various companies as well.
In order to facilitate bilateral cooperation and enhance communication between Chinese and Indian Industries, the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP/FECO) and Messe München India organised the Sino-Indian Environmental Protection Technology and Industry Dialogue within the framework of IFAT India in Mumbai on Day 1.
Apart from various conferences and supporting programmes, this year IFAT India added a unique platform, which benefited both visitors and exhibitors. Messe München India along with their cooperation Partner DWA, the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste, presented ‘The Active Learning Center’ (ALC). The Active Learning Centre consisted of The University Challenge India, Water Skills India and a special live demonstration called Products in Practice, which together offered the trade-fair visitors an interesting insight into the special abilities and knowhow needed in the environmental sector.