From 2019, IFAT will feature two events in India: in addition to IFAT India in Mumbai, which has positioned itself as the country’s leading environmental technology fair, next year the Indian edition of the Munich World's Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management will also take place in the capital city New Delhi for the first time.
Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München on the foundation of IFAT Delhi: “Water supply, waste treatment, clean air—IFAT addresses controversial topics that are decisive for the sustainable development of the respective regions. By starting a second IFAT event in India we react to the country’s great need for environmental solutions and establish another hub for technology and knowledge transfer.” The organizers will celebrate the premiere from December 5 to 7, 2019 at the NSIC Exhibition Ground in New Delhi.
Bhupinder Singh, CEO of the Indian subsidiary Messe Muenchen India thinks that the capital city is a location of strategic importance: “In Mumbai, we managed to firmly establish IFAT India in the industry and position it as leading hub in India. IFAT Delhi is specifically aimed at trade visitors from northern India, but also at politics that play a crucial role in the expansion of the environmental infrastructure.”
Environmental technologies for northern India
Water and sewage, waste and recycling, air pollution control—the key topics of the new environmental technology trade show is geared towards the particularities of the northern Indian market. Action is imperative: with approximately 16 million inhabitants New Delhi is dependent on regular water supplies from adjacent states which suffer from water shortage themselves. According to the authorities and environmentalists, in the capital city and its environs, the inhabitants produce around 17,000 tons of waste—every day. And according to the World Health Organization (WHO), 14 of the world’s most polluted cities are in northern India.
Just as IFAT India in Mumbai, the three-day IFAT Delhi will take place every year and be accompanied by a supporting specialist program with technical and scientific presentations, panel discussions and workshops.
Only recently, IFAT India 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai demonstrated how successful IFAT already is on the subcontinent: from October 15 to 17, 2018, 7,449 trade visitors and 242 exhibitors gathered on the 11,000 square meters of exhibition space to discuss environmental solutions for the Indian market.
IFAT: the world’s largest environmental technology network
In addition to the two trade fairs in India and the parent event IFAT in Munich, Messe München organizes the environmental technology shows IE expo China in Shanghai, IE expo Guangzhou in southern Chinese Guangzhou, IFAT Africa in Johannesburg and IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul.
More information on IFAT is available at ifat.de/en. Visit ifat-india.com to read more on IFAT India.