Over 1,900 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors are expected to attend Aquatech China beginning of June. Next to a packed show floor, an esteemed speaker line up will present at different stages. Water is a rising fixture on the Chinese agenda. Earlier this year, during the National People’s Congress (NPC), a draft budget report suggested RMB30 billion ($4.5 billion) could be invested on water pollution management infrastructure over the next year. According to GWI, this is a 45% increase on the previous year’s figure.
“We are extremely proud that for numerous international companies, Aquatech China is the stepping stone into this huge market. Even more so that it plays a part in the beginning of many successful business stories in China, which contribute to solutions critical to China’s development on water’’, says Dorien, Sibbel, Exhibition Manager Aquatech China.
International networking opportunities
Globally, Aquatech connects businesses, governments and science and Aquatech China is no exception. It drives business, spreads knowledge and the networking opportunities are second to none. The content at Aquatech China is provided by high-level speakers and participants including representatives of international financing institutions and development banks, as well as Chinese regulators, government officials, contractors, technology providers, and end-users.
Industrial Water Leaders Forum (IWLF): Creating Value in Industries
Next to a packed show floor and speaker line up, the Industrial Water Leadership Forum combines the latest technology with unique Chinese insight. This year’s forum will outline the water challenges facing industries under the title Creating Value in Industries. Industries in China are facing water challenges like never before due to stricter regulations on water usage and discharge. Meanwhile, the perception on water shifts. Rather than a free raw material to be used and abused as they choose, businesses are beginning to see the opportunity to benefit both the environment and their shareholders through better water stewardship. Industries are increasingly encouraged to seek the expertise of a third party, which could offer cost-saving solutions to help them meet regulations and also maximize water and energy efficiency, allowing them to focus on their core production business.
Industrial Water Leaders Forum 2019 will be held on 3 June, the first day of Aquatech, at the InterContinental Shanghai Hongqiao NECC. The forum is jointly hosted by Ecolab, Global Water Intelligence (GWI) and Aquatech Global Events. Alliance for Water Stewardship is the supporting organization of the event.
Digitalization of Water – Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment
This bi-lingual seminar will be held the first time this year (on 4 June), organized by China Europe Water Platform (CEWP). Experts, utilities, governmental organizations and companies operating in the fields of Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment will be brought together to discuss the future challenges and opportunities of smart water. Many practical issues will be involved during the seminar, like “What are the major digital technology disruptors that companies in water business will face?” and “How does this development affect both the Chinese and European water markets?”.
Further information: www.aquatechtrade.com/china (free visitor registration closes May 28)