WasteTech-2013 Set For Late May in Moscow

U.S. Commercial Service Moscow is organizing a U.S. booth.

February 6, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
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Over its history, WasteTech has evolved into one of the largest forums in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for waste management, recycling, renewable energy and environmental technologies, according to the event’s organizers.

This year’s event, the 8th International Trade Fair and Conference for Waste Management, Recycling, Renewable Energy and Environmental Technologies, will be held at the International Exhibition Centre in Moscow May 28-31, 2013. The event is organized by Sibico International in cooperation with ECWatech Ltd.

The biennial event in Moscow draws environmental and municipal enterprises and companies. The conference planning team notes that in 2011 WasteTech attracted 6,317 visitors as well as 309 companies from 23 countries and featured 6,000 square meters of indoor and outdoor exhibition space. According to WasteTech planners, the event serves as a key conference and industry meeting place in the region.

The U.S. Commercial Service-Moscow is organizing a U.S. group booth at WasteTech-2013. Companies exhibiting there can receive discounted rates from event organizers. The U.S. Commercial Service-Moscow of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal agency dedicated to helping U.S. companies sell their products and services in Russia. For more information visit www.buyusa.gov/russia/en.

The event has enjoyed rising interest since 1999, according to a conference press release. In that year the event included about 340 square meters of exhibition space and 40 exhibitors. Comparatively speaking, WasteTech-2011 attracted 309 companies from 23 countries and reached 5,980 square meters of indoor and outdoor exhibit space. During the early years of the event, conference programs focused on solid waste issues, the WasteTech team says. Now, in addition to this sector, the event agenda includes programs on air and water basin protection, sanitation and cleaning of populated areas and renewable energy.

“As a result, WasteTech exhibition and congress has become the main forum for waste management, recycling, renewable energy and environmental technologies in Russia and CIS,” the team says.

This year’s program features a chain of conferences, seminars and roundtables on various aspects of waste management and environmental technologies. Events are prepared in cooperation with international and local associations, research institutions and companies. Conference show organizers say attendees can expect to gain critical knowledge about the emerging waste and environmental sector in Russia and CIS, receive up-to-date information about the latest trends and outlook of the market, and find reliable partners, dealers and agents for business growth and advancement. Topics include municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, air pollution control, air and gas treatment technologies, dust prevention and ventilation, reclamation of contaminated sites, clean-up standards, onsite treatment disposal, industrial cleaning, green building, improvement of territories, developing green spaces and more.

Three specialized events will run concurrently with WasteTech-2013: ScrapExpo provides a platform for all aspects of ferrous and nonferrous scrap metal collection and recycling; REnergo will focus on renewable energy planning and development both in Russia and globally, a topic that has been gathering momentum since 2011; and the infrastructure show CityPipe www.citypipe.ru focuses on construction, operation and repair of pipelines for municipal infrastructure. This growing event attracts additional key visitors from public and private sectors as well as nearly 100 exhibitors and suppliers within the field, the conference planners note.

The detailed program of events for WasteTech-2013 is still being finalized. Those seeking more information can e-mail waste-tech@sibico.com or visit www.waste-tech.ru.