The event bills itself as Asia’s leading environmental trade show.
IE Expo will take place from May 13 to 15, 2013, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event bills itself as Asia’s leading trade show for water, sewage, refuse, recycling, air pollution control and energy conservation.
IE Expo 2012 attracted 753 exhibitors from 25 countries and more than 24,000 visitors from 53 countries; the show occupied around 430,556 square feet of exhibition space, show organizers Messe München International say. Of the exhibitors, 67 percent were from China. IE Expo also featured seven joint pavilions from France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the U.S., as well as the CECC (China Environmental Chamber of Commerce) pavilion—all of which are confirmed for the 2013 show.
With China’s growing prosperity, awareness of environmental issues are on the rise. In the areas of emissions reduction, waste management, securing water supplies or waste-water treatment, the challenges facing China are enormous. Some $378 trillion in state funding has been earmarked for environmental protection between 2011 and 2015.
More information on IE Expo, including how to register, is available at www.ie-expo.com/en.