All eyes on Aquatech China 2018: Three days of water magic

All eyes on Aquatech China 2018: Three days of water magic

Annelie Koomen
Monday, 18 June 2018

In three days over 80,000 water professionals visited over 2,000 exhibitors at Aquatech China, the leading trade show for water professionals in Shanghai.

Annette Bos, Group Director Water at RAI Amsterdam spoke at a crowded opening, about how crucial and urgent water issues are around the world and linked them to the constantly growing opportunities for water related companies in China. Exhibitors included both Chinese and international market leaders such as 3M, DOW, EcoWater, Grunbeck, Nitto, Iwaki, Kinetico, LG Sonic and Pentair.

"If nothing else, its sheer size makes Aquatech China a diamond in the portfolio of Aquatech Global Events,” says Aquatech China Exhibition Manager, Dorien Sibbel. “But it is not just the size. It is the water industries East meets West where knowledge and technical solutions exchange hands to the benefit of both. We are extremely proud that for numerous international companies, Aquatech China is the stepping stone into this huge market and the beginning of many successful business stories in China."

Industrial users inspire each other

Amongst the Industrial Water Leaders Forum keynotes were Dr. Raj V. Rajan Vice President of Ecolab, Christopher Gasson of GWI and Henry Zhang of IKEA. Key drivers of the conference were reducing the use of water and finding value in waste water and the policies and ambitions of especially industrial water users in achieving both. The forum was jointly hosted by Ecolab, Global Water Intelligence (GWI), Water Stewardship Australia (AWS Asia Pacific) and Aquatech Global Events under this year’s theme of “Wastewater Recycle and Reuse”. China Water Risk (CWR) supported the organisation of the event.

A new generation of water professionals

The Wetskills Young Water Professionals Programme included a variation of key notes, personal stories, innovations and cooperation. International young professionals gathered at the vibrant hub.

Upcoming events
Aquatech Mexico, 4-5-6 September 2018
Aquatech China, 3-5 June 2019
Aquatech Amsterdam, 5-6-7-8 November 2019
Floodex Europe, 5-6-7-8 November 2019

About Aquatech Global Events
Established in 1964, Aquatech Global Events organizes the world’s leading trade events in the process, drinking and waste water technology sectors in Europe, China and Mexico. The well-established format covers the following segments: Transport and Storage, Water Treatment, Point of Use, Process Control and Technology & Process Automation. Aquatech Global Events are visited by professionals from all parts of the water industry and attract policy-makers, top-level businesses, specialists, and those who apply the technology in practice. Forthcoming events include, Aquatech China 2018 (31 May-2 June 2018), Aquatech Mexico 2018 (4-6 September 2018) and Aquatech Amsterdam 2019 co-located with Floodex Europe (5-8 November 2019).

About RAI Amsterdam

RAI Amsterdam believes in the power of connecting. Since 1893, it has been bringing different worlds, people and markets together, at home in the RAI Convention Centre and abroad. The RAI is an international exhibition company and operates the RAI Convention Centre in the business district of Amsterdam. Under normal circumstances, the RAI welcomes around 1.5 million visitors a year to approximately 500 events such as exhibitions, conventions and corporate events. As the organising party, RAI connects context, content and communities utilising national and international consumer and professional trade shows.