Floodex Europe Launch to kick-start drive for flood solutions

  • 17 October, 2017
  • Aquatech
  • Amsterdam

New event alongside Aquatech Amsterdam completes water cycle coverage

Floodex Europe, a new event dedicated to showcasing solutions to the threats Europe faces from flooding, is to be launched with a special one-day programme of activities during the forthcoming Amsterdam International Water Week. Addition of the event alongside the highly successful Aquatech Amsterdam will expand exhibition coverage during AIWW to the total water cycle and will add a platform dedicated to solutions to the challenges of dealing with excess water.

Climate change is leading to heightened concerns about the risks posed by extreme wet weather in Europe, as it is in other regions of the world. Floodex Europe, which is being launched by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the UK Floodex event, aims to help stimulate action across the continent and showcase practical options for tackling flooding.

‘Flooding is a local problem, but it is also a problem where we need more discussion and cooperation at the European level,’ says Annette Bos, Director Water at RAI Amsterdam. This needs the input of the wide range of stakeholders involved with the issue. ‘We want to help put flooding higher up the European agenda. This is crucial as water does not recognize borders. A solution in one country can add to the problem in another,’ adds Bos.

The launch event will include presentations and discussions in which a number of leading European associations with a focus on flooding will participate. There will be a tour to highlight the flooding expertise already available from current exhibitors at Aquatech. There will also be side visits to some of the latest flood-related schemes implemented across the city of Amsterdam.

‘Our aim with the launch event is to introduce the Floodex Europe concept to the AIWW, to start discussions amongst stakeholders, and to showcase some of the examples for solving this issue and inspiring communities to connect on this issue,’ says Bos. In 2019 we will display a wide range of flooding solutions, from drainage products to building with nature concepts. From small challenges of today to the major ones threatening us in the long term and where we need cross border cooperation.

‘The launch event will be an ideal first networking opportunity for anyone faced with the task of dealing with flooding to meet people from this industry, to meet technology providers, and to meet other stakeholders who share the same or similar challenges,’ continues Bos. ‘It will also give them a taste of what to expect when Floodex Europe arrives in full in 2019.’

Floodex Europe and the Floodex Europe launch event
The Floodex Europe launch event will form part of Amsterdam International Water Week 2017 and will be held on 31 October, the opening day of Aquatech Amsterdam, in the Europa Foyer at the RAI Amsterdam.

For more information, see: www.floodexworld.com

Floodex Europe, which will be co-located with Aquatech Amsterdam, is organised by RAI Amsterdam and Indigo Media & Events, organiser of Floodex in the UK.

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The Amsterdam International Water Week
The Floodex Europe Launch Event is part of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) a divers platform for water professionals around the world including a conference, a young professionals programme, social events and Aquatech Amsterdam. 

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Aquatech Global Events
Established in 1964, Aquatech Global Events organises 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. www.aquatechtrade.com

Upcoming events
Aquatech Amsterdam 2017:                                   31 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Amsterdam International Water Week 2017:         30 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Floodex Europe Launch Event 2017:                     31 October 2017
Aquatech China 2018:                                            31 May-2 June 2018
Aquatech Mexico 2018:                                          4-6 September 2018

About RAI Amsterdam
Bringing together people, both physically and virtually, expands borders... it inspires! RAI Amsterdam has been bringing different worlds, people and markets together, at home and abroad, since 1893. The RAI is an international exhibition and convention company which organises events in the Netherlands and abroad and operates the RAI Convention Centre in the business district of Amsterdam. The RAI welcomes around 1.5 million visitors a year to approximately 500 events such as exhibitions, conventions and corporate and other events. The company also provides event-related services to organisers, exhibitors and visitors. For more information, visit www.rai.nl

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