The 14th edition of Aquatech China 2021 was a winning mix of business, content and networking. As the world navigates the complexities of a global pandemic, Aquatech China retained an unprecedented high level of loyalty from Chinese visitors, 80,000+ and 2,000+ exhibitors.
“The opportunities in China are growing constantly. Investments in water to ensure water quality is high on the agenda. Water challenges are connected with a growing sector that seeks innovations and solutions in China and abroad. I am delighted with the results of Aquatech China 2021. We look forward to building on that success for the next edition in 2022 when the world has opened up”, says Editha Hoogenberg, Exhibition Manager Aquatech China.
Industrial users inspire each other
Next to a packed show floor, an esteemed speaker line up was present at the 5th Industrial Water Leaders Forum providing highly topical content combined with unique Chinese insight. The Industrial Water Leaders Forum (IWLF) brought together representatives from government, research institutes, water resource management companies, service providers as well as end users to share insights on the topic of ‘Water-Carbon Nexus for Sustainable Future’. Amongst the IWLF keynotes were:
- Christopher Gasson – President, GWI
- James Rekoske – Industrial Segment, Ecolab
- Bai Yan – Associate researcher, China National Institute of Standardization
- Yuan Ling, Director – Water Conservation Division, Energy Conservation and Comprehensive Utilization Dept, MIIT, Prc
- Wei Jiangbo – Environmental Water Treatment Product Development Manager, Shenhua Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.
- Cang Yihua – General Manager of Environmental Protection and Water Affairs Department, Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
This year’s Forum analyzed the latest policies, discussed the strategic direction of water management, how digitalization helps to achieve sustainable development of efficient water management and water-carbon nexus.
The Forum was jointly hosted by Ecolab, Global Water Intelligence, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), CHC Expo and Aquatech.
Special attention for Digitalisation of Water
After a run up with four online events, China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) co-organised two hybrid seminars: ‘Digitalisation in the Water Sector’ and ‘Circular Economy and the Water Sector’. With field experts, utilities, governmental organizations and companies they discussed developments on this particular topics. Even though the utilization of digital technology has increased in the water sector, it is still behind other industries with regard to integrating new smart technologies and digital transformations. Digitalisation can help water- and sanitation companies as well as government bodies to address many of the challenges they face. The seminar ‘Circular Economy and the Water Sector’ focused on identifying the link of Circular Economy and the Water Sector in China and to further discuss the opportunities that the market offers and how to access the market.
“More than 300 experts from 20 countries attended the online webinars, which were professionally managed by Aquatech. The webinars gave insight to already existing solutions and framework conditions were improved in order to strengthen market functioning and market uptake of high-end solutions”, says Henrik Dissing, International Portfolio Manager, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark.
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 all aspects of water: Water Treatment, Transport and Storage, Point of Use, Process Control and Technology & Process Automation.
Next to that Aquatech has established a well-known online platform, that includes the Water Tech Index, with products, solutions, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, as well as industry news via the website and weekly newsletter: The latest 'need to know' in the water industry. 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 eventsAquatech Mexico: 7-8-9 September 2021
Aquatech Innovation Forum: 1 November 2021
Aquatech Amsterdam: 2-3-4-5 November 2021
Aquatech China: 8-9-10 June 2022