Aquatech China: Opportunities in the Chinese water market continue to grow

Aquatech China: Opportunities in the Chinese water market continue to grow

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Aquatech China 2019 was a winning mix of business, content and international networking. This 12th edition of Aquatech China turned out even more powerful. Over 2,100 companies exhibited, and over the three event days a record grand total of more than 84,000 visitors from 95 countries worldwide were counted.

The show brought together industry authorities, key market leaders, international financing institutions and development banks and government officials. The result was an inspiring international exchange with a common goal: discussing growing water business in China and the future of the industry.

Annette Bos, 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. The 2,100+ exhibitors included both Chinese and international market leaders such as Grunbeck, Nitto, Pentair, Pollet Water Group (PWG), Samyang, Terra Water Research, Doulton and Rainsoft.

“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 2019. There was a positive vibe, full aisles and a lot of attention for the knowledge sessions. Lots of side events were organised and young talent was attracted to learn more about what the water technology sector has to offer. We look forward to building on that success for the next edition in 2020.”, says Dorien, Sibbel, Exhibition Manager Aquatech China.

Positive reactions from visitors

“It was a very useful visit to get valuable products from different companies on the same platform. Very good event to display specialties” – Amar Singh (Manager New Product Development - OKAYA POWER PVT. LTD.). “It is one of my best exhibition to find new sellers and manufacturing companies in water treatment systems” - Mahammadreza Shaigani (General Manager - Nature Rain company). “One-stop opportunity for the in-depth look into Chinese water technologies” - Patryk Wójtowicz (Research Manager - Savonia University of Applied Sciences). “Very well organised and a nice platform for exhibiting in the future. Sensational innovations in the field of water conservation and purification” - Aniket Lawate (Avantika Enterprises).

Concentrating industry knowledge to add value to Industrial Water Management

The 2019 Industrial Water Leaders Forum was successfully held on the first day of Aquatech China. The 2nd edition of the forum 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 ‘Efficient Water Management, Creating Value for Industry’.

Among the Industrial Water Leaders Forum keynotes were Zhang Tao (Research Associate, Water Environment Institute of Chinese Academy of Environmental Planning), Juha Niemelä (General Director of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry), Christopher Gasson of Global Water Intelligence and James Rekoske (Senior vice president of Ecolab global RD&E and Industrial Segment).

Together they discussed the challenges and the prospects for the industry, the application of smart technology in water management and shared valuable practical experience in the field of water resource management.

The Forum was jointly hosted by Aquatech China, CHC Expo, Global Water Intelligence (GWI) and Ecolab, and supported by the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS).

Exhibitors say:

“Aquatech China is the largest event that we attend in the region. It may be the largest water event that exists. And it’s really exciting for us to be here. It’s the best and a place where business does get done. Where people meet and shake hands and forge new partnerships. That’s a huge reason for us to be here”.
Kimberly Kupiecki (Global Leader, Sustainability, Advocacy & Communications, DuPont Water Solutions) 
“Aquatech China has a magnificent group of people that visit. It’s a large volume of people and the kind of people that we want to talk to”.
Don Miller (Regional Director, International, Rain Soft) 
“I find Aquatech China a great opportunity for networking, meeting people, having good discussions on different issues concerning water management”.
Kai Kaatra (Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland) 
“Aquatech China offers us access to the highest growing market for technical innovation companies like ours. For small business and new to the market companies Aquatech China really allows to dive deep into partnerships, relationships and customers”.
Wayne Byrne (CEO, Oxymem) 

Special attention for Digitalization of Water

China Europe Water Platform (CEWP) organised a bi-lingual seminar for the first time this year and brought experts, utilities, governmental organizations and companies operating in the fields of Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment together to discuss developments in smart water. Many practical issues were involved during the seminar, such as “What are the major digital technology disruptors that companies in water business will face? ” and “How does this development affect both the Chinese and European water markets?”

About Aquatech China

Aquatech China is the largest international water trade show in China for the fields of process, drinking and waste water. The exhibition serves as the meeting place for all market leaders within the Asian water sector. Aquatech China focuses on products and services within the water technology supply chain such as wastewater treatment equipment, point of use, and membrane technology.

The next edition of Aquatech China will be held 3-4-5 June 2020.

Aquatech Global Events

Established in 1964 by RAI Amsterdam, 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.

Upcoming events

Aquatech Mexico: 3-4-5 September 2019
Aquatech Innovation Forum: 4 November 2019
Aquatech Amsterdam: 5-6-7-8 November 2019
Aquatech China: 3-4-5 June 2020

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.