This morning Aquatech China, the leading trade show for water professionals in China opened its doors, marking the 10th anniversary. Mayor Aboutaleb of –resilient city- Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Annette Bos, Group Director Water at RAI Amsterdam spoke at a crowded opening, followed by champagne and the traditional ribbon cutting.
In boom years and tough times, Aquatech China has retained an incredibly high level of loyalty from Chinese as well as international visitors and exhibitors. The show has grown year on year breaking its own records again in 2017 with over 1,900 exhibitors and an expected visitor audience of well over 70,000. All in all, there is a lot to celebrate.
Keynote by mayor Aboutaleb
In his speech Mr. Aboutaleb stated that it is all about green growth, about learning from experience, about collaborating and sharing knowledge. “Only then we can turn challenges into opportunities’’, he continued. Aquatech is committed to encourage and enable international cooperation and knowledge-exchange. Together with innovation, these are the key drivers of the shows.
10th anniversary in China
“Aquatech China 2017 is a landmark trade event as we celebrate 10 consecutive annual shows,” says Aquatech China Product Manager, Sisi Chou. “We are particularly proud to have set foot in China ten years ago and realized unexpected growth not only in numbers but also in appreciation as a must-attend business platform in a complex market.”
A stepping stone for business in China
“Aquatech China started back in 2007 with 291 exhibitors, over 14,000 visitors and 15,000 square meters and these numbers were exceeding all expectations,” says Annette Bos, show director of Aquatech Global Events with RAI Amsterdam. “We are extremely proud that for numerous international companies, Aquatech China was the stepping stone into this huge market and the beginning of many successful business stories in China.”
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; these segments are matched with relevant visitor target groups.
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. www.aquatechtrade.com
Aquatech China 2017: 7-8-9 June 2017
Aquatech Mexico 2017: 5-6-7 September 2017
Aquatech Amsterdam 2017: 31 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Amsterdam International Water Week 2017: 30 October, 1-2-3 November 2017
Floodex Europe 2017: 31 October & 1 November 2017
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