Aquatech China was a resounding success and a major milestone for the water technology industry. The seventh edition of the show featured some 1400 exhibitors from 34 countries. Despite heavy rainfall during the days of the show, which caused significant traffic problems in Shanghai, the exhibition once again welcomed more visitors than the previous year. The very first Industrial Leaders Forum China added an extra dimension to the show. Next year’s Aquatech China will be held in a brand-new venue in Shanghai, making room for the expected additional growth. Aquatech China 2015 will be held from 10 to 12 June in Shanghai.
An international audience of over 40,000 decision-makers visited the show over three days from 25-27 June. Ten per cent of the visitors came from outside of China, representing 90 different countries. "The atmosphere has been great, with attendance level and quality underlining just how important a platform Aquatech China is for the Asian water industry," Exhibition Product Manager Annelies Schenk comments. "The international audience was overwhelming, especially on the first two days." Aquatech China was co-located with FlowEx China for the second time this year.
Knowledge programme custom made for the Chinese water market
Water scarcity and water pollution are major challenges faced by China, and the organisers of Aquatech Global Events believe that the leaders in the water and industrial sectors should join forces to solve them. The Industrial Leaders Forum China was therefore held in Shanghai for the first time this year. Representatives from companies such as HSBC, WWF, Coca-Cola, Yanjing Beer, H&M and AkzoNobel discussed the challenges of implementing better water management practices into their operations in China, as well as engaging suppliers and upstream companies in changing their own systems to both lower pollution and increase water efficiency use.
"The Industrial Leaders Forum at Aquatech China is an excellent way to meet and exchange ideas with thought and business leaders who are engaged in innovative and exciting projects in the China water sector," explains John Haffner, Director and Asia Representative at Dagua Technologies Inc., Canada. Some 150 professionals joined the audience to hear from the captains of industry.
Market leaders choose Aquatech
Market leaders and innovative players such as GE, Siemens, Philips, Hyflux, Sailai Mo, Grundfos, DOW, Toray, Woongjin Chemical, Lanxess, Ashland, Pentair, EcoWater, Paragon, Patio, AO Smith and many more have participated in the exhibition for several years in a row. Additionally, the presence of almost 1400 exhibiting companies showcasing the best solutions for China's many water industry challenges truly made Shanghai the place to be for professionals working within the water industry. Various nations joined with a country pavilion, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Poland, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.
Brand-new venue allows for faster growth
On 10 to 12 June 2015, the next edition of Aquatech China will take place in the newly built Expo Complex. Given the continuous growth of Aquatech China, the organisers had to look for other venues to host the exhibition. The show will, accordingly, move to the largest exhibition centre in Shanghai, which measures some 100,000 square metres.
About 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, the USA, China and India. The well-established format covers the following segments: Transport and Storage, Water Treatment, Point of Use, Process Control, Technology & Process Automation, and Country Pavilions. 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. More information can be found at www.aquatechtrade.com.
The calender of Aquatech global event
- WQA Aquatech USA 2015: 21 -24 April 2015, Las Vegas (NV), USA
- Aquatech China 2015: 10 – 12 June 2015, Shanghai, China
- Aquatech India 2015: 11 – 13 August 2015, New Delhi, India
- Aquatech Amsterdam 2015: 3 - 6 November 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- International Water Week: 1 - 6 November 2015, Amsterdam, the Netherlands