New regional edition of IE Expo in Southern China
IE expo, Asia´s leading trade fair for environmental technologies, has expanded its network in China: Between November 24 and 26, 2016, the first IE expo Guangzhou will be taking place in the China Import & Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The aim of this regional spin-off is to showcase solutions for water, waste, air and soil management in the South China region.
The event was held for the first time in autumn 2015, as the “Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Exhibition & IE expo Innovation Conference” (GIEPE). The organizers were MM-ZM and the Guangdong Environmental Protection Industry Association. At that event, the name IE expo featured in the title of the conference which accompanied the exhibition. As of 2016, the official title for the whole event is “IE expo Guangzhou”. This clearly identifies it as a member of the IFAT brand family, the world´s most important network for environmental technology trade fairs.
“With this second edition in Guangzhou, we want to strengthen the presence and brand name of IE expo in China,” says Stefan Rummel, Managing Director of Messe München. “Already in 2015, the IE expo Innovation Conference and its high-caliber program was a great success. Now, with the renaming of the whole event as ‘IE expo Guangzhou’ we have created an excellent basis for further positive development in the future.”
Jiang Gang, Managing Director of MM-ZM, is convinced Guangzhou is the ideal location for the spin-off of IE expo: “The province of Guangdong—home to the provincial capital of Guangzhou—has the biggest environmental industry in the whole of China. There is tremendous potential here for all participants from the sector.”
201 exhibitors from 13 countries and 15,148 visitors took part in the Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Exhibition & IE expo Innovation Conference in 2015. Most of the visitors came from China, followed by South Korea, Japan, Singapore, the US, France, the UK and Germany. IE expo Guangzhou will take place annually in autumn.