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Review of IFAT India 2015

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IFAT India 2015 promotes India’s environmental upswing

The market for environmental technology in India holds great promise for foreign investors. The success of IFAT India 2015, which came to a close on October 15 in Mumbai, was further proof: India’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse and Recycling attracted many national and international exhibitors and visitors.

This year´s IFAT India has maintained its position in a challenging market environment. Between October 13 and 15, 2015 the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai was for the third time transformed into a showcase for the latest environmental technology and solutions. 136 exhibitors took part in IFAT India 2015. Again a very high percentage of them—56 percent—were from outside India. Country pavilions from Austria, China, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland featured at the show.

The figures for attendance confirm the attractiveness of IFAT India 2015. More than 4,300 quality visitors came to the Bombay Exhibition Centre on the three days of the show. Also attracting great interest, as well as the exhibits at the trade fair, was the scientific and technical conference program. In 20 conferences and panel discussion speakers from all over the world gave the trade audience the benefit of their expertise on topical subjects in the environmental sector. This year one of the main issues was the current shortage of skilled workers in the Indian environmental sector. On the “Capacity Development Day”, on October 15, the possible solutions were discussed and options set out for corresponding training and qualification. Special awards for young people and skills development sessions rounded off the educational offering in the accompanying program to IFAT India.

Exhibitor Testimonials

Rutger De Bruijn, Director, The Netherlands Pavilion: "Swacch Bharat Abhiyan is the best step taken by the Modi government as many initiatives are being lined up for the growth of India. We are helping the Indian government in various ways through constant innovations in waste management. IFAT India is like a missing link between the Indian government and the private sector, uniting them to promote a clean India and a green future. We look forward to participating in the next edition."

Milan Desai, Vice President Control & Industry Solutions, Phoenix Contact: "We provide automation solutions to the industry. There is no other platform like IFAT India where solid waste management is concerned. We have been taking part in the trade fair for the last three years. We always experience a good number of visitors at our stand."

Poonam Poladia, Marcom Head, Endress + Hauser: "We have been associated with IFAT India since inception. We provide quality and quantity technologies, one of which is flow measurement applications. This is a great platform for industry professionals to find out about new technologies and about companies working in this sector. We are happy with the visitor response so far."

Nishant Thakre, CMG Head, ION Exchange India: "There have been positive changes in the environment industry. We are happy to be associated with IFAT India and with the response we have achieved. Through the medium of IFAT India, we got a chance to introduce our products. The business opportunities that we received at the trade fair were remarkable. We will definitely participate in the next edition."

IFAT India 2015 Final Report
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IFAT India 2015 Exhibitor Statements
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