Event Report India: IFAT 2017

Editor: Franziska Breunig

One of the leading trade fairs for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in India was recently held in Mumbai.

High profile dignitaries inaugurating IFAT India 2017.
High profile dignitaries inaugurating IFAT India 2017.
(Source: IFAT)

IFAT India 2017 is one of the leading trade fairs for water, sewage, refuse and recycling in the country. The show was recently held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India from September 26–28, 2017. With over 180 exhibitors from 18 countries, the event included participation from market leaders such as L&T, Thermax, Ion Exchange, Ramky, Aqseptance Group, Endress+Hauser, Excel, Kirloskar Brothers, Kishor Pumps, Tata Projects, Wilo, Siemens, Lanxess, Astral Poly, Xylem, CRI Pumps, LG Chem, Wipro Water and many more.

At the inauguration of the show, Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India said, “IFAT India offers a perfect platform to showcase and introduce various latest technologies and products especially for the Indian market. We have seen IFAT India grow exponentially in terms of the quantity and quality of people attending this trade fair and are overwhelmed by this year’s participation – national and international. IFAT India also provides a platform where innovative technologies tackling Indian environmental issues are showcased and solutions to issues related to environment, waste, and sewage recycling are discussed with industry experts and key players.”

Networking platform

The 2017 edition also featured country pavilions from China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The trade show provided an opportunity to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.

The fair also witnessed technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas – shared their knowledge with the audience at the ‘Innovation Exchange’ session. There was also a dedicated area for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests that was running parallel to the show.

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