IFAT exhibition in Mumbai focuses on waste and water management technologies

A complete solid waste management plant in Mumbai. |

The 9th edition of IFAT India by Messe Muenchen India kicked off today at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The event takes place from September 28 to 30, 2022. The show offers a unique opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss waste management and wastewater treatment solutions and emerging trends in this sector.

The grand opening ceremony of one of the country’s leading trade shows for water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling technologies was marked by the presence of key dignitaries such as Ramveer Tanwar, the Pondman of India; Achim Fabig, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai; Martin Maier, Consul General of Switzerland in Mumbai; Arne Jan Flolo, Consul General of Norway in Mumbai; Bart De Jong, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mumbai; Damian Irzyk, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai, among many others.

This year’s edition expects the participation of more than 10,000 visitors and more than 250 exhibitors from 22 countries, as well as pavilions from Austria, Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Key exhibitors include Arvind Envisol, DuPont Water Solutions, Hermann Sewerin GmbH, Ion Exchange, Larsen & Toubro, and Terex India, among others.

IFAT India 2022 is mainly supported by industry associations like Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), International Council for Circular Economy (ICCE), All India Distillers Association (AIDA), International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), the International Water Association (IWA), the Center for Environment Education (CEE), the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the European Water Association and the German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA).

Addressing the opportunities in this sector, Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said, “Amidst pressing environmental challenges, particularly in relation to solid waste and wastewater treatment, IFAT India 2022 showcased technologies and solutions by bringing together key opinion leaders, decision makers, and innovators in this space.

Along with the exhibition, the knowledge exchange program organized by experts was envisaged to bring innovations in the field of waste management and water treatment by brands, entrepreneurs and manufacturers of the ‘industry.

The high importance that the government attaches to a circular economy has been reflected in a powerful accompanying program, the “Knowledge Exchange Forum”, which has developed a plan for stakeholders to define a roadmap towards a circular economy.

Another key feature of the exhibition was the active learning center, in which companies such as Horiba India Pvt Ltd, Sintex-BAPL Limited, NX Filtration, Vega India, Energy Recovery, Evoque Water Technologies gave demonstrations in their innovative products directly to visitors. These live demonstrations will also continue on the second day.

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