IFAT Highlights 2014 Special Events
Alongside the extensive program on offer in the Forums at IFAT in Munich May 5 to 9, there are many live demonstrations and special events. Here is just a small sample of what to expect:
Think Green – Think Future / Research, education, continuous development: This year, for the first time at IFAT, a job center is being set up. In Hall B0 exhibitors will be able to present their companies to applicants of all levels of experience, and conduct talks with these prospective new employees. The motto for Hall B0 is "Think Green – Think Future." The focus will be on research, education and continuous development. A Research & Education Area is being set up here, at which again 20 universities and other higher-education institutions will be presenting insights into their educational and research activities.
Careers Competition (DWA): The DWA, supported by Dräger, is holding the 2nd Open German Championship in Wastewater Engineering. Apprentices and experienced professionals in sewers and wastewater treatment will be put through their paces in this skills contest. Among the tasks to be tackled are safe working in sewers and in a traffic area, monitoring of treatment plants, pump maintenance and repair and control engineering. The Careers Competition takes place in the Atrium between Halls A1 and B1.
Practical Days (VDMA): On the open-air site (P3, to the west of the North Entrance) the VDMA Association for Waste Treatment and Recycling Technology is putting on a demonstration of how to crush and sort organic waste. Machinery and equipment from various manufacturers will be seen in action processing whole tree trunks, old timber and live pruning.
Trucks in Action (VAK): On a special display area on the open-air site (Block F5, east of the North Entrance), the VAK, Municipal Vehicles and Equipment Industry Association, is putting on an exciting live display of modern, functional vehicle solutions. In action will be refuse collection vehicles, roll-off tippers and skiploaders, containers and loading cranes, liquid-waste/pipe-cleaning systems, sweeping vehicles and equipment, snow-clearing and gritting vehicles and equipment, municipal vehicles and superstructures.
IESP Workshop: Taking place on 6 May, in the ICM—Internationales Congress Center München, is a one-day IESP Workshop entitled "Intelligent Peri-Urbanization through Decentralization – Towards an Overarching Approach to Sustainable Water Management." The event is being organized by the Intl. Expert Group on Earth System Preservation (IESP) in close cooperation with the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (StMUV), the Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich (TUM-IAS), the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES) and Messe München Intl. The workshop is being supported by the German Water Partnership (GWP).
Meeting Point Pumps: Pumpe DE, a long-standing participant in IFAT, is organizing the Meeting Point PUMPS for the third time at the show. Covering over 80 square meters of space in Hall A6, this joint stand is a magnet for all trade visitors involved in pumps and pump systems, on the manufacturing, research and development or applications side.