Organizers expect more than 6,000 visitors from around the world to attend the October event
The first IFAT India will take place in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from Oct. 24 to 26, 2013. More than 100 exhibitors from 15 countries have signed up to take part in the trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling.
"Because despite the downward correction in economic growth in India, interest in IFAT INDIA remains high,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, deputy managing director of Messe München GmbH. “We have easily surpassed the goal we set ourselves of 100 exhibitors. This shows that the Indian offshoot of IFAT in Munich is serving an important market."
Showcasing their products and services on 6,000 sq meters of exhibition space will be industry giants such as A.T.E. Enterprises (representative of Huber SE in India), Bilfinger Water Technologies, GEA Westfalia Separator, HNB Eng., Ion Exchange Waterleau, JFE Eng. India, Metso Minerals, Otto Waste Systems India, SFC Environmental Technologies, Siemens and ThyssenKrupp Bauservice GmbH.
With 56% of exhibitors coming from outside India, international participation in IFAT India is high. There are three joint stands—from China, Germany and Switzerland—and individual exhibitors from Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and the U.S. On the visitor side, Messe München and its subsidiary MMI India are expecting 6,000 visitors from India and around the world.