Mar 30, 2009

New Dates Announced for IFAT CHINA in May 2010

IFAT CHINA, May 4 to 6, will overlap with the start of the World Exposition (EXPO) 2010 in Shanghai

The dates for IFAT CHINA 2010 have now been fixed: the 4th International Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Refuse, Recycling and Natural Energy Sources will take place from May 4 to 6, 2010, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China. IFAT CHINA was originally scheduled to take place in July 2010, but it has now been possible to move it forward to May.

“In the interests of our exhibitors and at the request of industry, we have been working hard in recent months to get an earlier date in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. A special bonus for our exhibitors and visitors is the fact that IFAT CHINA overlaps with the start of EXPO 2010, which opens on May 1. As an event focusing on environmental solutions, IFAT CHINA is very much in tune with the motto of the World Exposition 2010, which is ‘Better City, Better Life,’” explained a member of the Management Board of Messe München.

Messe München is confident that the success story of IFAT CHINA will continue, not just because of this overlap with EXPO. At the last fair in 2008, a total of 362 companies from 25 countries—27% more than in 2006—presented their products and services to about 10,500 visitors from 72 countries. Compared to the previous event, this was a rise in visitor numbers of around 10%.

In line with the new visual image for IFAT in Munich, IFAT CHINA, too, is getting a new look. The aim is to emphasize more the brand character of the event and further improve the added value to exhibitors and visitors.