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The 7th World Sustainability Forum

  • 17th-20th September, 2018

    Beijing, China


    The adoption of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September, 2015 was accompanied by what insiders considered an optimism they have not experienced in relation to UN resolutions before. The relative efficiency in the drafting, the absence of trenches between East and West, or between North and South, and the unanimity of support of the 193 countries speak volumes. In stark contrast, sustainability and dealing with it could be the poster child for what Robert Horn called a social mess (2007: 6): "a set of interrelated problems - resistant to analysis and, more importantly, to resolution." Characteristics of a social mess generally, and sustainability specifically, include an absence of a unique and correct solution, interrelatedness of problems, ideological constraints, multiple possible intervention points, resistance to change, value conflict, and political and economic constraints. While these are excellent ingredients for a thorough academic debate, the issues underpinning the sustainability debate are so urgent that, beyond academic reflection and research, much more is necessary than what academics, political leaders, administrators, industry, nations, communities, and individuals are habitually prepared to do.


  • 29th September, 2018

    New Orleans, LA ,USA


    WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today.

    Also recognised as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, the expansive show floor provides unparalleled access to the most cutting-edge technologies in the field; serves as a forum for domestic and international business opportunities; and promotes invaluable peer-to-peer networking between its more than 22,000 attendees and registrants.

    WEFTEC has shown continual growth for both the technical program and exhibition. WEFTEC 2015, which was held in Chicago, set a new exhibition record and was the largest showing for WEFTEC in the Windy City.

    WEFTEC hosts thousands of water quality experts and water companies from around the world each year. As the home for stormwater professionals, WEFTEC also hosts the popular Stormwater Congress, a special conference-within-a-conference that focuses exclusively on this important segment of the water sector. Specialty Conferences, Seminars, Webcasts, and Distance Learning Held throughout the year.


  • 15th-17th October, 2018

    Hall No. 4, Mumbai Exhibition Centre, Mumbai


    India’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Solid Waste and Recycling will again open its doors from October, 15th-17th, 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. IFAT India is an ideal platform to network with industry leaders and business partners from across the globe. In the background of mounting and persistent pollution, problems will see a steady growth in India’s fragmented environmental technologies market. Along with the increased market demand and inputs by the government, the business potential in the environmental industry in India will be huge. Undoubtedly, IFAT India 2018 will be a foremost choice for the environmental sector stakeholders to come together, exchange ideas and seek solutions.

    IFAT India 2017, which was held in the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, from September 26th-28th, received an overwhelming response, once again reaffirming that it is one of the leading environmental technology shows in India. The fifth edition witnessed 6,765 visitors, which marks a 30 percent increase compared to the previous year. This year also saw an increase in exhibitors and floor space: 184 exhibitors represent a rise of 29 percent and 33 percent more floor space, 8,100 square meters. Alongside, IFAT India’s Supporting Program brought together government representatives, forward thinking leaders from the industry and leading companies from the environmental technologies sectors to deliberate on key concerning issues and possible solutions and ideas.

China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair Complex), Guangzhou, China

  • IE expo Guangzhou,

    18-20 Sep 2018


    Fourth edition of IE expo Guangzhou will be held from September 18 to 20, 2018 at China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex).

    Inspired of its parent show IFAT, the global forerunner of environmental exhibitions in Germany for a half century, IE expo has been exploring China's environmental industries for already 18 years and has become the most influential and upscale platform for environmental technology solutions in Asia. Due to the growing environmental awareness and sustainable-business-orientated policies that are going to be implemented across China, IE expo , along with Guangdong Association of Environmental Protection Industry ,launched the first "Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Exhibition and IE expo Innovation Conference 2015 ". In 2016 ?"Guangzhou International Environmental Protection Exhibition and IE expo Innovation Conference " was officially named as "IE expo Guangzhou " and became a member of IFAT global family. The third edition of IE expo Guangzhou has closed successfully on September 22th, at China Import and Export Fair Complex (Canton Fair Complex) and set up new records. 418 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions showcased at the exhibition - an increase of 38 percent and 24,760 trade visitors participated, by 24 percent compared to 2016. It was highly valued by all attendees. IE expo Guangzhou with its high-quality Innovation Conference ,is the leading trade fair for environmental technology solutions in South China.

    The great success of IE expo Guangzhou not only rests upon the huge potential of the environmental market in South China, but also on the extensive experience of IE expo in general. As a spin-off of IE expo China in Shanghai, the Guangzhou edition benefits from a strong brand name and the global resources of Messe Munchen as a trade fair organizer.


  • 3rd-5th May, 2018

    Shanghai, China


    As the Asia's leading environmental show, IE expo China 2018 offers an effective business and networking platform for Chinese and international professionals in the environmental sector and is accompanied by first-class technical-scientific conference program. It is the ideal platform for the professionals in the environmental industry to develop business, exchange idea and do networking.

    Along with the increased market demand and big support in the environmental industry from the Chinese government, the business potential in the environmental industry in China will be huge. Undoubtedly, IE expo China 2018 will be a "must" for the environmental players to exchange ideas and develop their business in Asia.

    IE expo China 2017, which was held in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 4 to 6, once again underlined its position as the number one environmental technology show for China and Asia. Over 55,000 visitors from 60 countries and regions came to Shanghai over the three days. This equals a 28 percent increase compared to the previous year. IE expo China also saw an increase in exhibitors and floor space: 1,637 exhibitors represent a rise of 26 percent and 39 percent more floor space (three additional exhibition halls), 100.000 square meters.