IFAT India 2014, the Indian edition of the world’s largest trade fair on environmental technology opened its doors to exhibitors and visitors of future-oriented technologies, science experts, government officials and education institutes from the environmental technology sector.
One of the highlights of the inaugural day of the trade fairwere the series of conferences and innovation exchange organized that focused on sector specific issues, emerging trends and outlook on environmental technologies.
The grand inauguration of IFAT India 2014 was represented by industry dignitaries and Government officials. The German Ambassador to India, His Excellency Michael Steiner inaugurated the show, while the Secretary Shri Shankar Aggarwal, (Ministry of Urban Development), Government of India, was the chief guest.
Another highlight at IFAT India 2014 on the first daywas the presentation of the awards to the winners of the "All India Environmental Journalism Competition". The prize in the category "Clean Ganga Award" was also presented by Michael Steiner, the German Ambassador in India.
The Indian government under Prime Minister NarendraModi has presented its ten-point agenda for economic reform in the country. Based on this the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is forecasting a rise in Indian GDP to more than six percent by 2015. This confidence in India’s economy is reflected, too, in the increase in the number of foreign companies exhibiting at this year’s IFAT India.
In comparison to 2013, this second edition of IFAT India is seeing a further rise in the international spectrum among its exhibitors: 65 percent of the total of around 100 companies exhibiting at the show come from 15 different countries outside India; these include Germany, Austria, Italy and UK.
Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, Shri Shankar Aggarwal Said, “Urban upliftment is the mission of the Government. The focus is to bring improvements in sanitation, water, integrated sewage water and waste disposal system. We are looking for a platform that provides a good stage for stakeholders to understand more about the new opportunities and weave their future plans to make advantage of the same and also provide Municipal and Government authorities to witness the solutions for environment technology under one roof and we look forward to IFAT India to assist in this endeavour.”
The trade fair continues to be supported by leading Associations like German Partnership, Figawa, EWA, Indian Desalination Association, ISWA, and others were present at the event.
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As part of its international strategy, MesseMünchen founded its own affiliated company in India with a registered office in Mumbai, in September 2007. MMI India Pvt. Ltd. has been founded to provide MesseMünchen with timely and competent organisational support for its increasing involvement in India.MesseMünchen International, together with its subsidiary MMI India, expanded its international network of trade events for the environmental technology sector with IFAT India 2014. In the coming years MMI India Pvt. Ltd. will include more verticals keeping in mind its international expansion strategy.With 6 subsidiaries abroad - in Europe and in Asia - and 67 foreign representatives covering 90 countries, MMI has a network that spans the globe.