Universal Robots expands Universal Robots Academy

More than 14,000 users from 132 countries have joined the Universal Robots Academy to become robot programmers. Adding to its basic training, the Academy is now launching three new modules that focus on mastering more advanced features of collaborative robots.

Universal Robots introduced the online learning platform to ensure that everybody with a desire to learn the concepts of cobots get the introduction necessary to master basic programming skills.

Universal Robots is now expanding the online training, adding three new modules that step up complexity by teaching users how to create and work with coordinate systems, variables and conditional statements, and how to use the cobot’s wizard to easily create a program for packaging.

CTO and co-founder of Universal Robots, Esben Østergaard, explain that it is unusual in the industry to make robot training curriculum of this caliber available for free: “This is a long-term investment for us. We want to raise the robot literacy and the reason for speeding up the entry of cobots is not only to optimize production here and now,” says Esben Østergaard. “We are facing a looming skills gap in the manufacturing industry that we need to bridge by all means possible. Facilitating knowledge creation and access to our cobots is an important step in that direction.”

Stefan Stubgaard, Head of Global Competence Center at Universal Robots, adds that the Academy modules have received positive feedback from users around the world: “This learning resource is now also reaching small and medium-sized manufacturers that up until now regarded robotics as costly and complex,” says Stefan Stubgaard. “By simply logging into the Academy they experience first-hand how simple the setup can be and they can easily envision what production tasks could be automated with our cobots.”

Popular around the world

One of the early adopters of Universal Robots Academy is the Whirlpool Corporation where the Universal Robots Academy modules now provide the basic foundation for all UR cobot training at the company’s plant in Ohio, USA. Tim Hossler, Controls Engineer at Whirlpool, emphasizes the great convenience of being able to offer this resource to employees in-house: “Now we don’t have to wait and send them out for basic training elsewhere. The modules can be completed at our own pace and we can even pick and choose which modules we offer different personnel depending on skill sets and their level of interaction with the cobots,” says Tim Hossler. “I really like the interactive approach, it makes learning very hands-on and transferable to what we would actually be doing here at our plant. I was also pleasantly surprised that the modules were free of charge for anyone to use. It definitely increases the accessibility of the UR cobots.”

Mathieu Spinnler, CEO of Spinnler Cartonnages in France, was looking for information about the UR cobots when he came across the UR Academy: “With more than 150 co-workers in our company, the idea of self-government and free training in apprenticeships of robots was appreciated by everyone,” says Mathieu Spinnler, who explains that the modules also helped him realize what areas of the robot applications installed he needed to discuss with an integrator.

At Vira Brands, a Spanish confectionary and chocolate manufacturer, the robotics modules gave the company’s area manager, Joan Teixidó, the insight to implement a UR cobot in the production line: “We decided to opt for this technology and doing the free online Universal Robots Academy course helped us take the step,” says Joan Teixidó. “The ease with which we could interact with the platform and the clarity of the information offered in the e-learning modules gave us the confidence to go ahead and install a UR cobot.”

The nine Universal Robots Academy modules are available in English, Spanish, German, French and Chinese. The basic training, that the three new modules are building upon, include adding end-effectors, connecting I/Os, creating basic programs in addition to setting up tools and safety zones. 43,000 courses have now been completed on the online training platform that just made the shortlist for the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards in the “Excellence in the design of learning content” category along with companies such as IKEA and KPMG. The winner will be revealed in London, November 29, 2017.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.universal-robots.com/products/

Infosys inducted into the ‘Winner’s Circle’ of the HfS Research Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services supporting Digital Transformation, 2017

Infosys has been positioned in the Winner’s Circle by HfS Research Blueprint Report for Application Testing Services supporting Digital transformation, 2017. The HfS Blueprint evaluated 17 service providers of Application Testing Services and recognizes Infosys for its innovation and execution capabilities.

In this Blueprint Report, HfS has recognized Infosys for its robust delivery of services, data-centric approach and automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI) led capabilities. The Company has also been recognized for its unique set of offerings in Digital Assurance, Data Testing Services, AI and Machine learning among others, in addressing client needs. It notes that Infosys’ Design Thinking led innovation and integration of process and business consulting has also deepened client relationships.

Highlights of Infosys in the report:

· Automation and AI as strategic pillars: Infosys has been acknowledged for its investments in artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning capabilities to help accelerate its customers’ digital transformation journey

· Expanding to an AI-led framework: Infosys generates deep insights from significant quantities of testing related data by leveraging technologies like AI and Machine Learning (ML)

· Enterprise Automation Consulting: Infosys has been recognised for its transformation and process consulting capabilities which are further enhanced by the Infosys Test Automation Centre of Excellence (CoE), which focuses on alliances and tools, frameworks, reusable assets development and industrialization, and competency development.

· Open and Transparent Business Culture: Infosys is commended by its clients for its responsiveness and consistency in delivery

For further information, please contact: PR_Global@infosys.com

The 9th edition of India Nuclear Energy (INE) Expo gears up to power India’s civil nuclear energy sector

A premier industry event by UBM India

UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organiser will host the 9th edition of its flagship international exhibition and conference, India Nuclear Energy (INE) for the Civil Nuclear Energy sector, on November 9 –10, 2017, at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. This is the only expo exclusively dedicated to supporting and promoting the civil nuclear energy industry in the country. INE 2017 is co-organised by DAE (Department of Atomic Energy) and supported by NPCIL (Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.).

The inauguration of INE 2017 will see an august gathering of dignitaries from the industry. H.E. Alexandre Ziegler, The Ambassador of France to India; Mr. Andrei Zhiltsov, Consul General of Russia in Mumbai; Mr. Gérard Kottmann, President–AIFEN; Dr. R B Grover, Member, Homi Bhabha Chair, Atomic Energy Commission; Mr. Philippe Anglaret, President of GIIN, French Nuclear Suppliers Association (Groupe Intersyndical de l’Industrie Nucléaire); Dr Philippe Montarnal, Nuclear Counsellor, French Embassy in India; Mr.Nikita Mazein, Vice President, Rosatom Overseas; Dr. Dinesh Srivastava, Outstanding Scientist & Dy. Chief Executive(Fuels), Nuclear Fuel Complex; Mr.Anil Parab, Vice President, Head, Business Cluster (Process Plants & Nuclear) Larsen & Toubro Ltd.; Mr.S.K.Ghosh, Advisor to MD & CEO (Nuclear Business), Walchandnagar Industries Ltd; Ms. Minu Singh, Managing Director, Nuvia-India Pvt. Ltd and Mr. Kaustubh Shukla, Chief Operating Officer, Industrial products Division, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. are expected to be present at the inauguration of this premier industry event.

The expo will see the participation of over 65 exhibitors, with a brand new sector – the Non-Power application of Nuclear Energy – being added to last year’s repertoire. INE 2017 will bring together senior officials from Business France, ROSATOM, South Korea, Electricite De France (EDF), Nuvia India, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, L&T Special Steel and Heavy Forgings, Cadmatic Software Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt Ltd, Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited. Aifen, Andra, Assystem, AXON Cable, CEA, EGIS, ERMES, Fuji Electricals, Georgin, and many more heavy weights from the civil nuclear industry space. Exhibitors can expect direct access to end users from NPCIL & Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) including the Procurement, Project, R&D, Operations and Maintenance teams for business and technical discussions, as well as B2B meetings with global civil nuclear industry stakeholders, including Government of India officials, senior officials from World Nuclear Association (WNA), Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCI), Indian Nuclear Society (INS), and many more.

INE 2017 is geared to showcase latest industry offerings and technologies including innovations, system optimizations, maintenance and condition monitoring equipment as well as non-power applications pertaining to food, manufacturing of processed food and cosmetics from industry suppliers. Significantly, the two day event will provide opportunities for domestic and international companies to interact and network with comprehensive Country Pavilions from France, Russia and South Korea, along with leading corporates from the Civil Nuclear Energy fraternity in India, to tap the huge potential of nuclear sector. Supplementary features such as e-portal registrations by NPCIL and Vendor Development Programs by the Ministry of Small and Medium Industry (MSME) will add immense value for the attendees.

The event will also be marked by content-rich conferences on both days. Day 1 will see discussions on the theme: ‘Nuclear Renaissance In India – Power Generation’ that will commence with a roundtable discussion on ‘Indian Nuclear Power Programme – Present status & looking ahead for next decade’, in an endeavour to throw light on ‘Current Challenges Vs Lessons learnt’ and ‘the Present Industry Capacity & Policies for Expansion / Development’. Additionally, panel discussions on topics such as ‘Manufacturing & Supply Chain’; ‘Liability / Insurance Pool’; ‘Fuel Cycle and Components’; and ‘Involvement of institutional agencies in the development of nuclear energy program: R&D, training, capacity building’ are bound to keep the audience riveted along with a number of technical presentations on key issues that will supplement the discussions.

Day 2 will witness a much awaited, insightful conference, on the subject of Non-Power Applications of Nuclear Energy with a special focus on irradiation in food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The day will commence with a Welcome & Seminar Overview by Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), followed by sessions on ‘Setting up of Irradiation Plant; Irradiation of Food products’; ‘Experience sharing by plant operators’; and ‘Radiation Technology: Awareness and Acceptance’.

The INE is reputed to be a significant meeting place of industry luminaries. This year too, the expo will see the presence of key dignitaries like Dr. AK Anand, President, The National Association for the Applications of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industry (NAARRI) , Shri G. Ganesh, Chief Executive, BRIT; Dr. Lalit Varshney, Head, RTDD of BARC, SK Malhotra, Secretary, Atomic Energy Education Society, Former Outstanding Scientist & Head Public Awareness division Department of Atomic Energy, Dr. Fawzi, ISSA (Director Nuclear Director EDF Mumbai), EDF; Mr. Stephane Galopin, Projects Development Director, Bureau Veritas Nuclear Services–Europe, Mr.Philippe Correa, Director–INSTIN, National Institute for Nuclear Sciences &Techniques; Mr. Yves Fanjas, Director –I2EN, International Institute of Nuclear Energy, Mr Kailash Agarwal, Associate Director, NRG, BARC and representatives from General Insurance Corporation of India, and National Insurance Corporation.

Speaking on the announcement of the 9th edition of INE, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The recent decision of the Centre to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme with the approval of the construction of ten 700 MWe units in India is a significant augmentation of the country’s nuclear generation capacity. The initiative will be fully home-grown, which is bound to be a step towards achieving self-sufficiency. The INE 2017 expo will provide an ideal platform to address these new occurrences, emerging technologies and innovations that will catapult the nation into a power surplus eco-system.”

He added, “INE 2017 is expected to garner a significant national and international dignitary presence. We are delighted to bring into focus and provide insights on nascent and emerging sub-sectors such as non power applications, especially irradiation of processed food and cosmetics. This reduces chemical residue and prolongs the shelf life of perishable items, and has vital consequences for a teeming population such as India’s.

IFAT INDIA 2017 CONCLUDES ON A SUCCESSFUL NOTE

A Unique Tradeshow for Environmental Technologies

IFAT India 2017 was held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon from 26th to 28th September 2017 that brought together local and international representatives from associations and, state governments, industry leaders and leading companies to highlight and discuss challenges and solutions in the water, sewage, refuse and recycling sector.

IFAT India 2017 was inaugurated by Shri Vijay Shivtare, Water Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Ms Ann Ollestad, Consul General, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Ms. Ulrika Sundberg, Sweden Consul General, Mr. Roland Knitschky, German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste (DWA) among other industry players.

IFAT India is India’s leading trade fair for water, waste water, waste and recycling. The trade show provided an enormous platform to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
IFAT India 2017 was a three- day trade show which saw over 184 participants from 18 countries. Some of the top participants included market leaders like L&T, Thermax, Ion Exchange, Ramky, Aqseptance Group, Endress+Hauser, Excel, Kirloskar Brothers, Kishor Pumps, Tata Projects, Wilo, Siemens, Lanxess, Astral Poly, Xylem, CRI Pumps, LG Chem, Wipro Water and many more. China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland were the few international country pavilions that were featured in the 2017 edition.

On the conclusion of IFAT India 2017, Mr.Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said, “India has an immense potential for environmental protection and waste management. Scarce water resources, rapid industrialization, extensive agriculture and enormous waste volumes pose a great challenge to the country. Thus, the 5th edition of IFAT India focussed on the latest environmental issues and their solutions. IFAT India 2017 also provided a platform for all the industry players, associations and government representatives, to connect through formal interactions. We saw a great response from national and international participants and we hope to keep delivering a better trade show every year.”

The trade fair witnessed technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas –who shared their knowledge with the audience at the Innovation Exchange. There was also a dedicated area for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests, running parallel to the show.

The Products in Practice session provided exhibitors with a unique interactive way to showcase their product highlights. The innovations were presented in a realistic working situation and thereby impressed the visitors with an eye-catching experience.

The Active Learning Centre was a new platform successfully introduced to the participants of IFAT India 2016 that was continued in 2017. This was the interactive element of the event. It offered innovative ways to network with both visitors and other experts of the environmental technologies sector.

Along with the trade exhibition IFAT INDIA with its partners concurrently organized multiple interactive programs, to name a few – Air Quality Management Workshop by SDG (Sustainable Development Goals Foundation); Workshop on entrepreneurship in waste management by ISWA (International Solid Waste Association); Biogas Panel by GIZ, German Biogas Association and Indian Biogas Association; Water Skills Competition by Skill Council for Green Jobs, GIZ and DWA.

IFAT INDIA hosted an Environmental Technologies Conference in association with TERI, which focused on issues related to Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management and Urban Water Management in the context of Sustainable Development. This edition witness a new initiative Business to Government Forum which provides states an ideal platform to announce new projects, to find matching solutions for new tenders and to inform participants about the latest policies in the environmental sector.

More information on the trade fair as well as the supporting program is available online at www.ifat-india.com.

New Delhi to host drink technology India for the first time ever

The annual showcase of beverage, dairy and liquid food processing industry, drink technology India is all set to take place in New Delhi for the very first time from October 26 to 28, 2017 at Pragati Maidan exhibition center. The trade fair will now take place every year to capture the high growth potential markets across India.

Originally, dti 2017 was planned for just one exhibition hall at the Pragati Maidan Center in New Delhi. However, the excellent reputation of dti in India and strong demand from the sector mean that dti has been able to extend the planned space by one more hall. dti 2017 attracted strong interest from exhibitors. Over 200 exhibitors representing over thousand brands are participating. Some of the participating companies are ACE Technologies, Anton Paar, Chemco Group, Krome Dispense, Repute Engineers, R J Brewing and The Brewmaster.

Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India said: “drink technology India attracted strong interest from the exhibitors. The exhibition was sold out three months prior to the show which underlines the excitement of our participants. We are looking forward to welcoming the industry in New Delhi.”

The strong demand from the sector underlines the importance of the beverage, dairy, liquid-food and associated packaging industry for the Indian market. “Alternating between New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, dti now has excellent coverage of the north, south and also the west of India,” explained Markus Kosak, Exhibition Director of dti. “As a result we can offer our customers lasting visibility across the whole of India and we enable the industry to target the individual sectors in the respective regions in a highly efficient way,” continued Kosak.

dti has gained an excellent reputation in India, as evidenced also by the fact that the key trade associations in India are taking part, among them VDMA India, All India Distillers Association (AIDA), All India Wine Producers Association (AIWPA) and Uttar Pradesh Distillers’ Association (UPDA). For the event in New Delhi dti has attracted the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as a supporter. “The beverage, dairy and liquid-food area is continuing to make good progress in India. In particular, the themes of hygiene, recycling, resource-efficiency and packaging are playing an ever greater role for industry. In all these areas dti offers solutions tailored to meet the demands of the Indian market and we are very pleased to have FSSAI on board as a new strong partner, supporting our event,” explained Avisha Desai, Project Director of drink technology India.

By switching to an annual cycle, dti is responding to the development in the Indian beverage, dairy and liquid-food sector. This rhythm, combined with alternating venues, takes account of the requirements of the Indian market and presents a needs-oriented platform in all the regions of India. The dates for the next events are already decided: from October 24 to 26, 2018, dti takes place at the Bombay Exhibition & Convention Centre in Mumbai and from October 17 to 19, 2019, dti is being held for the first time in Bangalore, at the Bangalore Exhibition Centre.

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.4.2

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.4.2, the second minor release of the LibreOffice 5.4 family, which was originally announced in early August. LibreOffice 5.4.2 continues to represent the bleeding edge in terms of features, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters.

TDF suggests that conservative users and enterprises deploy LibreOffice 5.3.6 with the backing of certified professionals (an updated list is available at: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

LibreOffice 5.4.2 includes over 100 bug and regression fixes. Technical details about the release can be found in the change logs here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.2/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.4.2/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice
LibreOffice 5.4.2 is immediately available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and organise events such as the LibreOffice Conference, which is taking place next week in Rome (https://conference.libreoffice.org).

Several companies sitting on TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) provide either value-added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

LibreOffice community celebrates 7th anniversary

Results of survey amongst desktop users confirm project’s momentum

Today, the LibreOffice community celebrates the 7th anniversary of the leading free office suite, adopted by millions of users in every continent. Since 2010, there have been 14 major releases and dozens of minor ones, fulfilling the personal productivity needs of both individuals and enterprises, on Linux, macOS and Windows.

LibreOffice deployments are supported by certified developers and professionals (list available at: https://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/). Many are employed by companies sitting in TDF’s Advisory Board (https://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/), who provide either value-added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for development, migrations and training.

LibreOffice is available in over 100 native languages, and as such is contributing to the preservation of native cultural heritages, as in the case – for instance – of the Guarani language in South America, and the Venitian language in Northern Italy. All localizations are managed by local volunteers.

LibreOffice is also a reference implementation of the Open Document Format (ODF) ISO standard for office documents, which today represents the only choice in the market for true interoperability.

LibreOffice’s leadership amongst office suites has been recently confirmed by the survey of Ubuntu users for desktop productivity software, with 85.52% of the votes. The closest competitors were Google Docs with 4.29%, WPS Office with 3.22% and Apache OpenOffice with 1.96%.

The Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Default Desktop Applications Survey produced over 15,000 responses in total, with over 6,400 for the office suite category. LibreOffice received the largest margin of preference of the entire survey. Results are available here: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2017/09/results-of-ubuntu-desktop-applications.html (video and slides).

Download LibreOffice

Current versions of LibreOffice are available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/. Donations help TDF to maintain its infrastructure, share knowledge, and organise events such as the LibreOffice Conference, with the next one taking place in October in Rome (https://conference.libreoffice.org).

LANXESS listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Europe and World

· Commitment in the areas of environmental efficiency and human capital development highlighted
· Cologne-based group among the top ten percent of the chemical industry
· More than 3,400 companies invited to take part in the assessment

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is listed again in two Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. LANXESS will again be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI). The group will also be included beginning mid-September 2017, for the seventh consecutive time in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World.

The composition of this sustainability index, which is recognized throughout the world, is determined once a year on the basis of financially relevant environmental, social and governance factors. Among the achievements at LANXESS highlighted this year was the improvement in emissions and water consumption as well as in the area of personnel development. Hence, LANXESS ranks among the top ten percent of the chemical industry.

“We have firmly anchored the principle of sustainable development in our corporate strategy. To be listed again in these important indices is a confirmation of our exceptional engagement in this area”, said LANXESS CEO Matthias Zachert.

The DJSI is compiled through collaboration between S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s biggest providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, an asset manager specializing in sustainability investments. This year, more than 3,400 of the biggest companies out of 24 branches in industrialized countries and emerging markets were invited to take part in the assessment.

iOS 11 rockets to over 6% internet usage in just two days

Digital advertisers could soon see impact

iOS 11 has rocketed to over 6% internet usage just two days after launch, according to independent web analytics company StatCounter.

Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats finds that iOS 11 reached 6.2% of all iOS versions worldwide Wednesday.

“Apple is good at migrating users to its latest iOS upgrades but this performance is particularly impressive,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. “To put this in perspective, Android’s latest edition Nougat is at 14.6% of all Android versions over a year after launch.”

Cullen added, “Such is the rapid rise of iOS 11 that digital advertisers could soon see an impact due to a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track users online.”

Safari accounts for almost a half of mobile web traffic in North America and a just over a quarter in Europe, according to StatCounter.

StatCounter Global Stats last week announced an addition to its internet research tool which allows anyone to view:

iOS version stats
Android version stats
macOS version stats

StatCounter Global Stats is a free to all application which allows media, developers, analysts and all those interested in monitoring who is winning the battle to control the internet. It provides monthly and daily updates by individual country or region categorised by browser, operating systems, search, mobile v. desktop, device vendor and social media.

StatCounter’s (www.statcounter.com) core business is to provide companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with the data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.

For more information:

StatCounter Global Stats http://gs.statcounter.com

StatCounter: http://statcounter.com

IFAT INDIA 2017 TO DELIBERATE ON LATEST ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

A Unique Trade Show for environmental technologies

Mumbai, September 2017: After successful openings at Hyderabad Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai for promotional tours of the trade show to raise awareness about various environmental issues in the region as well as the discuss latest solutions and innovations which are in the market; IFAT India 2017 will be held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center, Goregaon from 26th to 28th September 2017.

IFAT India is India’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, refuse and recycling. It brings together and inspires solution providers, practitioners and decision-makers to share knowledge and experience that pertains to proven and innovative environmental technologies. It will bring industry professionals from all over the globe under one roof.
IFAT India 2017 is a three- day trade show which is expecting over 170 participants from 18 countries. Among them are market leaders like L&T, Thermax, Ion Exchange, Ramky, Aqseptance Group, Endress+Hauser, Excel, Kirloskar Brothers, Kishor Pumps, Tata Projects, Wilo, Siemens, Lanxess, Astral Poly, Xylem, CRI Pumps, LG Chem, Wipro Water and many more. The 2017 edition will also feature country pavilions from China, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

The trade fair will witness technical presentations, panel discussions and tutorials, where industry experts – both from India and overseas –will share their knowledge with the audience at the Innovation Exchange. There will also be a dedicated area for training, live demonstrations, product presentations and skills contests, running parallel to the show. The aim of the Active Learning Center is to promote talent and combat the shortage of skilled workers in the Indian environmental sector.

On the announcement of IFAT India 2017, Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, said, “We are looking forward to this edition of IFAT as it provides the largest platform where innovative technologies catering to the Indian environmental issues can be showcased and solutions to issues related to environment, waste, and sewage recycling can be discussed with industry experts and key players. We also provide a great opportunity to connect with the market players and understand the needs of local buyers that are associated with the industry. Here the participants can meet policy makers and industry experts under one roof. In this edition, we will be focusing on issues related to air pollution through several panel discussions. I am also glad to announce 2017 edition of the IFAT India is completely sold out with the overwhelming response from across the globe.”

The trade show will also provide an opportunity to industry experts, policy makers and business leaders to discuss regional strategies on numerous environmental challenges and seek solutions through formal interactions.
Along with the trade exhibition IFAT INDIA with its partners will concurrently organize multiple interactive programs, to name a few – Air Quality Management Workshop by SDG (Sustainable Development Goals Foundation); Workshop on entrepreneurship in waste management by ISWA (International Solid Waste Association); Biogas Panel by GIZ, German Biogas Association and Indian Biogas Association; Water Skills Competition by Skill Council for Green Jobs, GIZ and DWA.

IFAT INDIA will also host an Environmental Technologies Conference in association with TERI, which will focus on issues related to Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management and Urban Water Management in the context of Sustainable Development. This edition will also witness a new initiative Business to Government Forum that will provide states an ideal platform to announce new projects, to find matching solutions for new tenders and to inform participants about the latest policies in the environmental sector.

More information on the trade fair as well as the supporting program is available online at www.ifat-india.com.