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.

UBM India’s Child, Baby and Maternity Expo India opens its 4th edition today

An industry congregation of over 100 exhibitors and 300 Indian and global brands

CBME India 2016, the three day (20th – 22nd April 2016) trade show hosted by UBM India, commenced today at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament; Guest of Honour Smt. Snehal Ambekar, Mayor of Mumbai; Special Guest Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, President, Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering. The show brought together global suppliers and manufacturers of child, baby and maternity products and services under one roof.

UBM India’s Child, Baby and Maternity Expo India opens its 4th edition today

Chief Guest Smt. Poonam Mahajan highlighted that events like CBME India help in creating awareness which is the need of the hour. She also emphasized that she would take this initiative further with the Government as companies exhibited products which were in line with the ‘Make in India’ campaign, as stated on the sidelines of CBME India 2016.

CBME India 2016 in its fourth year, is India’s one of a kind B2B exhibition with over 100 exhibitors and 300 Indian and global brands. The expo intends to provide an unrivalled business opportunity to Indian and global manufacturers and providers of child, baby and maternity products and services, providing access to thousands of retailers, wholesalers, distributors, investor, importers, franchisee market and educational institutions. The event is supported by All India Association of Industries.

The companies participating this year are key world-renowned brands like J L Morrison, Mother Care, Piramal, Me and Moms Pvt Ltd, Little’s (India), Bonny Products, TOONZ Retail, Chicco, Lovi, Smitten Baby, Farlin, Gemini Lifestyle Private Ltd, Posh Baby and Kids India, R for Rabbit Baby Products Pvt Ltd, Momzjoy and Royal Brushes Ltd amongst others providing a wide spectrum of quality international products and technology.

Speaking on the inaugural, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The children and baby care products market has emerged as one of the most lucrative markets in India over a period of time. Continuous innovation and development of brands and increase in investments from both domestic and International have contributed to the growth of this industry in the recent years making India a worthwhile market for such products amongst the other emerging nations. The kind of industry response we at UBM India have received towards CBME India 2016 further validates the potential of this industry. This year too, we are glad to showcase over 300 Indian and global brands providing you access to further your business.”

This year’s edition includes the launch of Cool Kids Fashion India, a first of its kind event which highlights premium kids fashion from both well-known & emerging designers, brands and manufacturers. A signature affair to position India on the map of the kids fashion industry, Cool Kids Fashion India includes a complete overview of children’s clothing and accessories and showcases various features such as Premium Exhibition, A Fashion Design contest for kids, trend forum launch pad, Kids fashion gallery and workshops on merchandising and styling. The expo also presents an Innovative Product Corner (IPC) wherein CBME India will recognise design excellence and innovation from the participating exhibitors at IPC with an Innovative Product Award.

Like every year, the expo has a series of panel discussions and knowledge sessions with speakers from renowned retail and e-commerce companies such as J L Morison (India) Ltd., Wazir Advisor; Being Human, Tommy Hilfiger, Supplified.com; Apples eyes; Deal jeans; The Children’s Palace, Pepe, SafetyKart.com, Musafir.com and YoStartups.com amongst others. The first day witnessed a panel discussion that included topics such as ‘How can brands and SMEs successfully leverage the E-commerce Business Opportunity and Operational Excellence and Driving Efficiencies in Supply Chain – Way ahead. Whereas, the second day will witness seminars that will discuss the following themes – ‘Indian kids’ wear market: Global brands fill in the gap, Luxe & designer kids’ wear: Is it just the tip of the iceberg?’