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2018 IE expo China – Facts and Figures

  • About 1,800 exhibitors present their solutions for water, waste, air and soil
  • Number of exhibitors grown by 10 percent
  • Numerous forums and conferences impart expertise


Less than three weeks prior the start of the 2018 IE expo China, the facts are promising: about 1,800 exhibitors will be welcomed to Asia’s leading trade fair for environmental technology, which will take place form May 3 to May 5, 2018 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).


1,800 exhibitors – that is a plus of about 10 percent over the previous event. Key players from China are, among other, Aerospace Kaitian Environmental Technology, Harden Machinery, Poten Environment Group, Shanghai Aojoa Ecology and Environment Technology und Teijin (China) Investment. Also international companies seize the opportunity of the IE expo China to enter the Asian environmental market, among them Linde Group, Suez, Tomra Sorting, Veolia, Wilo and Zenit Pumps.


14 countries and regions in international pavilions

Apart from a clear growth in the number of Chinese exhibitors (+ 9 percent to about 1,380). Also the number of international pavilions shows a clear upward trend.  In contrast to nine pavilions in 2017, there is now a total of 14 international exhibitors which show their products in international pavilions. The benefits of a central organisation are used by: Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, The Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Switzerland, Scandinavia (“Nordic”), South Korea, Russia, Taiwan und the US.

As far as space is concerned, this year’s event has an all-time record of 120,000 square meters. Simultaneously, the Shanghai fairground also hosts CAPE, the International Air Purification Industry Expo.


Scientific and technical conferences, workshops and more

In the exhibition halls, there are not only the exhibitors‘ booths, but also numerous forums and conference areas, where experts give lectures on market trends and technological innovations. The topics are, among other, the current status of the Sponge City projects in China, German-Chinese cooperation projects of the water and waste management industry or the topic of efficient use of resources in various industries, be it the foodstuff, chemistry or automotive industry.

As during all IFAT trade fairs, the topic of developing young talents plays an important part. In addition to the traditional University Challenge, a students‘ contest on resources management in the waste water industry, there is, e.g. the event “Young Professionals in Waste Management“, which gives young professionals and specialists an insight into career opportunities in waste management. A constantly updated overview of the total conference program is available here.


Free online-registration

From now on, visitors can register for the IE expo China free of charge. The pre-registration allows for direct and fast admission to the fairground. 




About IE expo China

IE expo China – presented by IFAT – is Asia’s Leading Trade Fair for Environmental Technology Solutions: Water, Waste, Air and Soil. The organizer of the event is Messe Muenchen Zhongmao Co., Ltd. – a joint venture between Messe München Shanghai Co. Ltd. and Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd. IE expo 2017 attracted 1,637 exhibitors from 31 countries and 55,000 visitors from 60 countries; the show occupied around 100,000 square meters of exhibition space. The next edition will be taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 3 to 5, 2018. With IE expo Guangzhou there is now also a regional edition of the trade fair, focusing on the market in South China.


IFAT worldwide

Messe München´s competence in organizing environmental-technology events is demonstrated not only in the world´s leading trade fair for the sector, IFAT, but also in a range of other international trade exhibitions around the world. The spectrum encompasses IFAT Africa in Johannesburg, IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul, IFAT India in Mumbai, and IE expo in Shanghai and Guangzhou.


Messe München

Messe München is one of the leading exhibition organizers worldwide with more than 50 of its own trade shows for capital goods, consumer goods and new technologies. Every year, a total of over 50,000 exhibitors and around three million visitors take part in more than 200 events at the exhibition center in Munich, at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter München as well as abroad. Together with its subsidiary companies, Messe München organizes trade shows in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, Nigeria, Vietnam and Iran. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America as well as around 70 representations abroad for over 100 countries, Messe München has a global presence.


About Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd. (ZM)

Shanghai ZM International Exhibition Co. Ltd is a professional company with experience in organizing large-scale exhibitions and conventions nationally and abroad, highly valued in the business community. Established in February 2000, Shanghai ZM International Exhibition has set up Domestic Departments, an International Department and MP Zhongmao International Pte Ltd, a new joint-venture with Singapore MP Group. With a proven record of success in organization and planning, Shanghai ZM International Exhibition has held numerous professional exhibitions in the environmental protection industry sector, water industry, petrochemicals, fluid and electric power, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, auto parts, etc.


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