German Conference Offers Global View of Water, Waste Markets

June 1, 2010
IFAT ENTSORGA will be held Sept. 13-17, 2010, at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany.

IFAT ENTSORGA will be held Sept. 13-17, 2010, at the New Munich Trade Fair Center in Munich, Germany. The event has developed into a leading trade fair for the environment and waste disposal markets in Europe, focusing on the themes of water, sewage, refuse and recycling.

The global event provides a showcase for the latest market trends and innovative new technology. It presents specific sector-solutions, innovations, state-of-the-art technology and a broad spectrum of services in the fields of water, sewage and waste disposal.

In 2008, IFAT set a new record for attendance, with 2,605 exhibitors from 41 countries and around 120,000 trade visitors from 170 countries.

This year's event will be presented by Messe München in cooperation with the BDE, a Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry. As part of the agreement, there will be a greater emphasis on the areas of raw materials recovery and utilization.

Based in Berlin, the BDE, with its 750 member companies, is the largest association for the recycling and waste-management sector in Germany and Europe. The cooperation between IFAT and ENTSORGA opens up new national and international markets for its member companies.

"Today, on a worldwide comparison, Germany can boast the highest levels of recycling. And that is due in large part to the privately owned companies involved in the waste-management, sewage and recycling sector which have invested in the latest technology and systems," said BDE President Peter Kurth. "This achievement is not an end in itself, rather it is an active and essential contribution to climate protection and careful use of natural resources. IFAT is an excellent platform at which to present the tremendous potential of our sector, and to support the companies within this industry in their efforts to reach out to markets around the world."

The treatment of sewage sludge in all its facets has traditionally been a key theme at the international environmental trade fair. This year's event will give attendees a chance to view and compare a comprehensive range of components, systems and plants offered by the market for tackling the issue of how to deal with this important waste material. All the options will be presented - from thickening to dewatering and drying, incineration and gas combustion, as well as many new ways of using the material.

For more information on IFAT ENTSORGA, visit the English version of its website at www.ifat.de/en. WW

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