Environmental industry met at IFAT Eurasia 2021 in Istanbul
From 21 to 23 October 2021 participants in IFAT Eurasia in Istanbul were able to enjoy an extensive range of environmental solutions covering the areas of waste management and recycling, water/sewage technologies and municipal vehicles. This year, there was a special focus on combating the impending environmental disaster in the Sea of Marmara, where algae slime blankets on a historic scale have formed over the summer.
Turkey plans to implement countermeasures with a government action program and, above all, upgrade the wastewater treatment plants around the inland sea, as the majority of the sewage produced by Istanbul’s 16 million inhabitants is currently discharged in it after pretreatment. Existing and newly built wastewater treatment plants are to be equipped with biological wastewater treatment in the next three years.
“After we had to postpone IFAT Eurasia due to the pandemic, our customers and partners were looking forward to meeting face to face again and expanding their network,” explained Katharina Schlegel, Exhibition Director IFAT Trade Fairs Abroad at Messe Muenchen.
“After a long break, we are pleased to be able to once again present our solutions in the field of wastewater treatment – which has been given such high priority, at IFAT Eurasia. It is especially the international significance of this trade fair that makes the participation indispensable for us,” explained Rainer Heichel, Key Account Manager at KLARO.
“By participating in IFAT Eurasia – one of the most interesting environmental trade fairs in the region, we get a mix of good discussions and contacts to put us in an excellent position in the field of environmental protection in the future. Especially after such a debilitating pandemic period, this is a kind of reset,” noted Tim Theiss, Senior Manager Business Development at NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services.
Over 80 exhibitors took part in the trade fair. Among them were international industry giants such as Asos, Benli, Disan, DKY, Hach Lange, Ideal Makina, Oz-Kann, Polat, Teksin, Tomra and Waterland. Germany, Austria, and Switzerland were represented with joint pavilions.
In addition, there was an extensive digital offering, including networking opportunities, B2B meetings and virtual presentations by exhibitors, which complemented the on-site event in Istanbul. Participants could use the platform, for example, to gain an overview of companies, products and services, industry sectors, job opportunities and general industry developments.
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