International eco-industry meets up for the business platform of the year in Cologne

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The International Trade Fair for Recycling Management and Environmental Technology in Cologne, from 27 to 30 October 2009, once again offers trade visitors from all around the world a first-class spectacle. Entsorga-Enteco 2009 brings together all the market participants in international recycling management and environmental technology. After conceptual restructuring with a strong emphasis on environmental technology, which was implemented extremely successfully at the last event in October 2006, ENTSORGA-ENTECO combines – for the second time – all sectors of the international recycling management industry and environmental technology in the Cathedral city. Entsorga-Enteco reflects the entire market like no other event this year, with offerings under the headings “Waste Management and Recycling”, “Incineration and Renewable Energies”, “Water and Liquid Waste”, Local Authority and Environmental Services”, “Technology and Logistics”, “Air Quality Control and Emissions Protection”, “Health and Safety at Work and Noise Protection”, as well as “Research and Organisation”. Cologne, located in the heart of North Rhine Westphalia, offers the ideal conditions for this. North Rhine Westphalia has the largest environmental market in Germany. Recycling management and environmental technology are important economic factors, promoted byeconomic policy, and are key technologies in the state.
Koelnmesse, along with the organisers and the conceptual sponsors of ENTSORGA-ENTECO, the Federal Association of the German Waste Disposal Industry (BDE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) Associations for Thermal Processing and Waste Management Technology and General Air-Handling Technology, are committed to extending still further the international relevance and appeal of the event in 2009. “The wide range of products and services makes Entsorga-Enteco the leading event of its type in 2009. By enhancing the international nature of the event we are further extending its role both at home and abroad,” says Gerald Bose, CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH.

Around 800 exhibitors from over 20 countries are expected
A good four months before Entsorga-Enteco 2009, the event appears ideally set up to assume a trend-setting position in the market once again. Around 800 exhibitors from over 20 countries are expected in halls 6, 7 and 8, as well as on the Koelnmesse open-air site. Following on from 2006, when Entsorga-Enteco boasted an impressive international presence amounting to about. 25 % among the exhibitors and 30 % on the visitors’ side, this year’s event already promises an equally good outcome. Groups from the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Russia and Finland have already announced their intention to attend Entsorga-Enteco 2009. Conversations are currently being conducted with other interested parties from countries such as China, Japan and the Netherlands. Internationality is also being expanded on the visitor side. To this end intensive contact has been initiated with influential bodies such as trade associations, chambers of commerce and ministries abroad. Decision-makers from France, Finland, Rumania, Singapore, Kazakhstan, China and Korea have already announced their intention to visit Entsorga-Enteco 2009. “We are looking forward to another top-quality Entsorga-Enteco, which will provide the market with some important stimuli“, says Matthias Raith, CEO of the BDE.
The VDMA is also heading into the finishing straight for Entsorga-Enteco 2009. “Our members are already making intensive preparations for their appearance at the trade fair. VDMA will also once again be heavily involved in the technical supporting programme for Entsorga-Enteco,” stresses Dr. Gutmann Habig,
Chairman of the Association for Thermal Process and Waste Technology in the VDMA. Once again this year we will also be reinforcing the technology side of waste disposal technology and air pollution control, paying special regard to energy efficient solutions” adds Dr. Thomas Schraeder, Chairman of the trade association Air-Handling Technology in the VDMA.

Technical supporting programme picks up on some new trends
This year’s Entsorga-Enteco is for the first time all about two trend topics. These are “Climate and Resource Protection” and “Energy Efficiency in Environmental Technology” These themes also form the umbrella for the technical supporting programme. Lectures, forums and special shows, all precisely tailored to the needs of the industry, will supplement the exhibition area and reinforce the attractive range of options at the event. Central piazza combines elements of the supporting programme For the first time a central piazza acting as a special communication platform will combine numerous elements of the supporting programme, such as podium discussions, the special show entitled “CO2 – a Substance and its History” or the “Speakers’ Corner”. An integrated catering area offers the perfect opportunity to exchange ideas and impressions.

Eastern European Environmental Summit
Particular attention is devoted to the young environmental markets in the new EU member states. The focus here is on market analysis, investment needs and a contact point for interested parties. In addition to which, exhibitor and visitor groups from Eastern Europe are being invited, the development of the Eastern European environmental market will be presented and business matchmaking will be offered in the context of the Eastern European Environmental Summit, which takes place from 29 to 30 October.
Environmental Market UK Great Britain, a powerful partner nation from the west of Europe, will be presenting its own national concept. The UK environmental market brings together supply and demand for necessary technologies and services, offering a platform for making contacts and exchanging ideas. High-ranking British delegations, with representatives from the environmental management sector and politics, are expected in Cologne to offer concrete projects to interested exhibitors and visitors at the trade fair. Environmental Market UK takes place on 28 October.

VDMA Practical Biomass Processing Days
Following their great success in the context of Entsorga-Enteco 2006, the VDMA will again be presenting its VDMA Preparation Technology Practical Days. On the open-air site of Entsorga-Enteco, the capabilities of the machinery and plant providers will be very clearly demonstrated to guided groups, covering numerous machines such as filtration systems or macerators, in the various stages of biomass processing.

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